Halfbrick’s Star Skater Races Onto iOS, Android

The skateboarding game challenges players to complete courses before running out of time.

Halfbrick has launched its newest game, Star Skater, on iOS and Android. Created in collaboration with Shawn McInerney of MooseMouse, the level-based skateboarding game challenges players to complete courses before running out time.

While skateboarding, players can tap and hold on the left and right sides of the screen to turn. The farther down the screen they tap, the sharper the turn their character makes. When jumping, tapping and holding on either side of the screen allows users to spin in the air and perform tricks to earn bonus points. Users can also tap and hold with two fingers to quickly slow down or even stop.

Star Skater

Courses are filled with obstacles like barricades and moving vehicles, as examples. Each level may also contain time clocks, which add extra time to the stage, and Sk8 Bucks, the game’s main currency. Users collect these bonuses by skating into them.

If players finish a course before time runs out, they’ll receive up to three stars on the stage, depending on their score. Gamers earn Sk8 Bucks in relation to the number of stars they receive.

On the other hand, if players fail to complete a course by either running out of time or hitting an obstacle, they can restart the course from the beginning, or spend premium currency to restart where they left off. Players may also be able to watch a video ad to continue playing.

Each time players collect 100 Sk8 Bucks, these can be spent on the game’s prize machine. Prizes include new skaters, skateboard decks and wheels. Players can also purchase individual items with real money.

In a statement, Shainiel Deo, CEO of Halfbrick, commented:

This was a truly collaborative effort, representing a new approach to publishing here at Halfbrick. Our sound, art, design and QA departments have been working hand-in-hand with Shawn since the very beginning. It’s a Halfbrick game in every sense of the word.

Star Skater is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store and Google Play.