Team17 and Drop Bear Bytes announced that Broken Roads (@BrokenRoadsGame), an original and narrative-rich, isometric, turn-based role-playing game set in an unforgiving, post-apocalyptic Western Australia, is currently under development and scheduled to launch on Steam and console platforms in 2022.
Broken Roads presents a post-apocalypse with real-world locations and landmarks serving as the backdrop for the complex stories of Australia’s survivors. At the heart of Broken Roads’ thoughtful and mature storylines is a deep and meaningful morality system – the Moral Compass – that influences quests, dialogue, and character development. The system is shaped along four different philosophical paths: Humanist, Utilitarian, Machiavellian, and Nihilist, each with their own unique traits. As the journey begins, players will be asked a series of questions – moral quandries – that determine their starting position on the compass. Decisions made throughout the game will then shift their philosophical leaning and affect future choices, quests, and reactions from the people they meet.
The announcement comes with a new game trailer narrated by legendary Indigenous actor, Uncle Jack Charles. Let's take a squiz at our post-apocalyptic Land Down Under:
Broken Roads key features
Deep and compelling: Broken Roads builds on classic single-player role-playing games, blending traditional gameplay with original mechanics and experiences
Moral Compass: A unique system that influences both story and gameplay as the plot unfolds
Authentic setting: Explore real-world locations across a post-apocalyptic Western Australia filled with intriguing and emotional stories
Unique visual and musical styles: Hand-drawn visuals and a soundtrack composed with instruments constructed from everyday objects help make the world of Broken Roads vibrant and alive.
Broken Roads will be available for Consoles and Steam PCs in 2022!