Desert Child game

Racing RPG Desert Child Due Out Q3

The heat is exhausting out here, the only time you get shade is when the sun sets and then, you still want to be under an umbrella. For me, well I just get on this hoverbike over here and ride, for pleasure, for pay; it makes no difference.

Racing RPG Desert Child Game

The hot air turns cool. Of course, it can get pretty hot then let me tell ya – but when I ride, it’s like, what’s the word, Zen, you know… Free. It’s then I forget about the earth and its bullsh… ha, sorry kids, its nonsense. That’s not the life for me; the life for me is up there, Mars; and I’ll do whatever it takes to get there. Me and my trusty Judy here, my hoverbike.

Desert Child game
Dine on a range of interplanetary cuisine with sweet buffs to help you win

Hell, I’ll race, hunt bounties and deliver drugs; whatever it takes… Oh, you don’t like that? Listen, kid, you may snarl away to yourself as you’re reading this on your phone, tablet, but out here you do what you can for a buck. Breaking the law? Nah man, it’s survival. It’s the difference between having a meal and rummaging in the bins for scraps.

To me, I see as I’m playing some RPG, life-sim, racing game; the more points I get, the better the ranking, the bigger the taking. Man, I sometimes see the scores with my very own eyes I get that absorbed in it. Pfft, don’t look at me like that, I’ve got rent to pay and noodles to eat. I might even customize I, Judy, here.

Desert Child game
Race, shoot, and get better! Designed for replayability, with secrets that keep you coming back

I know you don’t understand but look, kid, if you want to survive out here you should do the same, earn what you can and get your ass to Mars.

You’ll see me soon kid, by Q3 you’ll understand and if you see me, you’d better shoot first kid; like I said, just think you’re on your PS4, Switch, Xbox One or PC… It makes it easier.

Desert Child game
Hunt bounties, deliver drugs, throw races – do anything you can to earn cash

Desert Child, that’s who I am. And that’s who you’ll be”.

Xbox Live Indie Games to Close Next Week

Xbox Live Indie Games (XBLIG) were quite the revolution when they first launched on the Xbox 360. At the height of the ‘indie-revolution’, XBLIG allowed bedroom programmers to get their stuff onto the same marketplace as the big guns. Sure, it was the dusty and dimly-lit corner of the marketplace, but it was a step in the right direction for how the likes of Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo treated indie developers.

There’s No Marketplace Like Home

We were told earlier in the month, via Twitter, that you won’t be able to buy XBLIG anymore and that the last day to purchase ‘vibration’ games was going to be today – the 29th of September.

Good news though. You’ve got an extra week! The 7th of October is when you’ll no longer be able to purchase any of the weird and wonderful (?) offerings available on XBLIG. You’ll also still be able to re-download any titles you’ve purchased after the 7th of October.

Whilst it’s fair to say that XBLIG hasn’t been relevant in ages, some may argue ‘ever’, it’s still worth taking a moment to reflect on what was an important part of indie games breaking into the mainstream.

Goodbye XBLIG, you’ll be missed remembered.