Control a car full of jerks as they explore cities, recruit weird people, rescue dogs, argue with each other, and face gigantic swarms of slow zombies. Randomly generated for a new story and rare events every time you play!
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (62) - 87% of the 62 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (2,523) - 94% of the 2,523 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jul 21, 2016

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July 16

Launched a NEW GAME! Plus Testing Branch news

Rocketcat Games just launched Wayward Souls, a randomly generated action-RPG with a focus on multiple playable characters and story. It's currently on launch sale. You can see more info on it here, including the trailer:

You can also help me out a ton by retweeting my launch post for the game:


Death Road to Canada testing branches will start again this weekend! We're seeing if we can implement one or two very big features that people have been requesting for awhile. The first testing branch will probably start with smaller content we've been testing out, then we'll roll out more from there.

This update will likely land some time in August, and will be dedicated to our 2nd Anniversary of Death Road to Canada's launch! This anniversary is on July 21st, Saturday.

More news in the next post over the weekend!
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June 4

GIZZARD Update Launched

The GIZZARD Update is out! This update tweaked the ending of the final level of the game, added a new song to the soundtrack, and added a new Rare Special Character to trading camps. Read below for a full list of changes, along with news on our big Anniversary Update!

EDIT 6/11 12 PM: A new mini-update is up to add some bonus content and fixes! Read below for details.

New Game, Wayward Souls, Coming Soon!

We also put up our next game's Coming Soon page! See the trailer here:

Update Changes

6/11 Extra Mini Update

- Added the Last Mall on Earth, a new special trading camp. Has gas trader, weapons buyer, recruit campfire, 6 random traders, and a guaranteed rare 7th trader!
- Added the ability for trading camps to force a rare trader
- Fixed a hospital generation bug

- Changed how the on-death attributes work. Now Phoenix, Shield of Hope, and the July 4th and Bort characters will not drop their weapons on resurrection.
- Adjusted a bunch of city generation code for less getting stuck on trash.
- Made that really narrow city no longer generate door-trash.

6/4 Update

- Moody added
- New weapon support added for Rocket Launchers and Electric Tools
- New weapons for Moody: Off-Brand Plasms Rifle, Moody Launcher, Moody Chainsaw
- You can no longer sell no-drop weapons to the Weapons Buyer, partially due to how exploitable this was on Moody

- New Song Added: One More Road. Plays during credits and as a random road song.

- Snubnose Pistol will now replace normal pistols 20% of the time
- Double-barrel Shotgun will now replace normal shotguns 10% of the time

- Ruined Trading Camp/Fire Sale: Removed the flaming car that was right next to you as you spawned.
- Fix for a crash caused by completely empty rooms

:mountie::mountie: Canada Crossing Changes (posted 4/30) :mountie::mountie:

- Snow plows added as border gates.
- The former back line of Mounties that didn't attack/blocked your way are now above the snow plows.
- If the game detects you've never won, a Mountie now gives you a message of hope as you're running to the border gate. This text event stops showing once you beat the game in any mode.
- If you're playing on one of the "Easier Bandit" difficulties (Normal, Rare, Familiar, Long Road, Short Road), the ending zombies will stop attacking you right before THE BIG REINFORCEMENT arrives. This is mostly to stop beginning players from dying in a hilarious way.

Next Update Plans

The next update will arrive in August, and will celebrate our 2nd Anniversary of Death Road. We have big plans for this one, including new Gameplay Modes! We will reveal more of what's going to be in this update as we get closer to the Testing Branch for it.

Many of the features are dependent on how things go in testing, but you can see our current plans on the Trello:

Not all of the plans under Anniversary Update may make it, but this is what we're shooting for!

Feedback and Following Us

As always, if you like what we're doing, tell your friends about the game and leave a Steam review. The success of this game was mostly due to word of mouth!

Leave feedback and suggestions here as a comment, or post to the discussion boards. Thanks for all your support!

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About This Game

Death Road to Canada is a Randomly Generated Road Trip Simulator. You control and manage a car full of jerks as they explore cities, recruit weird people, argue with each other, and face gigantic swarms of slow zombies.

Death Road is built for replay value. Everything is randomized: locations, events, survivor appearances and personalities. There's a different story every time you play, set in a world that doesn't take itself too seriously.

Death Features:
  • Up to 500 zombies can hunt you down at a time. Fight them, try to squirm past, or run.
  • Use the character creator to put yourself, friends, and family in the game. Have them show up at random to get eaten!
  • Find special and rare events, weapons, and characters with strange abilities.
  • Make tough choices in Interactive Fiction events. Get different options and results based on the traits of your party members.
  • Teach a dog how to drive a car.
  • Throw chairs. Get your characters strong enough to throw large sofas.
  • Most family friendly zombie apocalypse game on the market! Any gore explosion is in a cute style. We censor the word d*ngus once.
  • Tell people to "Cool it."
  • 2 player local same screen co-op where you control up to 4 characters!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7, XP, Vista, 8, and newer
    • Processor: 1.3 ghz
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Minimum Supported Texture Size 2048x2048
    • Storage: 60 MB available space
    • OS: OS X 10.8.5 or newer
    • Processor: 1.3 ghz
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Minimum Supported Texture Size 2048x2048
    • Storage: 120 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or newer
    • Processor: 1.3 ghz
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Minimum Supported Texture Size 2048x2048
    • Storage: 60 MB available space
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