RocketCat Games have been responsible for some insanely popular titles including Hook Champ, Mage Gauntlet and my personal favorite… Punch Quest. Death Road to Canada is their latest project, and it just finished up its Kickstarter campaign a few days ago. It’s a survival game full of zombies, with a large dose of weird thrown in for good measure. Don’t believe us? A picture is worth a thousand words…
Dead Road to Canada drops you into a zombie ravaged world where you’ll have to use your wits and rely on your posse to survive. You’ll band together with a unique group of individuals and do the all the usual post-apocalyptic things like scavenge for supplies and kill the undead. If you’re thinking this is just another survival game full of zombies you’re wrong as Death Road to Canada has a few interesting tricks up its sleeves.
The maps in Death Road to Canada are procedurally generated as are the characters. This means you’ll have a different experience every time you play and that you’ll get to deal with a lot of different fruitcakes on your squad. Characters will have different traits that can help or hinder you on your journey, and there are dogs.
Dogs that can drive and can recruit other dogs. Got your attention yet? If you dig games like the Oregon Trail, you’ll definitely get a kick out of Death Road to Canada as the dev’s are using the same approach to decision making in the game. The personalities in your party, as well as their status, will directly influence the choices you can make in the game. The survivors also have ‘feelings’ so they’ll remember your choices and how they feel about others in your party. Throw in Permadeath, rare survivors, and randomly generated events, and you’ve got yourself an awesome roguelike that can keep you busy for ages.
Death Road to Canada almost doubled their original goal of $25,000 by bringing in $42,708 when its campaign ended on the 27th. Backers or anyone wishing to check out the game won’t have to wait long as the game is set to come out in November of this year on PC, Mac, and Linux. Android and iOS users will also be able to play Death Road, and if you want it on Steam you need to go vote on Death Road’s Greenlight campaign. You can check out more of the madness known as Death Road to Canada on the team’s Kickstarter or Greenlight pages.