• Genres: Adventure, Indie
  • Platforms: PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S
  • Studios: Red Thread Games, Quantic Dream
  • Release Date: 08/19/2024

Join a quirky crew on an adventurous road trip through a fractured America in Dustborn, where words wield power and robots have feelings too.

Imagine the absolute chaos of trying to navigate a post-apocalyptic America with a crew that's more dysfunctional than a family dinner at Thanksgiving. Welcome to Dustborn, a story-driven game where your main weapons are hope, love, friendship, and a pinch of good old-fashioned word-slinging. Oh, and don’t forget the robots! Not just any robots, but the kind that might just be more human than humans themselves.

Our tale begins with a ragtag band of misfits, each with their own quirky backstory and set of skills that are as useful as a chocolate teapot in certain situations—except in this bizarre world, that teapot could probably be traded for something pretty handy. Leading this motley crew is you, and your mission is to transport some revolutionary propaganda across the Divided States of America. Simple, right? Well, not exactly.

What’s fascinating about Dustborn is the concept that words can literally reshape realities. Here, you're not just tossing out sentences; you're wielding words like a wizard wields a wand. Need to persuade a stubborn gatekeeper to let you through? Throw a compelling adjective his way. Want to rally the troops? A powerful verb could do the trick. It’s like having a linguistic Swiss Army knife in your back pocket.

However, let’s not downplay the whole robot angle. These are not your garden variety, make-coffee-and-do-the-dishes robots. No, the android amigos in Dustborn have personalities, dreams, and possibly a few existential crises—because what’s a road trip without a few of those? They battle alongside you, chat you up with tales of mechanical heartbreak, and may even teach you a thing or two about humanity.

Navigating through the Divided States, you’ll encounter a smorgasbord of challenges: from natural disasters and treacherous terrain to less-than-friendly humans who aren't exactly thrilled about your motley crew passing through their turf. Each member of your team adds color to the journey with their unique perspectives on life, the universe, and everything in between, making every pit stop an episode worth watching.

And it's not just about the external conflicts. Internal skirmishes among the team about everything from food rationing to radio station choices add layers of complexity to the dynamics within your vehicular vessel. Did I mention you’ll be doing all of this in a stolen postal van? Yes, even the wheels you’re riding on are laced with that sweet scent of rebellion.

The graphics and soundscape of Dustborn bring this fractured world to life, from the dusty plains to neon-lit motels, set against a backdrop of a gritty, graphic novel-esque visual style that makes you feel like you’re living inside a comic book. The soundtrack? A mix of grunge and hope, just what you need when the going gets tough and the tough need to get going.

Dustborn is not just a game. It’s a journey of self-discovery, a test of alliances and the power of words. It teaches that sometimes, the most powerful weapon in our arsenal is our voice, and how we use it can change the world—or at least the Divided States.

So, buckle up, word warriors and robot wranglers! Dustborn offers a wild ride across an imaginative landscape with companions you’ll grow to love, despots you’ll love to hate, and storytelling that might just inspire you to dust off that old thesaurus. After all, in a world where words are your greatest weapon, every syllable counts.