This was perhaps the inevitable consequence of Irrational's closure. We reported on The Black Glove (opens in new tab) earlier in the week, and now there's a second Kickstarter from ex-Bioshock devs. It's called The Flame in the Flood (opens in new tab), 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 (opens in new tab), "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.