The best thing about Christmas as a kid is Santa, isn't it? Not necessarily the presents per se, but more the excitement of Christmas Eve. The anticipation, wondering what you're going to get. The excitement of trying to stay up late and catch a glimpse of Santa. Dreaming about the jolly old elf himself, flying around the world in his sleigh, tied to the back of a beluga whale, an endless bag of toys on the seat beside him...wait. What's that you say? Santa's sleigh is drawn by eight reindeer with goofy names that are the constant subject of bar bets around the world, not a beluga whale? Well, perhaps in your neck of the woods, but in Snowing, this great little Christmas escape game by 58 works, Santa does things a little bit differently.
The premise of Snowing is the subject of numerous holiday themed shows and stories the world over. It's up to you to save Christmas. Or, at least, that's what you assume as you work your way through the game. There's actually no intro, so perhaps the premise is completely different. However if you do managed to work your way through the game you will end up taking that wild Christmas eve ride to deliver the presents, so perhaps you are indeed saving Christmas after all.
Snowing has all of the bells and whistles we've come to expect from a really good escape game: logical puzzles, a changing cursor, easy navigation with both arrows and bars, and a charming story. All that's missing is a mute button, but then you'd miss the seasonal music at the end when you succeed in saving Christmas. Pick up and use objects and solve puzzles and soon you'll be making that magical ride, albeit without Rudolph and company.
There's not much to criticize here, just a delightful little holiday treat to put you in the right mood for the day. Even if you don't celebrate Christmas ("bah, humbug!") Snowing is a wonderful escaping treat, and a Christmas present to enjoy. No matter your circumstances, we here at Jayisgames wish you a wonderful, happy holiday season and hope you enjoy this time of year no matter what you celebrate. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.