These chicks know how to shred.
Skᴀᴛeʙɪʀᴅ's tɪɴy Tᴏɴy Hawks (ɢᴇᴛ ɪᴛ?) ᴀʀᴇ pᴀᴅᴅɪɴg ᴜᴘ ᴛᴏ ʜɪᴛ tʜᴇ parks lᴀᴛer tʜɪs yᴇᴀʀ, ᴀs reveaʟᴇᴅ ʙʏ a ɴᴇᴡ tʀᴀɪʟer ᴀᴛ IGN's Sumᴍᴇr ᴏꜰ Gamɪɴg expo.
The perfect name for a perfect pitch, Skatebird is an arcade skateboarding game in the vein of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater with one crucial difference. The skaters are teeny tiny birds, and they're flipping around appropriately dinky makeshift parks built around rooftops and furniture.
The best part, of course, is that there's secretly an incredible bird dress-up game hidden under all this stunting. You can pick from over 30 types of bird, and dress them up in all kinds of hats, scarves and accessories. Hell, you can try that right now for free on Itch with SkateBIRD x JAZZ MICKLE's Pro Cap Wearer do a Spoopy Combo.
Skateboarding games are in something of a renaissance right now. Skatebird wasn't even alone in tonight's IGN showcase, with the gorgeous Olli Olli World showing off its latest tricks. Forget THPS and EA's Skate—it's the indies who are carving a new breed of skating sim.
Skatebird is coming to Steam and Itch.io on August 12th.