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The Flame in the Flood hits Steam in a few weeks

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The Flame in the Flood

Survival games and Early Access go together like unfinished titles with an unsatisfying endgame and...Early Access, so it's no surprise to see another one making a beeline for Steam's pEarly gates. The Flame in the Flood is stylish, attractive, and features a dog sidekick, making it automatically more interesting than 99% of video games. The Molasses Flood's game has been available (in unfinished form) to Kickstarter backers (opens in new tab) for a little while now, and soon it will be out for the rest of us via Steam Early Access (opens in new tab).

September 24. That's the date to scrawl into your diary, before tearing out each individual page and leaving them scattered in random places throughout your town. The Flame in the Flood is set on and around a fictional US river, and sees you scavenging and fighting wolves to survive. Tyler didn't seem hugely impressed when he played the game back in July (opens in new tab), but it might have improved a bit since then.

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.