Road Not Taken, Spry Fox's new roguelike puzzler for PlayStation 4 and PC, is nowhere near as outwardly forbidding asThe Long Dark, which punished Joystiq Streams earlier this week, but seeing its little hooded hero huddled up against a fire in the dark, trying to make it a little bit further, fills the Joystiq crew with a lurking dread. Blame this stream on our overactive imaginations and our love of freaking ourselves out.
Joystiq Streams Mid-Summer Terror Train continues its existential journey with Road Not Taken at 4PM EST on Joystiq.com/Twitch. Our own Jess Conditt will play through an early look at the game while Spry Fox's David Edery hangs out.
Road Not Taken is an original puzzle game about life and loss that is currently being developed by Spry Fox! Adventure through a vast, ever-changing forest in the aftermath of a brutal winter storm. Will you find your way?
You play a ranger in a frigid, enchanted forest, trying to save lost children. You start with a few easy-to-learn abilities. You can pick up any adjacent objects, you can carry them around, and you can throw them. Trees, boulders, bears — they all float at your command. But you need to be careful; whenever you carry things, it costs you stamina. If you run out of stamina, you collapse face-first into the snow. No checkpoints, no reloads. It’s over.