Do you have what it takes to survive a river journey through the perilous backwaters of a forgotten post-societal America? Find out in The Flame in the Flood, released today on NVIDIA SHIELD in the GeForce NOW store.
From now through April 11th you can add this title to your GeForce NOW library for $17.99 – a 10% savings off the regular retail price of $19.99. Your purchase includes unlimited streaming rights as well as a digital download code for GoG.com you can use to install a local copy of the game.
A crowd-sourced project, The Flame in the Flood comes to you from a unique team of developers with credits for some big-name games including BioShock, Halo 2 and Rock Band. With that pedigree, the unique gameplay experience this survival game presents along with its stylish design and original, booming soundtrack should come as no surprise.
The Flame in the Flood drops you on a raft on a river that is returning to normal after jumping its banks and flooding a gameworld that is almost post-apocalyptic in nature. In this adventure game, you play as a young woman named Scout, and your goal is to stay alive while exploring downriver to investigate a mysterious radio signal with your trusty dog Aesop.
You’ll need to navigate dangerous currents and forage the supplies you need to keep your raft afloat and self, and canine pal, sustained. This means hitting the banks to explore camps and wilderness areas that are filled with all sorts of nasty surprises that can end your day in a hurry. Lucky for you Aesop’s more than mere company on your journey, he’s a truly useful companion that can sense danger, fetch/carry supplies and help you fight off predators.
Exploring a dilapidated apartment building may give you the resources you need to build a better weapon or trap, food and shelter or materials you need to craft warmer clothing. It can also mean getting eaten by a ravenous bear that’s moved into the premises.
The strength of the river’s currents means that once you pass by a spot on the riverbank that looks promising it’s gone for good – there’s no going upstream. Oh, and once you die it’s truly game over. In the vein of other survival games like Don’t Starve, this is a perma-death game, which really injects suspense into each and every decision you make.
Thankfully, starting over is part of the fun as the gameworld is procedurally generated, ensuring no two adventure games will be alike.
To play, navigate to the GeForce NOW menu within SHIELD Hub on your SHIELD Android TV, portable or tablet. You’ll find The Flame in the Flood in the Buy & Play Instantly category.
GeForce NOW is the world’s first cloud-gaming service capable of streaming PC games at up to 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second. Members enjoy access to a library of 60-plus games they can play on-demand, plus the option to purchase new games and play them instantly. Membership is free for the first three months, then just $7.99 per month.
If you don’t already own one, run out and buy an NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV today.