Broken Roads is an upcoming party-based RPG title by Drop Bear Bytes, an Australian indie studio based in Torquay. It’s was also one of the games announced in PAX Online’s PAX Rising section, which showcases some of the best up-and-coming indie titles around.
The first time I encountered screenshots of Broken Roads online, my interest was immediately piqued. Set in post-apocalyptic Australia, Broken Roads exudes old-school RPG charm. Taking cues from franchises like Fallout and Wasteland, Broken Roads lets players assemble their own party to explore the game’s post-apocalyptic world.
Despite the post-apocalyptic setting, the game’s visuals look inviting, colourful and bright. In a recent devlog, the Drop Bear Bytes team have written about their desire to use painterly graphics to make the entire game feel ‘like a playable artwork’. This certainly comes across in the game’s teaser trailer and screenshots, and the footage I’ve seen so far looks promising.