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The Flame In The Flood

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A rogue-lite river journey through the backwaters of a forgotten post-societal America. Forage, craft, evade predators. From the Art Director of BioShock and a team of veterans of the BioShock, Halo, Guitar Hero and Rock Band series comes The Flame in the Flood. Travel by foot and by raft down a procedurally-generated river as you scrounge for resources, craft tools, remedy afflictions, evade the vicious wildlife, and most importantly, stay ahead of the coming rains.
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Game Discussion

Review by Anonymous
Review from Steam

I really like this game, I say it in all sincerity.
But please make this rafting easier somehow. If I touch the rock verrrryyyy lightly, (really guys believe me), it hits "BOOOM" like an earthquake.
Also, the saving system is awful.
But, anyways, like the soundtracks, environment and the controls.

Review from Steam

A fantastic survival game which is challenging and relaxing at the same time. The best choice for lazy evenings!

Review from Steam

Great Game!
A fresh new style!
Crafting!
Survival!
Loot!
Combat!
Great Music!
What else you are looking for?
I have played dont starve! similar to this game but this is just better.
Just go and get it!

Review from Steam

For those of you who are interested in this game, please be warned that this is one of those games where if you die, you completely start over. I wasn't warned, so I hope this helps in your favor. Personally, I enjoy the game (without the starting over bit). However, I feel they should make that an option and make another gamemode where you enjoy the story. I recommend to my friends. :)

Review from Steam

This game really scratched a certain itch for me. It was the perfect combination of relaxation and challenge in one. It's the kind of game that seems (deceptively) to be easy going at the beginning, but you can really pay for mistakes in how you use your resources (or if you miss getting them). If you want to do well, making sure you're prepared at every stop is a must. Explore carefully! And speaking of exploration, it's a marvelous game for that, both on the water and at the various stops; there is always a sense of wonder and excitement. The story was compelling, and I liked that you very occasionally ran into someone else and weren't quite sure whether it would be a good thing or a bad thing. There's also an endless mode that I have yet to try. My little dream if this game were to get further developed or a follow-up would be to have an online server version where you'd see other people on their rafts and could combine your efforts on a given stop. Or maybe at least a co-op version. I had a friend playing at the same time I was, and if we could have joined up, it would have been amazing!

Review from Steam

I enjoyed this game so much, that I decided to play both the campaign and endless mode again in 2022. There's so much I could say about this game, but I feel like the programmers have long moved on. With most games, there's pros and cons. Mostly, I'd like to say that it feels like a lot of heart went into the making of this indy. You can feel it through the music, art and animation. Even though there are some frustrating moments, it's still worth playing through until the end of the campaign.
Save travels to those that decide to take the journey.

Review from Steam

The first time I played I got frustrated. It seemed like no matter what I did I died quickly. But as soon as I realized I shouldn't try to fight every hostile animal in a similar way as in Subnautica, it clicked and the game became very easy. Yes, you can make traps and eventually a bow, but these are VERY resource heavy and you won't be able to fight everything you encounter. But you don't have to. You can use context clues and choose which animals to avoid, which to engage, and which to play off each other.
The game's ending is simple but wonderfully crafted in a way that recontextualized several small details earlier on and made me cry. The director's commentary is a lovely addition.

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