Adult Swim Games and Videocult have whipped up a new game under the title of Rain World. The 16-bit game sports fluid animations sorta like Heart Machine’s Hyper Light Drifter, but instead the new game plays out like a 2D platformer that encourages players to try to survive in a rainy dangerous world. Rain World is set to come out for PC and PS4 sometime during 2017.
In the game Rain World you will assume the role of a “Slugcat” that must escape the tyranny of floods caused by heavy teardrops from the ominous clouds high above. The ground beneath the sky is full of danger, and the lone Slugcat who lost its family to a recent flood must find them by hunting for food and shelter between the torrential downpours that threaten all lifeforms below.
Climbing through ruins of an ancient civilization, folks will be tasked with evading the jaws of vicious predators and discovering new lands teeming with strange creatures and buried mysteries. The official description for the game, Rain World, is up for folks to read.
“You are a nomadic slugcat, both predator and prey in a broken ecosystem. Grab your spear and brave the industrial wastes, hunting enough food to survive, but be wary— other, bigger creatures have the same plan… and slugcats look delicious.”
According to the Steam page for the game the devs noted that Rain World was inspired by the simplicity and aesthetics of 16-bit classics. The devs also noted that elements like stealth and learning the ecosystem of each creature will play a vital role in survival when playing the pixelated game.
I think it’s also worth noting that the game, currently, holds well over 1600 rooms to explore, along with 12 different regions filled with ancient secrets for players to discover — which could mean that there are no overly used procedurally generated maps found in other indie games.
Moreover, the official video for Rain World comes in courtesy of PlayStation‘s channel, which was premiered at the PlayStation Experience 2016 event.