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The Milk Lake is a survival adventure where you traverse a dark forest, guided only by your light. To survive you must flee from arrows and unseen enemies and then face off against huge monsters in combat. It stands out for its horror depiction of being hunted and the agonising ethical choices you must make in the midst of the terror.

You play Emmer, a young girl whose family and home are burnt to the ground by a rampaging dragon. Alone, you set out on a quest for revenge that takes you into dark and mysterious lands where ancient forces must be defeated in combat. It sounds like a familiar if disturbing, premise. However, not everything is as it first appears, and soon you discover that monsters are not the only evil in the world.

Play is a mix of traversal and combat as you snake your way through the trees with only the light of your glowing sword to guide you. You must react to avoid deadly arrows and other more mystical forces that appear as dark mists snatch away your light. The hunt is punctuated with moments of encounter where you face gargantuan foes in fights that demand expert timing. Only a close study of your enemy and experimenting with different strategies will succeed.

The result mixes its horror and combat to land not only jumps scares and fear but the uneasy context for thought-provoking choices.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked The Milk Lake 17 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 12 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Fighting and Traversal game with Action, Adventure, Narrative and Stealth elements. This is a single-player game.

 
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Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 12.

There is sword-based combat in the game, with injury and death to the main character and enemies.

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. You need to precisely time your actions in combat to strike at the perfect time and, in addition, should be able to cope with dying repeatedly.

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The Milk Lake

Steam Store PC Coming Soon
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: Coming soon

Coming Soon: PC

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Fighting, Traversal (Action, Adventure, Narrative and Stealth)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D Third-Person

Developer: The Milk Lake (@TheMilkLake)


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