Hi folks! We’re pleased to announce the first major (free!) update to Road Not Taken is hitting your PS4s now! There’s a lot of goodies in here, the most notable of which include:
- “Easier” mode and hard mode: many people have told us that while they love the original gameplay and the art in Road Not Taken, the game is simply too difficult for them. After chewing on this feedback for a while, we decided to split the game into two modes, Normal and Hard. “Hard” is basically our original mode with just a few tweaks; “Normal” is a new mode that is more generous with energy and has less crowded (and therefore less difficult) rooms, among other changes. In addition, checkpoints are now less punishing to use (in both modes), so players who felt like they were pointless before will hopefully find them more of a tempting gamble now.
- New “just for fun” Timed Mode: try to rescue all the kids within four minutes! You lose time whenever you take damage, and you add time to the clock whenever you eat food and rescue children. Timed Mode has no impact on your career, so it’s a great way to enjoy Road Not Taken for a few minutes with limited stress. :-)
- New creatures: the Forest Kraken, the Golem, and the Ninja Bear are new creatures with unique new behaviors that will now be appearing in the forest, particularly in the earlier years. And of course, there are new secrets to discover in relation to these creatures!
- Various bug fixes: We’ve mopped up a variety of mostly-minor bugs. One in particular that I’ll call out: previously, when you banned an object, it could still show up in custom rooms (those are the rooms that are not totally randomly generated, but instead are hand-designed by us.) Now, when you ban an object, if a custom room contains that object, that custom room is effectively banned as well.
Well, that’s the news. I really hope you all enjoy this update! Also, I just wanted to say thanks to all of you who have sent us words of encouragement, feature requests, and/or constructive criticism. Road Not Taken was a very personal project for Spry Fox, and it means the world to us to know that people are out there enjoying it. :-)