Demo for Flowstone Saga – the new game from Tangledeep’s Impact Gameworks – debuts at Steam Next Fest
If you remember Tangledeep, you probably have fond memories of your time with it. Steam Next Fest is here – and we’re happy to report that this Maryland-based dev has a new game in the works 🙂
Introducing Flowstone Saga – a meticulously crafted, 16-bit RPG featuring an intriguing story, a totally unique battle system with a few surprises, gorgeous pixel art, lots of customization, an epic soundtrack … and even a few mighty frogs.
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Flowstone Saga is the brainchild of Andrew Aversa and Andrew Luers. The two Andrews met in the 2000s through a mutual interest in video game music as part of the OverClocked ReMix community. Aversa (a professional producer and composer) and Luers (a graphic designer and multi-instrumentalist) collaborated for the first time on Tangledeep. Since then, they’ve continued to work together on additional Tangledeep content and as co-designers on Flowstone Saga – with Aversa as lead programmer and Luers as creative director.
Story & Gameplay
Play as a spunky heroine as she builds her party and home – finding her place in the world. With an innovative twist on combat, Flowstone Saga allows players to choose at will between turn-based and real-time combat – skillfully making use of puzzle mechanics to shake things up. Tactical thinking triumphs over pirates, giant beetles, and at least ONE axolotl! Fans of classic SNES and PlayStation RPGs will feel right at home as they explore, build, fight, and cast their way through the mysterious world of Ocean’s End.
Steam Next Fest Livestreams
Developers Andrew Aversa and Andrew Luers will stream the full game this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 10:00 a.m. Pacific / 1:00 p.m. Eastern. Make sure to stop by and say “hi!”
- Gorgeous pixel art with painstakingly handcrafted areas sprawling across multiple biomes
- An epic story grand in scope, but with plenty of heart and charm
- Designed with accessibility in mind – with multiple difficulty options and a turn-based “Hold” mode
- Improve, expand, and decorate the hub town of New Riverstone, helping its citizens and making it your own
- Lots of ways to create unique battle strategies and express yourself: equipment customization, perk trees, job system, and more
The demo for Flowstone Saga is now available on Steam. The game is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Flowstone Saga is expected to launch on Steam and Nintendo Switch in 2023.
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About the Developer
Based in Maryland and founded in 2016 by game composer and industry veteran Andrew Aversa, Impact Gameworks’ debut title Tangledeep – a traditional roguelike dungeon crawler – has reached 200,000 sales across all platforms. The studio’s goal is to create experiences full of rich tactical gameplay and lush visuals inspired by the 16-bit console era. Drawing from the very best of classic RPGs, Impact Gameworks titles have added layers of polish and modern elements to make them as accessible (and enjoyable!) as possible. To learn more about Impact Gameworks and Flowstone Saga, please visit https://impactgameworks.com.