I developed an unhealthy addiction to develop skate game prototypes over the last years
By - Der_Kevin
Office chairs + unlockable woman with baby stroller. Workman with wheelbarrow. Granny with walker. New York hotdog man with wiener cart. Prof. Xavier with wheelchair. Walmart employee with 50 shopping carts on a leash.
Seriously, this taps into that absurdity that the goose game does. Nail the gameplay feel and you have a hit.
Dude yeah a fucking rogue office worker who just fucks around on his chair all the time instead of working and learns how to do crazy shit, then goes on a trick spree throughout the office.
It'd be like a modern-day skate-themed update to [Harry the Handsome Executive](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7wjZdBdKwo) - which was a hilarious and fantastic game back in its day.
Wheelie-chair through the office, blasting robots, management, and R&D drones, with a staple gun while trying to maintain corporate approval and keep your job.
And then pulls out an AK-47 for the lols. God I'd play the absolute shit out of this game.
Hol up now 0.0
No, he's onto something
Idk which user to agree with, Anal Trajectory or Anal OG Cyborg
Caution: May become hot while reading this comment.
That's basically Last Man Sitting
Warehouse worker with a pallet jack
Not pushing it either. Warehouse workers know you jump on and ride that thing backwards like a scooter.
The home Depot scooter!
Worked at Rona. Only really tested out the top speed once but I'm pretty sure I was doing 15mph. Speed wobbles are way scarier on a pallet fork than a skateboard.
Nothing is scarier than being 12 years old and going 35 mph down a hill on a razer scooter in Discovery Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong.
And if you move the handle back and forth like one of those Roller Racers^tm from the 80s, you could build up moderate speed without pushing.
Thank god someone else has discovered that, if you shift your weight from side to side while doing it you can pick up absurd speed for a pallet jack!
But if you’re truly elite you can pop it up, swing the forks around 360 degrees and do a 20 ft grind on the edge of your loading dock
That was my thought! I have definitely tried it and it's harder than you would think!
You got to jack it up just a little bit, and you get so much more movement.
This guy pallet jack scooters!
get a nice warehouse floor and you can pop 360's like nothing on these things
We’d take cans of silicon spray and spray the rear wheels so we could “drift” in the warehouse.
We had a bumper rail along the wall out the back of the supermarket I worked at. We would jack the pallet jack all the way up, coming flying into the bumper rail and tilt the pallet jack to pull off grinds. The joys of being a 15yr old supermarket kid
Dad with new balance and push mower
As a warehouse worker, I'd buy the hell out of this
As a dock manager the thought of my crew actually trying this terrifies me.
As a gamer I'd buy the hell out of this.
A valid concern since, would it not get me fired, I'd probably try lmao
Starting to sound like Happy Wheels
This game has crazy expandability I would've never imagined
“All the four food groups are well represented”
This actually has the potential to be the next big endless runner
Master chief… let’s get the fuck outa here.
Sounds exactly like my dream list of unlockables from THPS or THUG
plz OP we need this (and we’re willing to pay for it)
Grocery shopping cart
This sounds like if "Happy Wheels" was a skateboarding game.
The elote man with his elote cart. That's the unlockable I want.
Skateboard on top of a man.
Toddler with their big wheel and a baby leash dragging their parent around with a 'cute bear' backpack.
Professor Xavier would still be in a seated position and manipulating the chair with his mind, correct?
The fuckin chair got me jesus I love it, PLEASE release one of these, I need a new skating game after skate3
Psst.. they are bringing Skate back fyi
Wow amazing, source?
Holy shit how did I miss this teaser trailer! People scream like little girls over games like fallout or red dead redemption but this right here is my most anticipated game for at least 6 years!
I'm pumped! I remember playing one of the versions at PAX East, winning an xbox with a copy of the game for getting a high score in the new wipeout mechanic. Got a skate the game themed skateboard for playing, signed and pictures taken with cuz and others. That was an awesome day, can't wait for the next installment!
Rest assured our screams were forever silenced with Fallout 4
yeah tbh if Starfield and/or ES6 isn't a major step away from the 'formula' for Bethesda, I'm probably done caring about their games.
It was 76 for me. At least 4 had a storyline and wasn't just a cash grab.
Honestly I just really hoped you'd linked back to this post hahaha
Cool, but can you ride an office chair in it?
Fuck that, can you sit in the chair for hours on end, endlessly update spreadsheets, and then get yelled at by an NPC for getting up to go the bathroom without asking?
Like did he kill someone with the chair or reflect a bullet?? Looks dope
He picks up a gun as he's falling over in the chair and shoots the other guy. Holy shit.
As the guy mentioned before me, Skate is coming back but that's down the road a bit. I recommend SkaterXL (only if you play on PC and can mod it since that is where it truly shines) or Session.
I tried that but didn't like the controls. They might offer more depth but I just want a simple skateboarding game.
