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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.

The world as we know it is slowly starting to become inhabitable, and 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.


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


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Alternate Titles

  • "Desert Child~砂漠の子~" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Desert Child: Sabaku no Ko" -- Japanese title

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GameSkinny Nintendo Switch Dec 12, 2018 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
Console Monster PlayStation 4 Dec 11, 2018 90 out of 100 90
Noisy Pixel Nintendo Switch Dec 11, 2018 7.8 out of 10 78
The Playstation Brahs PlayStation 4 Dec 11, 2018 7.5 out of 10 75
Cultured Vultures Windows Dec 11, 2018 7 out of 10 70
Push Square PlayStation 4 Dec 16, 2018 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
XBox Tavern Xbox One Dec 12, 2018 4.8 out of 10 48
NintendoWorldReport Nintendo Switch Dec 11, 2018 3.5 out of 10 35
DualShockers PlayStation 4 Dec 18, 2018 3.5 out of 10 35
Big Boss Battle (B3) Windows Feb 26, 2019 Unscored Unscored


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