We at Switchaboo are huge fans of Drop Bear Bytes and cannot wait for the release of their debut title Broken Roads. Just now, a press release revealed that industry veteran Colin McComb has joined Drop Bear Bytes as Creative Lead.
If you’re unfamiliar with that name, McComb has over 25 years of experience working on classic tabletop and RPGs, such as Fallout 2 and Planescape: Torment.
Here is the press release:
Drop Bear Bytes is excited to announce that Colin McComb has joined the team as Creative Lead on their upcoming isometric RPG, Broken Roads.
A veteran designer of both tabletop and computer RPGs, McComb’s work spans over 25 years with credits ranging from classics such as Fallout 2 and Planescape: Torment through to more recent work on Torment: Tides of Numenera and Wasteland 2 & 3.
“It’s not all that often that you get a chance to work on a game that combines two major foci of your resume,” says McComb. “When Craig told me what he wanted to do with the setting and the philosophy of Broken Roads, I had to fight him because I was jealous of his idea. But then he let me join the team, so that was cool.”
“I’ve played most of the games Colin has worked on over the years,” says Craig Ritchie, Founder & Game Director of Drop Bear Bytes, “and the high concept work in Numenera and the depths to which certain themes were explored really stood out to me. It’s awesome we’ve now got his talent and experience on the team.”
Broken Roads is set in a ravaged future Australia and presents players with an original alignment system: the Moral Compass. This unique take on morality presents a 360-degree view of all ethical and philosophical decisions a character can make, as well as their available moral traits. A character’s philosophical leaning will affect all areas of the game, from dialogue and companion reactions through to quest resolution and combat.
Broken Roads is in development for PC, Switch, PS4 and Xbox One, and is scheduled for release in 2021
2021 just cannot seem to come soon enough!
Source: Drop Bear Bytes PR