Lets Talk – Pricing, GDC and More

If you’ve been keeping up with the news, you’ll know that the past few weeks have been all go for the Snake Pass team. From the Nintendo Switch news, revealing David Wise has composed the Snake Pass soundtrack, to our release date announcement last week; it’s been crazy to say the least! But, we’re still not done as we have a few things we’d like to talk about today!

The Fun Bit - Dev Diaries

From game jam to digital release on four platforms simultaneously, in the past 12 months of development, Snake Pass has dramatically changed. From the scope, to level design, right through to the visual style, it’s all seen change in one way or another and has been an incredible journey to witness. When we began building Snake Pass, we thought it would be really cool to capture this evolution and pull back the curtain that often cloaks game development – bringing you some real stories direct from the dev team. It was that reason we decided to put together a series of dev diaries and we’re launching the first one today! Check it out above and let us know what you think.

“The first developer diary shows how quickly the game evolved. That original prototype already had the feel we wanted, but it was building an actual game around it that became the challenge,” Said Seb Liese, creator of Snake Pass. “Seeing that rudimentary green snake is quite comical now. We worked so hard to turn him into something charming and ended up with the Noodle you see today, a character I hope that everyone will love.”

The Bit About Pricing

This is something we know a lot of you have been asking about and now we’re finally ready to give you guys an answer: How much will Snake Pass cost? We’re pleased to announce that Snake Pass will be available for £15.99, $19.99 and €19.99 on PlayStation®4, Xbox One™, Nintendo Switch™ and PC! That’s right – the same across all platforms. Regarding pre-orders and a retail release – these are avenues we’re exploring and will provide an update on them both at a later date, but as of right now we’re focusing our efforts on our currently scheduled digital release. Not long to go now!

The Bit About GDC

As many of you may know, the annual Game Developers Conference held in San Francisco is just a few days away and of course, we wouldn’t miss it for the world. We’re excited to announce that we’ll be teaming up with our friends at Xbox, Nintendo, Unreal and Indie Megabooth to showcase Snake Pass for the full duration of the conference. To give you a quick break down, Snake Pass will be available on Nintendo Switch at the Unreal Engine stand (Booth 1024), on PC at the INDIE MEGABOOTH and on Xbox One at the Microsoft Lobby Bar. Additionally, Snake Pass will be part of the Xbox One Loft Press Event. If you’re heading down, be sure to come check us out!

That about covers it for this week…there’s probably one little detail we’ve forgotten but we’ll try and remember it for tomorrow… Hopefully todays drop whets your appetite enough until then!

*UPDATE - due to the current pricing conversions rates, we've updated our UK pricing to reflect this. The rest of the world remains unchanged!

- James
Snake Pass Team

James

Sumo Digital Ltd