Game release: “The Flame in the Flood” (PC, Xbox One)

Rogue-lite games are very prominent in the indie genre, but there’s nothing quite like The Molasses Flood‘s rafting-and-crafting adventure game The Flame in the Flood.

I admit that I’ve lost count of all the rogue-lites or rogue-likes released since I reviewed Rogue Legacy, FTL : Faster Than Light or Spelunky, mainly because they’re usually frustrating to play, don’t tell a very interesting story or just look the same. But The Flame in the Flood might just change my feelings about the genre of constantly dying and restarting.

Telling the story of girl Scout and her trusty old dog who go on a journey through the backwaters of post-societal America, this is already a different setting compared to dungeons or sci-fi corridors. One can almost feel the fatigue and struggle for survival when watching the trailer. With some beautiful graphics showing lush and colorful but also dark environments is only superseded with the great music by Chuck Ragan whose voice already made the rock band Hot Water Music very special indeed.

The programming crew behind this title includes people having worked on much bigger projects like Bioshock or Halo, which would explain the great graphics and atmosphere of wonder and realism. But this is certainly a different beast to the FPS games of old, with a procedurally-generated river and many natural dangers lurking in the woods. If you want to experience all this and more, make sure you make use of the 10% launch discount that will last until March 2nd, 1:59 PM GMT.

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About nufafitc

Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
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7 Responses to Game release: “The Flame in the Flood” (PC, Xbox One)

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  2. trismoore says:

    This looks like a pretty awesome game. I’d play if I had the time honestly.

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