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Road 96

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: Digixart Entertainment
Release Date: Aug. 16, 2021

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'Road 96' Playable Demo Available During Steam Next Fest - Trailer

by Rainier on June 16, 2021 @ 1:24 a.m. PDT

Road 96 is a procedural narrative adventure where you must escape a country on the brink of collapse and reach the border, thousands of miles away in the mountains.

The country of Petria has gone to hell. The Regime is out of control. Time to escape, head for the border, the free world. The last of your parents' savings in your pocket, thousands of miles at your feet, and a small hope of crossing the border alive.

Hitchhike your way across the country in the first ever procedural narrative game. Meet memorable characters, discover secrets, learn skills, to help you cross the border to freedom.

Road 96 is a homage to road trip movies and series, the films of Tarantino, the Coen Brothers and is filled with ‘90s flavor. You will travel multiple times to discover the games’ secrets and reveal the true personalities of this nation's inhabitants, their unique storylines, hidden connections and maybe change the country through the decisions you make. 

You play as a broke teenager, trying to get freedom and safety past the country border. As you get closer and the summer passes, the plot intensifies, presenting deep moral dilemmas, dark and intense moments, lots of encounters, places, means of travels and crucial choices that might change your initial goal.

During each run to the border, you’ll have dozens of choices to make regarding your means of travel, your interactions with the inhabitants and if you manage, or not, to solve puzzles and stay alive. All the decisions you are making alter your experience, closing options, opening some others. Your choices matter, unveil more of the stories and secrets of this nation’s troubled past.

There are thousands of routes along Road 96. Which one will you take?

DigixArt is happy to announce that Road 96 will be available for the first time in demo format at the Steam Next Fest from today June 16 (10am Pacific Time) until June 22.

Everybody will be able to join the conversation and openly talk to the DigixArt team about the Road 96. They will answer the questions from fans, and give more details about the game world, narrative system, the characters and duration.

The Road 96 Official Soundtrack has been launched today on Steam and all music platforms at the "original" price of 9.96 Euros | USD. Among many others, fans of the game will enjoy some of the most talented and well-regarded names like Survive (Stranger Things OST), Toxic Avenger (Furi) and the promising French pop songwriter Cocoon. A blend of folk, pop, dance music, and electronic songs that stay with you long after you’ve finished the game.

"With this very diverse soundtrack, we wanted to create the mood for each moment along the journey and make players feel the wide-open road, the nostalgia of being far from home, the peaceful landscapes, the unsafety of certain encounters and a sense of wonder in the ever-changing world around you."- Yoan Fanise (Game Director)

Key Features:

  • First ever procedural story-driven game : Create your own story.
  • Memorable characters, tone and setting: Funny, bizarre, and engaging characters. A beautiful landscape. A dangerous world.
  • Multiple endings : The game and ending changes based on how you play.
  • Award-winning Indie team : The creative minds behind Valiant Hearts and Memories Retold.
  • Evocative soundtrack from several artists

Road 96 is in development for PC (Steam) and Nintendo Switch.


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