Cryo Interactive Entertainment

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Background: Cryo was a French game company started in 1990, when a small group Exxos left their parent company ERE Informatique and changed name. In 1992 Cryo was registered as an official company and since this time they published variety of high-acclaimed games. in 2002 Cryo filed for bankruptcy, and their assets were absorbed by North American co-publisher DreamCatcher. Some of the developers went to launch Atlantis Interactive Entertainment. In October 2008 Microids retrieved all intellectual rights for Cryo games.

1st LogoCryo Interactive (1991)

There is a purple triangle depicting the anabiosis chamber with face inside. The word "Cryo" in a decorative (and very abstract) yellow font slides in from the bottom-left corner to the center, and "PRESENTS" in the futuristic white font appears at the bottom-right corner.

FX/SFX: The name sliding in and "PRESENTS" appearing.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Only appeared on Extase

Editor's Note: This is the only logo from the company not to feature the female Android in any way.

2nd Logo

Cryo Interactive Entertainment - CLG WikiLogo:In a blue box, We see the female Android from Extase, which appears in an shell looking right to the bottom. The word "CRYO" in an orangy/brown color appears below.

FX/SFX: The logo is wiped in simple manner.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on the original, floppy disk versions ofDune and KGB for DOS

Editor's Note: None.

3rd Logo

Cryo Interactive (1992)Cryo Interactive (1993)

We see the Female Android again, wearing a space suit with light playing, looking right. There is a red planet (presumably Mars) on the screen. The face slowly pans and turns to look on us, then it freezes and fades through black to the famous logo with a woman's face in blue cryo-tube (or a space suit). "CRYO" is seen below in the Dungeon font. The logo is taken into a box.

Variant: On MegaRaceand Dune for Sega CD, the logo is tinted sky blue, due to color limitations.

FX/SFX: The space suit rotating.

Music/Sounds: A wind-blowing sound ending with weird fading space synth. The quality of the sound depends on the platform.

Availability: Seen on the CD-ROM versions ofDune and KGB and strangely, on Lost Eden
. The blue version was seen on MegaRace for Sega CD.

Editor's Note: None.

4th Logo
(1993-1995, 1998)

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Logo: Same action as before, but the red planet is replaced with Earth below. When the picture changes, it shows enhanced box and "CRYO" is written directly on it, this time in Times New Roman font. The name casts shadows.

FX/SFX: Same as the 3rd logo.

Music/Sounds: Re-imagined windy soundtrack with two fading alien synth notes, the second one being longer.The logo was silent on Commander Blood and it's sequel, and of course, Super Dany.

Availability: Seen on Commander Blood and its sequel
. Still version appeared on Super Dany for SNES and MegaRace for 3DO. Blue-colored still version, similar to the next logo, was seen on Dragon Lore.

Editor's Note: None.

5th Logo

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We start in a close-up of the Female Android's face inside the space suit, turned left. There is a starfield around and a planet is seen. The face pans to the right, with light playing on the glass, and then the box zooms in, with "CRYO" below in white.

Variant: In later games, "INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT" in stacked words, was added below.

FX/SFX: Panning of the Android, made in good quality.

Music/Sounds: Same as the 4th logo.

Availability: Seen on Atlantis: The Lost Tales
, MegaRace 2, Hardline, The Raven Project and other games. The first game with it was Aliens: A Comic Book Adventure.

Editor's Note: None.

6th Logo

Cryo Interactive (2001)Cryo Studio North America
Logo: Once more we start with the Female Android in a space suit. Then two comets are shown, orange and blue, swirling in the skies. The view changes to the face, then to comets again, and to her right eye. The Android opens her eyes. Then the comets collide and create the "cryo" word surrounded by two still images of the comets.Sometimes "INTERACTIVE" appears below.

  • Sometimes, the "INTERACTIVE" version appears still.
  • On Hellboy, the logo popped up still with "CRYO STUDIOS NORTH AMERICA" below it.
  • A much more longer version exists, which was likely used for promotional uses.
  • On The Guardian of Darkness, the logo is sped up.

FX/SFX: Great animation.

Music/Sounds: New soundtrack with synth elements and cymbals.

Common. Seen on Woody Woodpecker: Escape from Buzz Buzzard's Park!, MegaRace 3, Aztec, Odyssey: Search for Ulysses, and other games. Still version was seen on Guardian of Darkness, despite the 5th logo on box covers, Asterix and Obelix Take on Caesar and the European version of Test Drive 6, among others, Including games on the Game Boy Color.The non-still "Interactive" version appears on 360, Azec and The Guardian of Darkness.

Editor's Note: None.

7th Logo

Cryo Interactive (2001)
This is a remake of 6th logo animation. Instead of the space suit, a segmented shell opens and show the Female Android's face (features changed) inside. The further action is copied from the previous logo, with minor changes.

FX/SFX: Same as before.

Music/Sounds: Same as before with several time changes and minor rearrangements.

Availability: Uncommon because of its very short life span, but seen on the last games released by Cryo
, such as Agassi Tennis Generation 2002, Mystery of the Nautilus and Universal Monsters: Monsterville.

Editor's Note: None.