Tiny skateboard maker Spin Master has a brand new mobile game based on their popular mini-board brand Tech Deck. Ollie your way through the break for the trailer.
Tech Deck intuitively accessible system of fast-paced, tap, hold and slide mechanics challenge players to chain together combos, grinds, aerials and holds across an assortment of diverse locales, brought to life brightly with crisp animations and sharp HD visuals. The title features a roster of upgradable skaters to choose from, as well as an imposing crew of local legends to take down through incredible tests of street skills. Well over a hundred officially licensed decks are represented, and Tech Deck owners can use their mobile devices to scan some of their real-life collections into the game and use them to skate.
I’m of the mind that simpler is probably better when it comes to translating a fast-paced sport like skateboarding over to a touchscreen interface and I have to say, Tech Deck actually looks pretty neat. The idea of scanning in your own decks is pretty awesome too, something like that could really get the collector audience interested in a game like this that they may not have batted an eye at before.
Also, I kind of thought that videogame boarding might be making a return to some kind of prominence after the hit revival of Tony Hawk last year, but nothing happened- so it’s nice to see a new company making a run at something like Tech Deck. If it plays like it looks (and I’m sure the branding won’t hurt either), Spin Master just might have a mobile hit one their hands.
You can check out Tech Deck on iOS and Android platforms right now, the game is free-to-play.