atlogoIf you've been paying attention you'll know that one of our all-time favorite games around TouchArcade Headquarters is Defiant Development's Ski Safari [$0.99]. We throughly enjoyed Ski Safari when it was released in the middle of last year, but that really only tells part of the story. Since it came out, Ski Safari has been updated tons of times adding an absurd amount of new stuff to play through. New levels, new characters, new costumes, new items, new enemies... it almost feels like an entirely different game than it did upon release it's so chock full of cool stuff. Most recently, we took Ski Safari for a spin in a TA Plays Rewind as it felt necessary to really check out how far the game had evolved since initial release.

Anyway, being that Ski Safari is such an awesome game, and seeing as how Adventure Time is one of the greatest television shows ever conceived, it was more than a little exciting when VentureBeat broke the news that a Ski Safari/Adventure Time mashup game was in the works for mobile. Now, if you're familiar with Ski Safari you'll know that it's about a backflipping skier on an endless journey to outrun an encroaching avalanche. Far from being just a typical endless runner though, Ski Safari really stands out for all its little humorous details. You can collect a variety of different critters along your journey to use as makeshift skis, and sometimes they'll even hop on for a ride with you when you come across a snowmobile power-up.

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While there aren't many details revealed just yet about the Adventure Time adaptation, one thing Defiant noted in their interview is that Jake's ability to grow and shrink will definitely come into play. Creative director Morgan Jaffit elaborates: "So Jake is like the ultimate Ski Safari character. He can keep stretching and fitting new characters on his back for as long as you can keep picking them up. When you crash though, he loses everything, so it’s a really nice risk-reward trade off that matches the gameplay and the Adventure Time feel."

It sounds like Ski Safari and Adventure Time are a match made in heaven, and you should definitely read the full piece over at VentureBeat for even more insight into Defiant's role in making a crossover based off of their beloved game and one of their favorite IPs. Long story short: if something doesn't feel right for either Ski Safari or Adventure Time, they aren't doing it, and with full access to Pendleton Ward's production staff this should be an authentic and thoughtful blending of two popular properties. I'm super excited to learn more, and once more details are unveiled for the Ski Safari/Adventure Time game we'll definitely let you know.

[VentureBeat]

  • Me

    I usually hate this tie-in stuff; I can't explain why I'm so excited about this.

  • Bischi777

    I love adventure time and i love ski safari, so i'm happy as a rainicorn riding a snowmobile!

  • geoelectric

    Mathematical! I'm absurdly happy about this.

    • MonkeyChunks

      I believe it is meathamatical

  • sinistabanana

    I'm not sure what to think about this. Just because it's adventure time doesn't suddenly make it amazing... But it will be amazing, so screw you, logic.

    • nini

      Well, if if helps Ski Safari is very good.

      • toxiccheese

        Ski Safari is fantastic, but I'm getting tired of these brand licenses piggy-backing on an established and successful iOS game. Star Wars did it with tiny tower and they didn't change much about it. Disney did it with temple run and made little to almost no changes with the formula. I want creativity, not more of the same with a new skin.

      • Xissoric

        Agreed

      • Lazer Kat

        This just in, toxiccheese wants diversity.
        Screw profits, everyone change your plans to make one guy happy.

  • Lazer Kat

    Insta-buy

  • christopherrocs

    Stupid

    • nini

      Explain.

      • Xissoric

        I kind of agree. Just not into adventure time, and I wish they just came out with a new Ski Safari game instead of this.

      • Lazer Kat

        This is a new ski safari game

      • Xissoric

        One that's not an Adventure Time tie-in, which is something I'm not interested in whatsoever.

  • nini

    I'll buy this if it actually makes it out of the US, a lot of solid Cartoon Network games never even make it to Europe.

  • ImJPaul

    Is there nothing they won't combine? This is an awesome one though. Just unexpected.

    • Lazer Kat

      And new this week, we have "Sonic's Infinity Blade-Runner, "MineCandyCraftCrush", & "Angry Birds - Lego Slendar Man".

  • Stustaff

    Great.
    How on earth anyone complains is beyond me.
    If you have already played ski safari and aren't an adventure time fan... Why complain that it's just a reskin?

    Just don't get it! Not every game has to be you your standard and requirement! Maybe recognise that other people may enjoy it.

    • Lazer Kat

      As much new content as SS has added,I don't see this being a reskin

  • dylanmannen

    My Fucking Gooood this sounds amazing! Pls for the love of god, REALES THIS IN SWEDEN TOO!! all cartoonnetwork phone games seams to be US only, or whatever :< that has too fucking stop now, I want the other Adventure time games, and the regular show one too!, but I cant beacues of the random fucking region lockout of cartoonetworks games -.-

    • dylanmannen

      *america only... Not US, Europa dosent get the games at all...

  • cosmicrob

    Oh! My! Glob!

  • MonkeyChunks

    I bet this is another game full of in all purchase coercion . But correct me if I am wrong.

  • Poetachica

    Love this game.