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Z-Man Games Announces Cryo Worker-Placement Game

In the frozen land of Nador… err, I mean, on a frozen planet, factions are looking to salvage what was lost when their colony ship crashed. This harsh world has limited resources and only one faction will survive. Make sure it’s you. That’s the set-up for Cryo, a new worker placement game coming from Z-Man Games.

From the announcement:

You see the vastness of space stretch out before you as you look out a window on the colony ship. Suddenly a piercing noise breaks the peace. The ship shakes as an explosion rocks it. The blue planet beneath you looms larger and larger as the ship hurtles toward the surface, crashing into the unknown.

A mission gone wrong. Tensions continued to mount aboard your colony ship as the days dragged on. An anonymous act of sabotage has sent the ship plummeting to the surface of a frozen uncharted planet. Damaged beyond repair, the scattered remains will do little to protect you from the brutal cold.

Introducing Cryo, a new worker placement game with dynamic engine building from Tom Jolly and Luke Laurie, the creative minds behind The Manhattan Project: Energy Empire. In Cryo, two to four players are leaders of separate, hostile factions now competing to survive and claim control over the underground caverns on a remote icy planet.

The game’s visual tone is heavily inspired by French sci-fi comic art style of the 70s, pioneered by visionaries such as Jean “Moebius” Giraud and Jean-Claude Mézières. We’ll delve into more details of the art process in a future article.

Releasing this spring, Cryo will be available for $59.99. Preorder your copy of Cryo online today or through your friendly local game store. We are also working on creating a digital version so you’ll soon be able to try out the gameplay. Keep an eye on our social media for the links to that!