If you are a Ubisoft Content creator, then Snowdrop game development is your thing. Snowdrop is a cross-platform game engine written in C++. A “node-based system” powers the core of this game engine. Initially R&D project, Massive Entertainment built this game engine for Personal Computers (PCs) and next-generation development to do “things better not bigger.”
This engine is flexible and efficient that enables small teams to develop ambitious AAA games. The sole purpose of this outstanding game engine is to empower the developers. It gives artists, designers, and animators the complete control and power over the engine to turn their ideas and vision into reality. Snowdrop is an interconnected and dynamic system that makes it intuitive as well as exceptionally easy to use.
The engine is an interconnected, dynamic, and flexible system that provides developers with a platform to produce their assets rapidly and interrelate with them in unique ways. Massive Entertainment (Co-founder of Snowdrop) created a destruction and lighting system inspired by film production techniques.
There are many other game engines developed by different development studio located across the world. Some of them are AnvilNext also known as Scimitar, Jade Game Engine developed by by Ubisoft Montpeller, Dunia Engine a fork of CryEngine that was heavily modified for use in Far Cry 2.
Features of Snowdrop
Snowdrop gaming engine comes with a unique list of features, mentioned as under:
- Snowdrop has node-based scripting system, which is able to link all the areas, from mission scripts, AI, rendering to UI.
- It is featured with global volumetric lighting.
- You will experience realistic day & night transition.
- It is a cross platform engine that provides support for Microsoft Windows, Play Station 4, Ninetendo Switch, Stadia and Xbox one
- Some additional features include procedural destruction, dynamic material shader, advanced particle system as well as 3D visual effects.
Games developed using Snowdrop
Tom Clancy’s The Division (2016)
Tom Clancy’s The Division is an action role-playing online-only video game. It is developed by Massive Entertainment whereas published by Ubisoft in 2016. It is compatible with PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows and Xbox One. This game is very exquisitely structured with the rudiments of role-playing games, and cooperative as well as player vs. player online multiplayer.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (2017)
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a turn-based strategic role-playing game. It has developed by Ubisoft Milan as well as published by Ubisoft in 2017 for the Nintendo Switch. The game is a cusp among the Ubisoft’s Raving Rabbids and Nintendo’s Mario franchises. Furthermore, it features both single and co-operative gameplay.
This amazing game receives generally favorable comments from critics, who admired its depth, gameplay and graphics. Amazingly, by September 2018 two million copies of the game were sold-out.
South Park: The Fractured but Whole (2017)
It is again a role-playing action video game manufactured by Ubisoft San-Francisco whereas published by Ubisoft in cooperation with South Park Digital Studios. This game is compatible with Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. South Park: The Fractured but Whole receives favorable reviews from critics.
Starlink: Battle for Atlas (2018)
It is an incredible action-adventure game produced by Ubisoft Toronto while released by Ubisoft. Starlink: Battle for Atlas was published for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One on October, 2018 whereas the version for Microsoft Windows was released on April, 2019. An additional feature for this incredible game is toys-to-life elements.
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 (2019)
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is the sequel to Tom Clancy’s The Division (2016). It is an online adventure role-playing game industrialized by Massive Entertainment however published by Ubisoft. This game provides compatibility for Microsoft Windows, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on March, 2019. Critics reviewed it favorably and commented it as an improvement in contrast with the first version.