Small game studios are equipped for incredible things. Look no further than the late Ori and the Blind Forest for confirmation of what “smaller games” can accomplish for the games industry. The people over at The Molasses Flood might be next in line for a breakout success as a small studio with their upcoming The Flame and the Flood, an crowd-funded Xbox One/PC/Mac title that just got its release date.
If you aren’t already familiar with The Flame and the Flood, it’s a cartoon-like survival/activity game from the talented crew at The Molasses Flood – a development studio out of the Cambridge, MA zone that consists of employees that were in charge of the creation of major games such as Halo, Bioshock, Guitar Hero and Rock band. Obviously different from those AAA titles,The Flame and the Flood throws you into a post-societal America as a young lady with a puppy buddy, forced to fend off the components and predators of the area with little/no help.
The game was funded on Kickstarter, where its campaign generated the $250,000 that allowed The Molasses Flood to get the project up and running. The Flame and the Flood not just carries a charming artistic look to it that may help you to remember select Telltale Games releases, however it is additionally improved by what is turning out to be an awesome soundtrack. Alt-Country artist Chuck Ragan spearheads the original music which will likewise feature supporting acts like The Camaraderie, The Fearless Kin and other special guests.
If you want to get your hands on The Flame and the Flood, you don’t need to wait much longer. The Molasses Flood recently declared that it will be available on Xbox One, PC and Mac beginning February 24, 2016.