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Pilot An Upgradable Train Through a Soul Storm In Turn-Based Roguelite Cryohazard – Overview

Written by Marcello TBL

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Cryohazard Roguelite PC Game

A Survival Roguelite Where Enemies Come In a Form Of Souls

Imagine a storm, but not the kind we all know, with thunder and lightning. Instead, imagine one made of souls—tormented souls that cling to everything in their path, destroying it. This is what the indie developer BossyPino envisioned in their debut title, Cryohazard. A dark, turn-based strategy rogue-lite set in a desolate post-apocalyptic world where players pilot an upgradeable train caravan into the dangerous Soul Storm, fending off relentless angelic pursuers.

Cryohazard Roguelite
Players must fend off Damned Souls Using Their Armed Caravan

The game features a unique, single-axis combat system where players must strategically accelerate and brake to align their train cars and activate various weapons. Navigating through stormy environments introduces debuffs like acid rain and heavy winds, adding layers of strategic depth.

Each run, lasting about 30-60 minutes, challenges players to adapt their caravan’s arrangement to leverage unique abilities and strengths of each car. The story unfolds through the eyes of a lone survivor determined to reach the eye of the Soul Storm, revealing deeper mysteries and unlocking the true ending.

Cryohazard is available on PC via Steam and Itch.io. A demo is also available. Below is an overview, screens, and trailer.

About The Game

  • Strategic survival: A unique, single-axis, turn-based combat system where accelerating and breaking lines up your cars with enemy targets.
  • The power of storms : Navigate through storms that apply enemy debuffs such as acid rain, heavy wind, hail, and more.
  • A rogue-lite journey: Stronger angels spawn deeper into the soul storm, along with powerful new abilities and enhancements.
  • Prepare your caravan: Change the arrangement of your caravan to execute different strategies. Each car has unique abilities and strengths.
  • A concise experience: A successful run takes ~30-60 minutes to complete. Unlock the True Ending by discovering the nature of the Soul Storm.

Gameplay:

A turn-based chase across a desolate post-apocalypse. When phantoms descend to destroy your engine, accelerate/break to align your cars and activate your weaponry.

Story:

I woke 3 years ago to find myself completely ALONE.

My family was gone, the city empty- everyone vanished without a trace.

And then one night, while struggling to fall asleep, I HEARD them again. A hundred million whispers crying out.

I looked on the horizon and saw a STORM OF SOULS moving towards me, freezing trees and burying everything in its path in snow as black as night.

Over the last few days I CONSTRUCTED a caravan with enough weapons and supplies for me to run for weeks.

But as the storm crept closer with every passing day, I realized the truth.

There is no escaping it. I am helpless against the totality of it.

If there can be any hope, it is to reach the eye itself. To go THROUGH the storm.

I will meet you there.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Marcello TBL

Italian Dad in love with Turn-Based RPGs and Indie Games. In 2018 he started Turn Based Lovers and now he can't live without it.