You’ve got to hand it to developers Poppermost Productions, many Free-to-Play devs today seem content mass producing theme park fantasy MMOs, MOBAs and futuristic shooters, but not Poppermost. In an act of sheer defiance, these devs have created SNOW, an open world MMO involving the very substance the name suggests.

While still in pre-alpha, the premise of SNOW is already appealing. I’ve never actually been skiing, so the idea of exploring the CryEngine 3 rendered mountainscapes with realistic physics and working lifts is tantalizing. I suppose part of the fun will simply be “stopping to smell the roses”, or in this case the fresh powder. Players can just putz around on the mountains with their friends, doing tricks and having the sort of experience one might expect if they actually went to a ski lodge. That is, without the broken bones and with the skill of Shaun White.

As with any sports game, players will still get to participate in events and timed challenges for unique rewards. Now the devs just need to add the winter olympics to the list of available events. Biathlon anyone?

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  1. Shoots on August 17, 2013

    I how that there will be stuff like bob sledding, snowboarding, and snowmobiles in later stages of development.

  2. blueaseer on August 12, 2013

    finally another snowboard/ski game. reminds me of project powder

    • james on August 16, 2013

      yes it also reminds me of project powder. lets hope this is lives longer and is more fun.

  3. What is this song on August 12, 2013

    Does anybody know what song was played during this video

    • Webra on August 12, 2013

      Music by Shruti Kumar: soundcloud.com/fromshruti/its-not-over

  4. Carter on August 12, 2013

    Isnt bad game as far as i look

  5. Kevin on August 12, 2013

    I would totally play this just to have my character crash into trees.

  6. LordHikaru on August 11, 2013

    Looks like a good change of pace from the usual hoo-haa of mmos. Looking forward to trying it out.

  7. mat on August 10, 2013

    so since this game is called snow.. will there be snowboarding, and ski-doos?

    • james on August 16, 2013

      Yes early stages there will only be ski. but later on there be both ski and snowboards.

  8. SwipZy on August 10, 2013

    It looks actually pretty nice, i used to play SSX much (demo).
    Not many ppl are making those games any more.

  9. Akshansh on August 10, 2013

    When I used to play SSX I used to feel epic getting crazy doing the tricks but I missed the open world experience. Well graphics wise the game “SNOW” looks nearly at par{obviously not better or equal to} with SSX. I would be happy due to the open world but if I will not go crazy doing uber tricks I will be a bit disappointed. Till now looks like the disappointment due to project powder will be filled by this game. Looking forward to play this game . New and Epic in the range of MMOs .

  10. Ewoker on August 9, 2013

    Going To Check out!

  11. o.0 on August 9, 2013

    project powder lol….

    • Sahu on August 12, 2013

      Too bad that game shut down, eh?

  12. dagudman on August 9, 2013

    What is this blasphemy? We need more brown colours and a zombie mod or the game will fail!

    • chefmadness on August 10, 2013

      Yeah just like we need another moba. Give me a break.

      • None on August 10, 2013

        Someone needs to learn “Sarcasm for dummies”~

  13. chefmadness on August 9, 2013

    Need a snowboarding half pipe. Catch major air & lot’s of tricks. That would be awesome!

  14. Reavermyst on August 9, 2013

    Looks interesting, hope they include snowboarding as well!

  15. IahEden on August 9, 2013

    Sounds like a lot fun,actually. If this is well executed enough I can definitely see myself playing it long term.

  16. kil1ogr4m on August 9, 2013

    I want to know if you can do SSX like exaggerated tricks, boost bonuses and other

    • SKink on August 9, 2013

      snowboarding will probebly be with cash only cuz it needs to make money somehow

      • kancors on August 9, 2013

        Don’t be so sure about that they already stated that they would be selling character customization’s and have not said anything about making snowboards p2own

      • i59dev on August 9, 2013

        SNOW dev here: We will never have any type of play to win elements, we’ll be selling accessories and clothing via the ingame store. Both skiing and snowboarding will be free to use for all players.

        • spunkify Author on August 9, 2013

          Article writer here. You need to add avalanches. Who wouldn’t want to outrun an avalanche while skiing?

          • Jason Winter on August 9, 2013

            And I love the biathlon idea. Who wouldn’t want a hybrid skiing sim/FPS?

        • Kiros on August 9, 2013

          then this would be awesome
          i hope there more trick and snowboard
          or….polar bear?animal will be great if they roaming and only lucky player can see them

        • ki1ogr4m on August 10, 2013

          Reader Here, plz add SSX like exaggerated tricks and exaggerated features for both skiing and snow boarding

          • Dnigs on September 28, 2013

            Please no… Go play ssx.!tgos should be the first REAL simulator.

  17. itzteajay on August 9, 2013

    Mounted

    • itzteajay on August 9, 2013

      Actually this looks killer like ski free on roids… I wonder if they’ll have snowboarding too…

      • kancors on August 9, 2013

        They will, they say that when they have made the skis perfect they will start on the snowboarding 🙂

      • Andrew on August 9, 2013

        If they have Snowboarding, I’ll play 😀

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