Elemental Flow is a role-playing game (RPG) with conversation encounters instead of battles, whose story centres on finding your voice and exploring relationships. Players explore a modern optimistic world, where technology has developed to coexist with nature and society has evolved in a cooperative direction.
Encounters are active and involve the player using a variety of elemental abilities which involve talking, listening and thinking, with the right timing and execution to carry out a form of symbolic, active conversation. At the same time, the player must observe the patterns and preferences of the other character, adapting and allowing them to express themselves, all with the ultimate goal of reaching a mutual understanding.
Elemental Flow aims to uphold what many people love about RPGs (different abilities to equip, interesting worlds to inhabit, characters to meet and encounters with varying challenge levels) while housing a different kind of story – one that doesn’t centre on violence, but rather on communicating with others.
Sofia’s Side Story is a short chapter (around 30 minutes long) taking place before the events of Elemental Flow. After finding herself in an unfamiliar place, Sofia is tasked with helping spirits get along using her newfound conversational abilities. This side chapter acts as a tutorial of sorts, letting players experiment with the systems of Elemental Flow, and begins to hint at the kind of world characters will inhabit.
Sofia’s Side Story is available to download from Itch!