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Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Ravenscourt
Developer: Vile Monarch
Release Date: Nov. 15, 2022

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'Floodland' Shows Off Gameplay, Playable PC Demo Available Next Week - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2022 @ 3:24 p.m. PDT

Floodland is a post-catastrophic survival city builder set in Earth’s devastated wetlands.

A society survival game set in a world destroyed by climate change. Explore, scavenge and build a city to unite the clans. Conflicting cultures and limited resources mean you need to make tough choices; have you got what it takes to lead your people into a new era of humanity?

Starting off on the outskirts of a drowned city, you must lead your small group of nomads to rebuild society from the ground (puddle) up. You do this by exploring the remains of the flooded city and scouring it for resources, relearning basic agriculture and fishing skills, and turning a group of stragglers living in tents in a swamp into a thriving town.

Players will slowly evolve their society by establishing and upgrading new buildings, repurposing old ones, and researching "new tech," (or relearning old tech) enabling you to overcome the numerous challenges you face.

But people will be people, and the larger your settlement grows, and the more inhabitants it houses, the higher the chance that societal issues will arise, meaning you may well face the same problems the old world had.

The question is, how will you manage your clans? Will you unite the remnants of humanity or will you choose division and isolation? Either way, you will shape the society of tomorrow.

Floodland is participating in Steam Next Fest.

From October 3 to October 10, players can wade into the treacherous waters of the flooded Earth to experience the roughly hour-long Floodland demo.

Key Features:

  • Unite Humanity - Shape Society: The climate change was a catalyst for a sucession of events that led to the destruction of our world; rising sea levels have innundated the coasts. Only you can help humanity survive by leading your band of survivors on a path to redemption. Starting with a lost bunch of survivors, you need to scavange resources, rediscover technology and maintain the peace between differing factions as you strive to rebuild society.
  • Explore and Exploit: The world - as you know it - has gone, replaced by islands, swamps and isolated groups of survivors. Gathering scarce resources, you need to explore the world - island by island - helping those you can and dealing with those who do not share your vision of the future.
  • Grow Your Colony: There's more to a city than just people. Food, shelter, water, health, security - the list is long and varied. Technology to be researched along a branching Tech-Tree, buildings upgraded and specialists to train. It's down to you to make sure all these needs are fulfilled; a job made all the harder with limited resources, space and labour to complete these tasks.
  • You Are the Law:A society is only as good as its laws; it's up to you to define them. Will you usher in a new utopian age of equality or is your future a benign dictatorship? Not every group shares your vision and the choices you make can have a profound impact on the future of your settlement. A common goal will make your society more productive than one at loggerheads with itself; you need to define and choose your legal evolution and which route to follow on the Law-Tree but - as with all things - there are always consequences.
  • Unlimited Playthroughs: Each game is different; maps, events and make up of the world are randomly generated, allowing unique playthroughs every time.

Floodland is coming to PC on November 15, 2022.

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