Today is the day that Road Not Taken will finally arrive to the PS4. After months teasing us with screenshots and videos, we’ll all be able to play this little rougelike puzzle game in all its glory.
Road Not Taken is an adventure game in the form of a puzzler. You’re a ranger and it’s up to you to save children who wander off into the nearby forest before they become lost forever. For those who like being punished repeatedly in their games, the developer has assured us that the game is not easy and you can expect to die over and over again.
Road Not Taken will be available on both PS4 and STEAM today for $14.99. There is currently a 20% off sale on STEAM and those with PS Plus will be able to download the game for free on the PS4.
Seattle, WA – August 5, 2014 – Life is an adventure, and so is Road Not Taken, an original, single-player roguelike puzzle video game about life’s choices and surprises, arriving today on the PlayStation 4 and on PC & Mac via Steam.
“It starts out looking like a simple puzzle game, but underneath is a mysterious procedurally-generated world that is loaded with secrets.” explained Daniel Cook, Chief Creative Officer of Spry Fox. “We tried to create a life in miniature, where there’s no ‘best’ way to play. It’ll take the average person dozens of hours to master all the various encounters and strategies in Road Not Taken. And like most good roguelikes, it is not a forgiving game. You can expect to die repeatedly.”
Players walk Road Not Taken as an enigmatic ranger and newcomer to a town which every winter loses several of its children to the freezing, treacherous nearby forest. Every year, your hero can opt to brave the brutal blizzards and challenging labyrinths of the forest to rescue these trapped younglings. But with a lifetime of only 15 years, and endless puzzling possibilities presented by the constantly shifting routes, objects, obstacles, hazards and predators of the forest, each venture into the woods is a test that requires careful thought. Your actions (or inaction) will impact not only your own life’s story, but those of the friends you make, loves you forge and village you call home.
That journey is bolstered by Spry Fox’s dynamic puzzle structure, deep crafting system and distinctive artwork for Road Not Taken, featuring beautiful 2D sprite design and evocative sound and music effects.
Road Not Taken is rated E (Everyone) by the ESRB, can be purchased for $14.99 on PlayStation 4, and is currently on sale for 20% off on Steam for Mac and Windows operating systems. Players can find the game on Steam by clicking here. It is also available for free to PlayStation Plus subscribers. For more information on Road Not Taken or its developers, please visit the game’s website, or visit Spry Fox on Facebook and Twitter.
About Spry Fox
Spry Fox is an independent video game development studio based in Seattle, Washington. Previous notable Spry Fox titles include Triple Town, SteamBirds, and Realm of the Mad God. For more information, please visit http://spryfox.com.