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A game that some in the old Verge/ika communities may remember, Winter can be considered one of the classic ika games. It was supposed to be a competition with a Christmas theme, but it ended up with more of a winter theme overall. Not much story to speak of, but it features a simple Zelda style battle system, leveling up, secrets to find, powerups to acquire, a very expansive mountain to explore both inside and out, and of course a ton of killer bunnies with sharp pointy teeth!

I took a back seat on coding on this one for the most part and instead worked on a good number of the maps. Andy, the original creator of ika, actually was the lead coder on this one. Corey of course provided the artwork, and Thrasher worked on maps and code. Overall it was a very successful collaboration.

The game though can be very difficult to play through, and so I wanted to bring it into a bit more of a modern standard. It still uses the ika engine, but added some additional basic features such as damage indicators, an automap, rebalancing of difficulty, and changing a bit of the gameplay maps and order of collecting things, so anyone that has played it before will have a new experience. As well, I'll be adding about 9 or 10 more maps to give the game just a bit more meat and places to explore. 

Winter is set to be release on December 24th 2021, for the big old price of nothing! (But please feel free to name a price if you feel the game is worth it!) 

Release date Dec 24, 2021
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
Made withTiled, Paint.net
Tags2D, Action RPG, Exploration, Magic, Pixel Art, Retro, Swords, Top Down Adventure
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Gamepad (any)


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Winter Remastered 1.02 11 MB
Winter 1.02 Patch (Only needed if on 1.0 or 1.01) 138 kB

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what a cool game Hatchet! can't wait to try it out!


This game looks so amazing!  Gives me big feels of like, Secret of Mana!


I especially love RPGs. And this one in particular looks spectacular. I guess it’s made under the RPG Maker 2000 engine. It reminds me a bit of FFVI. I hope for an early release (a beta or a demo). Best of luck!


Hello, thank you for the interest! It’s actually made using an engine called ika. It’s definitely similar in vintage to RPGMaker 2000, but a lot more customizable with Python scripting. :) And yeah, the cliff tileset is definitely FF6 inspired.

You won’t have to wait long, the full version will be out in about a month, and you won’t have to pay for it either.

Hope you download it then!