is a graphical adventure game
made with the SCI
engine and published by the American computer game
company Sierra On-Line
in 1989. The lead designer was Jim Walls
, who also created the Police Quest
games. Mention of a "Codename: PHOENIX
" in Sierra promotional material suggests that ICEMAN
was meant to be the first part of a Codename
series, but disappointing sales ended the would-be franchise after one game.
One of ICEMAN'
s most notable features is that a large portion of it takes place in a submarine
; a portion of the game also requires the player to navigate the sub using an extremely scaled-down model.
Designed in 1989, the game's setting is 2004. While much of the story (which features Cold War
and Soviet villains) is outdated in hindsight, the scenario is partially prophetic of the 2000s energy crisis
which began in 2003.
In the year 2004, during a global oil shortage Tunisia
is suddenly discovered to possess a surplus of high-grade oil. While the Soviet and American governments try to acquire as much of the oil as they can, Soviet-backed terrorists kidnap
a US ambassador
in hopes of provoking an international incident.
Naval Officer Johnny Westland is informed about the situation during his leave
and is called back for the rescue mission. The night before returning to duty, he has a one-night stand
with Stacy, a mysterious beautiful woman.
In the Pentagon
, Westland is briefed and learns that Stacy... Read More