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DescriptionAnother game in Infogrames' line of H. P. Lovecraft inspired games started by Alone In the Dark, Prisoner of Ice puts you in the role of Lt. Ryan, an American agent stationed aboard the submarine H.M.S. Victoria on a rescue mission to the Antarctic. The Victoria picks up two mysterious crates during the course of the rescue. Before you know it the Captain is eaten alive by the cargo, a horrific monster with whom you are trapped aboard the submarine. And that's just the start of your problems.
Prisoner of Ice features a very simplified version of the classic adventure game interface, where you can left click with the cursor to operate an object or right click to look at it. The program won't let you do anything with these objects, other than the few appropriate actions needed to advance the game.
- "Gevangen in het ijs" -- Dutch title
- "Call of Cthulhu: Prisoner of Ice" -- International title
Part of the Following Groups
- Gameplay feature: Multiple endings
- Games made into comics
- Inspiration: Author - H. P. Lovecraft
- Inspiration: Literature
|Gameplay (Benelux)||DOS||Aug, 1995||88 out of 100||88|
|Play Time||DOS||Jun, 1995||85 out of 100||85|
|Adventure Corner||Windows||Mar 04, 2008||80|
|Adventure Corner||DOS||Mar 04, 2008||80|
|High Score||DOS||Nov, 1995||4 out of 5||80|
|Just Adventure||Windows||Apr 26, 2007||B||75|
|Adventure Gamers||Windows||Jul 21, 2006||70|
|Oldies Rising||DOS||Mar 24, 2011||14 out of 20||70|
|Game Revolution||Macintosh||Jun 05, 2004||B-||67|
|Mac Ledge||Macintosh||Oct 15, 1996||4.8 out of 10||48|
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|Question about "Prisoner of Ice" game play||3||BostonGeorge (788)
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TriviaWhen Ryan arrives at the Buenos Aires library, he meets a blind man named Jorge who is the curator. Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) was director of the Buenos Aires public library for some years (although not close to the year 1937, when the game takes place) and began to lose his eyesight in his last years until finally he was completely blind. According to H.P. Lovecraft's writings, the Buenos Aires Library is one of the few places holding a copy of the Necronomicon.
Related Web Sites
- Hints for Prisoner of Ice (If you are stuck in POI, these hints will get you going again.)
DOS Credits (49 people)
39 developers, 10 thanks
Prisoners of Computer:
Christine Allemand, Christophe Anton, Daniel Balage, Xavier Bottet, Mathieu Chaboud, Patrick Charpenet, Franck Drevon, Xavier Fournier, Josiane Girard, Fabrice Giraud, Jöel Mouclier, Dominique Peyronnet, Fabrice TêtéPrisoners of Animations:
Christine Allemand, Christophe Anton, Daniel Balage, Xavier Bottet, Mathieu Chaboud, Patrick Charpenet, Franck Drevon, Xavier Fournier