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 (817 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
14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
RATING: 8.7/10 - Excellent

SUMMARY
Snow is an excellent skiing game, and is really impressive consideringit being in early stages of development. Recommended for anyone looking fora quality skiing experience on PC.

FULL REVIEW
SNOW boots you to the main menu where you'll find freestyle skiing, and a store to customize your character. You also find some upcoming features, like Competitive Events. The store is filled with lots of good looking gear, and hopefully much more will come. When you hit Freestyle, you are able to select from a Mountain, the Tutorial, and an olympic themed course. The tutorial I found to be quite confusing, but most of the game is quite simple once you get the basic controls. The mountain is beautifully designed, with great views and jump points. It also has hidden easter eggs like the Yeti and Castle. The olympic course looks pretty good, and can be alot of fun to pull off tricks. Speaking of tricks, air stunts in this game flow well, and there are a great number of them. One problem with this game is sound has yet to be an implemented feature. I'd also like to mention the console's cheat commands, allowing you to slow gravity can be very fun. In conclusion, I recommend this game to anyone looking for a good skiing game on steam.
Posted: July 15
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
62.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
I've been looking forward to this game for quite some time and was finally able to pick it up. The existing content was already worth my money in my opinion and the planned features just seem even better. The game looks and handles wonderfully for an alpha state. There are obviosuly some imperfect parts as this game is in early access but as an avid snowboarder I am more than happy to support these devs who seem to really care about the project.

Posted: June 22
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
27.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
It's a really great open world skiing game, and I enjoy it alot. If you enjoy skiing you'll probably enjoy this.
Posted: May 14
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
This is an amazing game for the fact that it's not even a full game.
Posted: August 16
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Amazingly original idea for a game, found the perfect niche in the market and once this game is finished it will be great. Although, at the moment, as expected being in 'pre-alpha', they are many bugs and improvements that can be made to the game. But the developers, even though they are only a small team of 3 Swedish dudes, are able to listen and react to the public response of their ideas, and implement commonly asked ideas.

Honestly I cannot wait for this game to be completed.
Posted: April 27
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291 of 374 people (78%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
SNOW is a wonderful open-world skiing experience. From an early access perspective this game is wonderful and is only going to get better.

Check out my gameplay review of the game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFqusJREp8A&list=PLEngsjAeWQXgUdr1YrZ9AXzQdG_sRj1QO&index=18
Posted: November 26, 2013
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