- Gobbo Games
- Gobbo Games
- Gobbo Games
Riders of Asgard is an indie sports game that was developed by our very own Gobbo Games, based in KZN Durban, South Africa. Riders of Asgard was released on Steam on the 31st of March (Whoohoo!) and is going for R159.00 on Steam. Last year I did a preview of the game before it’s full release on Steam. Now that the game has been fully released, there’s plenty more amazing content that has been added to it!
You remember, of course, that Riders of Asgard is a game where you play as a Viking doing tricks and aerobatics on your bike as you travel through different levels. Now, upon its full release, the game has ten unique levels that allow players to explore, collect treasures and create amazing tricks with their Viking rider. Each of these levels offers the player unique platforms to ride on as well as new, beautifully designed environments that can be explored.
The game includes four different types of gameplay modes that you can play through.
The first is Free Ride – Here, the player is able to play around with their Viking and their bike. It’s a mode that allows the player to practice in but not necessarily beat a high score or complete a challenge.
Timed Mode – In this mode, the player needs to do as many tricks and stunts to earn as many points as they can in order to place in the leaderboards of the game.
Survival Mode – Here the player needs to continue doing stunts with their Viking biker in order to keep their survival bar full. If the survival bar reaches zero, the level finishes. The player should try to reach a high score in the amount of time they spend in this mode.
Challenge Mode – In this mode, the player must complete the challenges given to them as quickly as they can in order to place their names on the leaderboards.
The full version of the game also offers local multiplayer so that you can play with your friends. In the multiplayer, the screen is split and you compete against your friends for points, surviving and completing challenges. You can play every mode of gameplay in the multiplayer of the game besides the Free Ride Mode. Of course, the more badass tricks and stunts you do, the more points you’ll earn, making you the stunt-iest Viking of them all.
As mentioned in the previous article I did about the game, what makes this game different is the sense of depth that the game gives to the player. As you ride along the platforms and paths, you can move your Viking rider deeper into the world and then continue to race on other platforms and roads. This game takes the typical BMX sports genre and adds, not only a quirky theme of Vikings but also literal depth that makes for very interesting gameplay. The player can now choose how they go about exploring every environment within the game!
In the new version of the game, there’s a lot more you can do to customise your bike and your Viking. For your bike, there are multiple frames and wheels that you can choose from to make it unique and recognisable for when you are playing multiplayer. You can choose from three different characters that you want to ride with whilst you play the game.
The other cool thing that the developers have added to the game are the 21 different Steam achievements that you can unlock as you play through levels. These achievements range from finding all the secret chests within the game, to doing every single aerial trick over the “Crazy Canyon”. The game also has ten unique trading cards that player can swap and collect.
Finally, another cool feature that the game has is an option for controllers. If you prefer a controller over a keyboard then you can control your Viking rider with any type of controller! Hooray!
Riders of Asgard is a very quirky game that offers a new perspective on BMX sports games. If you would like a preview of the game before you purchase it, you can check out the demo on Steam for free! If you are into sport genre games and you want to try something new and different, I would definitely recommend this game to you. It’s also great fun to play with friends! Of course, big congratulations to Gobbo Games! Riders of Asgard is a great game and we wish them all the luck and success for the future. If you want to check out more about the game and the developers, check out their official website here.
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