PATHWAY IS ROBOTALITY'S UPCOMING TACTICAL RPG SET IN A 1930S PULP ADVENTURE SCENARIO
Pathway is currently in pre-alpha. The game will be released on Windows, Mac and Linux in 2017.
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A PULP ADVENTURE SCENARIO, HUH? CARE TO ELABORATE?
The year is 1936.
Ancient, bewildering artefacts are materializing on black markets around the world. Rumours of a new element, which German researchers allude to as Valkyrium-500, are spreading. Hushed voices speak of an elusive “Projekt Walhalla” - the meaning of which remains obscure. Meanwhile, agents of the Reich are reportedly conducting frantic excavations around the globe.
However, these puzzling artefacts also managed to draw the attention of wealthy private collectors. As the owner of Lankford & Co, a specialised business known for recovering unique items quickly and discreetly, you welcome this.
Your responsibility is to uncover the remains of a lost civilisation, before the Germans get to it. How exactly you go about this, is up to you and your thrown-together band of eccentric adventurers!
SO IS THIS BASICALLY LIKE HALFWAY BUT DURING WORLD WAR II?
Good question. Yes and no.
Yes: Pathway will indeed be another turn-based tactics game in which you travel back and forth between your homebase (team management, backstory snippets) and the missions (exploration, battles).
No: We’ve learnt some lessons along the way and have spent a lot of time tightening the core gameplay. A few important distinctions:
WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY “PIXEL/VOXEL HYBRID TECHNOLOGY”?
Simply put, we’re combining the timeless charm of classic 2D pixel art with the technological possibilities of voxels. Due to this, we’ve been able to create a visual experience with dynamic lighting and shadows. This all serves to create a detailed, atmospheric and unique world for Pathway.
WHEN CAN WE EXPECT PATHWAY TO COME OUT?
If everything goes according to plan, Pathway will be released sometime in 2017.
DO YOU HAVE A PRESS KIT?
Yes! Head over here: PRESS KIT
AND ON WHAT PLATFORMS?
First priority will be all desktop platforms. So Windows, Mac and Linux.
WHAT ABOUT MULTIPLAYER?
Pathway will be a single player game only.
WHO ARE YOU ANYWAY?
The Bachmann brothers founded Robotality at the beginning of 2013 in Hamelin, Germany. Our first official release was Halfway in late Summer 2014. Since then we've had some new faces join our ranks to make more and better games. We're also working with freelancers in Canada, the UK and Brazil to bring Pathway to life!
The Pathway Team:
SERIOUSLY, DO YOU GUYS EVEN KNOW WHAT A TURN-BASED STRATEGY GAME IS?
Truth be told, that’s still an ongoing debate internally. If you’d like to support our quest to ultimate knowledge, we’d happily receive beers or cookies to fuel our discussions.
PIXEL ART IS LAME.
That’s not even a question.