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  SKAPP'S KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES TODAY: TURN YOUR SMARTPHONE INTO A SKATEBOARD!
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10/27/2020
 


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Valencia, Spain – October 27th, 2020 – Bound Games is happy to announce that Skapp´s Kickstarter campaign is live now! Players can now join the campaign to support this original take on skateboarding using a smartphone and a PS4™.

Lots of stretch goals (some of them still unannounced) as well as a bunch of different tiers will be available to backers. Bound Games has set a funding goal of €15.000. Those who pledge €175/$207 will get a physical skateboard deck, whereas players who go for the ultimate tier, which stands at €239/$283 will get the chance to be drawn as one of the hands-on the game.

Skapp is the world's first skateboarding simulator in which you control your board performing the tricks with your phone. Test your skills by combining tricks, manuals and grinds as in a real skateboard in a game that pays tribute to skateboarding fans as it contains authentic brands, skateboarding cultural references, and no limits to recreate any kinds of tricks! Players can enjoy Skapp either with Android or iOS as a controller. The game features different levels adapted for all kinds of players, as well as a crazy story mode in which people's hands rebel against humanity.

The game has been developed by Bound Games as part of the PlayStation®Talents Games Camp initiative along with the help from the local business incubator Lanzadera. Skapp will be first available on PlayStation®4 at a date to be confirmed. 

KEY FEATURES

  • First simulator that uses your smartphone as a skateboard.
  • Discover a crazy story mode in which people´s hands rebel against humanity.
  • Skate through different levels adapted for all kinds of players.
  • Test your skills by combining tricks, manuals and grinds.
  • Complete missions in different difficulty levels.
  • There are no limits to recreate any kinds of tricks.
  • Free skateboarding mode included, as with all skateboarding games
  • Authentic skateboarding brands and culture.
 

ASSETS

ABOUT BOUND GAMES

Based in Valencia, Spain and belonging to the PlayStation®Talents program, Bound Games is an independent videogame studio whose mission is to highlight in the industry using innovative game mechanics. This 3-men team will be releasing their first game, Skapp, sometime in 2021.

ABOUT PLAYSTATION®TALENTS

Launched in 2015 by Sony Interactive Entertainment Spain, the PlayStation® Talents program aims to unify all the initiatives put together by the local Spanish branch in order to develop the Spanish creativity. The goal of the PlayStation Talents program is to support the local industry as well as to create video games fully developed in Spain to be sold around the globe. The PlayStation Talents program is formed by:

  • Two educational areas: PlayStation® Future Talents and PlayStation® First
  • The PlayStation® Awards, aimed at independent studios.
  • PlayStation® Games Camp, a business incubator that is present in Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Valencia, Málaga, and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
  • PlayStation® Alliances, where different projects with well-known local studios that have been sold overseas come together.

More information at http://www.playstationtalents.es/

 

ABOUT SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services. PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. The PlayStation family of products and services include PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Vita, PlayStation®3, PlayStation™Store, PlayStation®Plus, PlayStation™Video, PlayStation™Music, PlayStation™Now, PlayStation™Vue, and acclaimed PlayStation software titles from SIE Worldwide Studios. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, SIE is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation and has global functions in California, London, and Tokyo.