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Update 29/07/21 – Skatebird will now be pulling the tricks come September 16th 2021.

Glass Bottom Games are a independent games development team focused on making games in which animals do human things. And their next game will be that of SkateBIRD. Can you guess what it’ll be about?

Flipping onto Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox Game Pass Nintendo Switch, PC and Amazon Luna come August 12th 2021, SkateBIRD, is Glass Bottom’s avian action sports game that will see you dropped into micro skateparks that turn everyday objects into bird-sized obstacles.

A world away from Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, but strangely aligned to Skate City, in SkateBIRD you’ll get to wrap a talon around intuitive, accessible controls that make linking together free-flowing lines a breeze. Grind, flip, and spin through stages while completing challenges to unlock fancy new gear, fresh fits, and secret mixtapes jammed with lo-fi beats for the bird boarders to chill and skate to.

In SkateBIRD, pulling off tricks is nice, but doing your best is really all that matters. You’ll get to tackle five levels flush with trickable materials and DIY parks, as you boardslide down staplers, 360 flip off a repurposed eraser kicker ramp, and carve perfect bowls—just watch out for leftover cereal!

You’ll also get to rack up high scores, and complete missions to progress through stages ranging from your Big Friend’s bedroom to a scenic rooftop and a sick server room prime for top-secret sessions. Or free skate through the world at a leisurely pace. Grow your flock and wow them with fluttering flicks, owlsome combos, and impeckable tricks.

In skateBIRD, it’s all going to be about the birds and this will see you choosing from more than 30 species of birds and kit them out with wild wardrobes. Don a cowboy hat or a fez while shredding around your Big Friend’s office, or keep it mellow and strap a backpack on for a quick session in the bedroom. Become the world’s first tiny hawk to pull off a backside 540 or see if a pygmy parrot can nosestall on a magazine halfpipe. Like the relaxed control scheme, SkateBIRD’s customization options are all about self expression.

“SkateBIRD is a game about doing your best,” said Megan Fox, founder, Glass Bottom Games. “Since launching the SkateBIRD Kickstarter in 2019, we’ve worked to make the best game about skateboarding birds that the world has ever seen. We can’t wait to share it with everyone this August.”

SkateBIRD launches on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, Windows, Mac, Linux and Amazon Luna come August 12th 2021 X|S via backward compatibility on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021 for $19.99. It will also debut on Xbox Game Pass for console and PC.

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