Lukasz Kosmicki, who wrote and directed the spy thriller, claims The Coldest Game is not based on true events. The story is a work of fiction. Lukasz does, however, have other films in his resume that were based on real-life events. One is Departament IV from 1996, a documentary about ideological warfare. The other is Gry uliczne, also from 1996, a feature revolving around the real-life murder of anti-government activist Stanislaw Pyjas by the secret police.