The kickstarter funded game is officially out of early access on Steam and the final version is live now on Xbox One, PC (steam) and Mac. The game has been developed by The Molasses Flood consisting of triple-A veterans from studios like Irrational (Bioshock), Harmonix (Rock Band) and Bungie (Halo).
The Flame in the Flood is a rogue-lite game where Scout the protagonist has to survive the natural elements and dangers all the while managing various meters like energy, thirst and warmth. Any meter reaching 0 will lead to death which is permanent making the player restart the journey although there is a less hardcore mode present that allows for checkpoints. The only help comes from a companion dog called Aesop who can sense danger and find supplies.
Set in a post-societal America, the majority of gameplay takes place navigating the riverside and making pitstops on islands along the way to gather resources.
Expect a review from us early next week.
[Via The Molasses Flood]