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November 13, 2012 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Fryza is giving modern skateboarding an 8-bit makeover in their multi-platform game, RETRO SKATE

Who can forget NES skate classics like Skate or Die, 720° or Town & Country Surf Designs: Wood & Water Rage? We even liked Skateboardin' on the Atari 2600! These 8 bit wonders kept us in front of the TV on rainy days and when we were too worn out to skate.

As gaming technology progressed, Tony Hawk became synonymous with skateboard video games - we still think, Bones Brigade - and those sk8 games took on a photorealistic feel that lent itself to accurately depicting tricks. As cool as that evolution has been, Retro Gamers still love pixels and kicktail'd cruiser boards have begun showing up all over. Did the 1970s return?
Here's hoping!

Retro Skate by Fryza Fryza is a US based mobile app development company that does a lot more than just phone-games. They have taken 2 of my favorite passions - skateboarding and retro gaming - and melded them into a game called Retro Skate. Taking the modern precision of skateboarding and the blocky pixels that formed my childhood, they have a kickstarter campaign for Retro Skate that outlines everything I'd jam into a game... if I had the skills.

Leaving no stone unturned, they are producing Retro Skate for iPhone, iPad, Android, PC, Linux, MAC, & OUYA! I'm super stoked about the upcoming Ouya and think Retro Skate would be an insanely awesome game to fire up when that little silver box arrives!

Check out our interview with Jason Brewer from Fryza talking about their upcoming game, Retro Skate.

Here's a vid from their KS site that gives good incite and a great vibe about Retro Skate...

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