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Learn more about the Pirate RPG Flint - Treasure of Oblivion:

What challenge awaits you as a pirate captain in Flint: Treasure of Oblivion?

This year, players will be able to dive into Flint: Treasure of Oblivion, an all-new tactical RPG designed by Savage Level and published by Microids.

Here, we tell you about the location, the period and the goal of this epic pirate adventure!

Where and when does Flint: Treasure of Oblivion take place?
To learn about the historical and geographical setting of Flint: Treasure of Oblivion, we reached out to Savage Level.

Maxime Josse, the French studio's CEO sets the scene: "The game takes place in 1715. These were tough times for the people, who faced widespread disease and insecurity. At the same time, the world's great powers were at war, fighting over the Caribbean among other places. For the pirates on the fringes, this was a golden age! They bowed to no governments and made their own laws. At sea, life was even tougher, but there was also plenty of comradeship and solidarity."

Immersing themselves in this fascinating period, players will set sail for several destinations, such as the French town of Saint-Malo, the Caribbean islands, and the deep jungles of Central America.

"We wanted to create a world that's as authentic as possible," the creative director, Aurélien Josse, told us, "because, like many players out there, we are fans of the pirate world. So we studied maps of Saint-Malo during this period, and went to the Caribbean to take photographs. We read lots of encyclopedias and historical novels, and spoke with researches specialized in piracy."

Savage Level's aim is to immerse you in a believable eighteenth-century environment, with its buildings, clothing and everyday life.

Who is the main character and what is his goal?
Now you have an idea of the setting for your adventure in Flint: Treasure of Oblivion; but who will you play as, and what will you set out to accomplish in this tactical RPG? Aurélien revealed that "players will step into the boots of James Flint, an English pirate from the novel Treasure Island. Here, we explore his past, his youth. As shown in the first trailer, Captain Flint begins his adventure stranded at sea after his ship has been sunk. A warship picks him up however and takes him to Saint-Malo. This is where our hero will learn of the existence of a huge treasure trove, beyond imagination."

For Flint, the call of adventure and riches is irresistible. So he leaves Saint-Malo - where there is a bounty on his head - to recruit a new crew and make his way to the New World.

It will be no easy journey, as the French, English and Spanish armies have all declared war against pirates! What's more, captains always face difficult choices to make, and mutiny is a constant threat.

"At first, it appears to be nothing more than a treasure hunt... But a whole lot more lies in wait," Maxime told us. "Firstly, on a personal level, James Flint will learn much about himself as the adventure progresses. But also, as in any good pirate story, there will be elements of the supernatural. We won't say any more than that; you'll have to play the game to find out!"
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It's hard for me to not focus on "Oblivion" every time I see the title.

I keep imagining an adventure where we have to track down pirate maps, and those maps lead us to Oblivion Gates that contain pirate booty.
 
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