developer: Foam Sword
publisher: Double Fine Productions, Inc.
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet / common screen, players: 1-2
Knights and Bikes is an action-packed adventure game with RPG elements, released on PC and PS4. This game is a debut of Foam Sword, which includes Rex Crowe, the main designer of Tearaway and Tearaway Unfolded and Moo Yu, the main programmer of the Ratchet and Clank: Tools of Destruction. They have also worked on LittleBigPlanet.
The action takes place on the island of Penfurzy, located near the coast of Cornwall. This place boasts many legends dating back to the Middle Ages, but recently it has fallen into financial ruin and the inhabitants are fearing for their lives. The local economy is based entirely on tourism, and it has recently turned out that the most valuable historical artifact on the island is a counterfeit, which has cast doubt on all the myths and stories associated with the Penfurzy.
The game tells the story of two friends, Nessa and Demelza, who in the autumn of 1987 try to learn the truth about the legends connected with the island. Unfortunately, they release tormented phantoms which quickly start to possess residents and animals. Our task is to discover what these tormented souls want and drive them back into the nether world.
Knights and Bikes, released on PC and PS4, is an action-packed adventure game with RPG elements, designed primarily for two-person co-op mode. However, the game can also be played alone. During the game, we explore the world, complete tasks, collect items and fight enemies. The combat system is mostly arcade and depends more on our own reflex than the character statistics. During the adventures, we move both on foot and on bicycles. The latter option is also used during the fights.
Our main task is to save the demon-possessed inhabitants. This gives us rewards which we can spend on improving the bikes and develop the characters' skills. There is also a possibility of recruiting companions - people and animals, controlled by artificial intelligence.
PC / Windows
Minimum: Intel Core i3 / AMD FX, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 460 / Radeon HD 7570 or better, 6 GB HDD, Windows 7