Biped is a colorful coop adventure set in an alternate universe where humans didn’t take over Earth. Instead, our world is an important waypoint for interstellar travelers. Players control Aku and Sila, two maintenance bots whose mission is to restore a series of navigational beacons after a galactic storm has hit the planet. You will have to explore, solve puzzles, and cooperate to bring Earth back online.
The Journey of Biped So Far
The game concept came out from the simple idea of playing a game character whose limbs controlled individually. But before coming to the scheme where creatures will be bipedal, developers tested a lot of other possible concepts. They had human-like creatures, frightening aliens that looked like an octopus, exotic animals with multiple legs, and many different designs to choose from.
However, it was becoming more and more evident with each try that the complexity of controls is not what is needed for a fun party game. It had to be something more straightforward, easier to use and understand so that players could immediately feel comfortable and have fun.
After testing multiple concepts, developers settled on the cute little bots you see today. Our protagonists would have two independent legs, no arms, could manipulate objects, and slide carelessly on smooth surfaces.
The idea worked: in a matter of months, Biped has received dozens of positive reviews by media and streamers and got over 1700 positive reviews on Steam only. We are incredibly proud of it.
Xbox One Release
Releasing Biped on Xbox One was our plan all along, and this idea was proven by a lot of requests we received from the community.
Ever since Biped’s development began, we envisioned an adventure in which cooperation was to be the key to success. The characters’ unique movement scheme, the quests, the puzzles, and all of the game environments actively promote collaboration. Of course, you can play by yourself, but Biped gives its best when enjoyed alongside fellow humans! We want everyone to get a copy of Biped, invite friends over, order a pizza, and have fun exploring the game we poured our hearts into making. We hope you’ll enjoy our world just as much as we loved putting it together.
And if you do, let us know! You can always join our Discord to chat about Biped, share some funny moments the game is full of, or make new friends!
You control the robot’s two legs using two sticks. This allows you to perform various moves—from simple walking and sliding to more advanced actions, like operating machinery or cutting wood.
Enjoy the adventure solo or grab a friend or a family member and have a blast together in co-op mode. Communicate and coordinate to conquer challenges together and find out how good a pair you truly are.
Your adventure will take you to many beautiful and mysterious location on the planet. Explore secrets in forests, valleys, waterfalls and icy mountains and find your way through the puzzling paths that lead to the planetary beacons.
Collect treasures and buy a goofy hats! Dress up your biped the way you like. Better yet, match your partner’s look and become the most dazzling adventurers in this epic quest.
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Author: Stas Ignatov, Lead Marketing Manager, Meta Publishing