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Dryft City Kyngs Is A Colourful Cartoon Racer And Office Sim Set In A Near-Future Melbourne And It’s Launching In June

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Melbourne-based developer Nonsense Machine has announced that its upcoming title Dryft City Kyngs will be released on June 14 (Australia) on Steam.

Just by looking at the key art for Dryft City Kyngs, you’ll know that it’s got style thanks to its eye-catching cartoon aesthetic that I once said shared similarities with the famous Aussie cartoon Ciggy Butt Brain. However, the game’s striking art style is more inspired by Aussie cartoonists, such as Terry Denton and Andy Hook, and the results are some of the most colourful and quirky visuals I’ve ever seen.

As for the premise, Dryft City Kyngs is set in a 2D near-future Melbourne and will see the player rise from a 9–5 office worker to the greatest dryft racer the city has ever seen. To achieve this elusive status you’ll need to defeat the five Dryft Lords in the city, and to do so you’ll need to slum away at your office job to earn money to pay for upgrades to your wheels so that it can compete with the big dogs. But it’s not all office tasks and burning rubber, Dryft City never sleeps, and you’re free to explore it during your time off. Visit your favourite cafe, sample the goods from the Sunday Market food trucks, or make friends and help the citizens of Dryft City to earn Mad Respect.

Dryft City Kyngs was one of our 12 Aussie-Made Games To Have On Your Radar In 2024, so it’s great to see have a release date locked in after three and a half years in development. A demo is available for those who want to take it for a test drive before June, otherwise you can add it to your Wishlist below.

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Written By Zach Jackson

Despite a childhood playing survival horrors, point and clicks and beat ’em ups, these days Zach tries to convince people that Homefront: The Revolution is a good game while pining for a sequel to The Order: 1886 and a live-action Treasure Planet film. Carlton, Burnley FC & SJ Sharks fan. Get around him on Twitter @tightinthejorts


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