A skiing themed construction game; packed full of creative challenges and hilarious disasters! Build chairlifts, gondolas, and jumps to guide your riders away from (or towards if you feel like it) peril!
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Very Positive (100) - 93% of the 100 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 4, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“When Ski Lifts Go Wrong is an indie game being developed by 3 friends which is in a stable and playable state. We will continue to add additional features, levels, environments and challenges based on community feedback, so now is the time to get involved!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We are aiming to release in early 2019”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We have a large backlog of additional content and features that may or may not make it in to the final version of the game. This backlog is continually being fed by our growing community!

Below is a small example of some of the features we have lined up:

  • More levels
  • Additional themes
  • Different Modes of Travel
  • More building materials
  • Customisable characters

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current Early Access version contains the core features of our game, including chairlifts, drag lifts, gondolas, jumps, bridges and controllable skiers! Our alpha testing community has helped us create over 50 well designed levels in our powerful sandbox tool.

The game is in a playable and enjoyable state, however it is possible that you may encounter some bugs while the game is in Early Access.”

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

“The price will be as it is currently”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“There's only 3 of us, but we love to listen! Join us on the forums or our Discord channel to have your say on how we take this forward!

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December 8

Upcoming surprise during the Kinda Funny Games Showcase

Hello builders and riders,

We are pleased to inform you that a surprise is waiting for you during the Kinda Funny Games Showcase this Saturday, Dec 8th at 10am PT / 6pm GMT. :D

Here is the link to watch live!

We hope that you'll enjoy the show :).

By the way we hope that you're enjoying Santa's visit since December 1st. Don't forget that he'll be around until 4th Jan.

Happy landings,

Hugecalf & Curve Digital
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November 30


Hello builders and riders,

Jonny from hugecalf here to provide you with the juicy details of all the improvements we have made to When Ski Lifts Go Wrong. It’s been a while since we provided detailed patch notes and it has come to our attention that we didn’t provide patch notes for our major ‘name change’ patch at the start of November, so this announcement will cover that, and today's Quality of Life patch!

We are continuing to listen to your feedback and will work hard to improve all aspects of WSLGW as we approach the end of the Early Access period! So, as always, we’d love to hear your feedback, bugs and suggestions in the comments below :D

Jonny, Will & Andy
Team Hugecalf

1. 8/11/2018 - The ‘Name Change’ patch summary

  • Hugely improved rider controls:
    - Added a jump button
    - Can now control riders in the air to land that perfect backflip
  • Snowboarders added! Finally, snowboarders are in the game. You can now help or hinder Snowboarder, Skiers and Snowmobilers in equal measure :)
  • Physics improvements:
    - Chairlifts run faster, so less waiting for riders to reach the top
    - Reworked how skiers sit in the chair so that they fall in a more natural and predictable nature
    - Reworked draglifts so riders are more predictable when on this lift
  • Improved tutorials
  • Overhauled UI. The UI and menus have been overhauled so that there is consistency and more polish throughout the game! We hope you like it
  • Overhauled objectives system. There are now a consistent set of objectives and medals on every level

2. 30/11/2018 - The ‘Quality of Life’ patch

  • Added Korean and Polish language support
  • Added 4k support
  • Fixed compatibility with existing language options
  • Added loading screen to show the level and to display game tips
  • Improved sharing features:
    - Added replay upload panel
    - Added social buttons to the homescreen
    - Dropped support for facebook sharing
  • Can now hide UI on homescreen to get a better view of the jump
  • Santa now shows as first rider on each level during seasonal winter event
  • Tutorials improvements
    - Tutorials will now display the correct icons if default controls are changed
    - Not quite right box is now only triggered once
    - Fixed players getting stuck in tutorial 3
    - Changed tutorial 5 level design
  • Fixed bug where a Snowmobiles would appear in certain levels
  • Added save slots to each level
  • UI improvements
  • UI elements now hide on level complete/fail
  • Optimisations to build mode and simulation mode:
    - Planks now delete and play an animation when braking to improve performance of large structures collapsing
    - Limited number of colours that stress indicator can display. Now fixed to Red, Yellow and Green.
    - Blood splat optimisation
  • Added target FPS options, default set to 60 FPS
  • Snow cannons no longer incorrectly effect skiers on the second slope
  • 'Open folder location' button has been fixed and show now open the correct folder
  • Added gondola and plank breaking animations
  • Fixed leaderboards to correctly show whether the trophy was awarded
  • You can no longer edit other players workshop creations
  • + numerous other minor fixes
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“A pleasing amount of watching skiers suffer terrible accidents”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“Fans of charming physics simulation games may have something new to wrap their brains around!”

“It's fun as hell”
Sips from Yogscast

About This Game

It’s time to get carried away with the deliriously fun bloody puzzle physic construction game When Ski Lifts Go Wrong; packed full of creative challenges and hysterical disasters! Build chairlifts, gondolas, jumps and ramps to guide your passengers across all of the hazardous levels, whether or not they meet peril is up to you. Don’t miss out on the mayhem and add When Ski Lifts Go Wrong to your wishlist now.

Construct ski lifts, jumps and bridges from a range of materials to transport your passengers through each level. Become a master of the rope physics and learn the stresses and strains it will put on your all the different types of structures you will build.

In When Ski Lifts Go Wrong, you start in the rolling foothills and journey up to the jagged and exposed peaks. Puzzle over carefully designed scenarios to help every passenger reach their destination in a variety of mountain backdrops. Build increasingly impressive structures as you progress through the varied campaign but keep an eye on your budget. While cutting corners will save money and place you high on the online leaderboards, it may compromise the safety and comfort of your passengers with blood splattering consequences!!
If your design alone isn't enough, turn to your skiing skills and take control of your individual passengers to give them that extra nudge towards their final destination and claim that coveted Number One spot.

Once you’ve mastered the slopes of When Ski Lifts Go Wrong, create your own in the easy-to-use level builder where only your imagination is the limit!
Customise your very own puzzles with the slope editor; then bring it to life with the procedural mountain generation tool and your choice of scenery and settings. Combine chairlifts and gondolas in a single level to reach the highest peaks, construct the terrain park of your dreams to practice your skiing tricks or make a killer obstacle course for you and your friends to (attempt and) navigate through.

Jump in head first and share your proudest or most disastrous replays with the community with the inbuilt gif and mp4 exporter that makes it easy to share your replays and creations online.
Or take to Steam Workshop to test your engineering skills against creations from the rest of the community.
Add to your Wishlist now to enjoy all of the miracles and/or catastrophe of When Ski Lifts Go Wrong.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7 64bit
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: OS X 10.10
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB
    • Storage: 500 MB available space

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