Players will soon be able to explore the beautiful hand painted world of Penfurzy Island on STEAM and the PlayStation 4 as Foam Swords, Knights and Bikes was successfully funded through Kickstarter, with three days still remaining of the campaign. Inspired by The Goonies, Earthbound and the development studios very own childhoods, Knights and Bikes is a co-op adventure game that follows two heroines, Nessa and Demelza, as they search for the truth behind an island’s mysterious legends.
Developed by Media Molecule’s Rex Crowle (Tearaway, LittleBigPlanet) along with ex-Media Molecule developer Moo Yu (LittleBigPlanet, Ratchet & Clank) for the PlayStation 4 and Steam (PC, Mac, Linux), Knights And Bikes currently stands at £102,389 with three days still remaining on Kickstarter. With the game now fully funded the attention turns to Knights And Bikes Stretch Goals with Online Co-Op available at £120,000 and Voice Acting, which looks to give literal voices to the cast of characters coming in at £150,000.
Knights and Bikes
[box type=”shadow” align=”aligncenter” class=”” width=””]The game takes place on Penfurzy Island, off the coast of Cornwall, a place of medieval legend, and modern tourism. We pick up the story in the 1980s when the island faces fresh challenges that can only be met by the island’s two most overlooked heroes: two young girls.
You play as Nessa and Demelza. Nessa is an outsider from the mainland, who is searching for her family’s past. Inspired by her favourite video game, Demelza is an imaginative local who believes in the island’s legend. Together they explore the island both on foot and on their bikes, searching for treasure, discovering new locations, recruiting new gang members and getting into trouble.
When their investigation awakens the malevolent spirits of history, the girls must use their unique skills, and their bikes, to save the island. They deal with the threat with bike-jousting, Frisbee-throwing, puddle-stomping and whatever other kid-like schemes they can improvise. And with each islander they rescue they learn new abilities to enable them to do more and travel further.
This is a game for anyone that ever wore their coat like a superhero cape, wondered if there was any treasure buried in the back-garden, and faced danger by peddling their bike at top speed into it.[/box]
Head over to the Knights and Bikes Kickstarter page now for more information or to show your support.