Nová Dubnica, Slovakia – March 26th, 2021.
The indie games publisher SUPERHOT PRESENTS and the Slovakia-based indie games studio straka.studio, today announced their upcoming island-shifting action-roguelike “Loot River“, which currently is in development for PC and Xbox consoles (you can whishlist the game via Steam right now!).
Prepare to journey down an otherworldly river in search of knowledge and loot!
Set in a series of procedurally-generated labyrinths, Loot River is a dungeon-crawling action-roguelike that combines the tense, real-time combat and dark fantasy stylings of Dark Souls with the spatial block-shifting puzzles of Tetris.
Armed with the power of the Relic, players can shift the ground beneath them, sliding floating ruins together in a series of tile puzzles. As players venture through these endless catacombs, they’ll encounter beasts, lost travellers, and bosses. These cosmic grottos offer a wealth of new weapons and gear to discover, as well as unholy knowledge to unearth for permanent upgrades.
Drawn to shards of an unholy relic, wandering nomads have found themselves in a perpetual cycle of life and death, losing their sanity as they journey through endless parallel realities, devouring each other to absorb the knowledge of their fellow travelers. No two journeys are ever the same as countless lost souls float through the Loot River.
“We are deeply interested in games focused on transformation of the world, as it is a powerful mechanic rarely used in gaming,” said Miro Straka.
“While my previous games, Euclidean Lands and Euclidean Skies, were centered around rotations, this one explores a more natural mechanic – movement. Loot River offers a similar theme of shaping the world, but it’s a far more kinetic affair that should appeal to fans of games like Dead Cells and Rogue Legacy.”
More information on Loot River
Visit the Loot River website: https://lootriver.com/
Follow straka.studio on Twitter: https://twitter.com/straka_studio
Join the Loot River Discord: https://discord.gg/PDHGCjvMfU
Wishlist on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1494260/
straka.studio is a small Slovakian outfit that creates games focused on transforming the world around the player. After developing the mobile spatial puzzlers Euclidean Lands and Euclidean Skies, straka.studio has turned its attention to its most ambitious project yet, the action-roguelike Loot River, coming to Xbox and PC.
About SUPERHOT PRESENTS
SUPERHOT PRESENTS is an indie game funding initiative created by the team that made SUPERHOT. After making a runaway success through sheer gumption and foolhardiness, the studio now aims to give other foolhardy, upstart indies a hand. Shipping a game without a publisher or investors is daunting and can feel like a huge leap of faith, so the SUPERHOT team aims to make that jump a little less scary for indie developers.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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