SNOW is the only winter sports game that offers the most authentic riding experience in a massive open-world mountain. SNOW lets you customize your character from entire catalogues of the biggest real-life brands, dynamically reshape the mountain as you want, or compete in real-life events.
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Release Date: Mar 2, 2014

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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 Open 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 an Alpha state. This means that many core features are still in development and the game's controls and core gameplay have not been completed. SNOW will be entering Closed Beta in March 2015.

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

“When SNOW leaves Early Access and enters Open Beta 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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January 15

SNOW Closed Beta, March 2015


We are extremely excited to announce that SNOW will be entering Closed Beta this March!

http://youtu.be/OkyLl6-mYYk
On March 10th, the Closed Beta will be available to Early Access players only. On March 28th, the mountain will be open to everyone else who signs up for the Closed Beta.



Those who have already joined SNOW’s Early Access on Steam don't need to sign up for the Closed Beta and will get automatic access more than two weeks before the rest of the players. We wanted to make sure our Early Access backers are the first people to try out this next major update as a token of our appreciation for all the support they have shown us throughout the earliest stages of SNOW’s development.



We will also reward all players who participate in the Closed Beta with an exclusive Sean Pettit Red Bull helmet. This is the actual custom helmet that freeskier Sean Pettit wears on the mountain and this is the only time to get it. It won’t be available for purchase after the Closed Beta, so sign up to make sure you get yours!

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December 17, 2014

Game Update 0.4.3



Time for a change! The 0.4.3 update is now live, including Multiplayer improvements and official PlayStation 4 "DUALSHOCK 4" gamepad support.

See Multiplayer information for help on setting up servers.

  • Multiplayer improvements
  • "DUALSHOCK 4" (PS4) controller support
  • Updated to CRYENGINE 3.6.10
  • Fix: Skeletons were not updated on the server when out of view range
  • Fix: Field of view being set twice and not adhering to cl_camFieldOfView
  • Cleaned up CVar usage, removed unused ones
  • Added seamless multiplayer check
  • Added "version" data key for lobbies and servers
  • Added debug CreateLobby command
  • Improved lobby <-> server connection process
  • Fixed near plane (first person) shadows
  • Implemented steam networking interfaces and new experimental punchthrough
  • Fixed Jansson not using the CRYENGINE memory manager
  • Fixed a bunch of debug mode assertions
  • Corrected OnEndSession FG parameter
  • Fixed possible particle physics crash during gameplay
  • Reworked player freezing to avoid slight movement
  • Removed min air time for land
  • Actor stats are now fully reset after revive
  • Inputs are no longer reset on revive
  • Tricks are now queried on land, enter air and revival
  • Fix: Exploit to perform a trick while on ground by using arrow key immediately after spawning
  • Fix: Player dying if performing trick when respawning
  • Fixed buttering behaviour
  • Fixed dynamic light source passing a temporary variable onwards
  • Cleaned up & optimized player view code
  • Optimized ViewFirstPerson function
  • Fix: Non orthonormalized matrices in player view
  • Improved GameWarning usage
  • Fix: Max surface velocity was checked by surface name instead of id
  • Fix: Possible renderer crash during level load
  • Moved keyboard shifty from Mannequin idle to trick manager, fixes issues with inability to shifty while rotating
  • Removed trick & rotation logging
  • Changed forced kill to bail
  • Optimized ski effects
  • Fix: Particle flashing while skiing over a new surface type
  • Dynamic environment probe textures are now cached on entity spawn
  • Optimized CActor::UpdateStats, steam statistics are now sent on revive, death or actor destruction
  • Disabled a bunch of unused render targets
  • Integrated CRYENGINE fix for particles not loading in updated cubemaps
  • Fixed poles being incorrectly deselectable
  • Fixed possible physics deadlock on spawn
  • Re-implemented sideways landing crash

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About This Game

SNOW will be entering Closed Beta as a Free-To-Play game this March!



On March 10th, the Free-To-Play Closed Beta will be available to Early Access players only. On March 28th, the mountain will be open to everyone else who signs up for the Free-To-Play Closed Beta.



Those who have already joined SNOW’s Early Access on Steam don't need to sign up for the Free-To-Play Closed Beta and will get automatic access more than two weeks before the rest of the players. We wanted to make sure our Early Access backers are the first people to try out this next major update as a token of our appreciation for all the support they have shown us throughout the earliest stages of SNOW’s development.



We will also reward all players who participate in the Free-To-Play Closed Beta with an exclusive Sean Pettit Red Bull helmet. This is the actual custom helmet that freeskier Sean Pettit wears on the mountain and this is the only time to get it. It won’t be available for purchase after the Closed Beta, so sign up to make sure you get yours!

About SNOW

SNOW is the only Free-To-Play 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 2015!

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 matchmaking

Early Access

Until SNOW goes Free-To-Play in March 2015, 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. Remember though, this will only be available until the Closed Beta launches!




