Wow, it's cold in here: Waking up in cryopods

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Stasis. Frozen solid. On ice. Cold sleep. In suspension.

There are a handful of games out there that begin with the player in a cryopod (or other similar concept) at the start of the game, almost always on a spaceship. I could not find a concrete tag that linked these games together, so I made a list because I like seeing authors' different interpretations of this type of technology. While the concept of waking up in a cryopod is a familiar trope, there is still a unique story to be had when you wake up and step out for the gameplay.

For fun I am including the name of the suspension technology each game uses for the first location.

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1. Aurora
by katz
(2010)
Average member rating: (3 ratings)

Kinetic Mouse Car says:

Cryo 2

2. Colonists
by Andrew Fuller
(2013)
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

Kinetic Mouse Car says:

Cryogenic chamber

3. Foreign Soil
by Olaf Nowacki
(2020)
Average member rating: (9 ratings)

Kinetic Mouse Car says:

Sarcophagi chamber

4. Identity, by Dave Bernazzani (2004)
Average member rating: (17 ratings)
Kinetic Mouse Car says:

Cryotube

5. Nothing But Mazes
by Greg Boettcher
(2019)
Average member rating: (7 ratings)

Kinetic Mouse Car says:

In a narrow container
Note: This is the only game on the list that I have been unable to play. I consulted a walkthrough.

6. Splashdown, by Paul J. Furio (2004)
Average member rating: (8 ratings)
Kinetic Mouse Car says:

Cryotube 451

7. Starship Escape
by Darren Miller and Errol
Average member rating: (2 ratings)

Kinetic Mouse Car says:

Stasis chamber


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