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Griptape Backbone
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Dec 5, 2016 @ 10:47pm
May 5, 2017 @ 10:50am

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Release date: May 5th 2017???
Griptape Backbone is a FREE V A P O R W A V E first person skateboarding game.

You can literally skate whatever surface you want, kind of like that city scene in INCEPTION. The game's control scheme is simple and accessible for everyone, with the controls only requiring the mouse, while also offering the depth to those who want to line up and flick dank tricks whilst controlling your board midair.

You play as a skater in a coma on the brink of life and death and must collect A E S T H E T I C S to reach enlightenment in purgatory while trying your best to expiate your sins.

The game is also extremely Meditative and Zen Like, a game where you can just skate without even worrying about the objectives and listen to the amazing lineup of songs with the in game Player Driven Radio from over 25 artists while taking in the open world skate map full of intentional and unintentional great skate spots to discover.

Music from...
  • Blank Banshee[]
  • Home[]
  • Vektroid[]
  • Selectron[]
  • Suburban Pets[]
  • Tomppabeats[]
  • Toetensen[]
  • Donky Pitch[]
  • Dong Lee[]
  • Pablo Garduño[]
  • Carsyn Ainsworth & Dylan Roberts[]
  • Dutchy![]
  • Brian Haeger[]
  • Warren Heart[]
  • user-999[]
  • Canaan Long aka Prehistoric Turtlesaurus[]
  • Delone[]
  • Mingo Gomez[]
  • Steven Harmon[]
  • 骨架的 []
  • Disconscious[]
  • Sonder[]
  • quickly, quickly[]
  • Limes []
  • Vincent Remember []
  • Yung Bae []

    Frequently Asked Questions
    Q: What is VAPORWAVE?
    A: Long Answer - Vaporwave is an electronic music subgenre that originated during the early 2010's on the internet. It is characterized by a nostalgic & surrealist fascination with retro design, consumer capitalism, and popular culture. Art embraces low poly, VHS, cassette tapes, Japanese neo tokyo, cyberpunk tropes. Short answer - Slowed down sampling of lounge music, smooth jazz, elevator music, and a certain je ne sais quoi. Shorter answer - A lifestyle.

    Q: Why does the game look like it was made for the ps1?
    A: The ps1 was one of the most A E S T H E T I C consoles to grace us with its presence.

    Q: How long have you been developing this?
    A: A little over four months, since I've started skating in real life actually. No fear though, there's already enough gameplay time to fill an 80 minute cd mixtape. I'll also update the game from time to time with new skate spots, features, and npc interactions.

    Q: Rights to 90's pop culture allusions? Rights to music?
    A: Freedom of speech, not slander, free game, satire in nature (Vaporwave is a commentary and satire on consumerism, tech, pop culture) The game is legally protected (It's art; games are art), and plus it's free advertising. As far as the music goes, yes I have the permission from these artists to use their music in game and I love them for it. Some of the artists are composing tracks specifically for this game too which is pretty cool!

    Q: Will this game fill the immeasurable empty void that is life?
    A: /music plays
Popular Discussions View All (3)
Mar 21, 2017 @ 7:32pm
hi lol
Apr 17, 2017 @ 11:28am
Will Be this Game as bad as ankward dimensiones redux?
Apr 6, 2017 @ 11:28pm
A great idea
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Beldar the Destroyer of Worlds  [author] Apr 14, 2017 @ 4:40pm 
@Harry Dresden - early may. Almost done with the game, just adding the finishing touches.
loud autistic rohan Apr 14, 2017 @ 10:11am 
Sup BB Whens the game Dropping?
Beldar the Destroyer of Worlds  [author] Apr 9, 2017 @ 10:27am 
@grizzlt8hunter1 - Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?
grizzly8hunter1 Apr 9, 2017 @ 9:02am 
is thie VR?
Shock the Gays with Tesla Rays Apr 6, 2017 @ 3:21pm 
@Beldar the Destroyer of Worlds - oh sorry I didn't realise, I didn't see Macintosh plus at first glance, so I looked at all the bandcamps and didn't see "beerontherug.bandcamp" so I just assumed you didn't use him. Check out Conscious Thoughts album "Jus Chillin", has some really good songs in it. I also recommend Conscious Thoughts - Don't say it's over, one of my favourite songs. I am glad about the amount of effort put into this game, and how you are listening to the people who review this game. Keep it up!
Beldar the Destroyer of Worlds  [author] Apr 6, 2017 @ 3:17pm 
@Shock the Gays with Tesla Rays - There is Macintosh Plus (Vektroid), but I'll definitely check out Conscious Thoughts. Thanks for the recommendation!
Shock the Gays with Tesla Rays Apr 6, 2017 @ 12:16am 
you need some songs from Conscious Thoughts and MacPlus, otherwise everything looks sweet dude
Beldar the Destroyer of Worlds  [author] Mar 21, 2017 @ 7:32pm 
@Utilisateur inconnu - Awkward will have a standalone update dlc or something like that in a few years, once I've lived more life.
*.EXE Has Stopped Running* Mar 21, 2017 @ 5:18pm 
If you can make good sequal of the demensions Redux and made it around 2 hours of gameplay or longer, I would pay for it
Beldar the Destroyer of Worlds  [author] Mar 20, 2017 @ 7:34pm 
@[NRT General] Roswell Sneeps - Thanks m8 for the support! I have a whole week off of school for spring break, so I'll have all that time to work on the game. The soundtrack is now 40 songs strong, the map is huge, and I'm just checking off a dwindling feature list. Things are good. Expect the game fairly soon.