It’s currently 2 degrees out in Boston and looking around, all I can see are piles of snow that stretch up above my head. I reach into the nearest mound of snow, grab a handful, and start gobbling down the sweet melty goodness. Hey, look at that, my health bar went up!
Besides the flying construction workers, the single most realistic part of our game is that eating snow gives you health. It’s an awesome, pseudo-easter egg that we discovered the other day during testing (you didn’t think we’d inject our game with realism on purpose, did you?!), and I’ll be damned if we aren’t leaving it in. It just sounds right: “Eat the snow to gain health.” Of course you do!
Rock you like a… Avalanche
Snow only shows up in a few levels of SBS, but when it does, it instantly changes the game. The core mechanic for environmental snow was taken from a weapon that we had in earlier builds – it was one of the block types that we showed off at PAX Prime 2010, …