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?

Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009. In addition to contributing First Look videos and news articles, Michael also serves as the Community Manager for the upcoming MMORPG, Skyforge.


  1. 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 .

      • 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

      • 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.


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