SkateBIRD Over-rotates Towards Sept. 16 Launch
Updated UI, Additional Polish, Sim-Ship Across Platforms Confirmed for Launch
SEATTLE – 30 July 2021 – SkateBIRD, the avian action sports game from Glass Bottom Games, is now coming in for a landing on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. Initially planned for an Aug. 12 arrival, SkateBIRD is tricking its way to Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S via backwards compatibility, Xbox Game Pass, Windows PC, Mac, and Linux via Steam, Itch.io, and Amazon Luna with more polish than a Bird of Paradise.
The decision to push back SkateBIRD’s launch date from August to Sept. 16, 2021 reflects Glass Bottom Games’ commitment to simultaneously shipping the game across all platforms. As an independent studio, a sim-ship is imperative to ensuring that SkateBIRD Kickstarter backers and fans experience the best possible version of the game at the same time.
In announcing SkateBIRD’s new Sept. 16 release date, developer Glass Bottom Games also confirmed post-launch support, including the much-anticipated “Pet The Bird Mode” and Skate Heaven stage. More information regarding future content updates will be available following launch.
SkateBIRD’s simultaneous PC and console launch will also feature a range of updates and polish, including mission objective refinements, UI and sound improvements, a camera overhaul, and more.
“This wasn’t an easy decision,” said Megan Fox, founder, Glass Bottom Games. “But SkateBIRD was always a game about doing your best, and we owe it to our backers, fans, and fellow bird enthusiasts to ship the game in its best state. As a small indie studio, completing certification on multiple platforms requires plenty of extra work. Launching on Sept. 16, 2021 lets us ramp up our efforts to ensure SkateBIRD comes to PC and consoles on the same day!”
SkateBIRD launches for Nintendo Switch, Windows PC, Mac, Linux, Amazon Luna, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S via backward compatibility on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, for $19.99. It will also debut on Xbox Game Pass for Xbox systems and Windows 10. The game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) language options.
For more information on SkateBIRD, please visit the official website.
About Glass Bottom Games
Glass Bottom Games is an independent game developer based in Seattle, Wash. Formed in 2011, Glass Bottom makes absurdly cozy games about animals doing people things. The studio’s previous work includes Hot Tin Roof, Spartan Fist, and Jones on Fire. SkateBIRD was funded in 2019 via Kickstarter, where it raised $67,220 – more than three times its funding goal.
To learn more about Glass Bottom Games, please visit the team’s website.