A downloadable game for Windows


The game is currently being rewritten and I intend to release the updated version by the end of 2017. Those who are interested in the game can look forward to that, and I very much appreciate you checking out this project of mine!

Once the new version is released, I intend to update the game regularly with new content, features, etc.


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.


Everything in the world, from the terrain to the colonists, is procedurally generated. This allows for interesting and unique experiences every time you start a new game.


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.

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.



  • 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)

More information

Published Dec 13, 2015
StatusIn development
Tags2D, City Builder, colony, Crafting, Management, Real-Time, Survival, tiles, town, village
Average sessionA few hours
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Touchscreen

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!


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.


Snowship B51.zip 16 MB


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when will the next update be out for snowship

I'm pretty close to releasing the next update. I've been really busy with other stuff lately but I'm hoping to get it out in the next few weeks. Once the next update it out I'm going to try to maintain a relatively regular update schedule. I appreciate you following it!

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.


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!