UCSC Game Design alum and 2011 Sammy's Grand Prize winner John Peters has another game to his name. Skate Trash Mobile launched on iOS yesterday!
Skate Trash Mobile is a 2D skateboarding game for iOS with some quirky characters (the Santa Cruz Skate Hand logo), pro skaters (Geoff Rowley and Steve Caballero, both were skaters in the Tony Hawk series of games), popular bands such as NOFX, and some big brands (Rockstar, Volcom, Vans, and more). There should be more worlds coming soon as well.
John did all of the programming/build management for the project for a new startup in Santa Cruz - Boing, Inc. Boing consists of Shawn Hickey (a UCSC alum as well), Ed Gregor (senior animator for Santa Cruz Games), and Jimbo Phillips (famous skate culture artist).
John's very happy with how it turned out. Support fellow UCSC students and promote local games - go check it out!
Skate Trash Mobile is available on the app store:
John and two 170 teammates started a local game development company here in Santa Cruz after graduation, Team Krinoid. You can view their past and future work on their website - teamkrinoid.com