Meet a colourful cast of anthropomorphic cellmates in a prison-escape story filled with action, corruption and intrigue in the demo out now on Steam
March 24th 2022 – Grand prize winner of Indieplay’s Best Game, Back to the Dawn, is set to break out onto Steam in 2023. Developer Metal Head Games will put players into the pixel-art prison jumpsuit of Thomas, an anthropomorphic fox and roving reporter, who has been framed and wrongfully imprisoned. With just 21-days to prove his innocence, Thomas must use all of his skills to uncover the truth or surrender to a lifetime behind bars. Back to the Dawn takes players on an RPG adventure of stealth and subterfuge as they must collect evidence of the Boulderton City mayor’s corruption to ensure their way out of the big house and a life of freedom. Players can get a taste of the action by downloading the free Back to the Dawn demo on Steam now.
Back to the Dawn is full of choices, each of which has long-term consequences on the gameplay and story. Will players have Thomas choose to follow the prison rules and avoid the wrath of the prison guards or cause chaos and conflict at every turn in their quest to assert their dominance as the top fox? Joining players in the prison yard is an entire cast of NPC prisoners, all with their own story, and role to play within the game. Each of these characters will build unique relationships with the player based on how they interact with them, which will determine the role they play in the escape.
Safety may also be sought in numbers through joining one of three prison gangs, as well as befriending other prisoners to assist in the prison break. Going alone, or working as part of a team, the player will have multiple options to consider when planning their escape route. Tunnelling their way out or bribing the guards, the possibilities for freedom are only limited by the player’s imagination, as well as their knowledge of the inner workings of the prison itself. Each of the four skill trees – Combat, Creativity, Wisdom and Knowledge – can be upgraded during the story, allowing players to get creative with their character build and mould the style to their liking.
The free Back to the Dawn Demo is playable now, in English, Japanese, and Chinese. To stay up to date with the latest news and information, follow the game on Twitter and Facebook, and join the Discord.
About Metal Head Games
Metal Head Games is an indie game studio with an unbreakable will and a mind that never rusts. Back To The Dawn is the studio’s first title, taking two years to develop with just three team members. The team hopes it will be an unforgettable and thrilling adventure when it launches, planned for 2023.