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Winter is coming (as every year actually...), time for some skiing!
Enjoy going down the slope, trying to beat your previous track record or freeriding skills!

Grab coins for some extra time bonus - watch out for off track hazards!
Your polar jacket can sustain a couple of direct hits, avoid trees anyway...

Note: there is no end racing line - you will loose :] question is how much time will you last?


  • Left/Right: control direction
  • c: jump (hold to charge)
  • x: restart (if stuck)
  • follow GPS pointer if lost


  • blue: easy
  • red: moderate, with side tracks. Practice your tricks.
  • black: heavy slope, with side tracks. Tricks or time out :)

About the PICO-8 Advent Calendar

This winter another group of PICO-8 elves has worked hard to release a shiny new toy every day in December. Check out the Pico-8 Advent Calendar 2019 each day for a new surprise!

There's even more festive fun waiting on last year's calendar! https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=32388

Happy Holidays!


Before I joined the ranks of the Advent Calendar 2019, @johanp, @p01 and others were toying with terrain generation - resulting in this:

With the theme being set to winter, I had this prototype ready to test the idea:

The gameplay evolved from some endless runner to something more akin a time attack game.
Thanks to feedback from early testers, and several gameplay changes, I think I have something that is fun to play and challenging enough!

Source code (+unminified version): https://github.com/freds72/midwinter

Update 1.3

  • updated: high level gameplay :]
  • know bug: minor visual artifacts on black track (due to the way I cull terrain)


  • Advent Calendar folks! ( @enargy :)
  • Midwinter mask: Andrew Elkerton (I guess...)
  • intro music: @gruber_music
  • trifill: @p01
P#70497 2019-12-02 19:39 ( Edited 2019-12-08 18:18)

:: alexr

Very polished and interesting game. One only wishes there were VR goggles for that. :)

P#70498 2019-12-02 20:12

Some early prototype had the ski (not VR) googles always on :)

P#70500 2019-12-02 20:56

It is fun, well done once again !

P#70501 2019-12-02 21:32
:: dw817

Superb game but MAN I am just no good at these action games let alone making it 3D. You might increase the skier's vocabulary though as I'm pretty sure in the infinite spinng and crashing I would've said some OTHER things along the lines of.

"Jane, stop this crazy thing !"
"Look at that, another tree."
"Turn off the spin cycle, I'm dry already !"

You still get my STAR though for outstanding work.

P#70506 2019-12-02 22:31 ( Edited 2019-12-03 01:28)
:: deraj

These are the best 3D graphics I've seen on PICO-8 -- and the game is great fun, too! Very well done!

P#70663 2019-12-07 15:29

thanks - the pico color palette works quite well for blue/white gradients.
if you dig low rez 3d, check: https://freds72.itch.io/virtua-racing

P#70664 2019-12-07 16:19 ( Edited 2019-12-07 16:19)
:: Maca

Incroyable. Redefining what is possible with PICO-8 with every release. + amazing references to that trailblazing piece of software that was Midwinter. Bravo!

P#70856 2019-12-10 20:57
:: fmdud

amazing work it's really good

P#73317 2020-02-21 16:13

Wow, Snow is a really great game.
Sensation of speed and contact with ground is awesome.

P#78704 2020-06-30 14:48

Wow, what a fun game. I especially like the menu tunes!

P#88056 2021-02-23 14:29

i like adding the ice cap zone prototype and final song from sonic 3 in this game :D

P#90556 2021-04-14 18:10

This is absolutely stunning! I also just HAD to make a video for it so please see below!


P#106225 2022-02-02 19:23

Ah nice - you can certainly pull some more tricks!
keep practicing!

P#106228 2022-02-02 19:59

I'm astounded by what you've managed to cram into 32KB

P#109931 2022-04-08 21:20

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