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Just Ski

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Don't let the minimalist look fool you, Just Ski is a challenging physics game. If you don’t desire a challenge and want something more casual, please do not purchase this game.



Still here? Good.

In order to set expectations let me explain what's going to happen during your first 30 seconds playing Just Ski!

The game is going to open with a small skier stretching and crouching... stretching and crouching... This is the game trying to show you how the controls work. You will likely dismiss this and click the screen as the "click to start" text instructs.

The skier will instantly start accelerating to the right and you're going to start to panic ever so slightly because you’re not really sure what to expect.

At full speed, your skier is going to approach and then launch off the first jump... You are going to flail the mouse around in a desperate attempt to gain control. You are going to fail and you are going smack the ground hard in epic fashion.



At this point one of two things will happen:

1. You'll be intrigued by the utter lack of control you seemed to have over the skier and at the seemingly impossible task the game has thrown at you.

2. You will rage-quit in frustration and push for a refund.

As the developer I'm obviously hoping for scenario 1. Just Ski! really isn't as difficult as it will feel after that first failed jump. It will certainly take some time to learn as it requires you to become proficient at an entirely new intrinsic skill, but once that is done I think you'll see the difficulty isn't quite what it once seemed.

The controls for Just Ski are simple to understand yet require real work to master because they are physics based. Moving the mouse up and down simply controls whether the skier is stretching or crouching. Just like in the real world, this determines how slow or fast the skier rotates while in the air. (Lookup conservation of angular momentum in any physics textbook.)

Once mastered, Just Ski will feel smooth and rewarding with just the right amount of challenge to keep things interesting.



One last thing. Pay attention to the color of sky and the color of the sun. The color of the sky will change as you get further along the ski path and the color of the sun represents your best run.

-Have fun and thanks for playing!
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Developer
Farseer Games LLC
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Jeff Weber
Publisher
Farseer Games LLC, Jeff Weber
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://farseergames.com/justski

System requirements for iOS

iPad 2 Wifi, iPad 2 3G, iPhone 4S, iPad Third Gen, iPad Third Gen 4G, iPhone 5, iPod Touch Fifth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 4G, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 7 5, iPad 7 6, iPhone X S, iPhone X S Max, iPhone X R, iPad 8 1 2, iPad 8 3 4, iPad 8 5 6, iPad 8 7 8, iPad Mini 5, iPad Mini 5 Cellular, iPad Air 3, iPad Air 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Seventh Gen

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
  • Processor: 2Ghz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
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Last Modified: Aug 28, 2019

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Just Ski reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Norsk
By all means, its a decent game. It does, however, need some work. The learning is all intuitive, and the game tells you very little. I never found a menu, i couldnt mute the sounds (no music, just falling and landing sounds), the "sun tells you your best progress" part i didnt get untill a good hour in, and theres just the one map (atleast that i got to access). After skiing the same course for 3 hours i finally got to the end, and it was extremely satisfying. Still, there's no reward system, and nothing telling you if what you did was good or bad. Id like that. Id like more maps, some customization, points for good landings and a soundtrack. It was a couple hours of fun, and Ive been longing for a game like this. Still doesnt beat the windows game from 10 years ago (had all my requirements listed above), but hey. Its something!
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Microsoft from Spain
The game is simple basic but has its grace, when you see the video presentation, when you play there are three moves Q can do, no scales "the salto"simplemente you have three types of jumps and those some like you and others to luck, Q can not move once EC Ho the jump. That removes the game life to Q understand it would be better to move freely the character for me to do double jumps triple etc backflip Q just move or forward or backward and if you want to because those moves Q you have to be extra without taking away m Vane do not know if you understand me or ask a lot... Thanks Hey Sebillako. Ouch! 1 star. :-) For Just Ski I wanted to keep things minimal, that is why I don't allow you to bend backward and forward. I think I understand you want more full control of the skier, my other game, Krashlander allows that but the controls are even more difficult than Just Ski.
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Microsoft from Italian
I join those who have had difficulty understanding on how to control the skier: in the jump Phase I can not manage the speed of rotation of the body and I end up crashing on the ground inevitably. I can not open the video indicated in the comments and I do not find anything even on YouTube (it would have been appropriate in my opinion create a more thorough guide in the game, to avoid the problems of understanding my game and perhaps other users impeded as the And I can not understand in the short term the logic of control of the skier. I reserve to look at it and try again with more attention and update my review, but in fact I managed to manage the movements in the first few minutes of play (I have dedicated a dozen before deciding to abandon it dedicating myself to other). I like the graphic style, so I'll definitely try again! Hey M4xt3r, Sorry to hear you are having trouble with the controls. You should be able to find the tutorial vid if you Google ' How To Play Just Ski '. Keep at it. Like Real skiing, it takes a lot of practice.
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