The wastelands of post-apocalyptic Western Australia reveal their stories in Drop Bear Bytes’ emotive and branching isometric role-playing game coming to Steam and console platforms in 2022.
Tuesday, 24th August 2021 – Team17 and Drop Bear Bytes have today confirmed the development of Broken Roads, an original and narrative-rich, isometric, turn-based role-playing game set in an unforgiving, post-apocalyptic Western Australia. 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.
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 is now available to Wishlist on Steam. To keep up to date with all the information on Broken Roads please like us on Facebook, follow Team17 and the official Broken Roads Twitter, and join us on the official Discord server.
About Drop Bear Bytes
Drop Bear Bytes is an independent studio working on their debut title, Broken Roads, in development for PC and console for launch in 2022. Headquartered in Torquay, Australia, Drop Bear Bytes was established in 2019 and has a team comprised of developers, artists and writers from Australia, South Africa, Europe and North America. Visit www.brokenroadsgame.com for more information.
About Team17 Group plc
Founded in 1990, Team17 Group plc is a leading developer, video games label, and creative partner for developers around the world. Floated on AIM in 2018, Team17, with its extensive portfolio of over 100 titles, embodies the spirit of independent games. In addition to the award-winning Overcooked!, Yoku’s Island Express, and the iconic Worms, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2020, Team17 has helped bring critically acclaimed titles including Hell Let Loose, Moving Out, Golf With Your Friends, Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, Blasphemous, and The Escapists to gamers everywhere. Visit www.team17.com for more info.