• Publisher: APO Snow
  • Genre: Sports
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 122.7 MB
  • Version: 1.2
  • Price: $0.99
  • Average User Rating: 5 (1)
App description: The ultimate freeskiing and snowboarding multiplayer game, taken to a whole new level. Play as Winter X Games medalist Sammy Carlson, or Womens Slopestyle Dew Cup winner, Spencer OBrien, outfitted with clothing and equipment from APO.

*** APO Snow graphics are optimized for the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and iPod touch 5th generation and later devices***


PLAY THIS GAME!

Im pumped to be riding for a company like APO. Its really cool to be able to share freeskiing and snowboarding with people on their hand-held devices, especially with people who may have never actually tried the sport in real life. I think every action sports fan and gamer will enjoy playing this game. -Sammy Carlson, Slopestyle gold winner at Winter X 2011

CHALLENGE YOUR FRIENDS - MULTIPLAYER

Did awesome on a run in APO Snow? Challenge your friends on Facebook to do better. Then actually compete alongside challengers in-game to see if you can beat them.

Play the pros as they take on big name mountains. Rails? Jumps? Yes and Yes!! Carve down 3D backcountry and slopestyle runs on real APO skis and snowboards, performing dozens of tricks as you go. Enjoy the best HD graphics and physics of any snowboarding or skiing game on mobile. Novel interaction with the cutting edge lifestyle brand, APO. Easy to play with simple controls.

EXPRESS YOURSELF

With more than 20 years experience, APO is a brand that has drawn its identity from its unique graphic style, which has gone beyond the snow sports environment to become a lifestyle in itself. In its history, APO has developed a whole range of innovative products to the delight of people who share the same passion for snowboarding and freeskiing as us. We hope you love this game as much as we enjoyed developing it with our partner Free Range Games. -Regis Rolland, founder

FEATURES
* Play the APO team: Sammy Carlson, Sage Kotsenburg, Kai Mahler, Spencer OBrien, Gerome Coincoin Mathieu, Willie Borm
* Featured mountains: Livigno Carosello 3000, Les Crosets, Mt. Bachelor, Mammoth Mountain
* 3D terrain rendered in a uniquely cool art style: 10 backcountry and 2 slopestyle levels
* 9 snowboards and 7 skis with graphic designs from real world artists
* 22 ski and 22 snowboard tricks unlocked out of the box
* 12 ski and 12 snowboard tricks in to purchase
* 5 goals for each level, as well as medals, stats, achievements, and all of that good stuff
* Music by Tha REV

ONE-THUMB CONTROL
Easy. You can do this with your APO gloves on. Well, maybe not. Still, its super easy.

COMPATIBLE WITH GOJI PLAY
For more information about Goji Play please visit bluegoji.com

COMMUNITY
* Be a part of it: www.apo-snow.com
* Support the movement! -Sammy Carlson

Echoseven's comments:



12-12-2012, 05:25 PM
#2
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 18,298
looks good. i wonder how this one plays.

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword

12-12-2012, 06:26 PM
#3
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Minneapolis, USA
Posts: 3,659
That's what I'm wondering, too. I've been waiting for a genuinely good snowboarding game on iOS forever now.
12-12-2012, 07:01 PM
#4
Looks sub par to be honest....
12-12-2012, 07:46 PM
#5
The models look cool. Interested to see how they approach the gameplay. No mention of what movement you are going to control with your thumb. Maybe you just match patterns to perform a trick?

Simon Edis Game Developer @ Ezone.com: Twitter, Game Blog

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12-12-2012, 07:47 PM
#6
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Originally Posted by arr4ws View Post
Looks sub par to be honest....
Doesn't bod well when there is a typo on the first screenshot...

Simon Edis Game Developer @ Ezone.com: Twitter, Game Blog

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12-13-2012, 12:07 AM
#7
Quote:
Originally Posted by ezone View Post
Doesn't bod well when there is a typo on the first screenshot...
We are the developers who made APO Snow in partnership with APO. Our apologies for mistyping 'competition' in the first screenshot. We will fix that first thing tomorrow morning Pacific Standard Time. We hope you all give the game a chance. We've tried to make the game causal, fun, and realistic all at the same time. Try challenging your friends and racing against their ghosts.

[url]www.freerangegames.com[/url]
12-13-2012, 12:15 AM
#8
Quote:
Originally Posted by ezone View Post
The models look cool. Interested to see how they approach the gameplay. No mention of what movement you are going to control with your thumb. Maybe you just match patterns to perform a trick?
All controls are with a thumb, or any single finger of your choosing. You carve back and forth with a single finger, then you flick with a finger to spin and flip as you go off jumps, and as soon as you are in the air a trick diamond appears so you can do combination patterns to perform tricks. You can trace up to 3 diamonds to perform unlocked tricks. 4 diamond tricks are unlocked with in-game currency.

We tried to make the controls as simple as possible and convenient when played on a phone held vertically. Plus we are not fans of tilt controls for this kind of game, especially when played on a tablet. We hope you like our design.

[url]www.freerangegames.com[/url]
12-13-2012, 12:22 AM
#9
Why do none of the screenshots show any actual gameplay? You know, with the board actually connected to snow? Or is this actually just a gesture based copy-the-pattern sort of game that has nothing to do with actual boarding?

Either those screenshots are hiding a dire lack of gameplay, or, well, it's pretty much the worst job of advertising whatever gameplay exists I've seen yet.
12-13-2012, 12:54 AM
#10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gabrien View Post
Why do none of the screenshots show any actual gameplay? You know, with the board actually connected to snow? Or is this actually just a gesture based copy-the-pattern sort of game that has nothing to do with actual boarding?

Either those screenshots are hiding a dire lack of gameplay, or, well, it's pretty much the worst job of advertising whatever gameplay exists I've seen yet.
UPDATE: Trailer is out: [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McaXIttfgvk[/url]

Static images of the backside of a character connected to the snow wouldn't convey actual gameplay any better unfortunately.

Here is actual gameplay from an iPhone 5 taken in real time with Kamcord. Although APO Snow supports retina display, the video recording is at a lower resolution to make it possible to upload the video over the cellular network in a reasonable amount of time. This video was taken with a pre-released development build; the Kamcord feature is not yet in the game. Many thanks to Kamcord and the hard work they are doing to bring gameplay video sharing to mobile devices.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMj4o9r_9yc&feature=g-high-u[/url]

UPDATE2: Watch how you play:

[url]http://youtu.be/xETih94jCBk[/url]

[url]www.freerangegames.com[/url]

Last edited by freerangegames; 12-13-2012 at 01:03 PM. Reason: Add link to game play video