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OlliOlli World
OlliOlli World

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Genre: Other
Developer: Roll7 Official Site: https://www.roll7.co.uk/olli...
Publisher: Private Division Classification: PG
Release Date:
2021
Friday, 16 July 2021
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 04:33pm 16/07/21 | 0 Comments
We recently had a chance to grill the OlliOlli World dev team at Roll7 on their skateboarding action-platformer, after having had some time with the game, which you can read about in the link above. Chief among the brief conversation was that new direction in art and presentation, something the studio is very proud of.

"We really wanted to create an illustrated look that’s welcoming," the studio told us. "The soft, pastel-like gloopy graphics, the whole game, really, is built with that idea of flow in mind which comes through the art and into the gameplay. We actually reflected back on classic skate art from the 80s a lot as inspiration, too, as part of this process -- which was always very zany and goofy!

"From a development perspective it certainly gave us a lot more freedom with things – for example, how we're able to animate tricks and rotation in 3D compared to before when we were using pixel art doing each one frame by frame."

Click here for our Roll7 OlliOlli World interview in full.
Saturday, 19 June 2021
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 10:53am 19/06/21 | 0 Comments
Destined to redefine the way you think about skateboarding games, OlliOlli World from Roll7 is a dev-described "skateboarding action-platformer", which is a neat way of saying "this ain't your pop's Tony Hawks's Pro Skater, kid". What the game is, is a triumph for all things skateboarding cultural, not the least of which is the series' rebooted visual presentation which absolutely pops.

Think Adventure Time and... yeah, that's all you really need to think of, but here it works. From walking trees in the background to talking, money-hungry frogs, OlliOlli World is jam packed with colourful life.

We capped some video and put together a less-than-five-minute video preview for your viewing pleasure alongside a handy written feature featuring the full video script. Here's a snippet:
The game comes packed with in-level goals, whether it’s completing a Mike’s Challenge or uncovering secret paths, or running into one of the game’s kooky characters, there’s plenty to do.

And while these are fun and engaging there’s just something special about stringing together your own combos that feels elevated here.

And in addition to your own expression, Roll7’s biome variation feeds back into the studio’s renewed focus on presentation, so OlliOlli World feels different every time you play.
Click here for the full OlliOlli World video feature.