When you imagine a young man floating down the river on a makeshift skiff through the wilds of America while fending for himself, you might imagine the determined Tom Sawyer. Alongside the image of Mark Twain's iconic character, the gentle sounds of an acoustic guitar played by a southern string-plucker might also drift into your mind. Musician Chuck Ragan's folk guitar stylings perfectly match The Flame in the Flood's comparable premise about a youngster surviving the unsettling and placid landscape of a post-apocalyptic U.S.A. Luckily, you don't have to wait until the game's release to listen.

Chuck Ragan, the composer of The Flame in the Flood's soundtrack, is an award-winning folk musician who has been making music for nearly 30 years. Along with being an established musician, Ragan also cites his experiences camping and exploring the waterways of America as perfect inspiration for The Molasses Flood's upcoming roguelike survival game.

According to Ragan, the soundtrack is "Written from the perspective of a drifter, nomad and explorer", which sounds like a perfect match. Speaking of sounds, take a listen to one of the game's tracks below for yourself.

If you're interested in listening to more, you can purchase the soundtrack via Chuck Ragan's website. The Flame and the Flood arrives on Xbox One and PC later this year. For more info on the game, The Molasses Flood, and how the former triple-A game developers banded together read our in-depth feature.