Snow

Player Rating6.61/8

"#19 overall, #4 for 2007"
based on 16981 ratings since 10/27/2007
played 137,863 times (finished 13,410)

Story Difficulty1/8

"no possible way to lose"

Play Length4/8

"A well spent lunch break"

Maturity Level6/8

"I'll need to see some identification"
Some material may be inappropriate for persons under age 16. If this were a movie, it would probably between PG-13 and R.

 

 A story told in pieces of memory, about a boy, the girl he loved, and snow.

 

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Player Comments

The writing is amazing. It conveys so much, with so little. The length of the story is perfect for the idea and emotions it's trying to convey, and this is an excellent short story.

But that's the problem. It's a short story, not a CYOA.

I have went through every choice, every possibility. I've tried being rude, I'm tried being nice. It doesn't change anything. There is only one ending, one linear path, with maybe six options to slightly change interactions with the girl.

I was a rude asshole all the way through, and somehow I still ran out looking for her in the snow. Why?!

I just don't get it. Maybe saying "Do you love me?" counter-acts the rest of the rude shit I did. I'll try saying "no" next, to see if the ending is any different. But I don't think it is.

Don't get me wrong, the writing is AMAZE-BALLS. But this just can't qualify as a CYOA. There is only one linear ending, and no real choices.

As well, the description links to an interesting Kickstarter that was fully funded, yet hasn't had an update in over two years. Was that the reason for this story? To promote a Kickstarter project the author abandoned, thereby leaving it in Kickstarter-limbo like every other prospective Kickstarter project?

If there were more endings, more variety, and more choices, this would be great. Easily one of the best storygames on the site. But as it stands right now, it's missing the game part.
-- henshaw_13 on 6/15/2018 4:32:42 PM with a score of 0
Short and sweet.
In its shortness it was precise and lovely, and in its sweetness it was gut-wrenching and heart-warming
This is a story in part about duality; snow itself is beautiful, but it is cold to the touch. The story chills you and warms you, and the warmth is made more wonderful by the chill, like drinking hot chocolate after a day out in the cold.
The aspect I was most impressed with was the way the story concisely captured the essence of the feeling of snow. A story which, with every word makes you feel the FEELING of the title deeply, is cold and lovely, quiet and sad.
Criticism: The story is gripping, in a way which speaks to the lovesick teen in us; only a youth's eyes could see a character which is entirely without flaw. A character who is perfect is without depth. They will be confined to the rose-tinted fiction of the page, and never apply in a universal way to the lives of the readers. This can be hard to do in such a short format, where character development is already so minimal. I would have included one memory where she was showed to be not so stunningly, dreadfully, perfect, and then loved her anyway, loved her more.
-- dueconsideration on 8/23/2015 7:45:45 PM with a score of 0
As I began reading the story I was digging the style of your fragmented and vaguely connected bits of memory. I wondered briefly if it would get any more detailed, and was starting to think as I moved forward in the story that it wouldn't and that I would be disappointed because of this. You proved me wrong though, the emotions in this story, especially towards the end, were fantastic. Excellent use of the sites formatting. Well done.
-- donteatpoop on 9/2/2007 6:48:21 PM with a score of 0
This was a good and emotional story. My only issues were the lack of character development and the fact that all options lead to the same ending with no variety. Yet, if these two nitpicks were fixed, this would be a perfect CYOA. As is, it is a great short story of love and loss.
-- Tyler McFadden on 11/14/2018 3:20:13 PM with a score of 0
Nice. Short and sad.
-- PaulaAnneMason on 11/4/2018 11:40:25 AM with a score of 0
Great, Short, Sweet, and Sad
-- Player 1 on 10/14/2018 10:32:57 PM with a score of 0
It’s a good story, but there needs to be a little more character development. Other than that, I think the story is a little short, but I can understand it’s hard to write super long stories. Other than those few things it’s overall a great story.
-- Meh on 9/19/2018 5:11:01 PM with a score of 0
Loved that despite all odds they are "together" again.
-- Babster1964 on 9/16/2018 1:16:30 AM with a score of 0
This is very good! Very emotional and meaningful.
-- Yay on 8/31/2018 11:55:23 AM with a score of 0
Awe, its sooo cuutte :)
-- foxyg1rl14 on 7/21/2018 3:23:08 PM with a score of 0
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