Colin McComb joins Drop Bear Bytes as Creative Lead for Broken Roads

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Colin McComb joins Drop Bear Bytes as Creative Lead for Broken Roads

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.

About Broken Roads
Broken Roads is the upcoming debut title from Australian indie studio Drop Bear Bytes. Born of a love for traditional computer role-playing, Broken Roads provides a rich, engaging narrative in which players make their way across a desolated Australia.

Blending together traditional and all-new role-playing elements on top of a classless system offering unlimited character development options, Broken Roads presents players with an original morality system: the Moral Compass. This novel design sees dialogue options and questing decisions influence, and be influenced by, a character's philosophical leaning.

· All-new post-apocalyptic setting
· Unique morality system influencing dialogue, quests and character development
· Authentic Australian locations and environments
· Blend of traditional and original RPG mechanics
· Up to 6 party members
· Turn-based tactical combat
· Hand-drawn artwork
· A content-rich and densely-crafted world

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About Drop Bear Bytes
Headquartered in Torquay, Australia, Drop Bear Bytes was established in January 2019 and has a team comprised of developers, artists and writers from Australia, South Africa, Canada, UK, USA and China. The studio was founded by Craig Ritchie, a former games journalist turned marketing and brand manager who has worked on titles such as EVE Online, the Vampires: The Masquerade MMO, DUST 514, EVE: Valkyrie and Freya and the False Prophecy.

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