That last time that indie developer Finji had talked about their upcoming apocalyptic title Overland was back in 2018 when it had gone into early access. Since then, there’s just been updates and updates to make the game more focused and polished. Early in August, they released a small demo for those to check it out as well before the final release date, which was originally planned for 2018, but development had plans otherwise. But after a year long stretch of working and tweaking, Overland finally gets their launch trailer:
Overland described itself as an ‘end of the world’ game, where all your choices matter in the situation. You control a group of characters who are trying to road trip their way across the United States to where there is hopefully a safe zone away from the terrors that the apocalypse brought. These terrors come in creatures that will stalk your every move the moment that you make too loud of a noise. So the path is simple, keep the car fueled, keep your allies alive, save the dog (or argue about saving the dog), and try not to get yourself cornered in a place where death is the only option.
Each chapter in the game has something along these lines. All keeping with the same strategic style of the game. Each area you arrive in, you park the car and begin to scavenge for what you need to either tune the car, protect yourself, heal yourself, or get food or crude weapons, the list goes on. There’s also the possibilities of running into trapped strangers who can help you along your trip, either being an extra set of eyes or an extra set of hands. But be fair warned, all these choices will have consequences of what you can and can’t do later down the road. And the road is a long one.
Overland is set to come out on September 19, 2019, for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Check out the Steam page for more information about it, and just remember: be quick. Stay quiet.