You are a hungry, young hoverbike racer who needs to get off Earth before it E-X-P-L-O-D-E-S. Hunt bounties, throw races, and do whatever you can to get to Mars and win the Grand Prix.
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December 11

Desert Child Released



Rev your hoverbikes! The highly anticipated hoverbike racing shooter, Desert Child, by Australian indie developer Oscar Brittain and publisher Akupara Games is now available!

https://youtu.be/h_g2ikGNTjM

In Desert Child you are broke, but talented, hoverbike racer who needs to find a way off Earth to get to Mars to compete in the Grand Prix, the greatest race in the universe. Explore a vibrant pixel-art solar system in this stylized racing adventure flavored with colorful sidequests, fierce hoverbike competitions, and a chill, lo-fi hip-hop soundtrack.

Nothing’s free in Desert Child.

Game Features
  • Hunt bounties, do odd jobs, throw races - do anything you can to earn cash.
  • Explore a pixel-art solar system inspired by Cowboy Bebop, Akira and Redline.
  • Customize your vintage bike with various modifications.
  • Dine on a range of interplanetary cuisine with sweet buffs to help you win.
  • Master deep combat and racing mechanics and define your own style.
  • Race, shoot, and get better! Designed for replayability, with secrets that will keep you coming back.
  • Chill to an original lo-fi/hip-hop soundtrack.
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November 12

Desert Child - Coming Soon

We are excited to announce the launch date of the hoverbike racing adventure, Desert Child, coming on December 11, 2018 for $11.99.

https://youtu.be/nyFZAD4Ek2o

In Desert Child you are broke, but talented, hoverbike racer who needs to find a way off Earth to get to Mars to compete in the Grand Prix, the greatest race in the universe. Explore a vibrant pixel-art solar system in this stylized racing adventure flavored with colorful sidequests, fierce hoverbike competitions, and a chill, lo-fi hip-hop soundtrack, all developed by solo developer, Oscar Brittain.


Game Features
  • Hunt bounties, deliver pizzas, throw races - do anything you can to earn cash.
  • Explore a pixel-art solar system inspired by Cowboy Bebop, Akira and Redline.
  • Customize your vintage bike with various modifications.
  • Dine on a range of interplanetary cuisine with sweet buffs to help you win.
  • Master deep combat and racing mechanics and define your own style.
  • Race, shoot, and get better! Designed for replayability, with secrets that will keep you coming back.
  • Chill to an original lo-fi/hip-hop soundtrack.
4 comments Read more

Reviews

“A clever mix of intense shmup combat and traditional adventure games, and a killer soundtrack, Desert Child is definitely one to watch.”
IGN

“Here's something to mollify the ceaseless march towards decrepitude.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“This has a good gun.”
Rami Ismail, One half of Dutch independent studio Vlambeer

About This Game



You’re broke, you’re hungry, and your only friends are a vintage hoverbike and a bowl of ramen noodles.

In Desert Child, you are a young and talented hoverbike racer who needs to figure out how you can scrape enough cash together through racing and odd jobs to punch your one-way ticket to the Red Planet to enter the biggest race in the universe, the Grand Prix.




The world as we know it is slowly starting to become unhabitable, as many people on Earth have moved to Mars for a better quality of life, thanks to a government subsidy that assisted in relocating citizens by providing affordable passage. After several years of running this program, the government announces that in two weeks, tickets to Mars would go up in price, making the exodus to the Red Planet unobtainable for regular citizens.

You’ll deliver pizzas, collect gun parts, hunt bounties, and make some fans along the way. In between races, you’ll explore colorful cities where you can repair and upgrade your bike, dine on the local cuisine, and fight your way through gangsters, bounty hunters, and all sorts of interesting characters, just so that you can have a decent meal and keep your bike running.

Nothing’s free in Desert Child.

Features

  • Hunt bounties, deliver pizzas, throw races - do anything you can to earn cash
  • Explore a pixel-art solar system inspired by Cowboy Bebop, Akira and Redline
  • Customize your beloved bike with Guns, Amplifiers and shameless advertising
  • Dine on a range of interplanetary cuisine with sweet buffs to help you win
  • Master deep combat and racing mechanics and define your own style
  • Race, shoot, and get better! Designed for replayability, with secrets that keep you coming back
  • Chill to a original lo-fi hip-hop soundtrack
  • Challenge your friends through local multiplayer

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

The game has some strong language, and use of tobacco and alcohol.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 700 Series
    • Storage: 120 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7.3 (Lion)
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 700 Series
    • Storage: 120 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 700 Series
    • Storage: 120 MB available space

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