Niche Games Spotlight – Helskate


Helskate reinvents the classic Tony Hawk formula by bringing combat and roguelike mechanics into a skating game.

In Helskate, your skateboard can turn into multiple weapons, bringing a unique character action style, which is made whole when coupled with the game’s traversal mechanics.

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Helskate is a skateboarding action roguelite. Grind, perform tricks, and chain combos to power up your attacks and slay the monsters of Vertheim. Combine and upgrade different weapons and gear to suit your playstyle, as you fight, die and come back to this hellish labyrinth over and over again!
Skate Your Way Through Vertheim
Traverse Vertheim as you grind, wall ride and manual your way through this hellscape with classic arcade-style skating.

Fight, Die, Upgrade, Repeat
Combine different weapons, gear and tapes to create powerful and unique builds for each run. Get inked up with sick tattoos to permanently upgrade your abilities for a much needed edge over your foes.

Slash your sword with a chance to electrocute? Release a burst of fire that ignites enemies when you jump? Throw deadly shurikens with a chance to poison while you dash through enemies to plant explosive charges on them? The choice is yours!
Skateboarding Combat
Chain huge combos, do ollies, kickflips, and other awesome tricks to power up your attacks and gain unique abilities and buffs to slay the monsters that await you in this fast-paced skateboarding action roguelite!

Take On the Gods of Skating
Use everything in your arsenal to battle the Gods of Skating. Take on the God of Vert Ramps’ score challenge and grind your way up the Ancient God of Skating to strike at his weak points.

Featuring robust customization, both visually and mechanically, Helskate is a really charming trip accentuated by a punk rock soundtrack that wouldn’t be too out of place in a Tony Hawk game.

Helskate has no release date yet, but will be available on Microsoft Windows (through Steam’s Early Access).

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