Akupara Games and Oscar Brittain have announce the launch date of their highly anticipated hoverbike racing adventure, Desert Child, coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Steam as a digital download on December 11, 2018, and to Xbox One on December 12, 2018, and will retail for $11.99.
Inspired by Cowboy Bebop, Akira and Redline and done with a very unique pixel art color palate, Desert Child was a hit at last weekends Day Of The Devs event.
Day Of The Devs was my first hands on of the game and it controlled excellent and I was very impressed by the very matte like approach to the art style. In a world where get a new pixel art game everyday, Desert Child has found a way to stand out. Game creator Oscar Brittain may be a bit delusional as he calls himself the Prime Minister of Australia in the launch trailer. However this may be just some wishful thinking and if the game is a success who knows how far he will go.
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. This may all be some soft of allegory for Oscar Brittain’s journey as a game dev. Any struggling game dev can understand having to live off cheap ramen which is a component of the game