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' Developer Walkthrough Details Weapons & Loot Mechanics - Trailer

by Rainier on April 13, 2022 @ 2:07 p.m. PDT

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.

The video gives players a look at the weapons and loot that they can find while exploring the game’s fantasy-inspired procedurally-generated labyrinths, and gives some tantalizing examples of how they can be combined to create fun and powerful builds. You’ll need them if you are to survive unforgiving dungeons populated with bestial abominations!

In Loot River, players are able to harness the power of the Relic to shift the ground beneath them, sliding around on the floating pieces of ruined landscapes. These Tetris-like blocks can be slotted together to solve spatial exploration puzzles and employed creatively as a tool in combat to manipulate enemies and control the space on which your battles take place. As players venture through these endless catacombs, they’ll encounter a cursed array of tough enemies, lost travelers, and epic bosses. The wealth of new weapons, gear and unholy knowledge you can unearth for permanent upgrades will be crucial to help you get further with each run.

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.

“The enthusiasm and interest everyone has shown towards Loot River since we announced it has been incredible,” said creative director, Miro Straka. “We wanted to reward that by giving players a closer look at the game’s weapons and loot with this new video. I can’t wait to be able to give you more information soon on when you can finally get your hands on this gear yourself on Xbox and PC!”

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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