Megagon Industries an independent studio from Berlin, has announced its new PC/Mac game Lonely Mountains: Downhill. In a pixel art style, Lonely Mountains captures the essence of downhill mountain biking. The project is currently on Kickstarter and if you signup for their newsletter here you can download a 1 minute fully playable demo. I spent a little bit of time with the demo and I must say it is a ton of fun. It’s not a trick game like some extreme sports games that I’ve played before. Instead Lonely Mountain focuses on route find, control and speed. This dynamic makes the game much more believable and I think it will have great replayability because of its open world design. It’s so much fun even in its one minute version. The demo only includes one mountain, but the full game should have several. Check out the video below and then download the demo.
The Swiss company milKit is hoping to make the next time you need to seat a tubeless tire a little easier. If you don’t have an air compressor seating tubeless tires can be a challenge. The milKit tubeless booster is a water bottle sized device that acts as a reservoir that can be charged and then provide a high volume and pressure burst of air that is needed to seat tubeless tires. Since it can be charged by a mini pump and is relatively small it seems like a viable solution for trail side fixes. In addition they are proposing an add-on that will allow the reservoir to double as a hydration system. If you want to find out more you can check out their kickstarter page here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1611955820/milkit-tubeless-booster