Team17 is partnering with Drop Bear Bytes to publish the post-apocalyptic isometric open-world game Broke Roads. The game is set to arrive in 2022 on consoles and PC.
“We are delighted to confirm the development of Broken Roads alongside Drop Bear Bytes, 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” says a post announcing the deal.
Broken Roads is set in a post-apocalyptic Western Australia representing the country with real-world locations and landmarks in an unforgiving wasteland where things are not as they should be.
The developers are working on a mortality system meant to influence quests, dialogue, and character development. The system in Broken Roads is shaped by the path you pick from four different philosophical paths: Humanist, Utilitarian, Machiavellian, and Nihilist, each with their own unique traits. Players answer questions -moral quandaries- to help the game determine the starting position in the game. As you play the game, the decisions you make will shift your philosophical leaning and affect the future choices, quests, and reactions from people.