A rogue-lite river journey through the backwaters of a forgotten post-societal America. Forage, craft, evade predators.
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Release Date: Feb 24, 2016

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April 21

New update released!

We’ve just released a new patch for The Flame in the Flood!

Our main goals are to fix bugs, and alleviate some frustration and quality of life issues that people have given us feedback on.

The main changes are as follows:

  • Added Director’s Commentary: the previously PS4 exclusive director’s commentary is available for all. To enable it, you can toggle it on in the options screen.
  • Fixed Save Loss: We identified an issue leading to save loss when attempting to continue. If you died during a process that advanced the clock (sitting at a fire, sleeping, docking) your save would enter an unreadable state, and checkpoints would no longer work in campaign.
  • Achievement fixes: We fixed a number of issues with achievements failing to register, including Paleo Diet.
  • Inventory: Added “discard all” option: For stacked items, you can now discard the whole stack at once.
  • Inventory: Auto-sort items into existing stacks: When you pick up an item, it will auto-sort into any existing available stacks, or the first available inventory slot if no stacks are available. For example, if you’ve got a partial stack on Aesop, a new item will auto-sort to that stack, rather than into your backpack.
  • Rabbit refactor: Rabbits now behave like other animals, in that you no longer need to skin them as a crafting recipe, and killing a live captured rabbit can be done from an inventory contextual menu.
  • Fire crafting can be done in proximity to a fire: Fire recipes are now available near fires, not just while sitting at them.
  • Added “Craft Multiple” button: Crafts the maximum possible of an item, so you don’t need to click over and over.
  • More starting bag slots on traveler: New games on traveler difficulty have 2 pouches worth of bag slots already available.
  • Crafting cost changes: Arrows only require 1 feather, sumac tea can be made with 1 sumac.
  • Tools can be crafted with a full inventory: You no longer need to drop something to make a knife if your bags are full. Additionally, if you craft a tool that you already have, it will replace and refresh the durability of the existing tool.
  • Inventory Stacking Changes: Stack sizes increased across the board, and many previously unstackable items can now be stacked, including jars, jar items, traps, and torches.
  • Added UI element for equipped torch: it indicates the life remaining.
  • Added quest caches at every camp: So now you can reliably find them.
  • Added “mute dog” option: Sorry Aesop, not everyone likes those barks!
  • Marina spawning on endless: Marinas now spawn continuously on endless.

If you check it out and have any issues, please let us know. You can email us at support@themolassesflood.com, message us on facebook or twitter, or leave a comment in Steam discussions.

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“This challenging voyage makes for one of the most memorable and satisfying survival games in the last few years”
9/10 – Game Informer

“There's plenty to love in this heartfelt survival game”
Recommended – Eurogamer

“An absorbing game that lets you experience a journey”
8/10 – Gamespot

About This Game

A rogue-lite river journey through the backwaters of a forgotten post-societal America. Forage, craft, evade predators.

From the Art Director of BioShock and a team of veterans of the BioShock, Halo, Guitar Hero and Rock Band series comes The Flame in the Flood.

Travel by foot and by raft down a procedurally-generated river as you scrounge for resources, craft tools, remedy afflictions, evade the vicious wildlife, and most importantly, stay ahead of the coming rains.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7 64 bit (requires 64 bit OS)
    • Processor: Dual Core Processor, 2.5 GHz or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX11 compatible video card
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: 10.9.2
    • Processor: Dual Core Processor, 2.5 GHz or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated Video Card with OpenGL 4.1 support
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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