This PC snowboarding game mixes SSX, Mario Kart, and various small animals

What an age we're in for skateboarding and snowboarding games. Earlier in this not-actually-E3 week we saw a new trailer for Skate Story, a phenomenal-looking race through hell, and now here's a very different vibe: a capybara riding a snowboard. 

We noticed Slopecrashers during the Guerrilla Collective stream today, where a new trailer announced the latest version of its Steam demo, which is available now. I haven't had a chance to play it yet, but I like the premise: It's a bit SSX and a bit Mario Kart, with pickups like rockets (turtle shell equivalents) and speed boosts.

Also, you are an animal. The competitors in Slopecrashers are a chicken, parrot, lemur, penguin, raccoon, toucan, a pair of ferrets, and a capybara. I don't think it'll be controversial to say that my favorite Slopecrasher is the capybara. It's not just because it's a capybara, a great animal, but because it's the Slopecrashers character that looks the most like a regular animal standing on a snowboard.

There's no online multiplayer in Slopecrashers, but it supports local multiplayer and Steam's Remote Play Together feature, which I've used successfully for other games.

That local multiplayer mode is available in the demo, as well as an "all new demo campaign." According to the Steam page, the plan is to release Slopecrashers sometime this year.

Aside from this and Skate Story, some recent and upcoming snow and skateboarding games include Skatebird, Session, Skate 4, Shredders, Grand Mountain Adventure, and you know what, I'll go ahead and mention Skate Story one more time, because it looks so cool.

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the '80s and '90s, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on early PCs. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now, and PS1 classic Bushido Blade (that's right: he had Bleem!). Tyler joined PC Gamer in 2011, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.