Ah Loot River Looks Fantastic

Gif: Loot River

A few seconds into this announcement trailer for Loot River and I’m thinking, OK, it’s a top-down Dark Souls game. Fine, whatever. A few seconds later suddenly there’s Tetris in there too and everything looks a lot more interesting.


The combination of slow and methodical combat, puzzle elements as you race across sliding barges/platforms, and the fact that it looks like running is just as important as fighting all look cool as hell!

Oh, and it’s all procedurally-generated, so you won’t be able to rely in memorising the puzzles and runs either.

Loot River is coming to PC...sometime in the future.


Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.


Loot River, wider than a mile, I’m crossing you in style some day
Old dream maker, you heartbreaker, wherever you’re going, I’m going your way

Two drifters, off to see the world, there’s such a lot of world to see
We’re after the same rainbow’s end, waiting around the bend my huckleberry friend, Loot River and me