From the designer's comments:
Pretty much inspired by things like Back to the Future… even if I haven’t watched one of those in many years.
From a judges comments:
Time Travel Thaw has a really innovative theme - the idea that ice is melting and wiping out what makes you you due to wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey stuff. I’m not sure how well it would work in play, but the introduction of an uncertain element to the game both lends urgency and keeps the one-shot game from spiralling out of control. I’d love to run this and amp up the enthusiasm of the players around the table. - Grant Howitt
This was a top three winner in the 200 Word RPG Challenge 2016.