Griptape Backbone

Student Entrant 2018

University of Southern California


Griptape Backbone is a relaxing meditative and zen like first person open world vaporwave skateboarding game. An interactive mixtape including music from over 25 different artists. You play as a skater on the brink of life and death collecting aesthetics to reach enlightenment in skate-purgatory whilst trying to expiate your sins, help lost souls, find meaning in life and closure in death - the definitive vaporwave experience. Or you can simply chill and literally skate away from your existential dread to discover new skate spots.The game's control scheme is simple and accessible for everyone while also offering the depth to those who want to line up and flick dank tricks whilst controlling their board midair. You can skate everything. Really! Whatever surface you want to skate on, you can.