The Flame in the Flood

A post-apocalyptic survival action game created by The Molasses Flood, an indie developer studio that hires several industry veterans who previously worked on such titles as BioShock, Halo, or Guitar Hero. The game’s protagonist is a woman named Scout, who, together with her dog, follows a long river in search of a rescue awaiting at the river’s far end. The game’s world is inspired by typical American landscapes, such as national parks, the Mississippi Delta, or Bayou. In order to survive, you have to acquire food and look out for the protagonist’s health. If she suffers injuries, you have to treat her with bandages and herbs; spending some time in a shelter, where the character can rest and regain strength, would also be a good idea. Gameplay is supplemented with a crafting system, allowing you to combine the items you find into useful tools. The game features atmospheric, cartoonish graphics, and soundtrack composed by highly regarded alternative musician Chuck Regan.

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PC / Windows
Game The Flame in the Flood (PC) Cover
The Flame in the Flood

The Flame in the Flood | PC

The Flame in the Flood release date for PC:

game language:
English

24 February 2016 | Worldwide

24 February 2016 | Europe

24 February 2016 | USA

Game mode: single player
Game score 6.5 / 10 calculated out of 94 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.3 / 10 calculated out of 25 players' votes.  

Microsoft XBOX ONE
Game The Flame in the Flood (XONE) Cover
The Flame in the Flood

The Flame in the Flood | XBOX ONE

The Flame in the Flood release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

24 February 2016 | Worldwide

24 February 2016 | Europe PAL

24 February 2016 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 4.5 / 10 calculated out of 4 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
Game The Flame in the Flood: Complete Edition (PS4) Cover
The Flame in the Flood: Complete Edition

The Flame in the Flood: Complete Edition | PS4

Action, Post Apocalypse, Isometric view, survival, indie games, crafting

Companies responsible for The Flame in the Flood: Complete Edition

The Molasses Flood | game developer

The Molasses Flood | publisher  

The Flame in the Flood: Complete Edition release date for PS4:

game language:
English

17 January 2017 | Worldwide

17 January 2017 | Europe PAL

17 January 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player

Nintendo Switch
Game The Flame in the Flood (Switch) Cover
The Flame in the Flood

The Flame in the Flood | Switch

The Flame in the Flood release date for Switch:

game language:
English

12 October 2017 | Worldwide

12 October 2017 | Europe PAL

12 October 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 10 / 10 calculated out of 2 players' votes.  

The Flame in the Flood for PC / Windows is another game financed on Kickstarter. It was developed by The Molasses Flood, a studio gathering former creators of such games as BioShock, Halo, Guitar Hero or Rock Band. The game tells a story of Scout, a woman trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world, accompanied by her dog Aesop. They are traveling along a vast river at the end of which salvation allegedly awaits them. The route is not safe however, for the characters have to face a multiplicity of threats.

Gameplay

The gameplay in The Flame in the Flood for PC / Windows is based on the standard survival mechanics. This means that the player's main goal is to stay alive in a hostile environment inspired by famous American places, such as the Everglades National Park, Mississippi Delta or the Bayou region. In order to survive, the player has to gather food and get fitter in the first place. However, this is only the tip of the iceberg, because the environment is full of dangerous animals, against which, the player has to constantly protect themselves. When the protagonist gets hurt, the player has to heal her with bandages and herbs. In order to rest for a while, it is crucial to find shelter, where the protagonist can regenerate by sleeping for a few hours.

Fortunately, Scout can manage in harsh circumstances, for she does not belong to those people unable to exist away from civilization. She is a very resourceful woman with all kinds of skills. Thanks to the items she gathers, Scout is capable of constructing certain tools helpful in daily survival. She is nonetheless as mortal as any other human. Thus the player has to be extremely careful - if she dies, one has to start over from the very beginning of the adventure. Aesop is of help here, because the dog recovers the items Scout was in possession of if she dies.

Technical aspects

The Flame in the Flood for PC / Windows offers atmospheric, comic-book visuals accompanied by the soundtrack created mainly by Chuck Ragan - an alternative country musician.

System requirements

Minimum: Dual Core 2.5 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 460/Radeon HD 6850 or better, 2 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit

The Flame in the Flood launch trailer

The Flame in the Flood launch trailer | 1:26

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The Flame in the Flood Game Guide

game guide 03 July 2016

This unofficial The Flame in the Flood guide was created to provide enough information to the players so they will be able to survive in the game’s world and reach the end of the story.

The Flame in the Flood Review Ė Unsatisfying survival game from the creators of BioShock

Review 24 February 2016 15:00

The Flame in the Flood is yet another survival game, similar to hundreds of others out there. Nice audiovisuals and an intuitive crafting system are not enough to completely forget about its repetitivness and lack of variety.

The Flame in the Flood survival game will be released on February 24

News 11 February 2016 12:39

The Flame in the Flood survival game received a full release date. The new title from veterans of the BioShock series is going to hit PC and XONE, once its Early Access period is over on the 24th of February 2016.