If you want to let loose your inner Walter White, there’s no better way to do it than in a video game, and that’s what the upcoming RPG Family Man will let you do on May 22nd when it releases on Steam. Interested? There’s a free prologue available if you follow this Steam Store link.
I gave it a go yesterday, and I’d say that Broken Bear Games has a potential hit on their hands. The free prologue gave me what I believe to be a good enough taste of the full game’s mechanics, and so far, I’m sold on its mixture of dark narrative and open-ended mission design.
Family Man is a dark, story-led RPG that asks the question: When pushed to the limits of your own morality, how far would you go for the sake of your family?
You owe money to the mob, and you’ve got three weeks to pay it back. Will you flip burgers and earn an honest living while scraping the money together… or will you take on some dirty jobs for more cash, but potentially push your family away?
Every decision you make affects everyone around you. The neighborhood will blossom or perish under the weight of your decisions, while the path you choose may lead to your household becoming stronger than ever… or the breakdown of your marriage and relationship with your child.