Rain World is probably going to be the pretty indie everyone swoons over this week. Get on board now or you’ll be left climbing onto the bandwagon mid-parade.
Rain World releases this week for PC and PS4 after several years of anticipation, and it looks very special indeed.
The opening cinematic above does a good job of communicating a lovely melancholic aesthetic and introducing the Slugcat protagonist, but what makes this gorgeous platformer so intriguing to me is that Rain World boasts an ecosystem in which creatures lead an existence semi-independent of the player’s actions.
The video doesn’t show that, or any gameplay, so I really recommend checking out the previous Rain World trailer to see it in action and get a feel for how it plays. We’ve got some other gameplay trailers under the Rain World tag if you fancy it, but most of them are pretty old; we’ve been waiting on this one for four years now.
Rain World is just one of a number of indies produced in partnership with Adult Swim Games, which is doing some really interesting things at the moment.
Coincidentally, as I wrote this article it began to rain, and my cat flopped down on the desk in an extremely slug-like fashion. Let’s hope this is a positive omen.