Icicle is an in-development game engine focused on delivering text oriented experiences. It foregoes the parser and button based interfaces of traditional text and hypertext adventures in favour of first person "mouselook" style controls, and presents itself mechanically as a single verb point and click adventure game.

Icicle is primarily being developed for Winter's Wake, but will be made available for developers to use to create other games in the future.

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Even though Icicle is still in development and not ready for use, there are still a small number of games that have used pre-release versions of the engine. These early titles will lack some features of Icicle's final release, but should give an indication of the type of games that Icicle is designed for.