There are all kinds of exciting indie games announced during the Game Awards this year and none are quite as intriguing as Road 96. The game features a procedurally generated road and the kind of adventure that makes us think of the Oregon Trail. Take a look at the trailer below and let us know what you think!
Developed by the team that brought you Valiant Hearts and Memories Retold, Road 96 focuses on a road trip to reach the border and leave the US. Whether you’re fleeing north or to the south remains to be seen, but what we do know from the trailer is that this looks to be quite an emotional journey.
The trailer for Road 96 seems to portray a certain degree of player agency. At one point, the character is offered a ride from a stranger in a car, but as they look away an option appears to run instead. We could be looking at a sort of Choose Your Own Adventure meets The Oregon Trail. The game’s Steam store page has the following to say:
On this risky road trip to the border, you’ll meet incredible characters, and discover their intertwined stories and secrets in an ever-evolving adventure. But every mile opens up a choice to make. Your decisions will change your adventure, change the people you meet, maybe even change the world.
Gameplay in Road 96 looks to be quite varied. From car chases and shootouts to filming a reporter and taking photos, there’s quite a lot of freedom when it comes to fleeing the country.
Those that are interested in Road 96 can check out the game’s Steam page for more information. There’s no release date yet, but it’s scheduled to come out sometime in 2021.
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Looks interesting, hope it plays interesting too. A real journey type game that's not just platforming and/or killing monsters would be interesting as most of those have gone either the walking simulator or traditional Adventure game route.
The title makes me think it's some kind follow-up to Interstate '76, but I daren't dream of such things
Toxic Avenger made some music for this and it is good