Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Watchlist: Death Road to Canada

Title: Death Road to Canada
Developer: Rocketcat Games
Platforms: iPhone, iPad, Android, PC, Mac, Linux
Release planned for fourth quarter 2013
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Keep your randomly generated survivors alive as you flee cross-country from unstoppable hordes. PC, Linux, Mac, iOS, and Android.
Rocketcat is the developer behind acclaimed mobile games Punch Quest, Mage Gauntlet, Hook Worlds, Super QuickHook, and Hook Champ and now they've revealed their most ambitious game yet. Described as a "Randomized Permadeath Road Trip Simulator", Death Road to Canada follows your group of survivors through a zombie ravaged America.
Gameplay will be a mix of roguelike elements, exploration, group management, and Choose Your Adventure-style choices and events. Zombies may be slow but they attack in overwhelming numbers so stealth and distractions are key to surviving. Every character and every town is randomly generated and permadeath will add tension to every action. Other planned features include:

  • Tons of replay value, with a focus on rare events, unusual situations, and Easter Eggs.
  • Survivors have their own random names, appearances, personalities, and other traits.
  • Robust Interactive Fiction segments, influenced by the personalities of your group.
  • Randomly generated cities you can explore for supplies, but watch out for hordes.
  • Rare Unique Survivors with their own appearances and special events.
  • Survivors keep track of their relationships in the group. It's up to you to prevent them from tearing each other apart.
  • Find and recruit dogs. Rare special event where you can teach dogs how to drive the car.

Death Road to Canada is set for a late 2013 release. You can back the game on Kickstarter or vote for it on Steam Greenlight.

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