The Molasses Flood, a team composed of former developers of BioShock, Halo, Rock Band and Guitar Hero, launched a Kickstarter campaign for The Flame in the Flood, a "rogue-lite river journey" that takes place in post-societal America.
According to the campaign, the world is inspired by "backwater America," and "explores what happens on the fringes when civilization gives up the ghost." The game stars a woman named Scout and her dog as they pack their belongings onto a raft and head for higher ground.
"Her journey would take her through unfamiliar lands of crumbling relics from long ago," the campaign reads. "It would be a hungry trek, with scarce supplies, cold winds and rain always chasing and weakening her. She would have to build her own supplies from the pieces of scrap she could scrounge, conserve her food for long tracts of barren scrubland, ration what clean water she could find for the days ahead."
Players will have to scrounge for supplies while avoiding the dangers of wildlife and staying healthy. In the pitch video, which you can watch below, it's a task that's easier said than done. Infection, fatigue, hypothermia and snake bites are just a few risks to be wary of.
The Flame in the Flood will also include music from singer-songwriter Chuck Ragan featuring The Camaraderie, The Fearless Kin and more.
The developer is seeking $150,000 by Nov. 6 to fund the game, which is being developed for Mac and Windows PC. Backer tiers are available in increments ranging from $1 to $1,000 with rewards that include early digital copies, a digital copy of the soundtrack, a poster or t-shirts.
The Flame in the Flood is the latest game to come from ex-Irrational devs, many of which have begun new projects following the studio "winding down." Several developers caught in those layoffs recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for The Black Glove, an "eerie, surrealistic, first-person game experience."