April 12, 2024

Independent game studio Drop Bear Bytes are proud to reveal their upcoming isometric RPG Broken Roads is coming to Steam, PlayStation and Xbox consoles on April 10th, with the Nintendo Switch version to follow soon after that.Watch the Broken Roads Release Date trailerBroken 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.“We appreciate the community’s patience in allowing us to give Broken Roads the polish and attention it needed to get to the finish line,” said Craig Ritchie, Game Director at Drop Bear Bytes. “Broken Roads is now in its best state ever, with more polish, more voice acting, over 400,000 words of dialogue and more than 150,000 end-game permutations. We hope you all have an amazing time playing it.”
Broken Roads is a damn big deal. Post apocalyptic, deep conversations, applied philosophy, weirdness wired in, and Australia? Yeah, this game has got it all,” said Colin McComb, Creative Lead on Broken Roads, who previously worked on Fallout 2, Planescape: Torment, Wasteland 2, and Torment: Tides of Numenera.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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