The developers of Broken Roads took us back to their work and showed how their vision for a game inspired by classic Fallout with action set in Australia is taking shape.

A lot of time has passed since the announcement of Broken Roads and this period has not been very rich in materials of this intriguing game. Fortunately, the developers of Drop Bear Bytes took advantage of The MIX Direct Spring Showcase 2023 event and shared new shots of rutted roadswhich shows the gameplay and discusses the main features of the game.

The video was posted by IGN, but also appeared on YouTube via the Game Trailers channel. You can watch it in full below.

The game, which the creators themselves compare to Fallout (because of the setting) and Disco Elysium (because of the complexity of the storytelling and the choices), has changed a bit since the first presentations in 2019-2020. This is evident both in the revamped interface and in the lack of a grid on the maps, where characters previously moved around to engage in turn-based combat. The locations have also been vastly improved, aided by thousands of photographs from the team’s trip to Western Australia.

In addition, Drop Bear Bytes assures that they also gradually finish “writing”, something particularly important in this type of game. The developers boast of 36 thousand “points” in the moral compass of the protagonist and hundreds of seemingly trivial choices, but which can have significant long-term consequences.

This is also one of the reasons why the developer takes the estimated 25 hours needed to complete rutted roads rather vaguely. Especially since players will also have to choose one of four backgrounds from the character’s story, which will not be affected by the events of the game.

rutted roads will be released this year en PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5.

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Passionate about video games (and others) for years, he completed an MBA in linguistics, defending a thesis on games. He started his adventure with GlobeLiveMedia in 2015, writing in the editorial department, then also covering movies and oh, horror! – technology (also a contributor to the Games Encyclopedia). He started with platform games, which he still loves (including metroidvania), but he also likes card games (including “analog” games), fighting games, soul games and virtually any other kind of game. Don’t ask about the graphics: after a few hours of exposure, you can revel in pixelated game characters reminiscent of the days of the Game Boy era (if not older).


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