Test the Bonds of Comradeship and Morality Under the Strains of Battle in an Alternate-timeline World War II
Publisher Super.com and developer PortaPlay are pleased to announce today the release of their alternate-history World War II (WWII) title, Broken Lines, on PC (Steam / GOG), with Nintendo Switch arriving soon! Broken Lines is a unique take on the Tactical RPG genre — featuring a heavy focus on a narrative that shows the impact of war on the hearts and minds of a tight-knit squad of soldiers attempting to battle their way home after a terrifying crash landing in unknown territory.
Broken Lines drops players behind enemy lines in an alternate-history WWII, where they take control of a squad of soldiers who must fight not only battlefield enemies; but with their own sense of right and wrong, to get back home. Through both tactical “pause and play” combat and immersive interactive dialogues, players will get a sense of the true horrors of war as they take their toll on the soldiers’ minds and bodies alike.
“We believe Broken Lines will bring players a challenging, unique twist on the tactical genre while keeping them engaged with a compelling narrative focusing on soldiers and their sense of right and wrong,” said Hans von Knut Skovfoged, Creative Director at PortaPlay.
Broken Lines features voice work from BAFTA-winning actress Cissy Jones (Firewatch, The Walking Dead, Grand Theft Auto V, and Darksiders III) and character design and illustrations from artist Peter Snejbjerg, who has done creative work for comics-industry titans like DC, Vertigo, and Dark Horse.
Super.com is a video game publisher and a $50 million fund specializing in investments in interactive entertainment projects and companies. The company collaborates with video game projects tailored for any platform – offering a full suite of services, including seed funding and development support.
Super.com was established by video game industry veterans, so it can also offer high-quality, time-tested support that includes production, legal services, and licensing, along with international distribution and promotion.
PortaPlay is a 10-year-old development company that focuses on combining existing game genres to create new and unique hybrids. We focus on games with challenging gameplay and powerful storytelling grounded in history or reality.
PortaPlay’s games feature high accessibility, deep tactical gameplay, rich character depth, and evolving character development. These games immerse players in both the universe, create an emotional investment in the story, and challenge players to make tough decisions that affect the lives of the characters and the people they meet.