Developer Spry Fox announces Road Not Taken
is now available for Windows,
OS X, and PS4, with the PC versions offered
with a 20%
launch discount. Here's a bit on what they describe as a roguelike
“It starts out looking like a simple puzzle game, but underneath
is a mysterious procedurally-generated world that is loaded with secrets.”
explained Daniel Cook, Chief Creative Officer of Spry Fox. “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.”
Players walk Road Not Taken as an enigmatic ranger and newcomer to a town which
every winter loses several of its children to the freezing, treacherous nearby
forest. Every year, your hero can opt to brave the brutal blizzards and
challenging labyrinths of the forest to rescue these trapped younglings. But
with a lifetime of only 15 years, and endless puzzling possibilities presented
by the constantly shifting routes, objects, obstacles, hazards and predators of
the forest, each venture into the woods is a test that requires careful thought.
Your actions (or inaction) will impact not only your own life’s story, but those
of the friends you make, loves you forge and village you call home.
That journey is bolstered by Spry Fox’s dynamic puzzle structure, deep crafting
system and distinctive artwork for Road Not Taken, featuring beautiful 2D sprite
design and evocative sound and music effects.