In our current climate, it is without a doubt important to choose and say the right words. There is a certain weight to what you say, and how that could eventually affect others. That is one of the core ideas that powers Red Thread Games’ upcoming Dustborn. Revealed at the Future Games Show, the story-driven action adventure is all about hope, friendship, love, robots, and the power of words.
Nothing without mates
As Pax, an ex-con, outcast, con-artist, and Anomal with superhuman powers fueled by disinformation, it is your job to transport a mysterious piece of cargo across an America that has been divided. With the fanatical Puritans and the authoritarian Justice hot on your tail, you cannot do this alone. Together with a band of fellow misfits, use your powers and overcome the challenges that stand in your way.
These individuals do not just come with weird abilities; they also have compelling personal stories and conflicting personalities. Managing your crew is important, and your words and actions matter as well.
With the road trip taking everyone across the continent, there are places to see. From the “Corporate Republic of Pacifica to the Free Nation of Nova Scotia,” your party will explore new places, take on missions, and even meet potential crew members. This is an America like you have never seen in Dustborn.
Speaking of words, they have actual power in Dustborn. Your weaponized words can send enemies flying, while Pax can use wordcraft in conversations and manipulate things to her advantage. You can discover and remix “arcane Echoes” to create new words and expand your linguistic arsenal to have more options when dealing with friend or foe alike.
The world of Dustborn also boasts an interesting visual direction. Set in a “vibrant and perilous post-infodemic America inspired by graphic novels,” it looks like a graphic novel come alive.
With a launch window of 2021, Dustborn will come to PC via Steam.