This fall, Greentube will reintroduce its Ski Challenge game in collaboration with Swiss-Ski, the German Ski Federation, the Austrian Ski Federation, and others.
Players compete in races for the best times on ski racing tracks that are inspired by real-world courses throughout a variety of online events, tournaments, and challenges in the winter sports app, which captures the excitement and energy of on-piste action in real life.
The new esports game, which will have additional features like suit and equipment customization, also gives players unique access to well-known skiing tracks, including brand-new ones that have never been in the game before.
Michael Bauer, Greentube’s CFO/CGO, commented: “Ski Challenge established itself as a legendary title when it was available to play on desktop.
“We are more than happy to not only announce the return of this popular game, but it’s very exciting to be able to bring it back as a true esports mobile app, to players old and new.
“Especially that we can do so with key partners in winter sports. The updated version is packed with special features that the community is certain to love and we have some very ambitious plans for the franchise in the future.”
Diego Züger, Director of Marketing & Deputy CEO, Swiss-Ski, said: “We have seen just how popular Ski Challenge has proven to be with players in the past and it’s fantastic to be able to introduce the game to a new audience.
“Greentube has done a great job capturing the excitement of the sport and it has been a privilege being a part of the game’s development.”
The game will be available year-round, as opposed to just during the skiing season, as in the original title. After the debut, more features and songs will be added to keep gamers entertained.
“Having been a part of the development of Ski Challenge, it is incredibly rewarding to witness a final product that is as polished and appealing as this is,” German Ski Federation CEO Stefan Schwarzbach said.
“We are happy to have partnered with the Federations from Austria and Switzerland to help deliver a game that we believe will prove to be a success worldwide.”
The original Ski Challenge game was Greentube’s first-ever gaming title when it hit the market in 1998.
Christian Scherer, Secretary General at the Austrian Ski Federation, added: “It is a tricky task to create a game that is as fast-paced and thrilling as downhill skiing, but that is exactly what Greentube has managed to do.
“We are sure players all over the world will react positively to this new title that allows them to experience the fascination of sport so realistic and enables us to reach new target groups.”