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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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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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

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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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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 this March!



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!

About SNOW

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 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
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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11 of 11 people (100%) 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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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.5 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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7 of 7 people (100%) 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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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Early Access Review
One could argue it's pointless writing a review for a game that is literally half-finished, but I like to think of Early Access reviews as reviews based on potential. And the potential for SNOW is immense.

While most winter sports games are about racing or chaining together ludicrous jumps, SNOW is a more level-headed approach focused on the actual riding. Not that it doesn't feature its own share of ridiculousness: Surviving a drop from 30 meters with both your legs intact is just another day at the office. And due to the game's open approach, it's up to the player whether he does alpine skiing or just ♥♥♥♥♥ around at the half-pipe.

Despite the game being in a very early stage, it already captures the sense of freedom and speed more than adequately. It's a blast just shooting downhill and dodging obstacles or finding new routes during freeriding, all while relaxing electronica is playing in the background. SNOW treats winter sports with respect and transports much of the fascination to the player.

It's needless to say that there's not much content at the moment and the little there is still requires a lot of work. Right now, a purchase would be less about your own pleasure and more about supporting the devs.

With that being said, the core of SNOW is rock-solid, which is why I believe the game deserves support. Even in its current state, SNOW offers a glimpse of greatness and I wish the team the best of luck for this project.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
Early Access Review
Been looking for a game like this for years ! Hope then will include Snowboards too in the future . 10/10
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5 of 5 people (100%) 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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Early Access Review
This game will be the best game ever released. Cannot wait until the BETA. The game in it's alpha state has not crashed on me once, has silky smooth framerate, and beautiful, stunning graphics. The Developers have done an amazing job already, 10/10 from me.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
Early Access Review
Pretty good game but it could be more designed and advanced. Needs more maps and terrain parks not just a big air map. I would like maps more like Fochi.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
Early Access Review
Really fun! well worth the money. Cant wait for more updates!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
Early Access Review
finally a good freestyle skiing game. i will definently keep playing this!

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=379974740
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
Early Access Review
wanted the game since it first came out onto steam, finaly got round to bying it back in december, much better than i initialy thought, immersive soundtrack, great graphics, great physics and overall gameplay also i love the freedom of the mountain ( no set path).

now sadly the cons: some of the controls seem stiff (or just me), colliders on some rocks are to big (bails in the middle of nowhere) lastly some times crashes on the onthe multiplayer menu.

but overall a fantastic game and can't wait for the snowboards
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
Early Access Review
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
Early Access Review
Best Ski game I have ever played! It is so dope.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
31.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
Early Access Review
Man, even though this game is in Alpha or Earlier, I believe there is extremely great potential along with very fun gameplay as it is right now.

Positives:
+very good looking game, uses CryEngine 3, soon to be CryEngine 4
+open world that as it is, turns out to be very expansive
+diverse places within the world, like ski parks, urban areas, forest slopes, mountain tops, etc.
+ambient soundtrack matches gameplay
+gameplay that hearkens back to the good old days of Tony Hawk games and Skate games

Negatives:
-As it is, more bugs that Kim K's crotch
-Some graphical issues, like snow tracks
-Ragdolls looks very unrealistic
-I believe there should be more grab tricks
-This game will be F2P when there is an official release

TL;DR; Great game to get, despite becoming F2P sooner or later along with its multiple bugs. Poppermost Productions nailed the atmosphere, gameplay, and the wolrd to play on.

7.5-8/10: Still a work in progress, but an awesome one!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
Early Access Review
For being a pre-alpha, this game is fun as hell. It does have it's bugs mind you, but if the developer keeps moving in the direction he has been, without a doubt, it will top the list of best ski/snowboard games out there.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
Early Access Review
An game that is absolute ♥♥♥♥ and wil never be "finished"
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
Early Access Review
10/10 WOULD NEVER BUY FULL PRICE BUT ON SALE, ITS A BUCKET A HILARITY/
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
Early Access Review
Really good game and it keeps getting better and better. Beautiful and realistic looking graphics. worth of every penny !!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
Early Access Review
Great simulation game, although ive had it for over a year and have seen next to no improvement...Id wait for the developers to kick it up a notch,
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