Earlier this morning during GamesRadar’s Future Game Show, Red Thread Games debuted their new project Dustborn – a game about using the power of words to overcome an authoritarian regime in a post-infodemic alternate America. It will launch on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X in 2021.
Set in 2030 in the Divided States of America, players assume the role of Pax, a pregnant outcast who has been recruited to transport a package across the country. But with the authoritarian Justice and the zealous Puritans standing in her way, Pax is going to need a crew to help her deliver the goods. Pax will need to form a crew, who will disguise themselves as a folk-punk-rock band (who will actually need to play tunes), and together they will discover new words and information that will help them in their cause. In Dustborn, words are used for combat, manipulation and motivation. The game will feature a branching dialogue system, with your dialogue choices impacting your relationships with your crew, as well as a beautiful graphic novel-inspired art style to boot.
As a big fan of Red Thread Games (how good was Draugen?!) I am excited to see more of Dustborn and how the use of words is executed. For now, check out the reveal trailer and gameplay trailer below: