Wow. Im interested in game dev too, and seeing something this great is amazing. Please keep up the great work, I really enjoy this game and think the core gameplay is really fun.
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
Build your own ski resort and meet the expectations of challenging visitors in the ever-changing world of Snowtopia!
The alpha of Snowtopia is out and yours to play for free. Download it at the bottom of this page!!
Design the perfect ski resort
Design ski runs and build cable cars but also improve the resort and manage the workforce to attract ski lovers of all kind. Will you create a charming village or a sprawling network? That’s up to you!
Satisfy challenging visitors
In Snowtopia, the proper functioning of your station rely on the well-being of visitors. Choose wisely the ones you want to attract in your station and find a way to keep them happy!
Enjoy the surrounding mountains
Surrounded by stunning landscapes, take a break and enjoy the view. Snowtopia is a feelgood game that immerses you in an atmosphere between wild nature and wintry joy.
About the game
Snowtopia is a ski resort construction game with a hint of strategy and respect for the environment. It is intended for ski enthusiasts and tycoon players.
Support: PC (Windows, Mac, Linux)
Release date: to be announced
- Build and manage your ski resorts
- Trace trails and place lifts
- Unlock challenging skier profiles
- Design the ski area and allocate the workforce
- Maintain balance within the mountain
- Improve facilities and specialize your stations
About the team
Snowtopia is the work of Tea for Two, an independent studio based in Paris, France. The core team is led by Garry Williams (Programmer, ex-Ubisoft and Electronic Arts) and Anne Lautrou (Producer, ex-educator and sustainable development consultant), both keen skiers – whenever they find the time! – and big fans of tycoon game.
They are backed by a solid team of freelancers and by Blueprint, the collective they co-founded in 2016.
- Programmer: Garry Williams
- Producer: Anne Lautrou
- Artist: Arthur Bourdot, Théo Jacquemin
- Game designer: Julien Barbe
- Marketing specialist: Yannick Elahee
- Additional help: Judicaelle Live Lun, Benjamin Frydman, Antonin Ferret, Clément Grenier, Claire Bléhaut, Gabrielle Williams
Please consider remapping the inputs with the Unity launcher, as there it's currently not possible to change input while in the game.
The Linux version is currently untested, apologies.
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What an amazing game. I only downloaded Itch yesterday but already I feel like I found a real gem that will only get better as development continues. I'm really looking forward to seeing what happens next. Great job!
I simply love the tranquility of this game (at least in the current sandbox mode). It's just so nice when I can't go skiing myself.
A few suggestions:
- It needs to be easier to select skiers (to view their experiences; maybe there should be some stats on the individual pistes themselves, rather than the skiers?).
- A topographic view of the map (with altitude lines, as used for hiking) would greatly aid planning interesting pistes by avoiding hitting "white bits" after having planned most of one.
- Also --at least on my slow machine-- the view navigation (rotate, zoom, pan) is much too coarse and continues way after I've stopped giving inputs with the mouse. This means that any movement must be in multiple tiny delicate steps (especially since there isn't yet an effective way to view slope angles).
I'm very curious how this will evolve, and will definitely follow along. Keep up the great work!
I think that there should be custom maps. You could create a program in which players could post maps or mods. You should also create more maps to choose from. You could model maps after real life ski resorts! For example, Grindelwald, Switzerland Sugarloaf, Maine Vail, Colorado or South Lake Tahoe, California. I know that there is amazing potential for this game! I've been looking for one like this for weeks!
Incredible game. So excited to see it develop!!! I have been looking for a game like this for the last decade! As a skier and lover of simulation games, so many thoughts (outside the super obvious):
- Weather - how does snow conditions, weather conditions etc. effect visitor numbers. Does altitude of runs affect snow quality? Avalanche safety. Do runs and lifts need to be closed due to high avalanche risk or lack of snow. Would be great if each season followed an arch from Autumn through Spring and then it skips the summer.
- Lift Queues - would be awesome to see people actually wait in a line
- Dissatisfaction with busy runs
- Off piste and Tree Skiing options - would be sick if you could almost 'paint brush' these areas/routes
- Grooming, Snow Making and Terrain Parks
- Trails - this is super common in real ski resorts as a way of opening up a ton of terrain without another lift, never seen this executed in a game.
- Convex and Concave slopes. Current map has mostly concave - no huge bowls like you see in North America
- Lift variety - I realise it is early days, but I would love to see a few different chairlifts, which go different speeds, different distances and different capacities
Just wanted to flag a bug. I was playing - laying down new runs. It made the sound effects as if the run was created. I could create additional new runs/lifts and the visitor counter kept going up but all the lifts and skiers stopped. Then when I created new runs the error continued. See screenshot.
Un idée simple faite un Utipe ou un tipeee/A Idea make a Utipe or one tipeee
I have some ideas for the game: Add different maps, add a Tram feature for lifts, and fix bug issues for when you build a chairlift and the chairs go through the rock/ground. Anyways love the game! Keep up the good work! :)
Very impressed by this alpha! This is overall very cute and statisfies an old craving of mine. Obviously you people are putting your heart in this and that's so cool, it's a niche game in the best of ways! I'll be looking forward for more with delight :)
Also, I know it's bound to become a Tycoon/management game but pleaaaaase keep the sandbox aspect too as an extra mode or something, it feels great to be able to just design one's dream resort without limitations. Not saying it should be the main mode or anything, but that's already a strength in the game as it is ;)
Nicest review ever! Thanks :) Yes, we agree with you and are planning to keep the sandbox mode.
I dont know how to get people into the resort, i made the runs and was into day 5 still with no one at the resort. I dont know if it's just me (i use windows) so please add that to the "how to play" section. Love the concept! sad i couldnt fully enjoy it
So far, LOVING this game!! It's just great and has SO much potential and the fact the developers are listening to us enhances this entire experience!!
An issue I am encountering: After playing for about 15-20 mins, the music and sound starts to skip, as if the game starts to lag. I don't make any increases to size, the graphics don't slow down, it is only the sound. Not sure if this is something that only I am experiencing or if others have reported this, but wanted to give a heads-up. Thanks for ALL that you are doing to give us an amazing "toy" to play with ;)
Hi! You're the first one to report this issue but we'll definitively keep it in mind. Thanks!
Love the game so far.
One minor issue: The executable in the linux version is called "Swnotopia" instead of "Snowtopia"
I CAN'T GET INTO THIS GAME!!!!!!!
Whaaaat...! Why ? I don't know where to start. Tell us what's going on.
Absolutely love this game! I program in Unity too, and it's so cool to see such an awesome game made in it. One comment: this guy has died xD (see top right of image)
the best game of ski for ever
Totally love this game!
It crashed after 2071 skiers :)
There seems to be a problem with trees though. All of my lifts and pistes go through trees
Sorry the game crashed :[
The new version will handle a lot more skiers, and there won't be any more trees on the pistes!
I love the game! But I am not able to play it :(
Did you figure it out? There have been a new release, built with a new version of Unity, it may be worth giving it a shot.
This is working great on Mac -- avid skier -- I'll be back -- happy to see how this game develops!
Really loving this game and I've spent a lot of time just following the terrain with the tool. So relaxing and enticingly frustrating trying to figure out how the AI works and how to design around it. I've definitely spent more than enough hours into the game just enjoying it's relaxing nature.
Are there more levels available now? I feel like my game once loaded into a different level/map where the mountain(s) were different. If so, is there a way to select load into them? Is that something that is going to be included in the next release?
Anyways, great game, really enjoying it at this stage. Can't wait for the Kickstarter to launch.
PS, is there any insight you can give off to what sort of runs each skier type wants/likes? The Slalomer is particularly puzzling to me.
The next step for us will be to add some management elements, so the satisfaction part should become clearer. From what I remember, Slalomers are good skiers but enjoy easy slopes. So blue is the best for them but red is ok.
Tested the Linux version, seems to work quite nicely. Have it installed in the itch client, so I will keep checking back each time it updates, great to see Linux support being tested so early <3
All the best with the game!
I am also having a download problem, game just refuses to start after extracting files, shame as it looks good.
Quick question are you likely to publish this game on "Steam", hopefully so as I'm sure you'll attract a big audience there.
Yes, we'll publish the game on Steam. Not now, but in due time. About the problem you encountered, we're working on the next version of the game. I hope we can fix this issue. Thanks for letting us know about this problem :)
i having issues with downloading :(
What is happening ? Did you contact itch.io ? Because I don't think that we can do a lot about the downloading part. Just let us know if you don't find any solution. We'll find a way to send you the alpha.
guys you made a dream come true, looking for such a game for years, great thanks. i'm an fanatical ski skier for years now, and i love this game. but in the windows version i can't touch on the house button and tree, and i can't save any game.
Hi! There is a lot more content we're planning to add to the game. Hope you enjoyed the alpha so far and see you along the way!
i'm really enjoying the game, i have a game concept like this in my head for years now, (i've writtin it on paper a lot, but i dont can program or art) , i've got maybe a few thing that has potential for in this game
I love this game, but I think there are a few important things.
- Make chairlift span and gondola span longer or make different sized chairlifts that go different lengths
- Make a tram that can go farther than anything
- Be able to customize village and lodging and on mountain food service
- Ski Patrol and grooming element
- Terrain Park run
- Add a season element to it, the beginning of a ski season and end, add snow storms and different conditions, like avalaches and thin cover, be able to open and close lifts and runs.
- Add money, and be able to name your run, lifts, and resorts
If you can add a few of these in the future it would be sooooo cool. I love your game so far.
Hi! Thanks for playing the game. See you at the next step when there will be more content in it!
The mac version won't unzip, it's only 22 bytes.
It seems I messed up somewhere while uploading the build. I'm uploading it again, should be up in about 10 minutes!
Really fun and beautiful, this game has a lot of potential!
The Linux version runs smooth on the lowest settings but the game still looks pretty.
This game looks amazing but I haven't got the chance to try it baecause I can't get it to launch on windows 10
Hi! sorry it didn't work for you. We're working on the next version of the game. We'll make it better so you can play it.
I can't get this to work on Deepin OS, a Debian based Linux distro. Get a blank white screen. Any ideas?
try downloading off of playsnowtopia.com if that doesn't work, sorry!
Hello, are you on a 32bit or 64bit system? The game is currently built as a 32bit executable, I'll update it to include the 64bit version as well.
The best winter tycoon that I ever seen!!
I wait from 2002 (there was published a similar game: Ski park manager) and now Tea for two studio published this!
Cool Game, i love it
(I am from the alps)
Hey, this is a wonderful game which I enjoy very much... but there is one HUGE problem... lag. I've played it on a laptop with a geforce 1060 and a pc with a 1080, which should handle this game very well. But once I hit around 5 chairlifts it starts cutting frames every few seconds which makes the game nearly unplayable... Would really love a responce KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. (and please fix this I'll play the game so much more)
edit: will have a video in a few minutes, also I play on windows if that is the problem :D
Decided to get it off of playsnowtopia.com as I saw a comment about it. IT WORKED and this is what I made (took a screenshot now just because it was about to crash, still building though, just VERY slowly)
Finally crashed after 92 runs and 1152 skiers... Had a great time playing a working version would send you a final product image but you know, it crashed. Although if you optimize this more I'd have an even greater time :D
I'd expect the game to give you way more experts than beginners with the amount of black ski runs you have :P
In the end, I had the same issues as you when I reached about 3k skiers... It was on the brink of crashing.
This is quite the interesting alpha build you have got going!
I spent a while fiddling with it and found it enjoyable - even if it's rough around the edges.
I sent you guys a feedback form - hope it's useful.
here's some images of my enterprise:
This is turning out to be a great game, looking forward to it a lot! I just made the park you see above. The number of guests is stil going up rapidly. I just have a few lifts, so they're almost all near or at max capacity hahaha. Love the fact that there's actually 3 different 'villages', and the pathfinding between those 3 and all the slopes seems to be really good. Was fun to play around with!
great game, real potetial in this game really looking forward to the full version. Only doesnt seem to like when you get more then 1600 skiers
Haha, yes, we still have some optimization to make... And we'll do it! Thanks for playing the alpha :)
Took a shot at the alpha and built a horrible nightmare park of endless runs and chairlifts - guests loved it! Haha. It's has a promising start to build off of, but it was still a little too sandboxy at this stage. I play the occasional tycoon game and resource management and all those various factors to keep an eye on are big selling points for me. I'm interested to see how the game will play once that stuff is added in (assuming that's your direction). The visuals are nice and clean and the music is great! Reminded me a little of the Risk of Rain soundtrack, which is stellar. Anyways, I'm curious to see how this game will turn out as development continues. Included more of my impressions in the video below. Good luck with it guys!
I saw the video on youtube and added it to our playlist. Thanks! Hope you'll be there when we'll add some content :) Cause yes, this alpha was meant to be a sandbox and we're planning to add management elements. See you then!
Loving the game so far even though it has limited options. A few minor bugs such as the ones mentioned in posts below. I definitely think this game has a lot of potential and would love to play this on my stream when it's getting closer to actual release!
A few things I'd love to see added or changed in the game:
- While building a slope, a status bar which shows what difficulty level the slope will be if you finish it so you can change it on the go, instead of just finding that out in the end
- Restaurants, both in town and on the slopes
- Hotels & management thereof
- Adding slopes with moguls or extra options for extra difficulty
- Adding ski parks with boxes, rails, jumps, slalom,...
- surface lifts such as T-bars (maybe adding beginner/kids zones) (EDIT: didn't see that there was already a menu button for that)
- Management style options, such as slope preparation (and the involved costs, schedules,..), restaurant and hotel staff,...
- Being able to connect multiple villages instead of having only 1 village on a map
Again, loving the game so far, and excited to see where it's going! Happy holidays!
Hi! Thanks for playing the alpha :) And yes, we can't wait to add content... There is so much we'd like to implement into the game! This year is going to be fantastic :D
Great game got 1240 skiers and over 30 slopes. Few small bugs i imagen they will be fixed soon. Would love to see things you can add like jumps, fun park, and restaurants. or maybe even hotels and such so you can realy manage your resort
And ofcourse the best thing: Co-Op
this game has potential, keep up the good work
Thanks for playing the alpha! We can't wait to add more content and gameplay. Hope to see you then!
Great Game Guys! I really enjoyed playing it! However sometimes my game froze right when I wanted to place my track and, when it returned, the track was already placed in a way I didn't wanted. Next, when u pass 999 skiers it shows the number on 2 lanes(I saw that someone else had this issue). Even though I had around 2k skiers, the tracks were still not as full as I expected. In my opinion they should be almost full with so much people. Besides that, I think a financial section added to the game will make it more addictive but it s likely that you are working on this. And a question: Why are my skiers unhappy although they have enjoyable tracks and plenty of them to ride. Those are my thoughts about the game. I think it will rock! Good luck!
And btw it s freezing to me too every 2-3 seconds. I have i7 8750H with gtx 1060 6gb so I guess it isn't about the power of the laptop. It happened since I had 2-3 hundreds skiers.
Hi! Thanks for playing the alpha :) We still have a lot of optimization to make. Freezing issues should be fixed then (well, that's the plan). About tracks not being full enough, I don't now yet what we'll do about it, but your feedback totally make sense and we'll keep it in mind. Last: if your skiers are not happy, did you checked log entries? If you select a skier, you should have a look at it.
Have a great day!
This may be because I have a laptop/don't use a mouse or maybe just because I'm dumb but I can't figure out how to zoom in/out and rotate the camera.
Hi! You can change the controls while launching the game. But yes, zooming and rotating need a mouse with the original configuration.
Would love to play this, however the game won't launch for me. It first recognized it as a virus and my pc would delete the file. I put it in quarantine but it still won't start the game. I have an i7, 16GB RAM and a 1050 so i guess that's not a problem? ant ideas?
via playsnowtopia.com it seems to be working better, only windows defender thinks it is a virus now but you can disable that. But when i try to load it up, the logo appears with a red exclamation mark, it loads to about 20% and then shuts down. Really want to play this :)
Great game !!!!! so glad i can play it on 32bit computer too!!!! Thanks again! Really great talent!