Alto's Adventure

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  1. altosadventure

    altosadventure Well-Known Member

    #1 altosadventure, Apr 24, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2015
    Hey Touch Arcade!

    Just wanted to take a second to share our upcoming iOS project, Alto's Adventure.


    We can't reveal too much just yet, so in the meantime here's a little look at some of our early concept art:


    We'll continue to update this thread when we have more details to share.

    You can also find us here:


    Thanks for taking a look! We look forward to sharing more details about the game in the near future.


    The Snowman team

    PS: here's a little goodie just for Touch Arcade :D


    ***EDITED ON FEB. 12, 2015***

    Watch the final trailer

    Price: $1.99 (no ads or IAPs)
    Platforms: iOS (Universal app for iPhone + iPad)
    Availability: Thursday, February 19th, 2015
    Languages: English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish (more to follow)

    Why we made this game:
  2. korymatthew

    korymatthew Well-Known Member

    Jan 15, 2009
  3. Stormourner

    Stormourner Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2014
    Abu Dhabi, UAE
    noice!! :D I wonder who's the main character?
  4. copaeci

    copaeci Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2012
    student, writer, reviewer, beta tester
    Alpaca? o_O? Or Llama?

    The concept art looks really good. Visit your site and grab the wallpaper, thanks for that... I use it as my iPad wallpaper right now. Just wish you'll reveal more wallpaper soon ;)
  5. altosadventure

    altosadventure Well-Known Member

    That's a llama ;)

    Glad to hear you're enjoying the wallpaper. When we have some new wallpaper to share we'll post it here!
  6. Stormourner

    Stormourner Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2014
    Abu Dhabi, UAE
    deviantart would be proud for the llamas
  7. slothwerks

    slothwerks Well-Known Member
    Patreon Silver

    Wow, I'm in love with this art style/color palette, looks fantastic. Excited to hear more about the gameplay!
  8. JCho133

    JCho133 Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2012
    Woah, this looks beautiful. The art reminds me of Year Walk meets Monument Valley in a way
  9. TheFrost

    TheFrost Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2010
    This looks so stunning, don't know about the gameplay but the art is so appealing. Will keep an eagle eye on this thread :D
  10. altosadventure

    altosadventure Well-Known Member

    Some new artwork to share :)



  11. dudewelcome

    dudewelcome Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2013
    i am REALLY diggin' this game's style, and the new art looks just as fantastic
  12. djstout

    djstout Well-Known Member

    Jul 21, 2011
    Sportscaster & football (soccer) coach
    Taiwan & Japan
    Looks great, please tell us a bit more about it
  13. shining jade

    shining jade Well-Known Member

    Apr 1, 2013
    I'm also curious to find out more..
    I have questions..
    what ios is needed for minimum and maximum requirements,
    What devices will this be for or will it be universal,
    Will it need wifi at all times or just once etc..

    Can you tell us more about your game, goals etc..
    What inspired you to make this game,
    did you have fun making and testing this out?
  14. The Morning Son

    The Morning Son Active Member

    May 21, 2014
    Wow, this looks good! Hope it's gonna be fun to play as well.
  15. altosadventure

    altosadventure Well-Known Member

    #15 altosadventure, Jun 4, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2014
    Not 100% sure yet, but it'll likely require iOS 7+. The game runs on iPhone 4/4s, but it's definitely better on an iPhone 5+. Runs great on the first gen iPad mini, as well as iPad 3 and beyond.

    We're doing some really neat things, and we want to build the best game we can, so we're definitely building it with the latest hardware/software in mind. With that in mind we still intend on making it as "backwards compatible" as possible.

    iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch, etc. It'll ship as a Universal app.

    You won't need an internet connection to play the game, but it will be required for certain aspects (e.g. Game Center), however you can play without internet and when you get back to your Wi-Fi (or data connection) it'll sync any new changes.

    Sure! We're big snowboarders ourselves, and were never satisfied with any snowboarding games in the App Store. Nothing we found really "did it" for us. We didn't find anything super fun, and most of the graphics are either too realistic (which we don't find works well on iOS for a game like this), or the artwork is too cartoon-y. At least for us and what we wanted.

    We've drawn inspiration from a variety of places.

    Things like Red Bull's "The Art of Flight" movie (which I totally recommend watching if you haven't – here's the trailer: and Amped snowboarding (yes, the old game for the first Xbox lol), and our own experiences snowboarding in the Canadian Rockies out in Alberta and BC have inspired the kind of unique terrain we've built into the game.

    We've also been inspired by indie games like Journey, Windosill, Badland, Tiny Wings, and more. Even something like The Last Of Us can inspire a tiny detail that sparks a creative thought – even though our game couldn't be further from a full 3D console title.

    Even though we started working on this way before games like Monument Valley or Threes were out there (we started in January 2013), it's games like those that have inspired us to commit to being 100% paid, no in-app purchases, and no advertisements. It's a really exciting time to be making games, and it looks like Apple is excited about it too (e.g. their recent Indie Showcase section of the App Store).

    Check out this post on Cult of Mac for a few more details:

    Of course, this is the best part! Still having tons of fun :D

    Last but not least, here's a little goodie we shared on Twitter last Saturday. It gives you a closer look at the dynamic lighting system we've built, running realtime in Unity.

    You should follow us on Twitter here:

  16. APPSER

    APPSER Well-Known Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    Found screenshots from the game, looks cool

    Attached Files:

  17. bigrand1

    bigrand1 Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2010
    Geriatric Party Animal
    California, USA
    This art work is definitely intriguing! Got my attention! Waiting for more from this dev!
  18. Omg I love the art style! This looks incredible!
  19. Infinity89

    Infinity89 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2013
    It's coming this February 18th.
    Price 1.99$
  20. chimpman252

    chimpman252 Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2012
    Front Staff at Chinese Restaurant
    Sweet! Hadn't heard anything about this in a while.

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