"The Frostrune is everything a classic point-and-click puzzler should be, and there's really not much else to be said. It's an utter joy to play through, and a genuine must-have for lovers of the genre."
- 9/10, Pocket Gamer
Unravel a mystery inspired by Viking myth and legend in The Frostrune, a classic point-and-click adventure based on ancient Norse culture and environments.
Find yourself shipwrecked on an island after a summer storm. Nearby, a recently abandoned settlement shows signs that its inhabitants left in a panic. Surrounding the village is a dark, dense forest filled with ancient rune stones and burial mounds. Among them are hidden relics and other well-kept secrets that will bring you closer to solving the mysteries of the island.
" The Frostrune speaks for itself and stands out amongst its competitors as a crowning achievement in the point & click genre. For those who enjoy playing Point-and-Clicks or those interested in Vikings or Norse lore, this is an experience well worth getting." - Matthew White, Opnoobs. 9/10
The Frostrune is made by game developers who are passionate about Norse culture and history. We have taken extra care to make The Frostrune as authentic and historically accurate as possible.
The Frostrune embraces the Nordic tradition of storytelling: One filled with magic, myth and wonder common in Viking lore. 2 - 5 hours of immersive gameplay.
Beautiful, hand-painted art and an original Viking age themed soundtrack bring the The Frostrune’s desolate Norse landscape to life.
Through exploring the rich environment, you will unravel the mystery of the deserted island. Use the objects that you collect to solve puzzles on your journey of discovery.
Two to five hours of gameplay.
Culturally & Historically Accurate
An authentic Norse environment where elements from myths and folklore come alive.
Old Norse speech with subtitles. All objects faithfully recreated from archaeological sources.
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Ratings and Reviews
Good game, not worth $5
I had this game recommended to me. There is a lot I like about this game. The music, and sounds are ethereal and really out you into the world. The voices (English subbed) were great. They really set a mood. I enjoy this style/format of a game. The storyline is interesting, and pulls you in. I read some other reviews of difficulty navigating. I had no such issues. Maybe they fixed them? I found navigating to be very intuitive and natural. Puzzles were on the easy side, but very enjoyable. They were very formulaic. There were a few puzzle formulas. (Ie matching patterns, remembering pictures, lining up things, etc) but there wasn’t a LARGE variety. I checked out the hints section and really like it. If you are stuck on any one thing, hints are locked until you solve it, so you aren’t spoiled on everything.
Overall, it took me a little over an hour to play. I don’t quite think that amount of gameplay is worth $5. I would totally pay $2, but for $5 I expect a little more challenge and more in game time. For $5 I also expect a little more variety in puzzles with some varying complexity, ie multi-step puzzles, and different styles of puzzle.
If they came out with another game, I would be interested, but I would probably wait to read a few reviews to make sure they have more content before buying.
Worth when offered as free app of the day
Got this app after seeing it listed in an article as free for a bit. Overall, wouldn’t pay the $5 for it. However, someone else mentioned pricing at $2, which I would totally pay for this.
Really enjoyed the game. Someone left a comment about needing a guide open, this game is WAY too simple for a guide! The hints are more intuitive than what people claim. And the nice thing is that you really can get by without them. Definitely waiting for the dev to create an expansion.
I agreed the game play involved quite a bit of back tracking due to the small environment. There’s no need for a map of the island, the layout is too easily memorised. I would like to see a larger environment for the next instalment. And definitely more lore/back story — maybe even an explanation as to the storyline of this segment.
The good and the bad of classic point and click
OK, just finished the game. The mood was great, the graphics and the music were top notch. The point and click (tap?) mechanics well known, with the good and the bad.
The story was interesting but not overly captivating, it didn't elicit any strong emotions, I didn't feel invested in the main character nor the island. I didn't quite understand what the end goal is.
What threw me out of the game were the obligatory moments when you can't make any progress because you missed something. In my case at first I missed that you could alter the warriors on the rock (e.g. couldn't see that some elements of the vision are playable) so it took me a long while (and a hint!) to overcome this. The other case was that I missed the ore nugget and so I spent a large amount of time rerunning all the screens looking for it. In the end, I had to use a hint again.
All in all, very well executed game but I guess there's a reason Myst is no longer being replicated 🙂
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- Snow Cannon Games, Inc.
- 503.5 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © 2013, Grimnir Media AS
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