Drop Bear Bytes today launched the Steam page for their upcoming isometric RPG, Broken Roads.
As part of their gamescom announcements, the Australian indie studio released a new pre-alpha showreel as well as range of their latest screenshot to tease the progress the game has made since its announcement last year.
“I’m incredibly proud of the leaps and bounds the team have made since we revealed Broken Roads,” says Craig Ritchie, Founder & Game Director of Drop Bear Bytes, “and the way the community has reacted to date is really encouraging! We’ve had our heads down working on a range of new characters, locations, quests and game features and it’s great to share a little of that for everyone at gamescom. We’ll have more to share on our dev blog and over social media throughout the event.”
Broken Roads is set in a ravaged future Australia and presents players with an original alignment system: the Moral Compass. This unique take on morality presents a 360-degree view of all ethical and philosophical decisions a character can make, as well as their available moral traits. A character’s philosophical leaning will affect all areas of the game, from dialogue and companion reactions through to quest resolution and combat.
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About Broken Roads
Broken Roads is the upcoming debut title from Australian indie studio Drop Bear Bytes. Born of a love for traditional computer role-playing, Broken Roads provides a rich, engaging narrative in which players make their way across a desolated Australia.
Blending together traditional and all-new role-playing elements on top of a classless system offering unlimited character development options, Broken Roads presents players with an original morality system: the Moral Compass. This novel design sees dialogue options and questing decisions influence, and be influenced by, a character’s philosophical leaning.
- All-new post-apocalyptic setting.
- Unique morality system influencing dialogue, quests and character development.
- Authentic Australian locations and environments.
- Blend of traditional and original RPG mechanics.
- Up to 6 party members.
- Turn-based tactical combat.
- Hand-drawn artwork.
- A content-rich and densely-crafted world.