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Background

Cryo was a French game company founded in 1990, when a small group, Exxos, left their parent company, ERE Informatique, and changed its 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.

Logos

1st logo (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.

2nd logo (1992)

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.

3rd logo (1992-1995)

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.

4th logo (1993-1995, 1998)

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.

5th logo (1995-1999)

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.

6th logo (1999-2002)

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.

Variants

  • 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.

7th logo (2001-2002)

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.

Music/Sounds

None.

None.

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

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.

Same as the 4th logo.

New soundtrack with synth elements and cymbals.

Same as before with several time changes and minor rearrangements.

Scare Factor

1st logo

Low. The cheesiness of the logo, along with the weird design and silence can turn some off.

2nd logo

Minimal. The android and silence may get to some.

3rd logo

Low to medium. The darkness is generally one thing, but some may be frightened by the close-up of the android's face. The music also doesn't help.

4th logo

Low to medium, basically in the same manner as before.

5th logo

Medium to high. The android and the zooming can still deal a good blow to many. The android looking like it was decapitated may worsen it, considering that the previous logos didn't show that.

6th logo

Low to medium. The comets suddenly appearing and colliding, along with the android opening her eyes could scare some. Nonetheless, it's still a great logo and the music isn't as bad as before.

7th logo

Low to medium. It may surprise you the first time you see it, along with the same elements from the last logo being there. Like the last logo however, it's very amazing and well-animated.

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