TransWorld SURF Named Best Video Game

TransWorld SURF was awarded Best Video Game at the second annual X-Dance Festival in Park City, Utah, beating out Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 and Shaun Palmer’s Pro Boarder.

“It’s a great honor to beat out great games like Tony 3 and Palmer’s Pro Boarder,” says Tim Wrisley, TransWorld Media group publisher, “but after playing it myself all Christmas, it doesn’t surprise me that everyone at X Dance was stoked on it. The game is simply amazing — you can’t stop playing it.”

The X-Dance Festival was launched during the 2001 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah to provide a forum where action-sports films and video games could be screened. This year’s awards ceremony was held on January 15 at Harry O’s, where ten awards were given out — eight in film and two in the video-game category. Presenters included such celebrities as Juliette Lewis and Jerri Manthey from Survivor.


TransWorld SURF was developed by Carlsbad, California-based Angel Studios. The game features ten real-world locations, including Huntington Beach, Teahupoo, G-Land, and Pipe, and thirteen pros: Shane Dorian, Taj Burrow, Andy Irons, Tim Curran, and more.

L.A. Times reviews TransWorld SURF video game.

L.A. Times interviews Steve Rotenberg, director of R&D at Angel Studios, about TransWorld SURF video game.

Xbox is Microsoft’s new video game system. TransWorld SURF will be available on the PlayStation 2 platform this March.