[PS4Blog.net Interview] Glass Bottom Games On SkateBIRD

by EdEN, Owner

Do you feel as if you were missing something in your life? Perhaps a game in which a bird takes on some skateboarding? Then check out our interview with Glass Bottom Games on SkateBIRD.

PS4Blog: Good morning. Thank you for taking the time to do this interview. Care to tell our readers a bit about yourself and your work to get this going?

So yeah, hi! I’m Megan, and I run Glass Bottom Games. We’re making SkateBIRD (it’s on Kickstarter, funded in the first 24 hours, has a demo, go try it!), and before this, we made a bunch of other games you probably haven’t heard of. Been in the biz for over ten years now.

PS4B: Indeed. After the successful Hot Tin Roof campaign, you’ve set out to do a new Kickstarter, this time around for a very different style of game. The name definitely paints a picture of what to expect from the game. Care to elaborate on that?

Well, it’s in the name, right? A bird who skateboards, heh. It’s a game about trying your best. It’s got some Tony Hawk and Skate influences, though kids often first compare it to Goat Simulator – but where that leans into being a gag, we play it straight. Skateboarding birds don’t really need help to elicit a giggle, you know?

PS4B: As mentioned, the game already managed to reach its main funding goal, so I was wondering if you were considering any stretch goals for the Kickstarter.

Within the first day, believe it or not. It was CRAZY. But yeah, we’ve got a few stretch goals up now, and we’ll add more as those get hit. We’re trying not to taunt people with things that may never happen.

We’re also not going above $100,000. If the Kickstarter makes more, great, but we don’t want to just keep growing scope forever. We want the game to ship, and be fun!

PS4B: How crazy would it be for you to do an actual full issue of Thrusher to release digitally/physically as a one-off?

I hadn’t even thought about it honestly. That would be awesome! Though kinda expensive. Magazines use what’s called a Perfect binding that’s obnoxious to do yourself, and vanity press is expensive for small runs.

I guess if there were enough interest… 😉

PS4B: What are the odds of seeing this fliptastic game on, say, the PlayStation 4 or the Nintendo Switch later in 2020-ish?

Very good, we just don’t know which console(s). We’re in talks with all of them, waiting to hear back before we say anything.

PS4B: And that’s all the time we have for today. Would you like to mention anything else before we end this one?

Please try the demo! Kickstarters are a thing, some people just don’t dig em, and that’s fine, but please enjoy the demo! It’s super cool to see people actually engaging with the game, finally!

Related Posts

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More