Sk8land Community Art (2006)

Tony Hawk’s American Sk8land allowed you to draw and upload graffiti and skate deck art with your Nintendo DS.

I was a community manager for Sk8land at Agora Games.

A community member drew this avatar for me.

At the time, I was also working at Vicarious Visions as a full time game designer on the sequel – Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam.

I was in a unique position to include the Sk8land community – and their artwork – in the sequel. All of the graffiti and skate decks above are community made, and many are baked into Downhill Jam game cards as default art you can use, recolor, or draw over.

I also included Sk8land community references in trick gap names, and got community suggestions for the game’s secret skaters.

BIGSNOWMAN unlocks the Abominable Snowman
ZOMBIEALIVE unlocks Zombie Tony

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