April 13, 2024

Post-apocalyptic narrative-driven RPG Broken Roads is a GDWC finalist Victoria, Australia – February 23rd, 2024 – Independent game studio Drop Bear Bytes are proud to reveal their upcoming isometric RPG Broken Roads is a finalist at the Game Development World Championship 2023 Winter Season for the Best Studio Award – celebrating the best commercial game of the Season made by larger development teams.Winners will be announced in a live award show streaming on the GDWC Youtube channelon Friday February 23rd at 17:00 GMT / 09:00 PST / 12:00 EST. Winners are decided by a jury of games industry & adjacent industry professionals, veterans, and stakeholders appointed by GDWC.Watch the Broken Roads Pacifist trailerAbout Broken Roads

Broken Roads is a narrative-driven RPG that brings exploration, strategic turn-based combat and meaningful philosophical choices to an all-new Australian post-apocalyptic setting. Broken Roads skillfully blends traditional and all-new role-playing elements on top of a classless system offering near-unlimited character development options built around four philosophies: Humanist, Utilitarian, Machiavellian, and Nihilist. Furthermore the game presents players with an original morality system: the Moral Compass which sees dialogue options and questing decisions influence, and be influenced by, a character’s philosophical leaning and the tough decisions they make along the way. 

Broken Roads’ locations are all authentic recreated from the team visiting towns and landmarks in West Australia and taking photos, videos and audio recordings for it to be as true as possible. Furthermore, even the game’s atmospheric soundtrack composed by Tim Sunderland is composed with instruments constructed from everyday objects which brings a wholly unique and distinctive tone to the game.What critics are saying:
“This narrative-driven RPG is absolutely massive in scope and size, bringing focus to meaningful philosophical choices and exploration of a beautiful Australian post-apocalyptic setting” – GamesRadar+

“If you like a unique story, an intense adventure and a real sense of decision making, I think this game will be perfect for you and that you’ll enjoy it a lot. Seriously.” – GameReactor

“Feels like a classic CRPG… More Bogan’s Gate than Drongo Elysium” – PC Gamer

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