“How many times have you found yourself throwing your phone around, and landing skate tricks?” This is the opening question that is proposed in the trailer for the upcoming skateboarding simulator Skapp and its Kickstarter promotional footage where you can control your board through your smartphone.
In Skapp, you control almost any insane trick, curve, and grind through the movements and flicks from your smartphone in lieu of a traditional controller. Remember when you would perform the most mesmerizing tricks with your Tech Deck skateboard – with just your fingers? The guys over at Bound Games have translated that experience through this new title that allows you to perform awesome tricks through the finger-work on your smartphone. One of the developers in the trailer showcases more features that are included in this ambitious project. Many of the movements are performed with wrist-flicks and steady movements on the smartphone, as demonstrated through the footage.
Being developed by Bound Games, Skapp is a part of the PlayStation®Talents Games Camp Initiative. The storyline follows a conflict where human hands are rebelling against the humans. Yes, you read that correctly. Though not much of the narrative has been expressed, the concept is thoroughly innovative for Skapp‘s campaign and overall gameplay experience.
Skapp can be played through different difficulty levels that are suitable for a variety of players. With the smartphone’s gyroscope and accelerometer implementations, the player is given a lot of creative freedom to do many tricks as if they would on a Tech Deck board.
It will be released exclusively for the PlayStation for one year before moving onto PC, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch. The game can be played with either an iOs or an Android device.
Bound Games will launch the Kickstarter campaign for Skapp this October 27, with a PC demo being released the same day.