Broken Roads is a narrative-driven CRPG developed by the Australian-based studio Drop Bear Bytes. It’s inspired by classics such as Fallout and Baldur’s Gate, with a sprinkle of Disco Elysium’s heavy dialogue.
Broken Roads brings exploration, strategic turn-based combat and meaningful philosophical choices to an Australian post-apocalyptic setting.
Blending together traditional and all-new role-playing elements on top of a classless system offering near-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.
Locations are based on real-world places, and the studio is working with an aboriginal consultant to make sure everything is accurate and respectful. You won’t find zombies or laser weapons in the game. Just people trying to survive the harsh reality.
You choose from four origin stories: Hired Gun, Barter Crew, Surveyor, or Jackaroo (a jack of all trades). Your origins story will determine your first moments in the game, your initial skills, and dialogue options.
Broken Roads’ unique morality system is based on four areas of moral philosophy: Utilitarianism, Nihilism, Machiavellianism and Humanism. In a 360-degree chart of possible options, players are able to choose from those within a certain range of their character’s core alignment.
Your decisions and dialogue options will shift your leaning and thus alter your possible range of future choices.
- 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 5 party members
- Turn-based tactical combat
- Hand-drawn artwork
- A content-rich and densely crafted world
Broken Roads is in development for PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox and PlayStation. Currently scheduled for release in 2023
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