Session has an option for skate-like controls. Obviously feels different but the controls are way better that way.
The original controls of triggers to turn feels super unnatural
Oh damn I might give it another shot then.
Once you get used to them they feel amazing! They are definitely more complicated than the controls in skate, but I for one can’t go back now
Imagine if you skated around using moves and dodges to attack npcs
Hi, my name is Kevin. I think in the last 3 years I developed more then 10 skate game prototypes and never released one. Now i wanna finish one but can’t decide which one. Thanks for listening.
DO THE OFICE CHAIR ONE, have it start off unassumingly in an office, fixed camera or something as you’re typing. Then the clock hits 5pm and bam, full 3d as you smash out the window and grind on a nearby rooftop.
Call it The Daily Grind! It could be about the commute to and from work?
Coffee must feature heavily in this game. Bonus? Powerup? Or just constantly knocking over cups and mugs of coffee.
Coffee on the way to work and booze on the way back
Yes! Each level has a different worker with a different commute through the city. You need to get to work on time but causing Mayham gets you excuse points that make up for time. Going home you take the rout backwards but it’s dark and there’s no time limit. Going home could be all about style points and having fun.
While dealing with the repercussions of the damage from the morning commute. So the more damage you cause in the morning the more obstacles to trick off of on the way home, but the harder the level can become.
The lore for this game will be incredible
...isn't OP talking about addiction in his title? Lol
Yeah. He can relate
That sounds like a spirited ride
^(*I need this game in my life*)
Adderrall for turbo mode? Too real?
Snatching cups from passersby to gain stamina/energy.
Slap me silly, you need to start charging for your brilliance
I do! I solve problems with design and tech for all kinds of folks. I've nainly stuck to web stuff but I've been thinking about doing something with NFTs or gaming next.
That's cool! I do 3D and 2D motion design. I've seen that a lot in the world of NFTs. If you're ever curious to learn more about that, hit me up
OP can have it pro bono! Though if OP needs any design/dev or help let me know, I like your style.
My god this man’s a genius..
I love Reddit at times like this.
It’s already called /r/lastmansitting
Holy shit, the Daily Grind lmao. And have different names for the tricks, like the 9-to-5 or the THPS report.
Crazy Taxi style… get the right soundtrack and it’s pure gold.
You're a damn genius
Sound track includes:
Simple Plan: Grow Up
Also: The Descendents - I Don't Wanna Grow Up
Grind to 5?? Instead of 9 to 5.
I loved when the guy was grinding the chair and shooting what I assume were his co-workers
The real American Dream
Is the office chair one not already a game releasing? I swear I saw a youtube channel talking about it, looks sick!
He's been making an office battle royale called Last Man Sitting, so you might have seen that. Looks like the some of that got repurposed into a skate prototype.
Seriously. OP had me at the office chair.
I came to the comments section just for the office chair
Make it like untitled goose game. Where's you try to do a bunch of gnarly tricks while avoiding your boss.
Call it burn out, you start the game and you have to do increasingly hard office tasks, when you fail the first one you "loose it" and start skating with the office chair, and you have to escape the infinite tower that is the office (maybe guns too?)
please for the love of whatever god you may or may not align with, release these to the wild, these need to be seen.
robot one actually looks pretty visually fleshed out
The spiritual successor to Titanfall Two-ny Hawk Pro-Skater 4
Titanhawk. I’d buy it
“I never preorder.”
“You preorder Titanhawk off a one sentence description and a few seconds of video.”
Same thought buddy
Definitely my choice
Absolutely do the robot one
Defeating giant world enslaving robots by skateboarding, does sound interesting to a non-boarder.
What this guy said.
The office chair one. With multiple office and gaming chairs to choose.
Please please please please, try and get in contact with Devolver Digital.
Why dont you just make them all into one game? Then you wouldnt have to pick. Want to play a hand? pick the hand. Want to pick the stage with dude rolling on office chair? go for it.
The code is very unique for each of them giving them the right feel. So its pretty much impossible to mix them:)
Like what the golf but for skateboarding
It would be awesome to make these into a what the golf style game with a main over world where the player has no idea what each stage will be until they go into it, start with a few normal stages and then start throwing the wild stuff at them
I really like the finger one (if you can get it working with VR that would be awesome) but techdecks might come for you legally lol
If anything OP should try to get in a room with tech decks because instead of a law suit they might just pay him a lot to slap tech deck logos in there.
That sounds sick actually
Futuristic one is my favourite.
Do all of them, make the ultimate skate Smörgåsbord. You might think there's a lot of custom code in each, but if you spent a month or so analyzing it -- I bet you could come up with a base framework all of them can use and just inherit off that to polish the modes.
If it’s code that’s applicable across all the games it would be a good starting point for a shit ton of game types. You could keep refining the base code on new games and push those updates to your past projects as well.
