SEATTLE – September 16, 2021.
The US-based indie games developer Glass Bottom Games today announced with great thrill and delight that their bird-themed avian action sports game “SkateBIRD” is now available for PC (via Steam), Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One.
Link tricks, rack up combos, and complete missions while soaring high and trying your best. Grind along rooftops, shred ramps hidden under a bed, and 360 flip over a kitchen sink…unless you’re too chicken. SkateBIRD’s intuitive control scheme and accessibility-minded options make for an approachable experience where anyone can become the best Hawk in skating.
Pull off fluttering flips and stylish slides while earning high scores across five levels chock full of trickable obstacles. Ruffle some feathers with graceful grabs and build up a reputation by completing mission objectives in each stage. Amass a following of avian accomplices and wow them with impeckable tricks while unlocking cosmetic options to customize over 40 avatars.
Skateboarding is all about self-expression, and style is important no matter how small the skater. From cowboy hats, to colorful scarves and backpacks, SkateBIRD’s accessories let each skater’s personality shine. Look fresh while tracking down hidden mixtapes to unlock new songs or have a solo session with low-fi bird-hop beats in the background.
Progress through SkateBIRD’s story to help Big Friend feel better. They’ve been down in the dumps lately, but seeing a sparrow spin a 540 might just help cheer them up. Move from Big Friend’s bedroom, to their office, server room, and more on a skateboarding journey about giving it your all and getting back up after every fall.
“As a small indie studio, the journey to launching on multiple platforms isn’t always the easiest one, but our community and fans have been instrumental in supporting us every step of the way,” said Megan Fox, founder, Glass Bottom Games.
“We are thrilled the console and PC communities finally get the chance to drop in and get skating!”
SkateBIRD launches today on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S via backwards compatibility, PC via Steam and Itch.io, and Amazon Luna today with a 10% launch discount for $17.99. It will also debut on Xbox Game Pass for Xbox systems and Windows 10. The game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) language options.
For more information on SkateBIRD, please visit the official website.
About Glass Bottom Games
Glass Bottom Games is an independent game developer based in Seattle, Wash. Formed in 2011, Glass Bottom makes absurdly cozy games about animals doing people things. The studio’s previous work includes Hot Tin Roof, Spartan Fist, and Jones on Fire. SkateBIRD was funded in 2019 via Kickstarter, where it raised $67,220 – more than three times its funding goal.
To learn more about Glass Bottom Games, please visit the team’s website.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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