Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk has announced Tony Hawk’s Skate Jam, an all-new, mobile skateboarding adventure that marks the global sports icon’s return to gaming.

The action-packed mobile experience, now free to download worldwide on the App Store and available for pre-order Google Play, captures the essence of Hawk’s legacy – his unmistakable style, influences, and tricks are prevalent throughout the game.

Tony Hawk was intricately involved in bringing skateboarding mechanics and authenticity to the experience, including personally optimizing tricks and controls and hand-picking some of the soundtrack.

Tony Hawk’s Skate Jam provides Hawk a dynamic platform in his ongoing commitment to increasing the global influence of skateboarding as both a sport and lifestyle.

I’m excited to introduce a mobile skateboarding experience that conveys the sensation and thrill of actual skating.  I think players of my older games will enjoy the nostalgic feel, while younger, mobile-first players will love the online competitive element. The goal is to connect generations of skateboarding fans, casual players, and competitive gamers, and this game is the ideal platform for that.

Tony Hawk

Teaming up with game developer Maple Media provided Hawk with the technical expertise to bring this vision to life. Led by a team of mobile app and game industry veterans from Google, Jam City and Scopely, Maple Media acquires and operates mobile apps and games, including other award-winning mobile action sports titles.

Currently, Maple Media operates more than 100 top apps on the App Store® and Google Play, reaching more than 35 million users a month.

In Tony Hawk’sSkate Jam, gamers can drop into a skate session wherever they are – at home, or on the go. The game is exclusively available on iOS and Android devices. After a welcome message and training session led by Tony Hawk, players can build their skate career in “Career Mode,” and compete in global online tournaments known as “Skate Jams.”

In “Career Mode,” players can explore more than 15 different skate parks across five regions, each with their own career-defining skate tournament “boss” level. Along the way, players can unlock 10 unique characters and over 30 Birdhouse skateboards.

In “Skate Jam” mode, players will battle against others around the world, competing to earn the most points and climb from the bottom of the Amateurs to the top of the Legendary division. A race for skating glory on a global stage, “Skate Jam” taps into the competitive and communal nature of modern-day gamers, and unlocks even greater rewards for the world’s best players. Top skaters can get personal shout outs from Hawk and possibly win a real signed skateboard from Tony later this Winter.

In all game modes, players will experience what it’s like to skate like Tony in the all new “Hawk Mode.” Land enough combos and fill up your “Hawk Meter” to activate “Hawk Mode” and transform into Tony, massively boosting your skills and score. Players will also be able to unlock and play as Tony Hawk and equip iconic outfits from throughout his career.

In Free skate mode, Tony Hawk’s Skate Jam is infinitely replayable and shareable, especially with an eight-directional joystick, which adds significantly more trick options, as well as Street, Park and Vert disciplines, each activating special tricks.

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