Desert Child

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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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About Desert Child

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.

The developers describe the content like this:

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

Feature List

  • 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 an original lo-fi hip-hop soundtrack
  • Challenge your friends through local multiplayer

Game Details

Release Date:
December 11, 2018
Developer:
Oscar Brittain
Publisher:
Akupara Games
Rating:
ACB rating of 15
ESRB rating of 17
PEGI rating of 16
Supported Languages:
English +
Link:
Genres:
Racing
Exploration

RPG
Theme:
Pixel Graphics
Play Style:
Combat
Collection:
RPG Racing
Features:
PvP
SharedSplit Screen PvP

SharedSplit Screen

Steam Achievements

Steam Trading Cards

Partial Controller Support

Remote Play Together

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: 2.2 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 700 Series
  • Storage: 120 MB available space

Product Requirements

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

Product Requirements

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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Frequently Asked Questions

According to ESRB, Desert Child is suitable for players aged 17 and above.
Yes, Desert Child is Steam Deck Verified.
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
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
Desert Child was released on December 11, 2018
Yes, Desert Child supports MacOS.
Yes, Desert Child supports Linux.
Desert Child is published by Akupara Games
Desert Child was developed by Oscar Brittain
Fanatical users tagged Desert Child as Racing, Exploration, and RPG
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Desert Child as Racing
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Desert Child as Exploration
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Desert Child as RPG

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