The setting of Desert Child inspired by anime like Akira and Cowboy Bebop, with a gritty western yet futuristic vibe. The Earth is about to explode and the main goal is to gain enough money to get off the doomed planet and get to the big race on Mars. To do this, players will participate in races on Earth while avoiding and shooting their way through obstacles, and collecting money which they can use to repair and upgrade their hover bike.
When hit by obstacles, players will lose some health, represented in the game by their hunger level. Players can refill their health between races by eating ramen at various shops throughout each level, but will have to use some of the money they have gained to purchase it.
Additionally, the game will feature several levels with different shops and missions which will range from transporting cargo to executing assassinations and more, as well as both single player and multiplayer modes.
Desert Child will also feature a soundtrack inspired by 90’s hip hop with several local western Australian artists contributing to it.
Desert Child is slated for a Summer 2018 launch on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. An early demo of the game is currently available for PC.