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Rain World

Rain World review

The 5175th series of Planet Earth

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10 months ago

Feature: Listen for your life

Podcast: Should survival games die?

No. Let's not be ridiculous. But there are so many examples of bad survival games that it’s important to remember the good ones. So that’s what we are doing on the latest RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show. We're breaking stones over the heads of rubbish survival games, but cooking, salting and eating the delicious ones. Adam wraps himself up in The Long Dark but…

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12 months ago

Tough platformer Rain World gets easy mode in beta

The harsh and wet ruins of Rain World are now slightly less harsh (but still just as wet), say developers Videocult. That’s good, that’s real good. In the summer we learned there’d someday be an easier “Monk” mode for anyone struggling with the game's "disco lizards", as well as a harder “Hunter” mode for anyone who thought death by a dozen leeches did not come…

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1 year ago

Rain World expansion to bring easy mode & multiplayer

When we looked at survival platformer Rain World [official site] we found a gorgeous and intriguing world but one that often felt too brutal to fully enjoy. So it’s good news that an upcoming expansion will add an easier mode, where you play as a yellow slugcat nicknamed “The Monk” who needs less food to survive and doesn’t provoke the ire of as many of…

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Rain World and Glittermitten Grove on sale for $cheap

Here’s some cheapo games because you like cheapo things and you’re a cheapo person. Don’t give me that look, I’m just being honest. The same folks that do this sort of thing all the time are Humbling Bundling survival platformer Rain World together with Glittermitten Grove, which is a fairy management sim and definitely not hiding any other amphibious videogames inside its slimy belly sac,…

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Feature: Listen now or be destroyed

Podcast: The RPS Electronic Wireless Show returns! Listen to us talk Far Cry 5, Prey and Old Man’s Journey

Hark! It's the sound of our sweet voices taking up an hour of your precious time. The RPS podcast of old, the Electronic Wireless Show, has returned in a fresh new body. We've got news, interviews and silly features, as well as some of the traditional idle chat. This week, Pip, Adam and I are chatting about Far Cry 5's "Last Supper" image, the recent…

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2 years ago

Feature: A cold, dark and gentle place

In their haste to make “soulslikes”, devs have forgotten what makes Dark Souls unique – its level design

I finally completed Dark Souls III [official site] last week, a world that I have been dipping in and out of between bouts of listlessness since its release in April last year. It didn’t grip me like the first revered Dark Souls, but it still made me sad to know it was all over. Where could I go now for my Souls fix? The answer,…

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Rain World patch improves controls, tweaks punishments

Deceptively cute platformer Rain World [official site] has launched an update to make surviving the post-apocalypse marginally less punishing and, crucially, a bit less frustrating. The map is now improved, some resources are more common in places, and several control problems have been ironed out. Our boy Brendan wanted to like Rain World, oh he did, but he found control issues, poor explanations of crucial…

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Feature: From garbage worms to 'scissor-mouths'...

The deadly creatures of Rain World – a bestiary in GIFs

The Darwinian platforming of Rain World [official site] left me with mixed emotions. Surviving day-to-day in its brutal ecosystem can be an unfair slog, not to mention cursed with janky controls. Yet it's also a stunning depiction of a harsh new world, with a host of spine-chilling, adorable, and wondrous wildlife. Here’s an incomplete collection of some of the animals and plantlife I’ve encountered, often…

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Feature: The 5175th series of Planet Earth

Rain World review

A trickle of wholesome GIFs has been tantalising us with post-apocalyptic platformer Rain World [official site] and its adorable protagonist the slugcat for some time now. It’s out tomorrow and I have been hopping and swimming and munching my way through its dripping, humid world of predator and prey over the past week to tell you wot I think. First: I am certain it’s going…

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Rain World, a stealth-platformer about slugcats, out soon

Here in the RPS treehouse of moaning about how tired and cold we are, we regularly thrill to GIFs of mid-development games, delighting to the art and animations of some unknown pleasure. It's always bittersweet when the subject of one of those GIFs becomes reality, when all the possibilities offered by that handful of frames coalesce into something known and definite. Case in point, Rain…

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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…

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3 years ago

4 years ago

Lick It Good: Rain World Now Has Adorable Lizard Tongues

You'd think I'd stop being impressed by Rain World's physics animation system, but I'm entertained to the nines every time its developers put out a new Kickstarter update. The latest shows more of the lovable slugcat's grimdark world via a new trailer, plus GIFs showing new water tech, weapon-throwing and lizard tongue assaults. It's all beautiful.

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Rain World’s New Engine Makes Animations Even Cuter

Good morning, friends! Are you looking out upon a blustery Monday morning and listening to the rain pelt against your window? Perhaps what we need to keep our spirits high is a different kind of Rain World. One populated by adorable slugcats, mesmerizing bat swarms, and deadly lizards propelled by physics animation systems. This Rain World has continued its progress onto a new engine and…

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5 years ago

Feature: Watch this! Mum! You're not watching!

DevLog Watch: Cogmind, Fritz, Tiny Wizard

CONNECTING... CHECKING STATUS... LINK ESTABLISHED > ARE YOU RECEIVING THIS? > Sorry, I had caps lock on. I've been trying to contact you for a fortnight, but a sinister threat has kept us apart. These "bank holiday Mondays" can only be the work of the Indie Cabal, hoping to keep their ranks closed by preventing the dissemination of hot, new GIFs and links to in-development…

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Rain World Pup Trailer Is DEVASTATINGLY Adorable

I've been a bit under the weather lately (which is good, because I was expecting to return from Las Vegas dead), so I'm only just now getting around to posting about this videogame trailer from two whole days ago. Oh, the shame. This is the Internet, where time moves at a blinding (and arguably blind) pace, and the phrase "out with the old, in with the…

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New Rain World Trailer As Beautiful As Previous Trailers

With every new trailer, Rain World moves a little further towards being the indie game I'm most looking forward to this year. It's a challenging platformer set in a dripping alien world, in which you control Slugcat, a bounding white acrobat in an ecosystem of tasty, swarming bats and vicious lizards. Oh, the lizards - look at that one's tongue! It's beautiful and physicsy and…

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New Video Details How Rain World Will Break Your Heart

Since Nathan first covered it, Rain World has comfortably met its Kickstarter target and been accepted through Steam Greenlight. To celebrate, its small team released new details about the manner in which its slugcat protagonist and world of bat-things and lizard-meanies operate, along with a new trailer.

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Oh Goodness, Please Look At Rain World

Cara caught Rain World on her journalism parasol back before she became gaming's foremost Adventure Journalist, and she declared herself "deeply in love with" its physics-based art style. Now, all these months later, with the game newly on Kickstarter, I believe that Rain World's little love bug slugcat ghost creature has bitten me as well. Clearly, Cara and I will have to fight tooth and nail…

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