According to Al Gore and other climate alarmists, flooded coastlines were supposed to be a thing by now. If you are disappointed by this lack of excitement, Flotsam has you covered.
Many people remember the fad of climate change disaster movies — one of the most prominent being Waterworld, starring Kevin Costner.
The premise of these movies focused on what the world would look like if the polar ice caps completely melted away. Al Gore, with his An Inconvenient Truth documentary, propelled this notion into the public consciousness.
Now, you can enjoy a creative sim-survival game in which you get to manage water settlements — just like a mayor in Waterworld would.
Following the success of survival-sim games like Frostpunk, Flotsam will test your managerial abilities. The only resource you will have is the floating debris, flotsam— all that remains from long-gone land civilization. You start with a small water settlement and the rest is up to you. Depending on how clever you are in prioritizing tasks, you must push the delicate balance between expansion and survival.
This involves scavenging more flotsam, securing drinking water, assigning fishing jobs, trading with other settlements, etc.
Unlike Frostpunk, Flotsam offers a more relaxed and pleasant approach to the sim-survival genre. From the soothing soundtrack to its visual style, Flotsam is inviting but still engaging.
As it enters Early Access, Pajama Llama Games has big plans for Flotsam: more biomes, more water landmarks, more scavenging, trading, and scouting options. So far, the reviews have been mostly positive, but keep in mind that Early Access means early development. This inevitably means bugs and lack of optimization.
What do you think of Flotsam? Let us know in the comments below!
Images and videos courtesy of YouTube, Pajama Llama Games press kit.