**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: 4 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: 8 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
Early Access Review
AWESOME simply awesome. Still in development but has massive potential for multiplayer and multi winter sport event modes. Fluidity, physics and textures as well as playability has been well thought through and designed to acuratley mimic fp or 3rd person skiing experience. Hopefully will also be adaptable to occulus rift down the track. Packed full of adictive features including a great musical score, wide variety of character options, points scoring system for trick based moves (like ssx ps3) snow is a must have not only for winter sports lovers but really for anyone just wanting something a bit different, replayable and adrenaline pumping fun.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
Early Access Review
For an Early Acces Game, there's nothing to rant about.
The Game runs fluid at 60 fps most of the time and it's a lot of fun to play.
So far, the collision detection works for the most part, but will need some tweaks for the beta.
The graphics are gorgeous at High Settings!
Big + for the first person view, head bobbing included. As a snowboarder, i think it simulates the feeling of standing and riding down a mountain very well, giving me goosebumps especially in faster sections and while jumping.
There are a ton of customization options, but the shop is a bit unintuitive. And most stuff is hidden behind brandnames, so forget about the other filter. Hope they will sort that stuff out when the beta begins in a month.
As "late early acces player" i am rather impressed and hope the devs keep up the good work.
I'm also eager to see how they plan to fund the game, since it will be free to play.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
Early Access Review
Well what can i say, game is great, optimization is great, graphics looks great, everything is great, just one thing that really really bothers me in this game is the controls, i could have x10 fun if i could change my keybinds, but i'm sure that we'll be able to do it soon, hopefully in the next big patch, in a nutshell i reccomend this game but expect some difficulities in the start.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
51.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
Early Access Review
Ah yes... The game we've all been waiting for, for a long time. I have always wondered as to why there haven't been too many "realistic" (or even close to it) skiing/snowboarding games. It has always been some sort of jumping over mountains doing sextuple backflips. Why? I don't know. I first heard about this lovely game from a friend, when I was asking him that very same question. He pointed me towards this, I watched a couple of videos and then fell in love.

This game is just perfect. It has a huge variety of tricks you can do, a huge variety of rails you can hit and just a huge map to shred! I love the first person mode (especially with changing the FOV to 110) while riding. Riding through the woods at a massive speed is really exhilarating. The game plays really well. The tricks look cool, the park is smooth and... awesome and the epicness and softness of freeriding is exquisite. I have played the game for almost 50 hours now, and I keep on finding new places to ride and love. The level of customization is pretty neat too (even though there are no khaki pants whatsoever).

But even though the game has all that, my favorite part is the devs. I have contacted the team numerous times through twitter and they have always been super fast and helpful with their awnsers. Just the other day, I suggested that they add movable lights to the game (for street spots and such), and their awnser was "That's a great idea! We'll make sure to include that". I also remember asking them on a livestream of the game in a super early version about building kickers and stuff, and they said that they are already working on it. All this from a super small team from Stockholm!

8,5/10 (Because no khakis)

*Note* I'm a snowboarder waiting for snowboards to be implemented. The review was based on skis. Probably would've forgiven the khaki issue if the snowboards would be in it already.

Great job guys, we all love you
-Haze
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
96.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
Early Access Review
This game is really good and has a bright future.

10 / 10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
Early Access Review
This game is tons of fun and a very interesting concept I have had a great deal of fun playing it in the time that I've owned it and I definitely recommend. The game has a lot of potential and I am excited to see where the game goes. Not only that but the first-person + Oculus = too much fun.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
Early Access Review
Purchased this as it boasted VR Support and showed the Oculas Rift on its webpage. Unfortunatly this is a purchase I very much regret for now.
WHile it looks and plays fine in 2D for an Alpha product, when you enable 3D via the Oculas Rift I found the game unplayable. This is the only time i've found the experience better in 2D than in 3D through the rift.
General complaints are:
Low Framerate (Even when all settings are set to low)
Very Flat "3D" objects. Such as Trees and background. (Looks like a flat picture as the background)
Distancing issue with objects (The moon appears about 4 meters away from your head and closer than other objects)
Very sparse amount of 3D objects so you get a very poor 3D feel.
View disorientating. (If your character is infront of your view. Head tracking does not work correctly) When in "First Person" any character movement affects your view.
Overall I would not recommend this game for use with the Oculas Rift as its a disappointing experience. If this changes, im happy to update this review.
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25 of 30 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2014
Early Access Review
For an alpha game especially, this game is more fluid than just about any other winter sport sim I have personally played. For the price its worth investing in this gem - the game is worth the money now in alpha, just imagine when it hits release.

Right now there are only 3 different "parks" or mountains or whatever. Additional maps are inevitable and the ones they have now seem to be very well thought out as far as possible lines and different variaions of ways you can go down the mountain.
10/10 would ski again - and I'm a boarder.
Also - I heard whispers of snowboarding being added to this game at some point? Just rumors...? or is this real life,,,,
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
Early Access Review
Pros and Cons below but keep in mind this is an early access title.

