Broken Roads Post-Launch Roadmap
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by Craig Ritchie
1d ago
To the Broken Roads community, This launch has been a rough one. We’re glad so many people have enjoyed playing the game. We’ve loved watching the streams, engaging with you all and hearing about your positive experience with Broken Roads. But we know that, overall, we’ve fallen short of player expectations in some key areas and in many ways we’ve not delivered the quality game we had hoped to ship, so we’re changing that. Our work on Broken Roads is far from over. We have taken the criticism on board. There’s a lot we can improve and a lot we can outright redo because it just isn’t good enoug ..read more
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Greatest Work Experience Of All Time (GWEOAT)
Broken Roads Blog
by Craig Ritchie
5M ago
In early June 2022, we were excited to welcome a local high school work experience candidate, Will C., to join Drop Bear Bytes on our distributed journey through game development. During the course of a week, Will met with the leads of different departments and got insider insight into what it’s like to work across 3 different time zones, give a report in each of our daily standups, and provide reproduction steps for some of our more pernicious bugs. We sat down with Will on his last day and asked him the hard questions. His responses are below. What was the most unexpected aspect of your wor ..read more
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We're delaying Broken Roads for a few more months
Broken Roads Blog
by Craig Ritchie
5M ago
Broken Roads delayed until early 2024 Hi everyone. Since 2019 the Drop Bear Bytes team has been pouring their hearts & souls into Broken Roads, spending countless hours designing, troubleshooting, and adjusting to player feedback. While Broken Roads is still coming, we’ve made the decision to delay the release to allow for additional polish time and QA manpower plus resources to ensure a higher quality bar for the thousands of permutations that can arise. While the game is now content complete, it is also coming in longer than we originally anticipated at ~30 hours of gameplay and nearly 4 ..read more
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Hired Gun Origin Story Trailer
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by Craig Ritchie
5M ago
We’ve just published the first of four trailers, each showing off one of the different origin stories you can choose when creating your character in Broken Roads. Enjoy! And if you’re wondering ‘hey Drop Bear Bytes, where’s your October update?', we’ve been non-stop busy making the game, adding polish, fixing bugs, closing out quests, wrapping up loose ends, recording videos, conducting media interviews, playtesting the game, and so on. There’s your update - now let us get back to it! - The Drop Bear Bytes team ..read more
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Environment Design Process: Ardath Hotel
Broken Roads Blog
by Craig Ritchie
5M ago
The Ardath Pub is a characterful establishment where a motley crew of artists, thieves, and thugs congregate to drink, play darts and get up to mayhem. To bring this place to life, Sara Laubscher, Lead Environment Concept Artist, worked closely with our Narrative Director, Leanne Taylor-Giles, in order to maintain an authentic ‘Aussie vibe’. Through pokie machines and a pool-table-turned-impromptu music stage around the back, we aimed to demonstrate the rowdy charm of the Ardath way of life. We heavily referenced the real-life Ardath Hotel pub, which Leanne had personally visited. Sara creat ..read more
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Broken Roads is coming 14 November 2023!
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by Craig Ritchie
5M ago
We’re extremely happy to announce our launch date: Broken Roads is coming out on PC and Xbox on 14 November 2023 It’s been a long time coming, and now we’re two months away from releasing the game we’ve dedicated the last few years of our lives to. Exciting times! Please wishlist Broken Roads on Steam, and join our official Discord to chat to the devs and fellow community members! Switch and PlayStation versions are in the works and we’ll post launch dates for those when we they are ready ..read more
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Broken Roads August 2023 Update
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by Craig Ritchie
5M ago
Broken Roads at gamescom 2023 It’s the end of August and that means gamescom again! We sent a small crew to Cologne to show off Broken Roads to European press as part of the Australian contingent in IGEA’s booth and were very stoked to see Broken Roads’ key art blown up huge on the stand walls. We demo’d Broken Roads for three days straight, met a ton of fellow developers working on some awesome projects, took a quick look at what the AAA studios are up to, and of course checked out the most intriguing new indie games in the works. One of the highlights of this year’s event was showing off the ..read more
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Broken Roads July 2023 Update
Broken Roads Blog
by Craig Ritchie
5M ago
The months are flying by as we get closer to launch (no, no release date to be announced yet, but it is coming soon™) and the team wrap up the final bits and pieces, level/environment polish, new character textures, updates to the UI, and work on controller support (we’re going to have Xbox controller and Steamdeck support from the get-go). The Broken Roads demo is still live on Steam and we’re still receiving a lot of valuable feedback via the webform or through the feedback/bug reporting channels on our official Discord server - if you’ve not visited yet, please come and say g’day! Another v ..read more
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Broken Roads June 2023 Update
Broken Roads Blog
by Craig Ritchie
5M ago
Hello everyone - what a month June has been for Broken Roads! The demo is live, we had some incredible YouTube coverage, the demo received many patches and improvements, and of course… We got the cover of PC Gamer! This is such an honour and the team are of course so proud of this achievement, and we’re sending a huge thanks to everyone at Versus Evil, Plan of Attack and PC Gamer that helped bring this together. You can read more about the print issue on the PC Gamer website, as well as another piece - also written by Jody Macgregor, who did the magazine article - about the playable demo. Ste ..read more
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The Broken Roads Demo is now on Steam!
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by Craig Ritchie
5M ago
We’re very excited to announce that you can now download the Broken Roads demo on Steam! In this demo, you’ll play as the Hired Gun, one of the four origin stories available in the full game. As the Hired Gun, you’ll have unique attributes and starting skills, as well as a certain reputation around the world, which will affect how people you meet along the way will interact with you. Get a taste of our turn-based combat, the Moral Compass, and the gorgeous visuals our art team have put together as you explore post-apocalyptic Western Australia! Before you hop into the demo, a quick note about ..read more
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