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.
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July 2

Desert Child Arcade Cabinet

We had been keeping this a secret for a while and E3 was our debut party! Some of you may have already seen it at E3, but if you missed it, here’s more information about all the love that went into creating a custom arcade cabinet for Desert Child.



With the help of our good friend, Quan Nguyen from Arcadeworks, we took an existing Virtua Tennis arcade cabinet that we purchased at an auction, stripped it down (don’t worry, we saved the all the original parts for Virtua Tennis) and customized it to give it a Akupara Games x Desert Child look.



The cabinet is outfitted with 2 sets of Logitech G560 speakers and subwoofers, Sanwa joystick and buttons, a custom control panel, 2 LCD Monitors and 2 mid-level PCs. An added bonus was that the speakers had LED lights, which looked really cool when we mounted them inside of the marquee. The cabinet art overlays were done by artist Mike Shanks, who did an excellent job in creating the the overall aesthetic.



The reception we received at E3 was overwhelming, as we consistently had crowds at our booth. Thanks to everyone who was able to make it out to our booth at IndieCade to hang out with us, give us high fives! We really appreciate the continued support of Akupara Games and Desert Child.



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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.”
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 inhabitable, and 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

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 980
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7.3 (Lion)
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 980
    • Storage: 324 MB available space
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