A downloadable game for Windows

IMPORTANT NOTE

I'm currently in the process of completely rewriting the game as there were many systems in the code that were old and not well designed which hindered development greatly. I've re-implemented about 40-50% of the game in the last month and am therefore hoping to finish the rewrite within the next 1-2 months. You can download the game in its current, very rough state but know that there is an update coming soon that will hopefully fix many issues, extend the core-functionality of the game, temporarily remove content/features/systems that were unavailable/broken/unfinished, and more.

Thank you very much for taking the time to look at my game and I hope you enjoy it now and in the future!

ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION

Snowship is a colony survival and management simulation game. You are the voice in the back of the colonist's heads and you are responsible for telling them how to survive in this harsh world.

Build up your colony as large as you can by supplying your colonists with safe homes, food, beds, and materials; but watch out for anything which may befall them.

PROCEDURAL GENERATION

Snowship employs a huge amount of procedural generation, with the world, the colonists, and events being generated using various algorithms and information so that the game world will look, feel, and play differently every time.

FEATURES

  • Mostly-implemented Completely dynamic world which can be almost totally changed using various terraforming tools that your colonist's can utilize.
  • Planned Deep and tightly integrated systems causes small decisions to potentially cascade into much larger events.
  • Partially-implemented Supply chains for resource creation allows for organic and gradual progression from primitive technologies to advanced future technology, and everything in-between.
  • More features and systems are coming with every update!

CONSTANTLY EXPANDING

As Snowship is in very early and heavy development, features are constantly being added and modified to make the overall experience an enjoyable mix of fun, satisfaction, and difficulty.

Contact me @Flizzehh on Twitter with any questions, comments, or suggestions.

View the internal development notes of the game here. This is where I list the things that currently need to be fixed/changed/added/etc. to the game so you can understand the current progress towards any future updates.

Please note that the current state of the game may cause there to be unexpected crashing, incompatibilities, and performance issues on various systems. The game is also currently missing some critical features as it is very early in development.

HOW TO PLAY

Controls

  • Pan Camera
    • WASD or Arrow Keys or Drag Middle Mouse
  • Zoom Camera
    • Scroll Wheel or +/-
  • Select Colonist, Chest, Object, etc.
    • Left Mouse Click
  • Move Selected Colonist to Location


    • Left Mouse Click
  • Deselect Colonist, Chest, Object, etc.
    • Right Mouse
  • Select Area
    • Drag Mouse
  • Slow Down Time
    • 1
  • Speed Up Time
    • 2
  •  Rotate Selected Object
    • R
  • Follow Selected Colonist
    • F (Hold to Follow/Press to Jump)

Install instructions

  1. Download the ZIP file containing a folder and an executable.
  2. Extract the ZIP file.
  3. Enter the extracted folder and run the executable to play!

IMPORTANT

Windows may warn you that it does not trust the file as the publisher is unknown. You can safely bypass this warning as Snowship poses no risk to your computer. This issue is being worked on and a permanent solution will hopefully be available soon so the warning does not appear.

Download

Download
Snowship B51.zip (16 MB)

Comments

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is there a way at all to get food

Not yet, sorry.

I'll be updating the game within the next few weeks hopefully and I'm planning on either adding the ability to get all of the food or at least temporarily remove the food (and other resources) that you can't get yet to alleviate any confusion while I implement the methods to get those resources.

thanks looking forward to the new update

also when i save the game then exit i cant load the game again

also how do i make bread im pretty sure its with the furnace and wheat but i cant do that for some reason

There's some issues loading the saved games in the currently released version and I apologise for that but it's going to be fixed in the next release.

Also bread isn't implemented just yet but again in the next release all of the resources listed in the game will be able to be made.

This version is just a very early-released version and so I apologise for any issues you find but I can assure you I'm working on making it all work well for the next release and I really appreciate you trying out the game!

how do i use the cotton gin

Sorry its unintuitive, I'm working on making it easier to understand how to create resources among other things.

You have to click on your colony name in the top-right, and then click on the Resources button. On the top-left scroll down to Cloth and click on it, and then increase the value and it will automatically create jobs to keep the amount of cloth at that level by bringing cotton to the cotton gin and creating cloth.

thanks

uhh... Hi, great game so far.... Actually I love these type of games. Reminds me of Gnomoria a lot. Oh and 'I want more!!!!!' lol Just kidding. Well, no I'm not kidding about wanting more. But I am kidding on the childish demand. Cannot wait to play.

Hey thanks I really appreciate it!

I haven't updated it in a little while because I've been pretty busy with other things but I'm currently working on the next update and I hope to have a good amount of new features once its ready.

Thanks again!