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Blue Ice

Moby ID: 2788
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Description official description

Blue Ice is a puzzle adventure that was released only in a few European countries, and then quickly disappeared from the market.

The game is best described as a surrealistic one, with a semi-standard plot. The player is a young prince who must prove himself worthy of a throne left for him by the belated king.

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Programming, Graphics, Sound, & Design
Story & Poetry
Additional Programming
Actors
Materials Co-Ordinators
Manual and Packaging Design
Manual and Packaging Text
Manual Editor
Voice and Music Production
English Voices
Producer
Executive Producer
Business Affairs
QA Manager
Testers
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Average score: 46% (based on 9 ratings)

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Average score: 2.3 out of 5 (based on 5 ratings with 0 reviews)

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Trivia

Music

The background music in Blue Ice features licensed tracks by Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, Orbital, Duke Ellington, Future Sound of London, Paul Schutze, The Grid, Tangerine Dream, David Sylvian, and Cold Storage.

Solution

The game is infamous for not having any sort of ending screen, ending sequence, or any indication that you've completed it. The goal of the game is to find clues necessary to figure out the "Ultimate Solution", a secret two-word phrase; originally, the game was designed as a competition, and the player could win a prize if they sent the proper solution to the authors. The developers came up with the perfect way to prevent players from hacking into the ending screen: they simply didn't put one in. As a side-effect, the game gained the reputation of being very hard or impossible to complete, since no one ever reached the ending.

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Ice Block
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  • MobyGames ID: 2788

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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Andrew Hartnett.

Windows 3.x added by Pat Cdr. Macintosh added by Scaryfun.

Additional contributors: andyhat, Havoc Crow, Patrick Bregger.

Game added December 15th, 2000. Last modified February 22nd, 2023.