The Flame in the Flood Coming to Nintendo Switch; Expected to be Affordable


After appearing on the Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4, The Molasses Flood has announced that The Flame in the Flood will launch for the Nintendo Switch.


The Flame in the Flood Coming to Nintendo Switch

Developer The Molasses Flood and publisher Curve Digital has announced that The Flame in the Flood will launch for the Nintendo Switch via the Nintendo eShop on October 12th 2017.

The game will only be available digitally via the eShop, at a price-point that has not been disclosed. In other words, we don’t know if it will include the Switch-tax which has affected many games, which is to say games have cost more on Nintendo’s new hybrid console than other platforms in the past. If the price-point is in-line with other versions: it will cost $14.99 USD.

Here’s a brief overview of the game, courtesy of folks over at The Molasses Flood:

The Flame In The Flood is a bleak but beautiful rogue-lite set upon a treacherous, procedurally generated river. With the help of your trusty dog, Aesop, The Flame In The Flood tasks you to make the most of your surroundings by foraging, hunting and scavenging your way through nature and the remains of society. With an evocative, homespun art-style and lilting, original soundtrack by Chuck Ragan, survival has never been this enjoyable.

Drink in the delicate beauty of post-societal America before the perils of reality begin to bite. Wild animals, the natural elements and the great, winding river all pose unique threats in a game where survival is achieved through a mix of smarts and resourcefulness. Playing as intrepid wanderer, Scout, you must feed and clothe yourself from the land and whatever else you find along the way. Craft equipment and traps, upgrade your makeshift raft and brave the rapids, all set against the stark majesty of the game’s forgotten world.

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The Flame in the Flood was notably the debut game of Boston-based developer Molasses Flood, which was founded in 2014, and is comprised of the former Art Director of BioShock and a team of veterans whose previous work includes BioShockers, Halo, Rock Band, and more.

For those of you who weren’t aware, The Flame in the Flood first launched for the Xbox One and PC on February 24th 2016. A PlayStation 4 version, The Flame in the Flood: Complete Edition, was released on January 17th 2017.


Pokdepinion: While it may just be another port of a game coming to the Nintendo Switch, it’s great to see that the platform isn’t being ignored. It’s a great game and if you have the Nintendo Switch but haven’t played the game, it’s worth the money.