Double Fine Productions first announced their upcoming 3D roguelike RAD in March during the Nindies Spring Showcase. The game was originally slated for release on Steam and the Nintendo Switch, but now it will also launch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on August 20. The game will be published by leading publisher and developer ANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., in a partnership with the indie development studio and crowdfunding veteran.

RAD is a 3D action roguelike game set in a post-post-apocalyptic universe, where humanity has faced the end of the world twice already. You will play as a teenage protagonist who must go into the Fallow, a radioactive wasteland filled with unknown dreadful fiends and monsters. There, you must find a solution to heal the world and revert the barren wasteland back into a vibrant source of new life. The fate of this broken world depends on you and your bat, along with a set of abilities you’ll gain as the radioactive world changes your body. You’ll mutate and become something twisted and less than human, but more powerful.

Double Fine is also announcing a RAD fan art contest today, where the community can share their graffiti artworks in their own vision for the games. The development team will evaluate the entries, and the winner will feature in the game itself, and also win additional limited swag items such as a skateboard, a glow-in-the-dark action figure, a lunch box, and a floppy disk. The other two runner-up winners will also receive some limited swag items. For more information about the art contest, visit the official website. Lee Petty, Project Lead at Double Fine Productions, talked about the development of the game in close collaboration with the fan community.

We’re almost at the home stretch and I couldn’t be more excited for everyone to jump into what we’ve built with RAD. One of the best parts of developing RAD has been getting early feedback from the community with the Closed Beta. I want our fans and future players to know that they’re being heard and we’re going to bring an experience they’ll want to keep going back to.

For more information about RAD, visit the official website.

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Richard Costa

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Hack for hire, indentured egghead, maverick thoughtcriminal. Mainly interested in Western RPGs, first-person immersion, turn-based tactics, point-and-clickers, and card jousting.



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