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Post-apocalyptic narrative-driven RPG Broken Roads reveals new character origins video

Introducing the Surveyor

Victoria, Australia – March 28th, 2024 – Independent game studio Drop Bear Bytes have revealed an all new video introducing one of the player character origin stories for their upcoming isometric RPG Broken Roads, ahead of its upcoming launch on Steam, PlayStation and Xbox consoles on April 10th; with pre-orders available now!

Set in the Australian post-apocalyptic outback, players will choose between one of four classes: the Hired Gun, Barter Crew, Jackaroo, and Surveyor. This final video introduces the Surveyor, an explorer with a drive to discover the world and its secrets. Having always had a curious mind from a young age, the Surveyor now uses their parents’ teachings of navigation and constellations to forge a new path in the wastes, making money by telling people of their discoveries.

About Broken Roads

Broken Roads is a narrative-driven RPG that brings exploration, strategic turn-based combat and meaningful philosophical choices to an all-new Australian post-apocalyptic setting. Broken Roads skillfully blends traditional and all-new role-playing elements on top of a classless system offering near-unlimited character development options built around four philosophies: Humanist, Utilitarian, Machiavellian, and Nihilist. Furthermore the game presents players with an original morality system: the Moral Compass which sees dialogue options and questing decisions influence, and be influenced by, a character’s philosophical leaning and the tough decisions they make along the way. 

Broken Roads’ locations are all authentic recreated from the team visiting towns and landmarks in West Australia and taking photos, videos and audio recordings for it to be as true as possible. Furthermore, even the game’s atmospheric soundtrack composed by Tim Sunderland is composed with instruments constructed from everyday objects which brings a wholly unique and distinctive tone to the game.

About Drop Bear Bytes

Drop Bear Bytes is an independent studio headquartered in Torquay, Victoria, Australia. Drop Bear Bytes was established in early 2019 with the goal of developing a deep, narrative-driven role-playing experience. With a team comprised of developers, artists and writers from Australia, South Africa, Canada, USA and China, we are currently working on our debut title, Broken Roads, a traditional isometric RPG for PC, Switch, Playstation and Xbox platforms