A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

ICE Wall is a short rogue-like with the goal to get to the right side of the level. Charge does down as you move, begin hacking and fail hacking. The controls are Arrow Keys and ASDF (re-mapable in Launch window if you don't use a QWERT keyboard) for Access, Scan, Defend and Fry.

Access begins hacking, attempts to escalate your user privilege (dealing damage to the enemy console). If you finish a command line with Access which finishes off the console, then you will unlock a door or increase your max health (depending on console).

Scan gives your current status and inside hacking will act as a multiplier for the next command in the command line. Multiple Scans can stack. If you finish a console off with Scan, you receive some information.

Defend allows you to heal inside the hacking minigame. Had I had more time, I was intending to have mobile enemies where Defend could be used to brace, take cover and hide. If you finish a console off with Defend, you recharge to full charge/health.

Fry deals damage in the hacking minigame and turns the console into a sparking wreck. I was intending to have the sparking consoles damage pursuing robots who got too close.

Overall, I feel conflicted about ICE Wall. It had a lot of promise but I think I dreamed a bit too big. It is playable now but I don't find it fun. Overall, this is my first GameJam with Unity and I like it. Need to be more familiar with it but it generally worked as fast or faster than myself.

Esc + Esc (within 5 seconds) will exit from the game. Esc + A will refresh a new level. The levels are procedural and are not guaranteed to be solvable (although there should always enough keys to unlock every door, if you Access every key console).

Tips: When you send in a Command Line of four commands, the miniscreen on top will tell you if each command worked or was blocked, in order. Each console may block up to two commands on each 'port'. Even if the last command was blocked, it still counts for "Last Hit" purposes.

Game uses:

Unity3D Personal License

Anonymous Pro (Open Font License)

Bad programmer art (my own)

More information

Published 126 days ago
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux

Install instructions

Down the appropriate zip file for your platform, unzip keeping data folder and executable together (Win or Linux) and execute the executable (all)


ICE Wall (Win).zip 11 MB
ICE Wall (Linux).zip 16 MB
ICE Wall (Mac Final).zip 15 MB

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