game language: English
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Flotsam is a city builder strategy game that is set in non-standard realities. The player must build a city drifting on the water. For this purpose, thay use scrap floating on the surface of water. Pajama Llama Games studio is responsible for the game. The publisher was Kongregate.
The world depicted in Flotsam has witnessed an extinction. The planet has become a great ocean, which has absorbed all the achievements of mankind. The player's task is to expand the floating city and provide for the basic needs of its inhabitants.
Flotsam modifies mechanics known from classic games from the genre. The player is provided with a number of different types of buildings and boats that they can build. For this purpose, it is necessary to have an adequate amount of appropriate scrap, which remains of the fallen civilization. Finding them requires constant movement of the city on the surface of the planet. The city is in constant motion, mostly independent of the player. Controlled city maneuvers can be carried out using special tugboats.
Not everything in the game world has been sunk. Some high structures protrude above the water surface. We will find in them various types of raw materials, including fuel for boats. The ruins are also home to people looking for shelter and merchants where you can exchange goods. But be careful, so that the city does not crash into the structure. This can cause a lot of damage. However, collisions with protruding objects are not the only threat. The oceans are home to many aggressive creatures that can attack at any time.
City dwellers expect access to freshwater and food. The player must ensure a constant supply of both of these resources. In order to do so, rainwater should be collected and various types of sea creatures should be hunted.
Flotsam features a cartoonish visual style. Despite the apocalyptic theme, the visuals are kept in very bright colors.
Moving around the planet, we can come across a variety of constructions. Most of them are completely underwater. These objects only enrich the monotonous abyss of the ocean. The objects protruding on the surface are interactive and serve as a source of raw materials.
Expectations: 5.8 / 10 calculated out of 3 players' votes.
PC / Windows
Minimum: Intel Core i5, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 650 or better, 600 MB HDD, Windows 7 SP1