SNOW is the only winter sports game that offers the most authentic riding experience in a massive open-world mountain. SNOW offers the ability to customize your character from entire catalogs of the biggest real-life brands, dynamically reshape the mountain as you want, or compete in real-life events alone or against friends.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (822 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 10, 2013
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Why Early Access?

“Early Access allows SNOW to reach its audience sooner and improve the core game through community feedback.”

How long will this game be in Early Access?

“SNOW will remain in Early Access until it reaches the Beta stage. At that point SNOW will be nearly feature complete with all intended content and gameplay available to the users.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version of SNOW will be a more complete experience having player progression, competitive game modes and a fully-featured multiplayer experience.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“SNOW is currently in a pre-Alpha state. This means that many core features are still in development and the game's controls and core gameplay have not been completed.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“When SNOW leaves Early Access it will become Free-to-Play.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“SNOW's community feedback is a key component to SNOW's development. Especially in this early state, understanding what features the community wants in SNOW will shape it's long-term development.”
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Buy SNOW Starter Pack

Includes an Alpha Access Pass, 3 items from the "Founder's Set" and the Exclusive Bronze Helmet and Skis

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Buy SNOW Tester Pack

Includes an Alpha Access Pass, a Tester Access Pass, 7 items from the "Founder's Set" and the Exclusive Bronze and Silver Helmets and Skis

Buy SNOW Founders Pack

Includes an Alpha Access Pass, a Tester Access Pass, a free Tester Access Pass (for a friend), 10 items from the "Founder's Set", the Exclusive Bronze, Silver and Gold Helmets and Skis and an Exclusive Mountain Event

 

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"It's a freeskiing game in early access with loads of potential. I can't wait to see what they can do with more support. - Andy Bauman"

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October 16

Game Update 0.4.2

New update just went live (v0.4.2) - Release notes can be found here:
http://www.snowthegame.com/post-type/release-notes/game-update-0-4-2/

Code:

  • Updated to CRYENGINE 3.6.8
  • Fix: Dynamic environment probe crash when there was not texture generated
  • Increased first person local field of view from 60 to 75
  • Added Detached Camera controls
  • Tweaked default camera orbit speed
  • Fix: Game attempting to load a level using the command line passed to the application
  • Fix: Game not reloading Frontend correctly after a level load failure

Art:
  • Grind paths added to all grindable assets
  • Fix: Powder particles playing when landing on ice
  • Updated surfacetype for snow and snow_powder (now only powder)
  • Optimized lift station
  • Added snow cannons
  • Fochi: Updated rails and tweaked sizes of assets
  • Fochi: Updated with new jumps
  • Sialia: Quarry: Added more details and improved gameplay
  • Sialia: Added new area (it's a surprise!)
  • Sialia: Eastwater Village: Improved gameplay
  • Sialia: Eastwater River: Gameplay fixes

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September 24

M4 Update is Out!



That's right, the M4 update that we've been working on all summer is now live on Steam.

Here's a recap of what's in the update:

  • Sounds
  • Physicalized skis
  • Reworked grinding
  • Music
  • Flashlight
  • Reworked grab & trick manager
  • Updated to CRYENGINE 3.6.7
  • Game analytics
  • Improved Oculus VR support

And here's a video summarizing all of it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuRhTgHZ6Vo

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About This Game

SNOW is the only winter sports game that offers the most authentic riding experience in a massive open-world mountain.

SNOW offers users the ability to customize their characters from entire catalogs of the biggest real-life brands, dynamically reshape the mountain as they want, or compete in real-life events alone or against friends.

Help us make SNOW the best title it can be by joining the Early Access now! During the development phase we will work with the community to extend and improve the game, leading up to the free-to-play release in 2014!

Key Features
  • Open-world exploration
  • Skiing gameplay
  • Character customization
  • Solo events and challenges

Planned Features
  • Snowboarding gameplay
  • Purchasable content (mountain-based content & character customization)
  • Multiplayer
  • Sound effects and music

Early Access

Until SNOW goes free-to-play, users will be required to purchase access to the game. There are several options for players who want to support the game's development and receive exclusive content in return.




**Please note that some of this content will become available in the near future once functionality has been added**

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista SP1, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2GHz or AMD Dual-Core 2GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 400 series or AMD Radeon HD 6000 series
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: The system requirements are provided as a baseline for development, but are not guaranteed due to the game currently being in development. Requirements may be changed as the game progresses. Note: Integrated graphics cards are not supported.
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
43.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Early Access Review
The best winter sports sim to date!


Playing SNOW in it's Alpha form, though buggy in certain situations, lays the groundwork for a highly addicting, realstic, ski simulation game.

Each update is highly anticipated.

