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For this week’s Switch Kickstarter Project of the Week, we will be looking at Concano Games’ It is Nice When it Snows. The game is slated to release in October on PC, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Here is the overview:

Get involved in this 2D platform and puzzle adventure that takes place within a winter tale magical setting.

Join this little snowman (or what it is left of him) in a journey through the permafrost. Find all the snowman pieces along the way and discover the powers that are behind them.

Travel through five amazing worlds and discover the value of nature.

Play platforms and puzzles in a balanced way to move forward in this intriguing narrative thread.

At the beginning of the game, the little snowball (that used to be part of a snowman) starts with basic abilities, such as rolling, jumping, pushing and so on. All in order to interact with the environment. 

The snowball’s main ability is to change its size and weight. Rolling over the snowy ground will make the little ball grow and gain weight. And shaking off the extra snow will help the snowball go back to its initial size.

This skills will prove to be very useful as sometimes, you will need extra size/weight to activate mechanisms or destroy objects that block your path.

And in other instances you will need to shrink its size to be able to get through small spaces or to faster and more agile.

Features

  • Five different zones.
  • Over 25 levels.
  • Abilities to learn…
  • Awesome Original Sound Track.
  • Collectibles and Secrets.
  • An emotive story with a social message.

It is Nice When it Snows looks wonderfully charming and wholesome. I was instantly captivated by the touching cutscenes that have a powerful yet minimalistic presentation that tells the player all they need to know. The gameplay looks intriguing with the concept of being able to shrink the size of your snowball in order to make it fit through tight spaces and gaining speed to make it grow. I cannot begin to imagine the wide array of puzzles that may come with this mechanic and am truly excited to see more!

It is Nice When it Snows requires €25,000USD and is currently sitting at €1,336 after 29 backers with 36 days remaining. So if you’d like to support the development of this game and some hardworking developers in their time of need, click the link below to visit the Kickstarter page.

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Posted by Alex Harding

Lover of chocolate and admirer of video games, Alex is the chief writer/editor of Switchaboo.