Q: When does the game come out? Is it available yet?
A: This is a long-term, mostly solo-dev project. So you can expect it to remain under development for a while. There is no official release yet, and no release date. You can expect an alpha release in the future, which will be playable while developement continues.
However, what you can try right now is the prototype sandbox playtest: a small map with 2 trucks and basic game mechanics. While you enjoy this tiny bit, we’re working on the rest of the game. But you have to understand you’ll be playtesting basic mechanics, not a game even close to completion.
Q: How much will it cost?
A: As long as it is an early stage project: Free, but in limited numbers.
If it becomes a proper game with a commercial potential, it will be made for sale at a very affordable price. This is essentially a game made by gaming enthusiasts. We believe everyone should be able to play games that they enjoy, no matter their budget.
Q: How can I participate in the playtest?
A: Here’s how to get access to the playtest:
- You first need a Steam account. If you don’t have one, go to https://store.steampowered.com/, create an account and install Steam on your computer.
- Once you’re in Steam, search for “Snow Plow” in the search bar. Access Snow Plow’s store page.
- You’ll see a green button that says “Request Access”. It’s where the “Add to cart” button usually is.
- The number of “seats” available is limited and they are randomly granted by Steam amongst players waiting. You’ll get an email when your access is granted.
- Once your access is granted, you’re ready to install and play like any other Steam game.
The access is totally free and you’ll get updates as well as long as the Playtest is going. Once the game is released for purchase, the playtest will terminate and you’ll lose access. For more information about the playtest, click on the “Play” button at the top of our website.
Q: When will my Playtest access be granted?
A: You might not get access right away as slots openings are at irregular intervals depending on how development goes. It is random and NOT on a first-come-first-serve basis, but keep an eye on you inbox. We are unable to provide an estimate of when you access will be granted.
Q: Now that I have access to the playtest, will I get the game for free when it comes out? What about the alpha?
A: Your playtest access will remain valid as long as the playtest program is going. It will continue as long as required and will encompass the alpha version. However, when we do terminate the playtest program, you will loose access and will have to buy the game.
Q: What platform will it be on? Any mobile version?
A: The game is designed and optimized for PC only for now, via Steam.
No mobile version will be made. Consoles and Mac are not planned.
Q: Will there be … ? Can you add … ?
A: Maybe. Most likely yes. But most importantly, suggest it! Reach us by any of our social media of via email. There is no specific plan and the project evolves as it goes, so your idea might become part of it.
Q: Mod support? Multiplayer? VR?
A: No, we are not planning on providing mod support. The efforts are being put on the core game for now. Same with multiplayer and VR. Those are very desirable game-changing features, but they won’t be considered as long as the core game is not at a satisfactory level.
Q: Controller support?
A: Yes, most controllers, steering wheels and panels are now supported with custom mapping. Anything else than mouse and keyboard needs to be mapped from the options menu before use.
Note that a mouse is required for menu navigation.
A: We are currently working on making promotional merchandise.
Q: Can I post videos of in-game footage?
A: Yes, you’re more than welcome to do so. There is no NDA associated with the playtest.
Q: How can I reach out or get more sneak peeks, information and updates?
A: The best way is to join our Discord server, that’s where the action is. Other social media links are located in our website’s menu, including Facebook and Reddit.