Duncan Drummond. Co founder of Hopoo Games, LLC. Artist, coder, and designer for Risk of Rain and Deadbolt
For those unfamilar with the roguelike(like) genre, it is characterized primarily by randomized gameplay and permanent death.
However, most players find the genre hard to jump into: it is usually exceedingly complex. Risk of Rain aims to revitalize the genre with stylized graphics and an intuitive gameplay scheme that teaches itself, rather then having to be taught.The three main goals for our game are simple:
1. Design a game that is randomly generated every play-through, to keep replayability high and fresh.
2. Time = difficulty. The longer you play, the harder the game gets.
3. Be enjoyable, regardless of whether you win or lose.
Monster spawning, item spawning, even where you spawn in the map is randomly generated. No game will ever be the same as another. Playing more and completing challenges will unlock more content, thrown into the “pool” of random generation once players become comfortable.
More details will be upcoming!
Latest tweets from @riskofrain
Risk of Rain v1.2.8 on Steam is live (Windows)! Hopefully later this week for Mac/Linux! Thanks @griffinmatta for helping with this update!
Apr 14 2015, 12:54am
Apr 7 2015, 4:03am
Apr 4 2015, 1:13am
@Siljmonster yep, the beta branch.
Apr 3 2015, 3:36am
For those of you playing Risk of Rain for Windows on the 'Test Branch' there is a new version live now, v1.2.7. small changes / bug fixes.
Apr 3 2015, 3:27am
Mar 25 2015, 10:32am
For those of you playing Risk of Rain for Windows on the 'Test Branch' there is a new version out, v1.2.6. small changes / bug fixes.
Mar 8 2015, 2:26pm
No one is friends with hopoo awww. You should invite your mates to the site, or make new ones.