Z-Man Games Announces Sci-Fi Worker-Placement Game Cryo

Compete to lead your people to survive on a frozen planet in the beautifully illustrated Cyro by Zman Games

Published: February 4, 2021 2:20 PM /


Cryo - Box Art

Z-Man Games has announced a brand-new worker-placement game set on a remote, icy planet. Cryo is from the creative team behind The Manhatten Project and is expected to hit retail later this year. 

Cryo and Its Compelling Artwork

Cryo takes place on a distant icy planet and puts players into the shoes of 4 opposing factions seeking control of this frozen world. Each turn players gather resources, send out drones, and do their best for the survival of their faction inside the downed colony ship which is the only thing between you and the brutal cold outside. You'll also be working against the other factions, to ensure that you're the one who comes out on top in the battle for sub-zero supremacy. 

One of the most striking things about Cryo is almost certainly its art style. The game's artwork is based on 1970's French sci-fi comics, such as the works of Jean "Moebius" Giraud and Jean-Claude Mézières. It's such a unique art style that I'm not sure has ever been replicated on the tabletop before. Every component, from the board and cards, to the drone miniatures, is dripping with this unique style. It seems like the sort of game that you'd put on display if you owned a game shop. 

More Information Coming Soon? 

Z-Man Games made the announcement via a blog post that goes into some detail about the gameplay found in Cryo. One thing you might have noticed if you read the post is that they also promised a future article that'll delve into further detail about the chosen art style. 

So far, we know the game is expected for a release in Spring of 2021, and you can pre-order the game now over at Z-Man's website. Check out the video below for the full reveal. 


What do you think about Cryo? Will you pick up the game when it comes out later this Spring? Let us know your thoughts below. 

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