by Joe White
August 11, 2013
One forthcoming iOS game that has caught our attention is Death Road to Canada, an upcoming "choose-your-own-adventure"-style application in which a group of survivors living in a post-apocapyptic, zombie-infested America attempt to travel from Florida to Canada. Of course, they're not alone, and along the way slow-moving, sluggish zombies - and lots of them! - appear and threaten players. Fortunately, an array of weapons can be used to counterattack the undead, and iDevice owners can join with other survivors in order to formulate something of a team. Perhaps what's most interesting about Death Road to Canada, however, is its choose-your-own-adventure mode of gameplay, whereby players are continually presented with options which implicate the trajectory of the app's storyline, itself. Here's how one of the app's developers describes Death Road to Canada, in a recent TouchArcade forum post:
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.Features that "set the game apart," however, include:
For more information on the app, be sure to take a look at the below video trailer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNqfTceGAW4&feature=player_embedded#at=30
- 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.
If you can't see the above video, please click this link.From what we understand, Death Road to Canada will be available around October 2013, and will be priced at $4.99 (it'll be free of in-app purchases, too). We'll keep you updated with further information as we receive it. In the meantime, see: Today's Best Apps: Run Hero And Sudoku, Pearl Guitar Offers Music Fans A Dedicated 6-String Experience For iPad, and UltraPhaser Can Add iPad-Powered Phaser Effects To Your Set.