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Hoverbike racing life-sim Desert Child is out now

Desert ChildĀ feels like being an ordinary Joe making ends meet (legally or otherwise) in the offbeat sci-fi world of Cowboy Bebop. In fact, it's launch trailer doubles down on that, riffing directly off the classic anime's opening. Part arcade shooty race 'em up, part life sim, the other (and arguably larger) half of Oscar Brittain's brainchild is spent wandering the streets of its future cities,…

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Hoverbiking ain’t easy, says Desert Child’s pre-E3 trailer

More than anything else, solo dev Oscar Brittain's upcoming sci-fi shooty-racer Desert Child reminds me of Cinemaware's ancient DOS and Amiga games. It's one thing to present a racing career as a series of circuits with nothing of note in-between, but I'd say it's far more interesting to portray the whole thing as a rags-to-riches cinematic story. Desert Child is stylish, self-assured and packed with…

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