Dustborn is a slick-looking adventure game about robots and roadtrips

Red Thread Games is mostly known for the Dreamfall series of adventure games spanning back 20 years, but their latest creation is something altogether different. It's called Dustborn and, at first glance, it reminds me a lot of Telltale's distinct comic-book aesthetic—thick black lines and vibrant colors. Revealed today during the Future Games Show, Dustborn's trailer says it's a game about friendships, road trips, music, climate change, and a whole lot of other things.

It looks cool, though. The main cast, who we glimpse in the trailer, is a cast of futurepunk humans and a robot driving an RV through the desert. Considering developer Red Thread Games was founded by Ragnar Tørnquist, who also created the very good The Secret World, which has some of the best storytelling in MMOs, I'm excited to find out more about Dustborn.

Fortunately, Red Thread Games also showcased some gameplay immediately after, which you can see below:

Dustborn is coming to PC in 2021.

Steven Messner

With over 7 years of experience with in-depth feature reporting, Steven's mission is to chronicle the fascinating ways that games intersect our lives. Whether it's colossal in-game wars in an MMO, or long-haul truckers who turn to games to protect them from the loneliness of the open road, Steven tries to unearth PC gaming's greatest untold stories. His love of PC gaming started extremely early. Without money to spend, he spent an entire day watching the progress bar on a 25mb download of the Heroes of Might and Magic 2 demo that he then played for at least a hundred hours. It was a good demo.