Foam Sword and Double Fine Presents are bringing a vibrantly hand-painted game world to players this month as the highly-anticipated title Knights and Bikes gallops to PC via Steam and PlayStation 4 on August 27.
Knights and Bikes is an action-adventure for one or two players, set on a British island in the 19080s. It’s a coming-of-age story starring Nessa & Demelza, exploring the coasts of Penfurzy on their trusty bikes, looking for a legendary lost treasure in a Goonies-inspired tale of excitement, danger, fun and friendship.
The two new friends, along with their pet-goose and the pickled-head of an undead knight, form the Penfurzy Rebel Bicycle Club, and are ready for anything this adventure throws at them. They pedal into danger to face threats head-on with frisbees, water-balloons, video game controllers and the powerful beats of an amplified boom-box. Along the way they’ll stuff their pockets with trinkets and barter for bike upgrades, spurring them onwards down the island’s country lanes, windswept beaches, deep forests, modern attractions and ancient ruins.
Foam Sword is a collaboration between BAFTA-winning artist Rex Crowle (Tearaway, Tearaway Unfolded) and programmer Moo Yu (gameplay, Ratchet & Clank, Moshi Monsters; creator, Ring Fling, MoustrosCity), who met working on LittleBigPlanet at Media Molecule. They are joined by multi-BAFA nominated audio director Kenneth CM Young (LittleBigPlaent, Astrobot) and Ivor Novello-winning composer Daniel Pemberton (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, LittleBigPlanet).
Double Fine Productions is a San Francisco-based game developer known for award-winning titles including Psychonauts, Brutal Legend, Broken Age and remastered editions of Grim Fandango, Day of the Tentacle and Full Throttle. The studio launched in 2014 its Double Fine Presents label for artistic, creator-driven titles form small teams. Learn more at presents.doublefine.com.
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