360 Degrees (2022) is a sports game where you play a skateboarding bunny. Using only the mouse, you perform tricks, grinds, and jumps as you knock over bins to cause havoc and score points in the streets of Melbourne. It combines these unique controls with artwork and music from hundreds of small online creators to add a unique twist to the genre and celebrate the breadth of creativity online.
Each run lasts only two minutes, during which time you jump, perform various tricks, and destroy objects in your way using the buttons and movement of the mouse. While these controls are simple, mastering them requires both skills and practice. By chaining together moves without making a mistake, you can get even more points, resulting in a higher score at the end of the run. If you fall off your skateboard, you continue from where you were, having lost only time.
You can score more points by completing optional objectives. Do really well and you can share online for other players to try and beat. Vying to better other people's high scores, getting slightly closer each run, adds a competitive streak to an otherwise laidback game.
The result is a game that not only celebrates the diverse artists and creators in the online space but also offers a fun challenge through unusual and precise controls and rewards ambitious and creative moves and combinations of moves with ever-increasing high scores.
Our examiner, Ben Kendall
, first checked 360 Degrees 16 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson
and updated 5 months ago.