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Dec 11, 2021

Loot River, the isle-shifting action-roguelike is coming to Game Pass on day one on release next year

From Press Release:

Nová Dubnica, Slovakia – December 10th, 2021 – straka.studio with the help from SUPERHOT PRESENTS and Slovak Arts Council have today revealed that their upcoming island-shifting action-roguelike Loot River will be part of Game Pass for PC and Xbox platforms upon its launch next year. Get ready to embark upon a journey down an otherworldly river in search of knowledge and loot!

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 on Xbox One, Xbox Series S&X, and PC. This demo allows 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.

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 travelers, 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’re very excited to have partnered with Microsoft in bringing Loot River to Game Pass,” said Miro Straka. “We think it’s great value for the consumer, and it helps us share the game with as many players as possible. We’re honored that Microsoft chose to partner with us for this, and can’t wait to share Loot River with the rest of the world in 2022!”

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/lootriver
Wishlist on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1494260/