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Torment: Tides of Numenera Devs Reunite for Post-Apocalyptic RPG Broken Roads

Broken Roads

The upcoming post-apocalyptic RPG Broken Roads has announced today that Leanne Taylor-Giles has joined the development team as Narrative Lead.


Taylor-Giles is a seasoned veteran of the game industry, having worked as the scriptwriter for hits like Rainbow Six Siege and Watch Dogs 2, but the one that has our ears perked up the most is her work on Torment: Tides of Numenera where she worked along side the legendary Colin McComb, who is also working on Broken Roads as the Creative Lead.

“I was delighted to hear that a branching CRPG with deep moral conflicts was being made in Australia,” Taylor-Giles said in a press release, “and even happier about it once I’d had a few meetings with the team. I’m overjoyed to have the chance to work with Colin again, and I can’t wait to get stuck into the world of Broken Roads to see where its interweaving storylines take us!”

Colin McComb’s extensive resume also covers Fallout 2, the original Planescape: Torment, Wasteland 2 and Wasteland 3. This reunion of Taylor-Giles with McComb binds Broken Roads as a promising new title in the genre.

Broken RoadsBroken Roads is being developed by Drop Bear Bytes, an Australian studio that was founded by former Retro Gamer journo Craig Ritchie. The game features a very Fallout 1 and 2 look and feel with turn-based combat and traditional RPG elements, but it also showcases a unique morality system and hand-drawn art to top it all off.


If Broken Roads looks like something you’d be interested in, be sure to add the game to your Steam Wishlist to let the devs know that more of us are interested! While a definitive release date has yet to be announced, it’s currently slotted for a late 2021 release.

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Shawn has been infatuated with the post-apocalyptic genre since he wore out his horribly American-dubbed VHS of the original Mad Max as a child. Shawn is the former Editor-in-Chief at Joystiq's Massively.com, creator of the Aftermath post-apocalyptic immersion event, and host of the Through the Aftermath podcast for over 11 years. He currently resides on top of a mountain in the middle of nowhere with his wife and four children.

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