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Skate Story has you grinding through hell as a glass demon of pain

Skate Story is a fantastical game with grounded skateboarding mechanics, where you play a demon grinding its way through hell.
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Skate Story is a solo project by developer Sam Eng, and has been kicking around for a couple of years. The game appeared today during the Devolver Digital Direct, as part of the 2022 Summer Game Fest – and it looks even cooler than ever in a new trailer.

The game, which will now be published by Devolver, takes the grounded, shaky-cam style of skateboarding games made popular by titles like EA’s Skate, and transposes it to a fantasy setting.

As Devolver describes it: ‘You are a demon in the Underworld, made out of glass and pain. The Devil has given you a skateboard with a simple deal: Skate to the Moon and swallow it – and you shall be freed.’

Naturally, you’ll perform skateboarding tricks and grind rails, which will apparently help you destroy demons in your path. Despite the high-fantasy setting, the physical movement and controls of the skating seemingly remain familiar.

The game has an incredibly beautiful look to it, and will have a dreamy indie pop soundtrack created by the band, Blood Cultures.

Skate Story will be released sometime in 2023, and you can wishlist it on Steam now.

Be sure to check out all of our Summer Game Fest coverage to catch up on the game announcements you might’ve missed out on.

Be sure to check out all of our Summer Game Fest coverage to catch up on the game announcements you might’ve missed out on.

You can also view our wrap-ups for all the news from the Summer Game Fest kickoff showcase, the Devolver Digital showcase, the Xbox and Bethesda showcase, the 2022 PC Gaming Show, and the Capcom Showcase.

Edmond was the founding managing editor of GamesHub. He was also previously at GameSpot for 13 years, where he was the Australian Editor and an award-winning video producer. You can follow him @EdmondTran