Like its strange and wondrous inhabitants do to escape the long spells of “bone-crushingly intense rains”, Rain World seems to have been in something of a state of hibernation – at least news wise. Following its successful Kickstarter campaign, the intention was to launch at the end of 2014.
Well, according to its Steam page Rain World is supposedly now coming to PC and Mac sometime this year. Fortunately, it looks like it might have been worth the extra time in the oven. A series of mini videos published today by the developer on imgur showcase the survival platformer’s sumptuous retro-stylised artwork and the fluidity and complexity of its 2D game world. What we see is a darkly beautiful, alienesque and threatening landscape that immediately conjures up the timeless aesthetics of 16-bit classics like Another World and Flashback. Don’t you just want to get in there and explore it?
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