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The Flame and the Flood coming February 24

It’s finally official, The Flame and the Flood will arrive on Xbox One, PC and Mac on February 24.

In development at a brand new studio known as The Molasses Flood, The Flame and the Flood is an intriguing indie game that piqued our interest early last year at an ID@Xbox showcase.

This rogue-lite title sees you play as a young girl and her dog Aesop as you take a downriver journey of survival.

You’ll need to forage, craft, outwit predators and brave the rapids. Everything is procedurally generated, so you’ll get a unique journey every time.

Thankfully Aesop is there to help you though, as he can sniff out and gather supplies that you’ll need to stay warm, fed and alive.

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What makes The Flame and the Flood even more interesting though is the development team behind it.

The Molasses Flood, as the team is known, is made up of what they call “AAA refugees”. Members hark from places like Irrational, Harmonix and Bungie, having worked on games like BioShock and BioShock Infinite – which is particularly noticeable in the art style used for The Flame in the Flood.

To take a look at what you’re getting yourself into, watch the tips trailer below. You never know, it might come it handy.

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