Although the Coldstone game creation software itself only runs on the Mac OS platform, it is capable of compiling stand-alone games that run on the Mac OS 9 platform, the Mac OS X platform, or the Windows platform. The software is designed to provide a full solution for creating role-playing or adventure-style games. The full version of Coldstone shipped with a CD of royalty free artwork for use in one's custom games. A commercial game, titled Pillars of Garendall, was produced in-house at Ambrosia to demonstrate the Coldstone software's abilities.
MacWorld gave the Coldstone software a rating of 3.5 out of 5, citing the software's extensive technical capabilities along with a steep learning curve and the need for the user to supply their own creativity.
The Coldstone game engine is currently indicated as being "Discontinued" with regard to the latest version information on the Ambrosia Software Web site. According to Ambrosia Software, the Coldstone software has certain flaws to be dealt with before it is made available.