Crea-ture Studios’ crowdfunded skateboarding game, Session, probably won’t fare well on bigger search engines due to its two-syllable name being as simple as it is, but it’ll probably gain some significant ground with the hardcore skating community looking for a viable replacement for Skate and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater. Leading up to the big Early Access release on September 17th later this month, the developers dropped a new trailer showcasing some of the tricks you can pull off in the upcoming skateboard simulator.
The raw footage clocks in at just 33 seconds, so it’s not long but it does give you just enough visual deliciousness to sink your eyes into like a Doberman tearing into fresh steak.
You can check out the trailer below.
The camera stays in tight; close to the action so you can see what the movement and character physics are like.
The tricks on display are kept fairly simple, with kickflips and ollies being the order of the day.
While the trailer is only 33 seconds long, they manage to convey what the general tone of the skateboarding will be like in Session.
There’s a serious amount of weight to the way the characters move, and you get that the board isn’t floaty like in the Tony Hawk Pro Skater games.
Whether or not that’s a good or bad thing will be dependent on how players feel about gravity in skateboarding games.
The environments look good and there’s definitely plenty of room and areas to experiment with trick combinations.
Some part of me hopes that maybe civilians will be added at some point just for added difficulty, or maybe a checkpoint racing mode where you have to perform some tricks and reach the finish line via makeshift races.
It looks good so far, but there’s also a ton of room for improvement and scale, so we’ll see if Crea-ture Studios takes advantage of the positive hype they’ve managed to build for the game (which is rare in today’s marketplace) and capitalize on adding in some cool content and modes for Session after it launches into Early Access on September 17th.
For more information or to wishlist the game, feel free to visit the Steam store page.