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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.
Release Date: Oct 10, 2013
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Note: This Early Access game may or may not change significantly over the course of development. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you may want to wait until the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

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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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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Bugfix update going live now

June 29th, 2014

We just finished deploying a minor bugfix update, full changelog can be viewed here: http://snowdev.tumblr.com/post/90251717897/update-29-06-14

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M3 startup issues for DX10 cards and below

May 9th, 2014

We are currently investigating game startup issues for users with graphics cards incapable of running DirectX feature level 10.1 and above. A fix will be made available as soon as we have it, apologies for the inconvenience!

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About the 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

    • OS: Windows Vista SP1, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz, AMD Athlon 64 X2 2GHz or better (a multi-core processor is strongly recommended)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia 8800GT 512MB RAM, ATI 3850HD 512MB RAM or better (SM 3.0 minimum)
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 5 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.
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
Helpful customer reviews
12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
174 products in account
7 reviews
8.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
For a game in very early alpha, SNOW looks very promising. SNOW is a game I can see myself playing very often when it's fully released, however at the moment the game is a bit lacking in content. Although - from what I can tell - the game as it stands right now is more of a proof of concept than anything else. I'll say that it certainly does its job outlining a much bigger vision, however, and I have absolute faith in the developers and confidence that they'll fill the game with more and increasingly interesting content.

Some feedback I have for the game...

*Suggestions - Things I'd like to see in the game and didn't see on the planned features page*
- I'd like to be able to take off my skiis/snowboard and walk around on foot. I think it would add some maneuverability to exploring, and just generally add to the feeling of freedom in the open-world enviroment.
- Lifts. At first I was just thinking that interactible lifts would be nice aesthetically, and that they would do the same thing as respawning (pressing enter twice). But as I though about it more I realized that they really could differ from respawning and add something gameplay wise. I think that using a lift should signify that you're happy with and/or ending a complete run to the base, and using a lift will save your score. Meanwhile, respawning will become a way of completely removing a run, discarding the score, and beginning another.
- Official servers would be really nice. Meaning, some kind of server that hundreds of people could join and play together, which I think would be really fun and push the atmosphere of an actual ski resort.

*Bugs - A couple that I found while playing*
- Some clothing remains the default color even after changing. I can't remember the exact clothing items that were giving me trouble. From what I remember it was mostly pants.
- The menu is sometimes a little buggy during gameplay.
**EDIT** I found another issue. The game refuses to let me turn off the HUD in the options menu. Nothing happens.
**EDIT 2** Pressing esc while dead then closing out of the menu prevents you from doing anything.

*My Priorities - Things I saw on the planned features page that I'd like to see added the fastest. In order of importance (to me)*
- Sound. The lack of sound is really irritating, and just feels plain unatural.
- Snowboards. This should be pretty obvious, everyone's asking for it.
- More mountains, I've already expored a majority of Sialia and looking for more.
Posted: February 16th, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
36 products in account
1 review
8.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
plz support this game even it's going to be a free to play. If you support it it will have more potential. And it is a very good game to.
Posted: May 12th, 2014
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
178 products in account
9 reviews
23.6 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 22nd, 2014
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
29 products in account
1 review
16.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
If you liked Skate 3, you will love this for skiing. Best snow sport game I have ever played.
Posted: April 10th, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
190 products in account
5 reviews
0.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
It's really early to be reviewing SNOW since it is very much still ALPHA. However, my first impression is that the core game mechanic of simulating skiing is AWESOME! I have skiied a ton in real life and this feels super authentic. It is extremely exhilerating to zip past trees and take huge jumps. The tricks are really intuitive, you will figure them out just by playing around. The feeling of speed is quite visceral, especially given the fact that there is....

NO SOUND! Surprise! As of now, the game has absolutely no sound, so you will have to make whooshing sounds yourself for now.

Anyway, at this stage I'd say SNOW has a ton of potential. Ran well on my machine with minimal slowdown, and no crashes so far. If you are an avid skier this game is probably for you. If not... maybe wait on it.

Written: 6/25/2014 ---- will update as new builds get released!
Posted: June 25th, 2014
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280 of 354 people (79%) found this review helpful
334 products in account
53 reviews
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 26th, 2013
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