A relaxing meditative and Zen like first person vaporwave skateboarding game. An interactive mixtape.
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Very Positive - 88% of the 25 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (128 reviews) - 92% of the 128 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 5, 2017

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July 5

Griptape Backbone now has Steam Controller Support!

While it'll still display the keyboard and mouse controls in the tutorial, there is now support for the Steam Controller gamepad!

You'll find the binding on recommended bindings tab when viewing the game's controller settings in Big Picture mode. Just select it, apply, and take a mental note of the controls listed. It's my own personal preference, so you can tweak it for yourself for the best experience. Regardless, this is a great way to double down on the relaxation factor of the game. So kick back, relax, and skate into a vaporwave extistential epiphany from your couch! Or bed... Or anywhere really. The limits are endless!

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May 5

Griptape Backbone is live!



Thank you so much those who voted YES and got this weird game on Steam. Griptape Backbone may not be a follow up to Awkward Dimensions Redux, but I'm proud of it anyways. Hopefully I sparked some interest in vaporwave to those who haven't been exposed to it prior and maybe even brought some life to the genre or helped define it further. I will be patching the game from the bug reports I get in the discussion board threads, thank you all so much. Have a good Cinco De Mayo everyone! Hope you all get something out of the game!

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About This Game

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. A vaporwave experience.

SKATE EVERYTHING

You can literally skate whatever surface you want, kind of like that one city scene in INCEPTION. 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.

SOUNDTRACK

A game where you can just skate without even worrying about the objectives and listen to the amazing lineup of songs with the in-game player driven radio from over 25 artists while taking in the open world skate map full of intentional and unintentional great skate spots to discover.

(for more info, links, etc. visit the community hub pinned discussion board)

Including music from...
  • Blank Banshee
  • Brian Haeger
  • Canaan Long (Prehistoric Turtlesaurus)
  • Carsyn Ainsworth & Dylan Roberts
  • ConsciousThoughts
  • Delone
  • Disconscious
  • Dong Lee
  • Donky Pitch
  • Dutchy!
  • Home
  • Limes
  • Mingo Gomez
  • Pablo Garduño
  • Quickly, quickly
  • RHO DELTA
  • Selectron
  • Sonder
  • Steven Harmon
  • Suburban Pets
  • Toetensen
  • Tomppabeats
  • User-999
  • Vektroid
  • Vincent Remember
  • Warren Heart
  • YUNG BAE
  • 骨架的

FAQ

Q: What is VAPORWAVE?
A: Long Answer - Vaporwave is an electronic music subgenre that originated during the early 2010's on the internet. It is characterized by a nostalgic & surrealist fascination with retro design, consumer capitalism, existentialism, and popular culture. Art that embraces low poly, VHS, cassette tapes, Japanese neo tokyo, cyberpunk tropes. Short answer - Slowed down sampling of lounge music, smooth jazz, 80s music, elevator music, and a certain je ne sais quoi. Shorter answer - A lifestyle.

Q: How should I play the game?
A: Just skate, relax, and contemplate your existence.

Q: Will this game fill the immeasurable empty void that is life?
A: /music plays

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher 64bit
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 450 or higher with 1GB Memory
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Standard Mouse (Mouse with Scroll Wheel & Right Click)
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: 4 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1070 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Standard Mouse (Mouse with Scroll Wheel & Right Click) & good quality headphones
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
    • Processor: 2011 or newer Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia or ATi GPU with 1GB Memory
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Standard Mouse (Mouse with Scroll Wheel & Right Click)
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
    • Processor: 4GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1070 or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Standard Mouse (Mouse with Scroll Wheel & Right Click) & good quality headphones
    Minimum:
    • OS: 32-bit OS
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 2.00 GHz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 330 with 1GB Memory
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Standard Mouse (Mouse with Scroll Wheel & Right Click)
    Recommended:
    • OS: 64-bit OS
    • Processor: 4 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1070 or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Standard Mouse (Mouse with Scroll Wheel & Right Click) & good quality headphones
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