A downloadable game for Windows

VERSION R1.1 (March 4, 2018)

I've just released the latest update! Apologies for the couple months since the previous update, things came up and I wasn't able to work on the game. This update is primarily fixes from the previous version. I've written a more detailed devlog post with all of the specific changes in there.

I'm going to continue working on new features and improvements and hopefully release at least one new version every month. 

If you encounter ANY problems in the game, please let me know so that I can resolve it quickly and release a fixed version.

Thank you for checking out my game!


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.


  • Camera
    • Pan Camera
      • WASD or Arrow Keys
    • Zoom Camera
      • Scroll Wheel or +/- Keys
  • Time
    • Slow Down Time
      • 1
    • Speed Up Time
      • 2
    • Toggle Pause
      • SPACE
  • Colonist
    • Select Colonist
      • LMB (Click on Colonist)
    • Deselect Colonist
      • RMB (Click Anywhere)
    • Move Selected Colonist
      • LMB (Click on Tile)
    • Focus on/Follow Selected Colonist
      • F (Press / Hold)
  • Object
    • Select Object
      • LMB (Click on Object)
    • Deselect Object
      • RMB (Click Anywhere)
  • Object Placement
    • Deselect Object
      • RMB (Click Anywhere)
    • Rotate Selected Object
      • R
    • Place Single Object
      • LMB (Click on Tile)
    • Place Multiple Objects
      • LMB (Click+Drag from Tile to Tile)
    • Cancel Object Placement Area Selection
      • RMB or ESC (Click Anywhere)
Published Dec 13, 2015
StatusIn development
GenreSimulation, Survival
Tags2D, City Builder, colony, colony-survival, free, Management, 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. Open the extracted folder and run the executable to play!

IMPORTANT (if not using itch.io desktop app)

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.

I would recommend using the itch.io desktop app (https://itch.io/app) as it makes downloading, updating, and playing the game much more simple. The above error also does not happen.


Snowship Alpha R1.1 (2018-03-04) 24 MB

Development log


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The itchi client tells me it's not available for Windows, even though it clearly is when you download it manually from the website :/

Fixed it! I accidentally didn't select Windows compatibility for the file. Thanks for letting me know!

Sweet been checking every now and then for the update , Thank you for the game  and time to check it out

That's awesome, thanks for following it!

Definitely let me know if you have any issues with it and I'll try to fix them as quickly as I can.

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!