We have some big exclusive news to announce. Death Road to Canada, the latest game by Rocketcat Games and Madgarden, is releasing on on Wednesday, March 22nd. The randomly-generated road trip action-RPG has been on PC for a few months, but the mobile release just recently got finished up as big updates hit the PC version after launch. And in fact, the release of Death Road to Canada on iOS won't be the end. $7.99 will get you the game at launch, but much like Wayward Souls [$6.99], the price will steadily increase over time. A couple weeks later, some new content and features are being added in. This includes the sure to be much-requested MFi controller support, and even streaming straight from the app. The game will go to $8.99 then. A couple months down the road, another big content update will release, raising the game to $9.99.

This is a rather fun and goofy title in the Rocketcat and Madgarden tradition. There's the trademark off-kilter sense of humor, weird random events that can happen, and a character creator that lets you create friends, family, and whoever you darn well feel like should be a character in the game. Plus, you'll find the occasional rare vehicle like a giant hot dog van. You'll also find special characters like Santa Claus, or a guy who farts explosions. The replay value promises to be immense on this one, and I've already sunk a good amount of time into the game. iOS 8.1 is the minimum version supported, so iPad 2 and up should be able to play the game. Starting on Wednesday, you will be on the death road...to the end of playing anything else in your free time. Go join the forum thread to get hyped with everyone else.

  • brantov


  • Cheeseball

    Considering that I already own this on Steam, I'm definitely buying this right away even if MFi support isn't ready yet.

  • allister5

    ❤️❤️❤️ MFi support!

  • Dr.SamLoomis

    Looks good and have been following this...is mfi a must or do you all think the touch screen could adapt well to the port?

    • amusing Grace

      Beta tester here, Touchscreen controls work very well and you can easily configure and reposition them to your liking

    • Rocketcat Games

      Testers said the controls were good. Kind of similar to Wayward Souls for the movement stick.

    • boydstr

      My experience with touchscreen vs controller is that controller always wins because most of phone screens are small and you obscure your view while playing but I know that there people out there that don't own one but there are some great examples for good and intuitive touchscreen setups.

    • TwoLiterSoda

      Touch worked well on beta but I'd much rather play with controller once able. The screen gets so hectic at times that it is hard to see to begin with let alone with ur fingers in the way.

      • Dr.SamLoomis

        Just wanted to follow up...controls are great, especially customizable options. I know a lot of people mentioned the j-stick being a little tricky, I just think you need to adjust to it. All in all, awesome game!!!

  • HelperMonkey

    I wish I had a handy, slangy term for my intent to purchase a game as soon as it's released. I would totally use it here.
    If only there were a dancing cat who could help me out.

    • houseofg

      I miss the working "like" button.

    • Neehan

      Instabuy bra

    • OrangutanKungfu

      I think the word you're looking for is "immedipurchase"!

      Although immediget actually works...

      • skylined87


  • EZ Ice

    Exclusively reveals...

  • boydstr

    Maybe i reading the post wrong but when I buy the game on the release date and there is an later update with controller support etc do I have to pay extra for the update or was this the case by the PC release?

    • Rocketcat Games

      All updates are free. We will put the buying price up by a dollar every time we do a content update. Early buyers don't pay again.

      • boydstr

        Thanks for your fast reply was waiting for this one.

      • Allen Arcelo

        Will the game be compatible with first generation mini? I have a phone but I'd rather play it on my iPad mini.

      • Rocketcat Games

        OS 8.1 minimum, so I think iPad mini would be fine off top of head

  • Delusionaltool

    Omfg this game looks awesome!

  • solarnya

    4 days...!!!!!

  • djstout

    4 days to wait... will it come out for everyone at the exact same time or will it be out first in NZ then Japan (which means I won't have to wait until late 23rd to get it)?

    • Rocketcat Games

      I forget how this works haha

  • João Cruz

    Instabuy for me too.

  • rslowe

    yaaaay, I've been in love with Rocketcat since Mage Gauntlet. This is an insta-buy for me.

  • loveschack

    Wayward Souls runs on iPhones, will this as well or is it iPad only?

    • brantov


  • Faris Abdulaziz

    Will there be a local multiplayer over the WiFi!!? If there isn't can you add it please!!!😭

    • Rocketcat Games

      WiFi isn't planned, but looking into maybe allowing local multiplayer on one screen (like with the PC versions)

      • Faris Abdulaziz

        Wow i really appreciate responding.....😊 but would it be on iphone cuz you know small screens issues! ..... And i know "wifi isn't planned" can you planned it though 😍😍 again thank you for this game i dont have a good computer or a console so i all ways get jealous whenever good games like this don't drop on phones 😭..... THANK YOU i think playing with a friend over the WiFi so everyone gets comfortable with there own screens would be awesome but then again you are the developers we know how hard things get in your department 👍😊........ ❤️💜💛💚💙 🙏

      • boydstr

        Hi guys I am glad that waiting is almost over but I have a question about your upcoming game DeathRoad to Canada,how long did it takes from the first ideas about the game until the final game? I have absolute no insight in this process and is a game that uses pixels easier to program than games with powerful graphics like triple A titles.
        Greetzzz Boyd

      • Rocketcat Games

        3+ years for this one. I'd have to look up the exact date. For your other question: I don't know! I'd have to give a pretty general answer. There's AAA games at this point that pump out a game a year, since they build off previous games and an existing engine.

      • boydstr

        That's longer than I expected I hope for you guys that the game will be a huge success on iOS but seeing the positive feedback on the different forums that should be okay.

  • http://javatune.co drunk_vader

    Is this going to be Universal? Or just for iPad?

    • brantov

      Yes, universal.

  • http://entrepreneurialblog.com Niclas Johansson

    Immediate acquisition!

  • MarsMachine

    I shall rather hastily acquire this application by means of instantaneous purchase as soon as it makes it's appearance on the application store

  • Defcubusal

    Releasing the game in tax return season I see you Rocketcat...

    This game is instabuy even at $9.99.

  • Reaganomics

    Rocket Cat and Madgarden, my Bank of America checking account number is 0703408556, and my pin is 3455. On Wednesday, you guys can transfer the cash out of my account along with any other amount you might charge for DLC in the future.

    • Cheeseball

      Hey, yo, I represent Rocketcat Games (no, I don't) and I'll go ahead and pull out the cash on their behalf.


      • Reaganomics

        It's all good. Why don't you take out a few bucks, and buy yourself a few copies.

    • Stormourner of the Nature

      are you giving them your real account and pin number?

  • Tim Lord Gek Jordan

    Any sort of hall of fame or leaderboards?

  • Dawn Stung atoms

    I've been seeing this post on the top of the main TA page for a few days now. Is this pinned? If it is, IT'S AWESOME!!!!!

  • solarnya

    ready to pay!!

  • zevzimra

    It's 6:35 PDT right now, on Tuesday the 21st. Wednesday is not getting here fast enough!

    Hurry up! Must Die repeatedly on way to Canadana!