The robot one looks cool and the one where you explode the helicopter looks really fun.
The one that starts around 23 seconds in - I love the art style, almost makes me feel like the dude is skateboarding around a pre-Borderlands world.
Has a Jet Grind Radio feel to it.
The robot one is my favorite.
THE ONE WITH THE İSO VIEW
I was thinking the same. That one looks universally user-friendly and appealing.
And not to forget most unique. Liked the style a lot in that one.
Wasn’t there an office chair game with shooting mechanics a few years back that was in development? Was that made by you too? Can’t remember if it was ever released or not.
You have crazy potential and some great ideas so I hope you’ll release at least one of these! And the skating mechanics look really good a realistic too so kudos man! I hope you see a lot of success!
Twitter follower here. Fuck finishing, keep up the rad prototypes.
You provide regular inspiration or at least cool shit to look at.
Also a Twitter follower. Fucking finish.
*^(I'm kidding, but also pretty pleeeaaase!)*
They all looked very cool, the finger and hover boards stuck out and peaked my interest the most.
....make a snake skate game where the office chair people connect and grow.
Oh my god the office chair + shooting one. That looks awesome.
The one with a executive in the chair is great! The one with a guy in yellow jacket is interesting too. By far the robot one is the most beautiful, resembles Astros play room
Cool stuff. I loved the grind on the helicopter rail to pop shove it decapitation!
I remember the office one from a post long time ago. People loved it. What made you stop releasing that one back then?
its gotta be the office chair one my man. just castin my vote
Release the one where he destroys the chopper
If you release the office chair one, you will get some serious following. They you can release other versions later with your street cred.
The office chair one is funny but also that hoverboard one is badass
I think he should just combine all prototypes and sell it as a bunch of mini games no need to do more
Its almost like “WHATTHEGOLF?”
I’m just imagining an fps on hoverboards and the maps are just all ramps
Dude what. Unbelievable. Are you a laid off Skate developer hahah, please make us skate 4
If you have a beefy enough PC you can play Skate 3 on RPCS3 pretty well. It really does need to be a beefy PC though
I really like the idea of fighting off seams of giant robots with the power of ska and skateboarding.
This is the one. That power board game seems to have a lot of potential. Instead of having skating be the crux it’s more like stylized choice of utility.
Like that one dancing fighting style from tekken
Megas XLR vibes
Which Aquabats song is this?
It's MC Lars I believe. This gigantic robot kills from the album this gigantic robot kills
I’d buy that office chair game
Crowdfund the office chair game. Spend every day developing it. Do nothing else with your life. This is your moment.
No joke. It will hit hard.
Goose game thingy went big. Goat simulator. Get over it. Etc.
Absolutely, the momentum is right here, right now. Reddit has seen you.
Now go and make us proud son.
Devolver will publish that game at 8 seconds.
The last time i sent them the office chair game they rejected it :( „we have no free release slots“
Show them the Reddit thread too? I’d buy the office chair game
You should do it again! Send them this post as proof interest, and you can tell them you shall have my preorder.
Thanks for not putting a scooter in there
Fuck scooters. Especially the electric ones
Well I think you’ve found your bad guy no matter what game you pick!
A fuckin techie dweeb on a $2400 electric scooter killed my parents. And the only way to get revenge is to *skate*
You could have a mini game burnout style/gta take out as many scooters from one crash
It took me way too long to realize you were describing a potential storyline and not relaying why you hate scooters lol.
what about a roomba can we have a roomba :D
Kitty on a roomba!
What about riding a pallet jack like a scooter?
OP: *Looks like scooters are back on the menu, boys!*
Not a skateboarding person, what’s with the hate on scooters?
That’s a cool addiction to have. I only have an alcohol addiction.
Hey OP, just want you to know that I hope you somehow get to work on Skate 4! Someone with this much passion should be working on that game.
Looks awesome! Why dont you finish one, you lazy bastard!?
The hand one is my favourite
totally agree. awesome stuff!
Techdeck simulator is what the gaming world needs
I neeeedddd good skate games again and the creativity shown here gives me hope again
I think I want to play a full game developed by you. What a montage. Great work!
idea man === I have trouble doing the actual work of the thing but I will throw a ton of shit at a wall for you :)
Whatever happened to the office chair battle royale game?
I was thinking, it's the same guy right?
Kung Fu Riders vibes!!!
Seriously I would play the fuck out of these.
your demos are better quality than some Early Access titles.
Office Chair. kickstart that shit. quit your job, you're onto something.
Office chair gang 🛹🔫
So when can I buy all of them?
Make a Tech-Deck style game with the hand controlling the board
You will print $
Especially if you can secure licensing rights to skate parts and do micro transactions
Have you played "My Friend Pedro"?? You might want to check it out.
Office Chair Skateboarding?
Just- just take my money.