The latest, M4, changed many of the rotation dynamics so that they are presented more realistically. The features in the new L02 park are fixed to work most of the time. Grinding and jumping from rail to rail looks incredibly smooth. Spinning off of rails and boxes is a lot of fun. The big airs aren't super massive to where it's unbelievable anymore, but the realistic approach works so well for this type of game.

The rest of the mountain has improved much, although, I wish there was still a castle. Maybe there is? Maybe I haven't found it yet? Another great feature of this game: replayability. I have spent hours taking alternative routes and hitting yet another crazy line. The mountain is huge and every nook and cranny is worth exploring.

Overall, I believe this game is an incredible purchase $15. With the fact that it will also be coming out for PS4, this game will make drastic improvements and additions within the next year (maybe months if we are lucky) including multiplayer, more mountains, new items, and snowboarding. The ultimate ski sim. I would recommend this game to anyone who is likes realstic sims or skiing/snowboarding.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Early Access Review
PLEAAAAAAAAAAASE ADD SUPPORT FOR INTEGRATED GRAPHICS CARDS ;c
It used to work for me and I really want to play the new update, but NO.

This game is really fun and i'd recommend it to anyone looking to just have fun, its casual, and an all rounder good game.

I would like it even more if it would work on integrated graphics cards, as my graphics card may not be superb, but i have one sexy computer that easily runs this game. ADD SUPPORT.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Early Access Review
This was an ok game... Until I went first person and it was profound! Awesome work. I'm a fan of the first SSX, cos it was about SPEED. Let's face it, tricks are boring and I suppose they have their place but I would ask the devs to make them optional. It's too weird in 1st person and very sensitive.
Honestly, forget the tricks and just give us more STEEP. Multiplayer World Championship downhill ffs
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
54.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Early Access Review
after playing this game's m4 update for like 2 hours i'd like to say my previous update rollback comment is still valid. i think everygame should have that feature. however the update has grown on me and i enjoy it more than ever. console commands only add to the experience

[old review]LOVE THIS GAME STOP BREAKING WHAT'S GOOD FOR ♥♥♥♥S SAKE. what we want: a fun crazy skiing game where you can pull bs 7200 corkscrew indie grabs and land them backwards on a tree . what we don't want: ♥♥♥♥ty controlling hard to land realism.[/oldreview]
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
88.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Early Access Review
i lik dis gam
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
29.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Early Access Review
Possibly the most amazing game ever. Even in really earlly alpha state. I'm really happy I was involved in the beginning. :)
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Early Access Review
Hey guys I am a supporter of snow and in theory its an awesome game but its sooo broken at the moment its unplayable for me. the M4 update makes me lag very hard, I havent got the best of computers but its allright and has a Nvidia 740m graphics card. this game has got along way to go to live up to all of the hype and plans u have for it. bit dissapointed to be honest with the state of the game at the moment. :( please optimise the game before adding finishing touches like afterbangs and celebrations. :(
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Early Access Review
buggy as ♥♥♥♥ so far. What's the point of all cool features and graphics if in fact, nothing works properly?

GL with this game though
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20.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Early Access Review
It is fun to play the game. I play it. 10/10
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1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Early Access Review
Ive never skiid or snowboarded ever, but this is a very fun, not demanding game but still beutifull scenary and graphic, love this :D
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3.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
Early Access Review
9/10 - One of the best open world simulation games I own.

Graphics are just purely amazing and pyhsics are awsome too.

Large amount of customabillity on rider, clothes, helmats, beenies, skies, boots, trousers, shades, ect...

Would recommend to anyone world is massive can not explore whole thing.

Includes REd Bull big air Sochi ramps and many other parks.
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8.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Early Access Review
Get's better and better for each update. Really like what the devs have done with M4 update, Is a joy wathing this gem progress.
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7.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Early Access Review
This will be something incredible when it's completed.
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44.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Early Access Review
This game is the funnest skiing simulator iv'e ever played but sadly my computer's graphics card or something about my computer makes it so my character is all glitched out and i havent been able to play the game since M2.
anyways it would be great if they solved this problem as others also have it.

I give this game a 9.1/10 and recommend it as it is fun to everyone who is a skiier, snowboarder, or neither
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6.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Early Access Review
when is the release daTE
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8.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Early Access Review
Fix the lags in the map Fochi. None of the rails work.
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3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Early Access Review
The game is great. There is just one problem. When i load up the mountain, the character turns into a giant blob that takes up the whole screen. I think it is a model glitch.
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5.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Early Access Review
The new update made the game unstable, and the new physics feel terrible. The music was a nice edition. After the M4 I feel like the game has become much demanding in terms of graphics. Please change it.
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12.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Early Access Review
Game was really good back in M2. Now it's turned into a glitchy mess that crashes every few minutes. 3/10 because of how much fun it USED to be.
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0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Early Access Review
Has a lot of potential, but it didn't work on my machine even though I do have a decent graphics card.
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