Great North Road

A game by Jack Dean & Company


Four people, thousands of choices, one road.

England’s sky is broken. Thousands of monsters from its folklore and history have poured in through the tear in reality. Four strangers and their families form a caravan heading North to find safety, opportunity and freedom. Leaving the authoritarian city-state of London and following the path of the ancient, historic Great North Road, they must find a way to work together to survive in the weird and twisted landscape ahead of them. But trust isn’t so easy when our heroes carry dark secrets along with their luggage…

Great North Road is a multiplayer narrative based adventure game about who we want to be after the apocalypse. Players must balance team cooperation against their own characters’ hidden objectives and secret backstories, facing difficult choices that directly affect the story. Inspired by classic adventure games, sociological research and a lifelong fascination with motorways, this game will tell a surreal and winding tale of how we can learn to live with each other.

Rich and engaging narrative full of weird and wonderful British lore
Playable in any web browser

Play the prototype for PC and smartphone autumn 2020
*the prototype will only be available on local hosting, ie, everyone will need to be on the same wifi.

Launch nights, 9 and 10 October at Exeter Northcott Theatre, 7.30pm
Find out more and book tickets here

For 16+. Strong language and violence.

Written by Jack Dean
Art and Illustration – Christopher Harrisson
Game Developer – Daniel Shapley

Commissioned and supported by Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists,
with funding from Arts Council England.