Alto’s Adventure quickly became one of the most acclaimed mobile games released in the past few years when it debuted in 2015. The open-ended snowboarding game combined real-world physics with a minimalist, but still beautiful, art style. Today, the team behind the game, Snowman, revealed its next project, Alto’s Odyssey.
At the moment, the team is saying little to nothing about Alto’s Odyssey. The teaser image, shown above, would seem to indicate that it takes place in a warmer climate than Alto’s Adventure, complete with hot air balloons flying overhead, fantasy-style buildings and steep mountain ranges. Other than that, we have no idea what kind of gameplay Alto’s Odyssey will have, but we would guess that, based on the title, it is related in some way to the first Alto game, if not a direct sequel. The game itself is scheduled for release sometime in 2017.
The small team at Snowman seems to be quite busy these days. In addition to Alto’s Odyssey, it is also working on another game, DISTANT, alongside an Australian-based team, Slingshot & Satchel. The game is due on PC, consoles and Apple TV and appears to be a platformer set in an underground cavern, but it shares the same kind of minimal art style as the Alto titles. No release date has been revealed for DISTANT, nor is there any indication yet it will be released for mobile devices.