Shredders is like a chilled-out SSX

Not getting a lots of snow this winter season is a downer, however we’ll constantly have computer game to scratch the winter season sports itch. Shredders is an approaching snowboarding video game from a Swedish studio called FoamPunch, and its virtual snow looks so pleasantly grainy, I can simply envision myself falling under it.

There’s fluffy snow and more in Cool WIP, Polygon’s weekly roundup of appealing clips and screenshots of operate in development. Weekly, the Polygon personnel searches the web for the most intriguing video games still under building and construction, to provide you a sampler of the coolest up-and-coming jobs.

In this week’s Cool WIP, we have 2 various town-builders, a 3D platformer where you zoom through a futuristic neon world, and the most wonderful mushroom you’ll ever fulfill.

Shred the gnar in this brand-new snowboarding video game

2021’s indie skateboarding video game trend continues into the brand-new year, other than with a minor twist: This video game includes snowboarding rather. Shredders is being established by a Belgian and Swedish studio called FoamPunch. The group published a video flaunting a fast shot of a technique where the snowboarder flights up a ramp and flies through a hole in a wall. The video game looks smooth as … ice, and like a chill, easygoing time. According to the devs, Shredders will introduce at some point in 2022, initially on Xbox Series X, where it will likewise be readily available on Xbox Video game Pass.

A lovable city home builder gets a fresh coat of snow

Toukana Interactive launched its city home builder, Dorfromantik, in March however designers revealed a brand-new upgrade just recently that includes snow. In this city home builder, you position hexagonal tiles to gradually develop out a serene landscape. Polygon included it on its list of leading video games from 2021 and it appears like we’ll be getting a winterized variation of the video game. You can take a look at more about it on its Steam page.

A video game where you develop on the back of a leviathan

We have another city-builder in the mix. This time though, you’ll be dealing with restricted resources and area. In The Roaming Town you develop on the back of a giant, roaming animal. Designer Stray Fawn Studio published a TikTok revealing simply how far the video game has actually come considering that 2019, using an uncommon peek into what a couple of years of advancement can appear like. According to the Steam page, the video game doesn’t have a release window yet.

Speed along with this neon futuristic world

Tireless takes the effortless gate characteristic of games like Solar Ash or The Pathless and launches players on a fast-paced neon adventure. The development studio, The Cyber Clan, shared a demo of the video game way back in July, but it looks worth a revisit if you like fast-paced platformers. A more recent clip shows progress on the video game, including gameplay showing one of the cybernetic characters gracefully soaring through a glowing, futuristic world.

Your best mushroom friend

Scrolling down Alex Dixon’s Twitter feed reveals a curation of delightful, Miyazaki-esque game scenes. (One character featured on the feed even looks like it’s straight out of Howl’s Moving Castle.) One clip Dixon posted shows a delightful encounter between a person and a sneaky mushroom character tiptoeing close behind. This clip is from an unnamed work-in-progress, however it sure looks fantastic for a task in its early phases. You can follow Dixon’s work on their Twitter account.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.