In August of last year, Rocketcat Games and Madgarden announced their latest collaboration project called Death Road to Canada, a “Randomized Permadeath Road Trip Simulator." Basically, the goal of the game was to make it from Florida to Canada during a zombie apocalypse, making “choose-your-own-adventure" style choices along the way and interspersed with real-time action sequences where you’d fight off zombies and collect resources. It sounded incredibly awesome, and being that this was the same developer collaboration that brought us Punch Quest, there was every reason to be very excited for Death Road to Canada.
Unfortunately, Death Road to Canada’s intended release window was October of last year, and here we are a year later and still no game. Understandable seeing as both Madgarden and Rocketcat have been quite busy with other projects, but disappointing nonetheless. However, on this anniversary of my shattered dreams of playing this game, the developers have posted a brand new look at Death Road to Canada, as well as a promise to be more open with its continued development. Check out the video.
As you may be aware, Death Road to Canada is the product of a successful Kickstarter, and one of the reasons updates on the game’s progress have been scarce is because a lot of that info has been backer-only up to this point. Going forward, and being that the game is close to entering a larger private beta involving the backers, development progress will be put out for the public to consume, much like this latest video has. The goal is to get the game finished for release on Steam, and then about a month following that, get it out for iOS, according to Madgarden on Twitter.
No concrete dates have been given for when the game will hit Steam, and subsequently iOS, but the developers have been pretty faithful in updating the Steam community on about a monthly basis on where progress is at. Hopefully, the forthcoming beta goes smoothly and Death Road to Canada won’t be too far off, but at the very least expect more news on its progress as Madgarden and Rocketcat pull back the curtain more on its development.