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.
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Release Date: Oct 10, 2013
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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.”

Approximately 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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"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
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Early Access Review
One of the best sports games around. Skiing open world is amazing! Devs are working hard and I see lots of improvment! Keep up the good work devs and people get this game!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Early Access Review
I have been playing this game for a very long time and it is amazing! It is so much fun to explore the open world and do your favortite grabs and spins. I HIGHLY recommend this game seeing that it is now down to $15.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Early Access Review
Great winter sports sim. Even though its quite buggy its still a very enjoyable game. Cant wait to see this game grow.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Early Access Review
great game for early access. still some bugs but love the new "pause" feature to take screen shots. very beautiful game!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Early Access Review
I thouroughly enjoy playing this game. Even though it is still buggy we don't know what the final product will look like due to this game being in alpha stages still. It's a great winter sports sim and fun as heck!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Early Access Review
Tl;dr: Game is quite buggy and barely playable as of right now, but it has major potential.

FOREWORD: **** THIS GAME IS GOING TO BE FREE TO PLAY ON FULL RELEASE ****

Graphics look nice. Cryengine does this game well. FPS drops occur occasionally, but overall it's not an issue.

Gameplay is meh. The one playable mountain as of right now looks nice, bit its hard to get down the different trails to explore the mountain more. Controls are very loose, making it hard to get where you want to be, be it jumping onto a rail or just going down a trail. Tricks are pretty basic, with some grabs and spins. Multiplayer and 'events' are being added later, and (hopefully) some of the falling through the map will stop.

Customizations is pretty good. There are a lot of options to customize your skiier, from hats and gloves to bindings and poles. You can sort by category of equipment or by brand, and a lot of major skiing companies have their equipment represented in the game.

Verdict: Wait it out. If you want to support the devs, go right ahead. Just be warned that 1) This game is going to be free-to-play on release, and 2) This game is playable, but not for very long. The gameplay is fun as a time waster, but IMO not for its current pricetag
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
Early Access Review
AMAZING
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Early Access Review
Snow Is One Of The Funnest Games I Have Played In A While.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Early Access Review
I got this game pretty much since its release date. I got to say, I liked it much more back then. They just tuned this game for the higher end PC's and its barely playable now on my potato, even thought my
PC's capability is far over the required "minimum". They are neglecting the people with lower end PC's. There was so much fun, now I would probably not even download it after it becomes a F2P.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
Early Access Review
Oculus Rift Support (DK2 tested) is not correct and not useable in its current state.
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1 of 18 people (6%) found this review helpful
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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1 of 21 people (5%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Early Access Review
Do not buy this game , this game is crap and I know that it's early access , they are updating this game every 6 month , do not waste you money about that , you should buy an vip at porn site and not buy this game.
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33.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Early Access Review
Its a awesome game! but please add NineKnights, Freestyle ch and a ,,CreatMode´´ that would be awesome!
Thanks for that awesome game :D
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12.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
Early Access Review
Amazing ski game absoloutley recommend even for $15. Keep the updates comming SNOW crew. If you love skiing and are tired of shredsauce this is the game for you. Amazing grphics and tricks even in the early stages.
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29.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
Early Access Review
At the moment this game is quite a dissapointment with its poor optimization it's just pathetic I get around 30 frames on low and I can play battlefield 4 on high with higher frames.
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78.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
Early Access Review
So here's the deal:
Yes- this is in pre-alpha and you can tell.
Yes- You have to pay for it now but it will be free-to-play in the future.
Yes- It's extremely buggy and unoptimized (needs a very good system to run well).
Yes- this is a tiny Dev team slowly figuring things out and updates are sometimes infrequent.

Having said all that: THIS GAME IS AND WILL BE AWESOME!
This is what I've been waiting for in a skiing and snowboarding(coming in the future) game. It plays similarly to the SKATE series and combines realism with fun game mechanics. The massive open world is a blast to explore and finding a new jump/cliff/feature is always happening. If you do pay for it now think of it more as an investment into a game that wouldn't have been made without our help. I highly recommend it if you have a good system and you need to scratch the skiing itch when you can't go for real. I can't wait to see what improvements the devs impliment next.
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5.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Early Access Review
BEST GAME I'VE EVER SEEN!!!
EVERYBODY HAVE TO BUT IT!!!
I'M THE PRO SKIIER AND I REALLY LIKE IT!!!
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2.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
Early Access Review
GREATE GAME! everybody who buys it now does have to know that it is still in early acces, and so this is an unfinished game... YET.

Things I'd like to be added in the game:
- A speed meter
- A way to change the sound level
- A way to check all the controlls (and change them)
- A map, so you can see where you are on the mountain
- Lifts, so when you are all the way down of the play park, you can go up again without having to lose your points.
+ which may split the leaderboard rankings in two different ones, from spawn to dead and from spawn to lift.
- Please add snowboards? (but im sure you guys are already working on that :) )

SO, people who dont have the game: now you know what is missing :)
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
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.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
44.1 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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