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Skatebird (Glass Bottom Games 2021)



What is Skatebird?


If you have never heard of this game before then you are in for a real treat. As you may have been able to guess from the title, this video game is both about birds and skateboarding. This is a pretty unique combination, but it actually sounds like it will be a pretty cool game to play. Rather than controlling a human and doing tricks like other video games, you are actually a bird doing tricks instead.

The story behind this is that you are a bird who’s owner recently gave up skateboarding. After watching him enjoy it for so long you are saddened that he stopped skateboarding. Instead your owner is now working more and more, which also means that he is spending less time with you. In order to get his attention back, you have picked up skateboarding yourself, as a bird, to hopefully grab his attention. This also means that all of the skateparks are around the house, with objects like pencils and notebooks seeming bigger than they are in real life. This size difference also comes from the fact that you are a bird rather than a human being.

What Game(s) is Skatebird Similar to?


Well we did not want to give away any secrets in the first section, but we have found this game to be very close to the Tony Hawk Pro Skater series which was extremely popular in the early 2000’s and 2010’s. It relies on the simple press of some buttons, rather than being a more realistic skating game like the Skate series. As you may have guessed based on the story, Skatebird is not necessarily your most realistic skateboarding game, which is not a problem as long as you are aware of that ahead of time.

Personal Rating


Being a big fan of the Tony Hawk Pro Skater series ourselves, we highly anticipate the release of this game. Since it is not released we can only give a rating based on our excitement level and for this one it is actually a 10/10, It will make for a very cool story mode as well as a fun way to skateboard too. We find it very exciting to be skating through a house and objects that you would find within one, rather than on some streets or the typical skatepark. It is an understatement to say we are excited for this game to come out.

Pros and Cons


Pros:

  • Skateboarding with a Twist

  • Joins Small Family of Skateboarding Video Games

  • Unique Skateparks in House Environment

Cons:

  • Highly Unrealistic

  • Skateboarding as a Bird, not Person

  • Still in Development



Bottom Line

We are very excited for this skateboarding video game even if it is about a bird skateboarding, and you should be too!

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