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08/13/2014
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

SYDNEY, August 13, 2014 – Frosch Media, an award-winning game development studio, today announced Skater, a best-in-class open world skateboarding game coming to the iOS App Store later this month. Blurring the lines between single and multiplayer experiences, Skater enables social interaction, letting players share their own challenges and experiences in some of the world’s best-known skate parks and street spots. Frosch teamed up with well-known skate brands including etnies, Zero, Toy Machine, Baker and Lakai to create Skater and the first release focuses on iconic US parks like Stoner Park, Woodward Plaza and The Berrics, and street spots like Carlsbad Gap and Hollywood High.

Skater is like taking part in a huge skate session, with users around the world exploring and sharing different ways to skate locations. This gives players access to unlimited content - a never-ending feed of new ideas, unlike any other previous skating game. Skater’s unstructured format and attention to user-generated content makes for an authentic experience without funneling players through a set list of challenges dictated by the developer.

“As ex-competitive skaters and developers, we wanted to play a better skate game on the current generation of devices,” said Dain Hedgpeth, Director for Frosch Media. “We surveyed tons of skaters, scoured forums from around the world, and found that wanted a skateboarding experience that offered organic gameplay, social engagement and a way to expose and share the best things to do in levels – one’s that were based on real world skate parks. So I flew to California to meet with some of the world’s top skaters and together we travelled to some of the most renowned skate parks in the US.“

This is the first time real skate parks and street locations have been created authentically in any skating game. Starting with architectural plans from the city, Google height maps and on-site photography, every detail has been faithfully recreated, even down to the graffiti and stickers on obstacles.

Learn more about Skater, sign up for the newsletter, and keep an eye out for launch in a few weeks this August: http://www.skaterapp.com/

Become a fan on Facebook and check out the first in-game images in the gallery: https://www.facebook.com/SkaterApp

Download the full press kit here: https://db.tt/nAbQi1UH

About Frosch Media Pty Ltd

Frosch Media is a multi award-winning game and interactive media development studio, headquarterd in Sydney, Australia. The team of six brings over 45 combined years of tech industry experience to original and contract projects including AAA games, with members having worked on titles such as the Burnout series, Harry Potter, Battlefield and LA Noire. Founded in 2011, Frosch Media has created games and apps for companies like Rip Curl and Renault Sport and is now focused on bringing the team’s skateboarding background to the forefront with the upcoming release of Skater for iOS devices.

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