Road Not Taken

The best thing about indie games is that many of them come from the strangest places. Spry Fox’s upcoming Road Not Taken, for example, is based upon Robert Frost’s poem of the same name. How often do you see a major publisher building its latest blockbuster around a classic piece of fiction? We’ll accept any answers on a postcard.

The release – announced for the PlayStation 4 and Vita during a PAX Prime 2013 panel over the weekend – sees you wandering around a mysterious forest in the aftermath of a dense snowstorm. During your journey, you’ll uncover wild animals, impassable barriers, and small children. It’s all based upon the question at the heart of Frost’s poem: “What happens when life’s events throw you off the path that you expected to take?”

The developer’s not willing to spell out how the gameplay will work, but it’s pitching the experience as a puzzle-like roguelike. It promises that no two playthroughs will ever be the same, and that you will die a lot. We really love the art style, and can’t wait to learn a little more about the title. While we wait, check out the trailer embedded below.