Snow. According to the dev, their aim is to create the skiing equivalent of Electronic Arts' skateboarding title Skate.
"As a group of lifetime skiers and snowboarders, we are constantly on the lookout for new ski and snowboard titles. From 1080° Snowboarding to more recent games like Shaun White: Snowboarding, Stoked and SSX, we have always enjoyed riding down virtual slopes. We never felt, however, that these games were true enough to the sport. They offered at best somewhat realistic experiences and usually completely ignored skiing. This troubled us. So, we went about to fix it." read a press release on the official website.
Poppermost Productions is a member of the CryDev group, developers who are using CryEngine 3 to make independent games. As such, the developer is going to release a build of the game to the public to help drive up interest and income.
"Because game development is a long process, SNOW is not yet complete," the developer states, "Instead of waiting until it’s done to let you try it, we decided to release our earliest playable version for free so that you can all be a part of our development process. Incorporating your feedback, we plan to release new versions of the game as we get closer and closer to completion. We are excited to announce that SNOW Version 0.1 will be released before the end of the year!"
We are excited to announce that SNOW Version 0.1 will be released before the end of the year!"
More info on Snow can be found on the official site. The developer also released a trailer showing off some of the sweet CryEngine 3 graphics. Check it out in the video below.