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Aussie RPG Broken Roads Says G’Day on April 10th

Title Image for Broken Roads

Australia-based studio Drop Bear Bytes‘ CRPG Broken Roads will finally release on April 10th for PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 & 5, and Xbox One & Series X|S. Publisher tinyBuild shared this announcement with a release date trailer (below) showing key features of Broken Roads, including a unique moral compass system, deep turn-based combat, and a nonlinear story spanning a post-apocalyptic Western Australian wasteland.

Broken Roads is described by the publisher as:

…a story-rich, party-based RPG set in a decaying, post-apocalyptic version of the vast Australian Outback, featuring a genre-redefining morality system. Survive, form bonds, and make tough choices that will shape your dangerous yet mesmerizing journey across the wilds.

A Rocky Road to Release

Broken Roads was initially set to release on November 11th, 2023, but was delayed indefinitely just three days before release. A blog post indicates that delaying the game was “not an easy decision” but was needed to continue polishing it to an expected standard before release.

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 400,000 words of dialogue. As you can imagine, it’s extremely time-consuming to properly test all of these.

Broken Roads was supposed to be published by tinyBuild subsidiary Versus Evil, which suddenly shuttered in December 2023 with all 13 staff laid off. Although Broken Roads‘ delay was mentioned amongst others as a factor in Versus Evil’s underperformance and subsequent closure, the game’s publishing deal was thankfully transferred to tinyBuild and is now just weeks from release.

I may well be biased as an Aussie, but I think this game looks like a cracker, and I’m very excited by this announcement. If you’re keen to see whether Broken Roads can stand up next to Mad Max and The Rover in the pantheon of Australian post-apocalyptic classics, make sure to keep on reading RPGFan for all your RPG news, features, and reviews.

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Claton Stevenson

Claton Stevenson

Claton (yes no "Y") is an RPG obsessed News Editor. Claton fell in love with the genre whilst watching his childhood friend spam GF summons in FF VIII; thinking "wow these graphics are just like real life. Is this really a game"? He’s been chasing that feeling of awe and wonder ever since. Who knows? Maybe he’ll find it right here with RPGFan. When he’s not writing for RPGFan, you’ll find him nonchalantly leaning against the ballroom wall being the “best looking guy here.” …whatever.

1 Response to Aussie RPG Broken Roads Says G’Day on April 10th


This & Capes are my two most anticipated titles this year!! Glad Broken Roads is only a few weeks away now - I think I'll just be finished with Baldur's Gate 3 then (started it in Nov. & am about to hop on the boat at the Morphic Pool Dock). 👍🏼 😸

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