by Joe White
May 14, 2013
Road Not Taken is a forthcoming application inspired, in part, by the 1916 Robert Frost poem of the same name, and developed by Spry Fox. Though little is known about the app, which is set to launch later this year, a teaser trailer for Road Not Taken indicates that the original puzzle game may be one worth looking out for. Take a look, and see what you think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2Y2nFN_I4g&feature=player_embedded
If you can't see the above video, please click this link.As you can see, Road Not Taken looks to be graphically impressive, and improves on the developer's previous application, Triple Town. Spry Fox notes in an announcement post for the app:
For Daniel, the designer on the project, (and previously designer of Triple Town, Panda Poet, Leap Day and co-designer of Steambirds and Realm of the Mad God) this is one of the more personal games he has created. When you grow up, you are often told that there is a singular path through life; you go to school, you get a job, you fall in love and then you start a family. What happens when someone wanders far off that path? There’s no single answer to that question, but this game is an exploration of at least one answer. It’s also an experiment with a more pointillist approach to narrative, which we think is particularly well-served by the roguelike genre. Each object, each animation, and each bit of text is a bit of paint on the canvas. Over dozens of playthroughs, a greater theme will be revealed to players.According to the developer, Road Not Taken will hopefully be available before the end of the year, though no specific release date has yet been unveiled. We'll keep you updated with further news on Road Not Taken as we receive it. In the meantime, see some of our recent app news articles: Philips Hue For iOS Updated: Adds Geofencing, Customization Options And More, Movie Ticketing App Fandango Now Lets You Share With Your Google+ Circles, and Watch Out, Square And PayPal: Groupon Officially Launches Breadcrumb POS.
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