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Knights and Bikes
Knights and Bikes is a game about friends, adventures, riding around on your bicycle, and fighting enemies in dark dungeons. Developed by Rex Crowle (creative lead on Tearaway) and Moo Yu (lead gameplay programmer on Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction and gameplay programmer on LittleBigPlanet), the immediate standout for the game is the fanciful, papercraft art style. But more than those details that make it look and sound like a fun game, what stood out from my experience with a demo was how human the characters seem.
The main characters use asthma inhalers to get a little extra boost when riding their bikes. Their weapons for taking down the baddies in this seemingly imaginary world are frisbees and rain boots. But most human of all, Knights and Bikes slows down to let its characters reflect on their own situation. The two friends live in a grim world where their escapist adventure seems to be what helps them cope with the real world, and I look forward to seeing more of what this world has in store. -- Justin Haywald
Knights and Bikes has no release window but is set to come out on PS4 and PC.