Wintertide is a team-oriented survival game by new game developer Contagious Crow, which takes place in the frigid, wintry heart of the Rocky Mountains. Aesthetically reminiscent of some of the horrors in Jack London’s works pertaining to survival, Wintertide challenges the player to team up with other survivors to brave the elements and hostile creatures. Players can protect themselves with a variety of improvised weapon options, as well as firearms.


Wintertide’s primary talking points are a unique reincarnation system (which allows the player to reincarnate as an animal upon death, and allows them to hunt the other players), the ability to track and hunt others, a competitive 5v5 team deathmatch mode, a standard crafting/looting system, and an execution option which can be triggered if the player catches another off-guard (and if they have the right weapon for the job).

With the recent moderate lapse in interest in zombie survival horror games, Wintertide can provide a newer avenue for survival horror, but I’m curious to see if that is what will end up happening. The Kickstarter for Wintertidee launched on October 27, 2015 and is currently sitting at a few hundred dollars into its funding goal.

Track the progress of the Wintertide Kickstarter in our Campaign Calendar.

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Laura Kemmerer

Laura Kemmerer is an editorial consultant with a passion for publishing. With her Bachelor of Arts in Writing from the University of Pittsburgh, and continuing her education with a Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.) in Publishing at George Washington University, Laura has always been devoted to the written and spoken word. Her passion for gaming started in the days of Diablo 1, and it hasn’t stopped since. Between the chaos of books and writing that is her life, Laura enjoys reading about everything pertaining to The Lord of the Rings and Norse mythology. Laura has been published by various gaming websites, and has also been published in the Tolkien related anthology Forgotten Leaves: Essays from a Smial.

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