Rain World’s slippery Slugcat is coming to PC this year

It is better to GIF than to receive. Nobody follows this wise and ancient proverb more faithfully than the developers of survival platformer Rain World [official site]. The game’s ‘slugcat’ has been enticing the RPS office for years by jumping from one platform to another, squeezing between pipes and rescuing little slugkittens in a variety of handsome animations. We’ve got some more to show you below. But this time there is some vague news attached: Rain World will finally be coming out this year.

It was originally slated for a 2014 release. But why rush things, eh? Especially when there are slugkittens to think of.

Okay, here is the treasure you seek.


Leg it!

Oh my.

There’s more in an imgur gallery by the developers, featuring enemy lizards that want to gobble you up and little flies that buzz around harmlessly. We’ve also learned that the devs have partnered with Adult Swim Games, who are dipping their greasy hands into the indie cleansing pool more and more these days.

It’s also sounding rather large. 1600 rooms and 12 regions make up an ancient, rundown world in which you have to avoid predators and prey on smaller creatures for yourself. For some reason I always thought this was going to be a wee game. But I suppose you don’t spend three years on something like this without it ballooning into an adorable monster.


  1. caff says:

    Wow, that animation reminds me of Limbo, and the backgrounds remind me of HL2. Looking forward to this.

  2. magogjack says:

    Please be good!

  3. Don Reba says:

    Won’t somebody PLEASE think of the slugkittens?

  4. Wowbagger says:

    I keep forgetting about it and then getting a bit disappointed it isn’t out yet when i remember it exists.

  5. LordMidas says:

    Cor, I remember Kickstarting this yonks ago. And I’m still excited to get my paws on this.

  6. Dewal says:

    Very nice art !

    And that last creature reminds me of the weird rabbits things from Dark Crystal.

  7. PanFaceSpoonFeet says:

    The best things come to those who wait.
    Patience is a virtue.
    Time waits for no man.
    I want this yesterday.

  8. Harlander says:

    I’m still surprised every time Adult Swim Games brings out something that looks like it’s going to be good.

    I’m being surprised quite a lot lately.

  9. DantronLesotho says:

    Not only am I excited for this game to come out, but I also want to hear the post-mortem after it’s released. I know it’s gone through some great changes and I bet it will be super useful.

    • sadwatertunnell says:

      if you don’t want to wait for a post-mortem, they have a very in depth 300 page TigSource DevLog starting almost from the very beginning of development, through the kickstarter and beyond. it’s a fascinating read!

  10. Ejia says:

    I keep confusing this with Risk of Rain. I then remember the latter actually was released in 2014 (or earlier), and I’ve played it.