Loot River

Platform(s): PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: RPG/Action
Developer: straka.studio
Release Date: May 3, 2022

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'Loot River' Will Be Available Through Game Pass for PC and Xbox At Launch - Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2021 @ 2:41 p.m. PST

Prepare to journey down an otherworldly river in search of knowledge and loot in the island-shifting action/rogue-like Loot River.

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.

straka.studio with the help from Superhot Presents and Slovak Arts Council have revealed that Loot River will be part of Game Pass for PC and Xbox platforms upon its launch next year.

To commemorate this occasion, straka.studio has revealed an all new animated trailer that shows off Loot River’s waterlogged labyrinths in style.

And if you’d like to try the game out for yourself, a new demo was just made public earlier this week (Steam or Xbox), allowing players to play through the tutorial, a sample wooden level, and an initial dungeon run. While the full game will be procedurally-generated, this demo is locked to one seed to merely give players a taste of Loot River’s unique isle-shifting mechanic and combat system.

Key Features:

  • Beautiful hand drawn pixel art with fluid animations and real time shadows
  • Astonishing water simulation
  • Ability to control every piece of floating dungeon
  • Plenty of different abilities, items and weapons, each with unique look, animations, powers, and style
  • Procedurally generated levels

Loot River is coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC (Steam) in 2022.

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