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A jam submission

Beyond the ThawView game page

You are a Max Gilbert, a former doctor. You are taking a trip and the next moment you are in the middle of nowhere
Submitted by Nikolai Evtihiev | Payara Games — 1 day, 6 hours before the deadline
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Gameplay Instructions
W A S D to move
Mouse to look around
Shift to sprint

What platform is your game built for?


List any content that was created before the jam that was included in the final submission.
Unreal marketplace:

Procedural Lanscape Ecosystem (for foliage)
Chameleon (post-process effects)
IceCool (frozen lake mat)
M5VFX (for fires vfx)
Landscapes pack
InfinityBladeEffects (edited vfx from it)
MegaGameMusicCollection (for music)
PostApocalypticPack (meshes)
SurvivalItemsPack (meshes)
UltimateSFXBundle (footsteps)
ArchVizInterior (meshes & mats)


Quixel Megascans: decals (snow footprints, melted snow), surfaces (snow), rocks (icelandic cliff and boulder)
Sound effects: snow blowing, fire cracking, wolf howls, bear growl - from soundsnap
Few meshes - plane, cabin - from free 3d models resources

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Nice game! Yea, I'm bad in surviving too :)


beautiful and very well made game. But I am really bad at surviving. 


Really well done!


Thank you!

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The immersion is really successful, I love it. It's a bit like the game "The Long Dark"
On the other hand, the wolves who are not afraid of the fire, it surprised me. Normally, that should be the case but when I approached, I noticed that the wolves were not physical but rather, ghostly.

A great experience


Thank you kindly for your feedback! I'm really glad you liked it :) About Wolves: that's the idea of the story. Wolves aren't physically real :)


That is what I thought. Thank you for confirmation.

Now, the game was just an experience or are you planning to make a longer game?


After jam end I plan to extend game with more mechanics and story, somewhere up to 2 hours of gameplay

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I'm happy to learn it because at the start, I thought it was just an experience.  Can you tell me if the demo will be released on Steam ? For the game, it's probably too soon (Epic Games/Steam)

I say to you: "Good luck"


Yeah I think demo will be there for sure, but I think actual time for game completion at the state of my vision is about 3 months. I will update devlog when game will be out as full experience :)


Really nice game! :)


Thank you! :)