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When Ski Lifts Go Wrong dev explains why the Switch version lacked the level-sharing feature

All downhill from here

When Ski Lifts Go Wrong hit the Switch awhile back, but it came over lacking a specific feature. Unfortunately, the Switch version did not include the level-sharing aspect of other versions. Wondering why that is? We finally have an answer from Jonny Hughes, one of the devs on the game.

We would have loved to support level sharing on Nintendo Switch, but with the technical complications that surround it we do not think it was possible with such a small team.

Digital Bards announces Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood, When Ski Lifts Go Wrong, and 30-in-1 Game Collection: Vol. 1 for Switch in Japan

Digital Bards has announced that they'll be publishing three more Switch titles in Japan. Those titles are Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood, When Ski Lifts Go Wrong, and 30-in-1 Game Collection. Get the details on all three of those games below.

Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood

- releasing March 2019
- ¥1,000

When Ski Lifts Go Wrong

- due out sometime late March/early April
- ¥1,500
- will be renamed Kenchiku!Gondola & Lift

30-in-1 Game Collection: Volume 1

- due out Feb. 21st, 2019
- ¥1,500

When Ski Lifts Go Wrong - more gameplay footage

It’s time to get carried away with the deliriously fun bloody physics-based construction puzzler packed full of creative challenges, sports and bloody disasters!

When Ski Lifts Go Wrong - launch trailer

When Ski Lifts Go Wrong is the delirious ski-themed physics construction puzzler packed full of creative challenges, sports and hilarious mayhem! Puzzle your way over carefully designed scenarios to help every passenger reach their destination intact.

When Ski Lifts Go Wrong - another round of gameplay footage

It’s time to get carried away with the deliriously fun bloody physics-based construction puzzler packed full of creative challenges, sports and bloody disasters!

Physics-based construction comedy When Ski Lifts Go Wrong is out now on Switch

London, Wednesday 23rd January - Curve Digital and Hugecalf Studios’ comical construction puzzler When Ski Lifts Go Wrong is leaving Early Access today on Steam. Following today's Nintendo Europe Indie Highlights presentation, the Nintendo Switch edition of When Ski Lifts Go Wrong is also available right now on the Nintendo Switch™ eShop. Both versions retail for $/€/£14.99 and are also launching with a 15% discount, so there’s never been a better time to hit the slopes.

When Ski Lifts Go Wrong combines the joy of mechanical engineering with the mischievous pratfalls of sending hapless winter sports enthusiasts to their doom. To accompany this commercial launch, new summer environments have been added to the game, bringing the total level count to over 100. The added content also includes new vehicles such as the motorbike and bicycle, additional music, new achievements, Steam trading cards and bug fixes.

The Nintendo Switch™ version incorporates all the content and improvements from the Steam commercial launch version. Additionally on Nintendo Switch™, When Ski Lifts Go Wrong includes touchscreen support and uses the full screenshot and video capabilities of the capture button. On PC, the game includes an MP4 video and GIF export feature so you can share your hilarious moments with friends, whichever platform you choose.

When Ski Lifts Go Wrong challenges players to build infrastructures to transport eager riders from one side of the mountain to the other, then wince at the results when their haphazard constructions are put into action, usually sending skiers plummeting to their demise.

Realistic physics make for unimaginable mayhem. This is a game about enjoying each failure, as madcap physics and bloody mishaps make every run feel fresh. You must construct ski-themed courses by rigging chair lifts, gondolas and ramps, then directly control your riders to get them to the finish line unharmed.

“When Ski Lifts Go Wrong features some of the most realistic physics around, much to the chagrin of all the virtual skiers we tortured to perfect this,” said Jonny Hughes, Producer and Game Designer for Hugecalf Studios. ”After more than two years of development, we’re constantly finding new ways to torment the denizens of these doomed slopes.”

“Seeing the response When Ski Lifts Go Wrong has had on Early Access has us stoked to release it not only on Steam, but Switch as well,” said Simon Byron, Publishing Director at Curve Digital. “We’d recommend maybe not playing it on a ski lift though.”

For more on When Ski Lifts Go Wrong‘s development, Hugecalf Studios will be hosting a Reddit AMA on the /r/NintendoSwitch and /r/Steam channels on January 24th and January 25th at 4pm GMT/8am PST/11am EST respectively.

Aside from the 15% launch discount, there are a number of additional promotions available for When Ski Lifts Go Wrong, for owners of Human: Fall Flat on Steam and Nintendo Switch™. Steam users will also have the option to buy When Ski Lifts Go Wrong and Human: Fall Flat together in the fittingly named bundle When Ski Lifts Fall Flat, which will be discounted by 34% during the launch window.

Summer themed content revealed for physics-based construction comedy When Ski Lifts Go Wrong

London, United Kingdom - December 10th, 2018 - Developer Hugecalf Studios and publisher Curve Digital’s comical construction puzzler When Ski Lifts Go Wrong has a brand new trailer showcasing new content coming to the game’s full commercial release on PC and Nintendo Switch in early 2019. Currently in Steam Early Access, When Ski Lifts Go Wrong’s new content will bring the game’s total level count to over 100, including new summer environments and new vehicles such as the motorbike and bicycle, additional music, new achievements, Steam trading cards and bug fixes. No matter the climate, realistic physics means realistic disasters!

When Ski Lifts Go Wrong combines the joy of mechanical engineering with the mischievous pratfalls of sending hapless sports enthusiasts to their doom. Nintendo Switch players will be experiencing When Ski Lifts Go Wrong for the first time, with the Nintendo Switch version incorporating all the content and improvements from the Steam commercial launch version. In addition, on Nintendo Switch, When Ski Lifts Go Wrong includes touchscreen support and uses the full screenshot and video capabilities of the capture button. On PC, the game includes an MP4 video and GIF export feature so you can share your hilarious moments with friends, whichever platform you choose.

“We’re so excited to finally share the summer themed content of When Ski Lifts Go Wrong with players,” said Jonny Hughes, Producer and Game Designer for Hugecalf Studios. ”We’ve been polishing the game and taking on board player feedback during Early Access which has been awesome and greatly benefitted the game. This new content is the result of everything we have learned so far from over two years of the game’s development.”

“We can’t wait to share When Ski Lifts Go Wrong with players next year. It’s already such a hit around the office,” said Simon Byron, Publishing Director at Curve Digital. “The summer themed content, including variances in terrain, vehicles and physics give the game a whole new feel.”

When Ski Lifts Go Wrong challenges players to build intricate courses to transport eager holiday goers from one side of the mountain to the other, then wince at the results when their haphazard constructions are put into action, often sending them plummeting to their demise. This is a game about enjoying each failure, as madcap physics and bloody mishaps make every run feel fresh. Whether during the winter or the summer, players design and build their courses with chair lifts, gondolas and ramps, then directly control riders to get them to the finish line unharmed.

When Ski Lifts Go Wrong - Kinda Funny Games Showcase trailer, release date


To go along with the new trailer for When Ski Lifts Go Wrong, we now know the game will hit the Switch sometime in January 2019. Good to know that we won't have to wait long, and it's hitting during the perfect season!