Victoria, Australia – September 12th, 2023 – Independent game studio Drop Bear Bytes, in partnership with Versus Evil, are proud to reveal their upcoming isometric RPG Broken Roads is coming to Steam, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One on November 14th.
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.
“With Broken Roads we wanted to make a deep, cerebral RPG full of difficult situations that really test what players are comfortable with," said Craig Ritchie, Game Director at Drop Bear Bytes. "We also set out to create a fully immersive experience based on real-world Australia, so a ton of work went into creating an authentic vision of this post-apocalyptic wasteland. Broken Roads may be set in the dusty Western Australian outback, but we wanted to ensure that it’s also got its share of compassion, empathy and humanity.”
“RPGs are deeply embedded into the Versus Evil DNA and Broken Roads is among the best we’ve seen,” said Steve Escalante, General Manager of Versus Evil. “We are pumped to get ready to launch Broken Roads to the masses and are confident it will strike a chord with fans of Disco Elysium and Pillars of Eternity. Enjoy!”