Has the hot weather in the U.S. got you pining for mountains of deep powder at your favorite ski resort? Australian game developer
Monte Boyd Interactive
has released Slope Rider, a 3D snowboarding action game for the Macintosh.
Slope Rider itself features a variety of different courses peppered with plenty of challenge for snowboarders looking for freestyle challenge on jumps, half-pipes and rails. You can race to the bottom against computer-controlled opponents or you can try to pull off trick combos for bigger point bonuses.
What’s more, the game also comes with Powder — a terrain editor that enables you to make your own tracks and create your own trick park.
Slope Rider requires a 266MHz or faster mac with Mac OS 9.0 or later — it also runs natively in Mac OS X. It also requires an OpenGL-compatible video card and OpenGL 1.2.1 or later.
Distributed as US$15 shareware, the demo version available for download enables you to play two of the ten included courses in either alpine or freestyle modes. The full version unlocks the full course list and also provides users with the ability to play courses created with Powder.