French independent studio DigixArt is happy to announce that Road 96 will be launched this 16th of August on Nintendo Switch (link), Steam (link), GOG and Epic game store. Road 96 will be also available as part of the Hitchhiker bundle (link), together with the OST featuring 9 artists and an original Game eBook containing the key stories from 10 years before the events happening in the game, all this at a price of 29.91 USD | EUR.
Revealing the Hitchhiker Bundle with the “choose your own adventure ebook”
Road 96 represents the most ambitious project from DigixArt, headed by industry veteran Yoan Fanise (Valiant Hearts, Memories Retold), will offer players an ever-evolving story-driven adventure inspired by Tarantino, The Coen Brothers, and Bong Joon-ho.
Last month at the last Steam Next Fest the dev team did a live Q&A session with the community and the Road 96 demo was made publicly available, getting a great reception. Here are some of the more relevant quotes from the press that covered it:
“I couldn’t be more excited to play the rest when it comes out later this year. The demo hits the sweet spot in road trip stories where it feels wonderful to be traveling and meeting people, but you also have to manage the tension of trying to survive. As a character in the game warns me, these roads can be dangerous.” – Rachel Watts (PC Gamer)
“It’s a fascinating prospect, then. A genuine web of possibilities. I already love the willingness to disappear off into tangents. I love the Americana viewed at a distance – the team behind this made games like Valiant Hearts. Most of all I love the fact that my expectations were shown to be both limited and limiting. I was confounded, and wonderfully so. Can’t wait to answer some more questions.” – Chris Donlan (Eurogamer)