The first title announced during today’s digital Indie World event, Road 96, is developed by French-based studio DigixArt. Road 96 is a procedurally generated story-driven adventure inspired by road movies from directors such as Quentin Tarantino, the Coen Brothers, and Bong Joon-ho.

The year is 1996, the setting is the authoritarian nation of Pertia, the goal is to get to the border – but the road to get there will be different each and every time. Playing as one of several teenagers, players will be able to make choices with major consequences which will affect their entire journey.  For example, choosing to hitchhike could result in meeting a new friend, while taking a bus could end up with the player having to face down a gunman. There are thousands of options – this is definitely a game which you can replay over and over again.

Along the way, players will meet a number of characters and get to know their intertwining stories. Some characters will help the protagonist, while others including bandits, cops and shady figures may serve as obstacles or even bring the player’s journey to an untimely early end.

From the creators of Valiant Hearts and Memories Retold, Road 96 features a bright, colorful visual style, a soundtrack of 90s classics, and dialogue which ranges from wacky to heart warming. Just like real life road trips, no two play-throughs will ever be exactly the same.

Road 96 will be coming to the Nintendo Switch later in 2021. It will also be releasing for PC via Steam. An official release date for either version has not yet been announced.

What path will you take? What decisions will you make? Will you reach the border and gain your freedom, or will you fall short along the way? Find out when Road 96 releases later this year.

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