If we instructed you that an upcoming sport was “Dark Souls meets Tetris,” you’d most likely shake your head sadly and say one thing like “the games journalists are at it again.” But that’s actually how Slovakian developer straka.studio describes Loot River, an upcoming PC game that blends heavy real-time fight with the block-shifting area administration of Tetris.

Loot River is an “island-shifting action-roguelike” that casts you as a warrior in a plague physician’s masks who has the energy to maneuver chunks of the ground round in a dungeon crawling with horrible monsters. Using a magic relic, you may shift floating parts of the ruins in order to unravel puzzles or mash foes right into a fantastic paste. The island-shifting mechanic even works in fight, as you may shift the ground you’re standing on in order to dodge an enemy’s assaults.

“We are deeply interested in games focused on transformation of the world, as it is a powerful mechanic rarely used in gaming,” stated Loot River developer Miro Straka. That’s clear from Straka’s different video games, Euclidean Lands and Euclidean Skies, which centered round shifting the stage round characters to create pathways by.

Here’s the trailer for Loot River:

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The pixel artwork model is beautiful, and straka.studio guarantees fluid animation, tons of things and skills to unlock and uncover, and some gnarly wanting boss fights. From the trailer, there’s an thrilling feeling of being overwhelmed, and it’s clear that shifting the ground tiles Tetris-style can be utilized to handle the risk you face out of your enemies.

There’s no launch date set but for Loot River, however you may check out its Steam page and browse our listing of the best indie games on PC simply by clicking these hyperlinks.