'..joy comes from amassing items, gaining experience and watching your character evolve into a godly killing machine.'' - Joystiq
''This game is immaculate. The enemy design, the sound effects, the powers, the fights, all of it feels wonderful.'' - Eurogamer
"..a ridiculously compelling procedurally generated side-scrolling platform survivor-me-do, with multiple characters to play as, single and co-op play, and some of the hardest-hitting deaths I've experienced in such games" - RockPaperShotgun
Risk of Rain is an action platformer with roguelike elements. With permanent death as a primary feature, players will have to play their best to get as far as possible. Fight on a mysterious planet with randomly spawning enemies and bosses, either alone or with 3 friends in online co-op. With over 100 items at your disposal, you will find the tools you need to find the teleporter back home. Discover a myriad of randomly chosen stages, from the desolate forest to the frozen tundra.
The three main goals for our game are simple:
Design a game that is randomly generated every play-through, to keep replayability high and fresh.
Time = difficulty. The higher the in-game time gets, the harder the difficulty gets. Keeping a sense of urgency keeps the game exciting!
Be enjoyable, regardless of whether you win or lose. No more fussing with complex and non-intuitive gameplay patterns. Players should not blame the game for their loss!
Engage in local and online multiplayer with friends and other players from around the world!
Play and unlock 10 unique characters, from the Commando to the Miner to the Engineer.
Fight through hordes of different enemies and bosses, randomly chosen by the game with random abilities and powers.
Get lost and discover 10 massive levels with different enemies, shrines, and chests on each one!
Recruit the help of a wide variety of drones, from missile drones to healing drones!
Unlock the lore of the game through the item and monster logs!
Unlock new items and characters through difficult achievements to keep the game fresh with each playthrough.
Save your best highscores and stats!
Risk of Rain Is a 2D Side Scroller, Arena, Survival, RPG game, There is no actual story in the game, the gameplay is good with tons of upgrades and powerups, the game also has many playable characters and support for local and online coop, recommended for people that are seeking challenges.
This game is agitating, but in the good way. It gets you hooked and makes you want to play it again. It offeres partial controller support, if you play with a friend one of you can you a controller and the other has to use a keyboard. There are no checkpoints, which is intresting, because usually developers let you go back to on spot in particular, but these developers know how to make a entertaining, yet challenging, game.
Risk of Rain is an excellent example of a procedurally generated game done well. Even after numerous playthroughs you will find yourself with a fresh experience every time. So naturally, replayability will not be an issue, adding value to the game. The tension in every run is palpable, the risk of losing everything due to a wrong move or miscalculation is very real and adds weight to the experience, punishing any reckless or foolish moves, but it makes success all the more rewarding, especially after killing the boss with a sliver of health left. The soundtrack is appealing as well, it fits the theme well and adds tone to the game, giving each moment depth. I absolutely love the soundtrack and sometimes I just stop and listen to it i the middle of run, to be honest. A well executed game and gem in any player's collection
This is one of those games that get you hooked for a good 50-60 hours of gameplay in offline and co-op mode with your friends. The game is action packed, fast to load and does not require a lot of computer resources so it's perfect even if your friend´s have slower pc´s and receives daily updates from the creator. Personally I enjoyed this game a lot and it´s a perfect filler for those "im bored, need action" moments.
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