By the late 1990s, skateboarding was seen as a been there, done that fad. But then along came Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater.
Known as Tony Hawk’s Skateboarding in Australia, it was released for the PlayStation in 1999 and promptly sold nine million copies worldwide.
Beyond the game, however, a skateboarding community was reinvigorated, and many lives were changed.
A new documentary, Pretending I’m a Superman, tells the story of the game and the knock-on effects that it had. It includes interviews with some behind the game, as well as Tony Hawk himself.
Pretending I’m a Superman will be available on digital channels from August 18.