The harsh and moist ruins of Rain World are actually barely much less harsh (however nonetheless simply as moist), say developers Videocult. That’s good, that’s actual good. In the summer time we realized there’d sometime be an easier “Monk” mode for anybody combating the sport’s “disco lizards”, in addition to a more durable “Hunter” mode for anybody who thought demise by a dozen leeches didn’t come fast sufficient. Well, it’s right here within the type of a beta.
Sound scrumptious? Here’s the principle course:
New playable characters, akin to completely different playstyles and problem:
THE MONK – “Weak of body but strong of spirit. In tune with the mysteries of the world and empathetic to its creatures, your journey will be a significantly more peaceful one.”
THE HUNTER – “Strong and quick, with a fierce metabolism requiring a steady diet of meat. But the stomach won’t be your only concern, as the path of the hunter is one of extreme peril.”
To entry the beta, proper click on on the sport in Steam, go to Properties → Betas, and enter “MANYSLUGCATS” into the beta key subject. You ought to then be capable of choose the beta department and obtain the brand new construct!
There’s additionally a multiplayer mode for as much as four gamers, the place you must catch bats and eat them for factors whereas spearing your opponent slugcats. Plus a sandbox mode the place you possibly can dump creatures to see how they react to one another.
“This mode is to experiment,” say the builders, “and learn about the behaviour of creatures players encounter in the world.”
That’s helpful and fairly neat when you think about a few of the horrible things that reside on this washed-out post-apocalyptic land. There’s extra of these too, with “a large bestiary of strange new creatures to eat and be eaten by.”
I’m eager to do this out. The world of this survival platformer and its assorted wildlife was each wonderful and frustrating. The poisonous swamps and dripping caverns had been wonderful to discover and every uncommon new beast you found demanded shut statement earlier than making any sudden strikes. It’s a predatory panorama and sometimes appears like an actual, brutal ecosystem that has been smuggled right into a platformer. But you’re additionally usually the sufferer of random deaths, and the controls on launch had been weighty and cussed. It felt like a missed alternative.
Since then there’s additionally been a small patch to tweak among the issues, however this Monk mode appears to be aimed squarely at my delicate whiskers. Pray for my little slugcat, it appears to be like like he’s going again in.
The closing model of the replace will probably be out “very soon”.