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Death Road to Canada by Rocketcat Games+Madgarden

08-11-2013, 12:03 AM
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Death Road to Canada by Rocketcat Games+Madgarden

Death Road to Canada is a new collaboration I'm working on with Madgarden. It's a randomized permadeath road trip simulator. You and your group of survivors have to travel from Florida to Canada, making Choose Your Own Adventure style decisions. This is mixed in with segments where you explore and loot randomly generated cities, find survivors to recruit, and try to avoid or break through increasingly huge hordes of zombies.

Some big things that set the game apart:
  • The "death metaphor" style of zombie where they're slow, but persistent and in huge numbers. Shambling wall of death.
  • Every survivor has a random appearance, personality, and special traits.
  • Big focus on rare surprises and Easter Egg style events.
  • Play as a dog for some reason.
  • CYOA events influnced by the personalities, stats, and background of your group of survivors.

It's inspired by King of Dragon Pass, River City Ransom, Wasteland Kings (by Vlambeer), The Walking Dead (tv show), and a very tiny bit of Oregon Trail.

Will be posting news about the game and answering any questions in this thread. We're shooting for October. I'm thinking $5 on iOS, in exchange for having no IAP.

RocketCat Games: Creators of Wayward Souls, Punch Quest, Mage Gauntlet and Hook Worlds
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08-11-2013, 12:10 AM
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Nice! Great partnership. Great thoughts on pricing. Looking forward to this.

08-11-2013, 12:29 AM
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And the award for best title, videogame division, goes to...
08-11-2013, 12:30 AM
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Before anyone else says it... No IAP, $5 = Sold!
08-11-2013, 12:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Guise View Post
And the award for best title, videogame division, goes to...
I read the title as Rocket Cat games in The Mad Garden....
08-11-2013, 01:05 AM
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Oh man, all I had to do was read who was developing i and I knew it was an instabuyt. Probably the greatest dev combo ever. Five bucks=no iAP? Hells to the ya!!! Sounds like an amazing game, Kepa. Keep us posted!
08-11-2013, 01:36 AM
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"Cool it" hahaha cracks me up!!! So excited
08-11-2013, 01:49 AM
Coming fall 2013!
08-11-2013, 03:04 AM
A zombie roguelike? Awesome. From the Mage Gauntlet/Wayward devs? Instabuy! Was just about to buy Beat Hazard for $4.99, guess I know what I'm saving that money for

Will there be any other tactics beside killing, like setting distractions and traps, barriers, barricading, etc? And I'm assuming that trailer is just one town? Hopefully all towns don't follow that grid template.

Beta testing?
08-11-2013, 03:20 AM
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CYOA, Rocketcat games, inspiration by other awesome IOS games. I am sold by this. When is the release date? Cannot wait for it.