Hard Rain is a pachinko machine physics sim transformed to a tower defense strategy game, all wrapped up in an abstract and colorful retro-analogue candy shell.

Gameplay:

The Hard Rain is falling. Your objective is to prevent the drops from making their way through the level. Using resources gathered from destroying drops, devise a strategy to manipulate the flow and build a defense by combining elements of the three types of defensive components - FIELD, SOLID, and FORCE.

Features:

- Highly optimized engine allows for realistic 2D physics with many hundreds of dynamically simulated objects.
- Retro-analogue styled graphics bathed in a warm cathode-ray tube glow.
- Original EDM sound track and sound effects powered by FM synthesis.
- Multiple modes of addictive and challenging tower defense / physics puzzler hybrid style gameplay.

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The full BETA of Hard Rain has been released and is available for download on itch.io! This is the first time the full game has been publicly available.

New additions over the last full Alpha include:

  • More than 20 new Classic Mode levels and level redesigns
  • The Spring component
  • Graphics changes and additions
  • New sound effects
  • New Arcade Mode levels and online leaderboards
  • Redesigned Title Screen and menus
  • Tons of small tweaks and enhancements

The BETA is feature complete and includes access to all future updates.

You can also grab the latest BETA demo here or on itch.io if you'd like to just try it out.

Hard Rain New Trailer

Hard Rain New Trailer

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Hard Rain: Strategy Puzzler in a Pachinko Machine Kickstarting

Hard Rain: Strategy Puzzler in a Pachinko Machine Kickstarting

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Hard Rain is a strategy puzzler hybrid taking place inside an overflowing neon pachinko machine. It is now on Kickstarter!

New Demo of Hard Rain available!

New Demo of Hard Rain available!

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Hard Rain is a pachinko machine physics sim made into a tower defense-like strategy/puzzler hybrid with a retro-analogue candy shell. The latest demo...

Hard Rain Alpha 2 Demo Now Available

Hard Rain Alpha 2 Demo Now Available

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New Alpha of Hard Rain is available, featuring new arcade mode, animations, sfx, music, and a new level progression with gradual introduction of elements...

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Beta demo release of Hard Rain for OSX. Also available for Windows. Hard Rain is a strategy / puzzler hybrid inside an overflowing neon pachinko machine...

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Hard Rain Windows Beta Demo

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Beta demo release of Hard Rain for Windows. Also available for OSX. Hard Rain is a strategy / puzzler hybrid inside an overflowing neon pachinko machine...

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Hard Rain Alpha 3 Demo Mac

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Alpha demo release of Hard Rain for Mac. Also available for Windows. Hard Rain is a pachinko machine physics sim transformed to a tower defense strategy...

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Hard Rain Alpha 3 Demo Win

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Alpha demo release of Hard Rain for Windows. Also available for Mac. Hard Rain is a pachinko machine physics sim transformed to a tower defense strategy...

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Hard Rain Alpha 2 Mac

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Alpha demo release of Hard Rain for Mac. Also available for Windows. Hard Rain is a pachinko machine physics sim transformed to a tower defense strategy...

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Hard Rain Alpha 2 Win

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Alpha demo release of Hard Rain for Windows. Also available for Mac. Hard Rain is a pachinko machine physics sim transformed to a tower defense strategy...

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Apr 25 2015

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Mar 20 2015

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Feb 28 2015

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Feb 21 2015

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Feb 16 2015

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Feb 13 2015

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Feb 7 2015