Griptape Backbone
Updated 3 months ago
Available on
Windows; Mac; Linux
A relaxing meditative and Zen like first person vaporwave skateboarding game. An interactive mixtape.
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.
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.
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.
(more info, links, etc. on the steam 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
  • Selectron
  • Sonder
  • Steven Harmon
  • Suburban Pets
  • Toetensen
  • Tomppabeats
  • User-999
  • Vektroid
  • Vincent Remember
  • Warren Heart
  • 骨架的
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

Steven Harmon
StevenHarmonGames,LLC - Designer
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Supported Platforms
Windows; Mac; Linux