Pros:
-Great Locations (Only 3 at the moment)
-Nice Visuals
-Good Amount of tricks.
-Solid Mechanics
-Steady developer updates
-Nice customization options

Cons:
-Awkward animations when landing at times (landing when you should fall)
-No points or specified tricks when grinding ledges/rails
-Some glitches like hats/clothing disappearing and the game freezes at times. (alpha status)
-No audio options at the moment, so no muting or changing volume levels. (minor complaint)

Overall I really like where this game is headed. I just hope they don't abandon the game before its complete. There is only skiing at the moment but I heard snowboarding will be added so I'm looking forward to that. If you enjoy skiing and/or winter sports this should be a good game for you. I'v played almost 6 hours already and I don't see myself stopping anytime soon. Its a nice change of pace from other games.

My gameplay if you're interested>>>>>>>>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4oakTC36Es
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
Early Access Review
The best sport game i ever played. Relaxing soundtrack. Grapgics/physics beautiful.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
Early Access Review
A great little time waster. Lots of support from the devs, major updates come frequently. If you are a fan of winter sports in general, this game is worth it!
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
247.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
Early Access Review
I recomend this game! It's sick as hell, best skiing game ever! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rspRY8d7HKw

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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Early Access Review
Very fun game, but also very buggy (which is to be expected of a Early Access game). I expect great things from the full release.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
46.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2014
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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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2014
Early Access Review
Moje česká preview: http://www.playhit.cz/2014/12/snow-nejrealistictejsi-simulator-lyzovani/

First of all, I'm gonna say that I recommend the purchase of the Early access only to the biggest fans and those who are willing to support a project in its beginning, a project, that is not a full game yet.

SNOW looks awesome! You gotta love every detail in this game's graphics. The panorama is actually so beautiful that it makes you loose your focus on riding itself! But then comes the downer side, riding feels great and all, very realistic, until you hit a rail or fall down and glitch your body half way through to the Matrix. I think there should be a button for sliding like in Tony Hawk for example, otherwise the rider looks just plain bored, standing all straight and stuff. Or, there actually is a button for this but I didn't find it because there is no way to check out or adjust the controls! That is kinda unacceptable, but I do understand this is a pre-alpha and I'm not gonna judge it so harshly until the whole thing's out. I can't wait to review this later when they put snowboards in it. I am a passionate SNB rider myself and it would be great to performe some tricks on PC that I'm scared to try IRL.

I'll edit this when it's out.
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19 of 27 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
Early Access Review
darude snow storm
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Early Access Review
Snow is a skiing (and later snowboarding) simulation game.

I love the game soo much because of the thrill and immerssion you get from a game. It really feels like you are on a mountain with the sound of the snow and wind whipping around while you, race down a mountain at deadly speeds.

The main mountain is very well crafted (except for a few ways out of the map) and is clearly shown that a lot of work was put into the landscape. The game is really beautiful with a dam, town, forest and much more.

This game clearly had effort put into it and is well worth the cheap price.

10/10 ps. keep up the good work, developers.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
Early Access Review
SNOW is an upcoming free to play open world skiing game that allows you to ski the mountain down whatever line you wish. You can change the way your character looks and reshape the mountain to your every wish. Scroll to the bottom if you just want to read the general review :) Time for the review:

Graphics:
This is an early access game, remember that. This game still has amazing graphics and lighting in every aspect. The game graphics are amazing. The low graphics settings ups the performance a lot but still looks very nice, and dont even get me started on how great the "very high" setting looks.

Controls:
The controls are pretty straight forward, just takes a look at the player guide to figure everything out, but becomes very simple after you get the hang of it.

Gameplay:
The game runs out really smoothly, with glitches here and there, but just remember to keep in mind that this is in PRE-ALPHA state, meaning that the game's core mechanics and gameplay are still in development. The game still has very realistic physics and skiing experience.

Performance:
SNOW has very good performance most of the time. The only problem you might have is that when you load a mountain when you are on a different one the game occasionally crashes (at least for me).

Sound:
Yes, it has been added. a lot of the other reviews are a little outdated. The sound is SO realistic for an early-access game. It sounds just like it would on the mountain.

Game Size:
This game a healthy amount of varied features that help counter-balance the glitches in this game

Multiplayer:
SNOW has a multiplayer feature but you usually end up in lobbies with little to no people inside. Once the game goes F2P then it will likely get a lot better. This is at least how it ends up for me, but maybe not for others.

Mountain design:
SNOW's mountains are very well made and have lots of ridable features. The features in the Lo2 park have full jumping/grinding capability, and the backcountry, like the observatory or summit have many obstacles such as boulders and rocks.

OVERALL:
I recommend this game to any gamers who love to play freestyle sports video games, open world games, or just love playing glitchy games for the fun of it(they'll get fixed soon, please dont fix the funny ones :3). If you don't like games that are very glitchy then i would wait until the game reaches beta. Same goes for people who dont want to pay for the game. I had a really fun time playing this and it probably wont go out of early access fo a while anyways, so...................................... 10/10 would review again :3
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
25.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
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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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
Early Access Review
Love the game, I live in Colorado and I just enjoy this game so much with the whole skiing aspect!
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