The Flame in the Flood is a survival "rogue-lite", now on Kickstarter

This was perhaps the inevitable consequence of Irrational's closure. We reported on The Black Glove earlier in the week, and now there's a second Kickstarter from ex-Bioshock devs. It's called The Flame in the Flood, and it's a post-societal rogue-"lite" about survival and rivers. Check out the above trailer—it looks like it could be quite special.

The world is somewhat fantastical. Mostly deserted, it's a procedurally generated network of rivers through a world inspired by the Everglades, Mississippi Delta and Louisiana Bayou. What holds my interest, though, is the way the survival aspect is based more on real-life wilderness concerns. It's not zombies you're worrying about, but cold, hunger and scavenging animals.

"Scrounge for food and supplies," explains the Kickstarter page, "evade the ravenous wild-life, seek out shelter, maintain your raft, and stay healthy. And most important of all, make sure you’re gone when the rains arrive."

The team are looking for $150,000, and have already raised over a third of that total with 29 days remaining. $20 will secure you a copy, and the estimated delivery date is July 2015.


Phil has been PC gaming since the '90s, when RPGs had dice rolls and open world adventures were weird and French. Now he's the deputy editor of PC Gamer; commissioning features, filling magazine pages, and knowing where the apostrophe goes in '90s. He plays Scout in TF2, and isn't even ashamed.
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