Road Not Taken is one of those marvelously mysterious games where I just… have no idea where I got it from. Seriously, I couldn’t begin to tell you. A cursory search through my Gmail archive only suggests ‘Road Not Taken Seriously’ and ‘Road Not Taken King’, both of which I’m choosing to ignore. So where did it come from? Steam sale? Bundle? Gift from a friend? Developer key? Planetary alignment? It’s always been in my library, watching, waiting? Your guess is as good as mine.
What I do know is that Road Not Taken is a product from Spry Fox, otherwise well-known for games like Triple Town, Panda Poet, and (more recently) Alphabear. And given how many hours of my life I’ve put into Triple Town — more than I planned to, because that’s how it goes with these games — it’s safe to say that I like Spry Fox. And Road Not Taken‘s fancy art style appeals too, from what I’ve seen of it. Consequently, a game-launching link has been palling around on my desktop for months now, just waiting the right time to unleash its possibly hidden potential.
Let’s see if it actually does anything for me.
(Spoiler levels: Narrative, low. Mechanical, medium-high.)
(Game source: Bought it myself, I… I think?)