Despite living in Canada (I’m only an hour from where Snowman’s studios are), I personally haven’t seen much snow this year. It’s been a pretty brown winter in the Great White North, so really, a little fantasy winter is the best I’m going to get.
If you’re in a similar situation and you happen to own an Android phone, you’ll be delighted to know that the critically-acclaimed Alto’s Adventure will finally be coming to Android on February 11th. We fell in love with the game’s snowy slopes when it launched on iOS in early 2015, and are doubly appreciative of them this year while El Nino is wrecking all of our fun.
Even better, unlike the iPhone version, Alto’s Adventure on Android will be free. Snowman’s Ryan Cash explained the reasons on their blog:
After playing games such as Crossy Road and Threes! Free we began to understand that free-to-play can be done in a very tasteful and respectful manner. We also heard about the crazy levels of piracy on Android (thanks in part to Ustwo Games’ incredibly insightful Monument Valley infographic), and wanted to ensure that Alto’s Adventure could be as accessible as possible for everyone, while still being good for business.
The transition to Android was handled in conjunction with Noodlecake; another Canadian company, and one that’s built a great reputation for porting iOS games to Android.
Expect Alto’s Adventure to hit Google Play on Thursday, February 11th. In the meantime, why not enjoy a great read about how the game came together? Over at Ookpixels (DISCLAIMER: a website founded by myself and fellow Gamezebo alumni Eli Cymet) there’s a great write-up that covers both the history of the game and the studio.