Can you rescue the children?
Today the folks over at Spry Fox were proud to announce that their single-player roguelike puzzle game about life’s choices and surprises, Road not Taken, has arrived on Sony’s newest console as well as PC and Mac (via Steam).
Daniel Cook, Chief Creative Officer of Spry Fox, stated, “It starts out looking like a simple puzzle game, but underneath is a mysterious procedurally-generated world that is loaded with secrets We tried to create a life in miniature, where there’s no ‘best’ way to play. It’ll take the average person dozens of hours to master all the various encounters and strategies in Road Not Taken. And like most good roguelikes, it is not a forgiving game. You can expect to die repeatedly.”
The game places you in the role of an enigmatic ranger who is also a newcomer to a town. This town loses several of its children to a freezing, treacherous forest nearby, and every year you can opt to brave the brutal blizzards and labyrinths of the forest in an attempt to rescue the kids.
The game features constantly shifting routes, objects, obstacles, and forest predators, and with only fifteen years to live, each attempt to rescue the children is sure to be a test that will require careful thought. Every action you make (or neglect to make) will impact your story as well as the friends and lovers you take on.
Will you be travelling along the Road Not Taken?