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Mission in Snowdriftland Returns this December

Posted by Marcel van Duyn

chick chick BOOM's older brother is coming back as well

If you've been paying attention to Nintendo happenings on the internet for the past few years, you might be familiar with a little game called Mission in Snowdriftland, which was only available for about a month at the tail end of 2006.

A conjunction between Nintendo and Extra Toxic, it was basically an advent calendar advertising one Nintendo game or piece of hardware every day from the 1st of December until the 25th. Each of those days was also accompanied by a new available stage, which you could attempt to collect all items on to receive wallpapers and other things for the corresponding game.

The game went offline in January, and just a few months later, Nintendo and Extra Toxic collaborated again to create chick chick BOOM for Easter. That also went offline after a month, but it only very recently was finally revived for WiiWare by tons of bits, which consists of some of the people who worked on the games originally.

Of course, some people wondered where its "predecessor" was, but you can now finally breathe a sigh of relief - Mission in Snowdriftland will, very soon, once again be online, again from the first day of December, and again getting a new level every day.

It looks like it will simply be the same old game available for play a second time, but as so many people missed out on it the first time around, this may just be a good thing. Of course, we just have to wonder if tons of bits will work with Nintendo again, or if they will leave out the game advertising part entirely this time - It would be weird if it still advertised games like Yoshi's Island DS! You can check up on any news on the game's rerelease on tons of bits' official website. Perhaps the game will be released on WiiWare after it runs its course this time?

[via tons-of-bits.com]

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User Comments (17)

Popyman

#3

Popyman said:

Sweet! I played the BOOM game but never heardof that platformer. I shall be playing it this time.

StuffyStuff

#6

StuffyStuff said:

So is the main character a snowman or a penguin? If he's a snowman, there's no way he can survive in that second photo. I'd be interested to know what the gameplay is like.

tons_of_bits

#7

tons_of_bits said:

Hehe, Nintendolife was fast again. Thanks for that :)

We were very busy and hard working the last days to prepare our advent calendar Mission in Snowdriftland for bringing it back this christmas only for your pleasure!

Most probably all levels will stay the same, but we will have a very interesting addition for the downloadable content at the end of each level...I think you will be surprised and happy to hear/see this...

We will inform you, the press and all we can reach today afternoon with the news! At that time the advent calendar site will be updated and online as well...

Stay tuned ;)

Lobster

#10

Lobster said:

That's disappointing to hear. I hope it does make it to WiiWare eventually.

tons_of_bits

#11

tons_of_bits said:

Ok, it is SET! :)
This year the advent calendar will run under the "INDIE GAMES EDITION". We contacted some of the best Indie Game Developers and asked for exclusive downloads after each level. The feedback was very positive, so that we gathered an impressive list of participants.

At the time of this announcement already participating:

tons of bits (chick chick BOOM)
Akaoni Studio (Zombie Panic in Wonderland)
Broken Rules (And Yet It Moves)
Gaijin Games (Bit.Trip)
Press Play (Max and the Magic Marker)
Ronimo Games (Swords & Soldiers)
Spaces Of Play (Spirits)
Over the Top Games (NyxQuest)

We will contact further quality Indie Game Developers to increase the amount of exclusive downloads for the calendar. But we think that the list of participants is already eyecandy for every Indie Games Fan, isn't it?

I am posting the URL for the calendar here again:

http://www.mission-in-snowdriftland.com

Haven fun! ;)

RaylaxStaff

#12

Raylax said:

Awesomesauce, just watched the intro trailer. Roll on Dec 1st :D
That's a mighty impressive set of developers there too. Yay, Gajin! Corbie and Odnetnin are gonna love you :P

iwiica

#14

iwiica said:

@TLink9: of course we did contact them, but unfortunately we were unable to get them to join us. Maybe Team Meat will? Anyway, we still keep a free sock for their meat. :-)

RaviC

#16

RaviC said:

I must be the only one here who remembers this game. I checked back the year later only to see that the game hadn't come back. But now it is back, I will play it again! The addition of Indie Games DLC is great.

Odnetnin

#17

Odnetnin said:

@Raylax You have no idea how misty-eyed I am getting right now just thinking about exclusive BIT.TRIP wallpapers. Sad but true!

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