The developer launched a Kickstarter for Skatebird on June 11, 2019, and it was fully funded only a day later. Skatebird ended with $67,220 in funding from backers, well over its original $20,000 goal.
Players will control colorful skateboarding birds in “bird-sized parks” made of bendy straws, staplers, cardboard, and sticky tape. Glass Bottom Games said the game’s also got an original low-fi soundtrack with a bunch of clothes, mixtapes, and “birbs that need your help” around the skate parks.
It looks like Skatebird will be a delightful companion game to Victoria Smith’s Toripon, which was released last week on PC. Toripon is a pixelated photography-and-chill game in an apartment full of birds, and it’s the closest thing to Pokémon Snap we’ll get in 2019.