Rain World

A hybrid of a platform and a survival game. The title was developed by two people – Joar Lisberg Jakobsson was the lead programmer and the author of the idea of the game while the music was composed by James Primate. The game takes place in a hostile post-industrial realm filled with complicated machinery. The environment is constantly plagued by downpours and the animals that live in it are forced to hide from the rain in a hibernated state. The main protagonist is Slugcat – a creature that is similar to a cat. It is tasked with gathering enough food to survive the forced resting time. What’s interesting, the ecosystem is filled both with creatures smaller than Slugcat and ones that are much larger. This makes the protagonist the hunter and the prey at the same time. The gameplay concentrates on visiting atmospheric locations, avoiding confrontation with larger predators and avoiding traps and other dangers. Luckily, the unusual protagonist isn’t completely defenseless – he can use a spear that allows him to kill or stun other creatures. Rain World can be played alone or in cooperation mode. Low-key colors and simple graphics fit the grim atmosphere of the game.

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PC / Windows
Game Rain World (PC) Cover
Rain World

Rain World | PC

Rain World release date for PC:

game language:
English

28 March 2017 | Worldwide

28 March 2017 | Europe

28 March 2017 | USA

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: local network / Internet, players: 1 - 4
Expectations: 8.4 / 10 calculated out of 11 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
Game Rain World (PS4) Cover
Rain World

Rain World | PS4

Rain World release date for PS4:

game language:
English

28 March 2017 | Worldwide

28 March 2017 | Europe PAL

28 March 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: local network / Internet, players: 1 - 4
Expectations: 7.8 / 10 calculated out of 6 players' votes.  

Rain World for PC / Windows is a platform survival game with old school graphics in which the player assumes the role of a cat-like creature. Slugcat, as the protagonist is called, is an agile creature that tries to survive in the hostile, post-industrial Rain World. The game was created by only two people – the lead programmer and author of the idea of the game Joar Jakobsson and James Primate who composed the music. The latter is the composer of the music to a few other independent games, including Gnomoria.

Plot

The game takes place in the Rain World – a hostile realm filled with empty spaces and deactivated machines. During most of the time the area is under heavy and destructive rainfall. This makes surviving in this sad place very hard. The animals that inhabit this world are hibernated and hidden in various holes and crannies during the rain. When the area becomes dry, these weird creatures resurface. The player assumes the role of one of such creatures – Slugcat, a cat-like creature which is trying to hunt enough food to survive the next hibernation period. The problem is that creatures larger that Slugcat have similar plans. This makes the player both the hunter and the prey.

Mechanics

Gameplay of PC / Windows version of Rain World is focused on careful exploration of the hostile world, climbing on obstacles, avoiding dangers and, if needed, fighting encountered enemies. While traveling through the levels, the player will not only use the natural agility of Slugcat, but also a primitive spear that allows killing or stunning dangerous enemies.

Game modes

Rain World offers a singleplayer mode. It also contains various cooperation modes for up to four players.

Technical aspects

The graphics of the game, despite being simple and inspired by classic 16-bit games, looks quite good. The color palette underlines the post-industrial atmosphere of game world. The dry, electronic background music fits the tune of the title as well.

Age Rating

age requirements: everyone

System requirements

Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz, 2 GB RAM, Windows 7

Rain World opening

Rain World opening | 1:32

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