It's been ages since we've seen a good version of Tony Hawk Pro Skater on modern consoles, or any great skateboarding game for that matter. Both The Birdman's famous franchise and Skate haven't seen a quality new entry in years and attempts at recreating the magic found in those series have mostly fallen flat. Heck, we're still waiting on Skate 4 (opens in new tab).
Skatebird is trying to change that. Created by Glass Bottom Games, Skatebird is a game about "trying your best" while rolling around a toy-sized skatepark hitting awesome tricks as a bird on top of a board.
Megan Fox, the founder of Glass Bottom Games, launched a Kickstarter (opens in new tab) with the rest of team her earlier this month that has already reached double their set goal ($40,000 of a $20,000 goal with a lot of time to spare).
SkateBIRD is a game about birbs who try their best, and we need YOUR help to teach them to skate real good. (alpha demo inside!) https://t.co/VFjWPc96IZPLZ RT! Share with your birb friends! BIRB🐦NEEDS🐦YOOUUUU🐦 pic.twitter.com/ZAifEoClm2June 11, 2019
There is a demo for PC, Mac, and Linux available for download on the Kickstarter page, so jump in if you're interested in seeing how Skatebird compares to other games like it. It's not a final product, so expect some bugs when trying to land that shove-it.
Glass Bottom Games previously released Hot Tin Roof, a 3D side scrolling Metroidvania mixed with adventure mechanics. Also funded on Kickstarter, Hot Tin Roof was received well with players loving it's unique approach to exploration with a combination of point-and-click and side scrolling mechanics.
You can see more from Skatebird in the trailer below.
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