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Touch Grind: iPhone Gets Multitouch Skateboarding Game

by Paul Strauss

Touch Grind is a new game for the iPhone and iPod Touch that uses the media player’s multitouch interface to let your fingers do a little skateboarding.

Touch Grind iPhone Multitouch Skateboard Game

Gameplay takes place in an unusual top-down view. You control the game by placing two fingertips onto the skateboard’s surface and flicking the board around to do tricks. Sounds weird, right? Just imagine your two fingers as tiny little legs (dangling from the torso of a teensy little Tony Hawk) standing on the surface of the skateboard, and it starts to make a lot more sense. To see the game in action, check out this video clip:

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Now if only I could get that awful, generic video game guitar rock out of my head. Eeesh. Hopefully that won’t make the final cut. Anyhow… The game is being built on a 3D physics engine which gives you the freedom to create your own tricks with a flick of your fingertips. Touch Grind will also feature an online level editor, which will allow community members to create and share their own skate parks.

Touch Grind iPhone Multitouch Skateboard Game

The game’s maker, Sweden’s Illusion Labs (the same guys who brought us the superfluous iPint beer simulator) claims to be the first game to take full advantage of the system’s multitouch screen. While I’m not sure of the accuracy of that claim, it does look like a quirky little game, and should be worth checking out when it hits the iTunes App Store this October.

Comments (13):

  1. efrain says:

    that’s nice game for skaters

  2. nick says:

    has it came out yet

  3. Suckka says:

    It is comming out in nov. not Oct. thats what it says on their website.

  4. Luke says:

    I cant wait for this game… think its coming out by the end of november :D cant wait haha

  5. august says:

    where can i download it

  6. jd95 says:

    could need more circuits

  7. rosta says:

    you should make a board that is for 2 million points because i beat the game and you should make it possible to unlock parks

  8. Vince says:

    Really amazing ! I’ve tried it this morning, it’s awesome, and not so easy to learn…

  9. thomas says:

    it keeps freezing up for me. how do i fix it?

  10. newmembersforutoo says:

    I just wanted to say Hi because this is the first time I am ever posting on a forum. I do not know if this is allowed or not to post here, but I hope I won’t be banned from me. So be happy for me that I finally achieved posting on a forum after many years of neglect!

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