Road 96 is a constantly evolving, story-driven adventure game with survival elements in which players have to flee from a country ruling by an authoritarian regime that stands on the edge of the collapse. As a result of yesterday’s awarding of Pégases Awards, Road 96 is surprisingly explained to the winner in five different categories and has been provided with the coveted awards.
In the following categories (English) Road 96 was awarded:
- Best Indie Game
- Beyond the Video Game
- BEST ACCESSIBILITY
- Best sound design
- Best Narrative Design
The award ceremony “Les Pégases” organized by Académie of the Arts et Techniques du Jeu Vidéo (Attjv) since 2019 is the French counterpart to the “Game Awards” in the USA. The Pegasi, which were donated by the Syndicat National Du Jeu Vidéo, the French Association of Video Game Industry, are awarded after a vote by the 1500 members of the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Jeu Vidéo.
The selection of matches submitted to the vote was reduced to three games per category after a first tuning round. Yesterday evening, in the context of a dinner gala in the well-known “La Cigale”, numerous players and personalities from the video game industry were awarded the prices by categories to the games that have shaped the year.
“We are so proud that we won. We had hoped for a price, but five are incredible, “said Yoan Fanise, CEO and Creative Director at DigiSImart.
“There is a large audience that is waiting for innovative experiences, because the game world has changed dramatically in recent years. Road 96 is a joint work that reflects the variety of team and shows that success does not depend on the size of a project, “he added happily.
In conjunction with the solemn news, Ravenscourt and DigiSMART announce that Road 96 – the constantly evolving, story-driven adventure game – will be available on April 14 2022 for Playstation and Xbox players!
about Road 96
Road 96 is a procedural generated adventure that is constantly evolving. There are also survival elements: The player must escape from a country that is dominated by an authoritarian regime and is just before the collapse. Road 96 has a steadily evolving story, which is further revealed with any new escape attempt, inspired by Roadtrip movies from the 90s by directors such as Quentin Tarantino, The Coen Brothers and Bong Joon-Ho. On the soundtrack of the game, titles of bands like Survive (Stranger Things) are heard.
Road 96 is the most ambitious project of DigiSIXART directed by the Game Industry Veteran Yoan Fanise (Valiant Hearts, Memories Retold). In June 2020, the Steam demo for Road 96 belonged to the five mostly downloaded demos during the Steam Next Fest, which was available to a total of more than 700 demos, and found great appeals both in critics and fans. Already in the first two weeks after the official publication, Road 96 has exceeded the brand of over 2700 reviews on Steam, with a solid average rating of 90%. The game was highlighted in every way: the atmosphere that gives the feeling of experiencing a real adventure, the soundtrack that fits the trip to every moment of the journey, the charismatic personality of the characters and above all the freedom to make their own decisions.
The documentary “on the road 96” available on Steam shows the mistakes and confusion of an incredible indie studio on the way to completion and publishing the Road 96, which is now celebrated by critics. Financial challenges, Covid-19 and threatening deadlines made the Development anything but a walk in the park.
- Discover exciting places and unusual people on your very personal journey into freedom.
- A constantly evolving adventure inspired by Tarantino, Coen Brothers and Bong Joon-Ho. Developed by the award-winning creators of “Valiant Hearts” and “Memories Retold”. In the context of the Omen gift initiative of HP Inc. announced.
- Action-loaded moments, discoveries, thoughtful melancholy, human encounters and crazy situations. Against the background of authoritarian rule and oppression.
- Stunning visual style, a soundtrack full of hits from the 90’s and thousands of routes through the game are combined, so every player at road 96 can create his own unique story.