Every now and then there are moments when you find gold on crowdfunding sites. A game that makes you think “This looks amazing” and you start hoping that game gets actually made. That’s the case with Rainswept.
What is Rainswept?
Rainswept is an adventure game set in the mid 90s. In it we play as a police detective, Michael Anderson, who goes to an idyllic small town to investigate the possible murder-suicide of a young couple. Might sound straightforward, especially for the people in the town: the couple were outsiders, didn’t really talk to anyone and there were rumours about him beating her.
The town sheriff considers this an open and shut case; especially because there’s going to be a festival and the sheriff doesn’t want a murder investigation. That doesn’t convince detective Anderson, or Officer Blunt, who’s assisting him in this case. Though Anderson has his own demons, he gets hallucinations at times.
If this premise didn’t sound interesting enough, there are sections where you play as the dead couple, Christopher Green and Diane Miller, and see their life together before the incident.
Rainswept is being developed by Aarman Sandhu, an architect and film-maker who became a game developer. He’s doing everything in the game, except the music. Michal Michalski (brother of Rem Michalski and composer of The Cat Lady and Downfall) takes the helm on that regard.
While the influence of things like Twin Peaks is visible, Sandhu admits to feeling more influenced by South Korean crime thrillers, especially in terms of the mood. The campaign has a demo on Game Jolt showing the beginning of the game. And it looks great.
So if you like the demo, be sure to head to the Indiegogo campaign. Rainswept is approaching its final week on the platform and Rainswept needs as much help as we can give it.