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OlliOlli Skates Onto NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV

By John Gaudiosi (gamerlive.tv) - Mon, Aug 24, 2015

Developer Roll7 offers a very different take on skateboarding with the retro side-scrolling game, OlliOlli. The game offers over 120 tricks and grinds across 50 levels with old school 2D flare and tons of combos. There are 250 challenges to complete, which unlocks the RAD mode. Daily Grind gives players 24 hours to challenge the world at a randomly selected Spot, which requires you to perform a level-long combo. Roll7 designer Simon Bennett explains what’s in store for NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV owners in this exclusive interview.

What were your goals heading into this game?
The plan was to make a retro inspired take on skateboarding – something with super-tight controls that took the core of the sport and put it into your hands… something that just feels super satisfying when you nail it!

What’s the storyline in this mobile game world?
The game was initially built for PlayStation Vita. It’s a great travel game – perfect for a pick up and play on the move – so the migration to Android was a no-brainer.

How do you feel you're pushing things forward with this game?
Technically we are not doing anything too grandiose, however the addictive nature of the game loop is something we concentrated on with quick restarts and adrenaline.

Can you talk about the gameplay experience?
It’s a five world set up, with five Amateur and five Pro levels in each. You progress through the harder terrain with five Challenges per level. There is also a Spot mode, where you need to nail a level-long combo to smash the leaderboards.

What are your thoughts on the evolution of Android as a platform?
It’s an exciting area of growth, especially in developing markets. It’s going to be very interesting to see how it competes against console- and PC-heavy markets in Europe and the U.S. though.

What impact do you think NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV could have within the gaming ecosystem?
It’s fair to say that the market is super competitive at the moment – but the NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV is great. It is powerful and feels good. It just needs enough developers on board to push it forward.