Alto’s Adventure is a 2015 endless runner snowboarding video game by Snowman. The player-character automatically moves to the right of the screen through procedurally generated landscapes. The player taps the screen to jump and perform tricks, and works towards goals, competitive high scores, and upgrades. Snowman, a Toronto-based, three-personindie development team, previously worked on productivity apps before Alto’s Adventure. The game was made to emulate the ethereal atmosphere of snowboarding, and was inspired by Journey (2012), Monument Valley (2014), Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 (2000), and Windosill (2009).
The game was released in February 19, 2015 initially in iOS devices. In September that year, Snowman announced thatAlto’s Adventure will be launched in Android and Kindle Fire. The game was finally released in Android on February 11, 2016.
The game received what was described on review score aggregator Metacritic as universal acclaim. Reviewers praised its art style and sense of atmosphere, but criticized its gameplay as unoriginal. Pocket Gamer awarded the game their Gold Award.