A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
Detective Michael Stone arrives in the small town of Pineview to assist the local police force with a seemingly simple case - A couple is found dead in their kitchen. The locals believe it to be a case of murder-suicide, their speculation fueled by rumors of the turbulent nature of the couple's relationship.
Is it just small-town gossip, or is there some truth to the rumors?
Help Detective Stone, assisted by the driven and empathetic Amy Blunt, discover the truth behind Chris and Diane's story. But be warned: the further he pursues the case, the more his own past shall come back to haunt him. And the closer his sanity will be pushed to the edge.
- As Detective Stone, explore the beautiful town of Pineview, talk to the many locals, interview suspects, dig through the victims' pasts and try to piece together the story behind Chris and Diane's brutal deaths.
- Also play as Chris and experience his story with Diane - joining them in key moments of their lives together as they meet for the first time, get to know each other and fall in love.
- An emotionally captivating story set in an immersive and atmospheric game world
- A wide cast of characters with deep histories, meaningful motivations and distinct personalities
- A moving original soundtrack by Micamic (Downfall, The Cat Lady, Lorelai)
- Pine trees, coffee and rain. Lots of rain.
"Rainswept is a masterclass in creating a great murder mystery... It's the best point and click adventure game I've played since Thimbleweed Park." - Defunct Games
" it’s also a story of hope, or the potential of moving on — or at least, for some. I’m really pleased I played this, and I was completely absorbed by the story." - Rock Paper Shotgun
"...a heavy yet uplifting tale about all the precious moments in life, and why it’s important to stop and smell the roses." - The AU review
"If this game is not mentioned as one of the best adventure games of the year come December then we will have had an exceptionally good year!" - Adventure Games Podcast
Press Kit: http://bit.ly/presskitR
Note: Buying the game gives you both an itch copy and a Steam key!
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux|
|Release date||Jan 31, 2019|
|Tags||2D, Atmospheric, Crime, Detective, Mystery, Noir, Point & Click, Romance, Story Rich, Surreal|
|Average session||A few hours|
|Links||Steam, Homepage, Steam, Twitter, Blog|
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $11.99 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:
- v1.1.5 - Full gamepad support94 days ago
- Fixes in v 1.1.4Mar 28, 2019
- Fixes in v1.1.3Mar 22, 2019
- Mac version has been rolled back and is playableMar 13, 2019
- v1.1.1 - Gamepad support + fixes in v1.1.2Mar 01, 2019
- Rainswept is OUT NOW on itch.io, 15% off for a week!Feb 20, 2019
- Overhauled controls!Feb 17, 2019
- Rainswept launches on itch.io on 19 February!Feb 13, 2019
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just bought the game, but it (the mac ver) won't launch for some reason :/
Did you try it now? It has been rolled back to the working version. Sorry about the trouble! (Also did you try the Steam key that came with the purchase?)
Hi, I've reuploaded the fixed version (1.1), give it a shot now :)
What's the diference between this and the steam version
Hey, i'd love to get this but when is the Linux port coming up?
It'll be up in a few hours, sorry for the delay!
It's up now!
Rainswept is OUT NOW on itch.io, 15% off for the first week!
My fav youtuber is doing a letsplay now too:
Hi! The full version is now available on Steam! https://store.steampowered.com/app/772290/Rainswept/
OMG Is it just me or does that look like Castiel from Supernatural
Super excited for the full release of this game! Any idea of how much it will cost?
Hi! The game will be priced at $11.99, for Windows and Mac! It'll be out on Feb 1st :)
This is just the type of games I love, will play it tonight and write a review soon after
Let me know how it goes and if you run into any issues! :)
hey just wanted to leave some feed back. btw looking forward to the full release! ive never been into "side scroller games" idk if im using that term correctly ^.^! I'm huge into playing mystery games, so i had to check it. starting off with the amount of detail that was put onto the game, just the little thing from the the messy room, messy book shelve, personalized letters in the room and all the knick knacks around the house, did really good conveying the setting in each new place. The characters were written really well, (played a lot of indie games and sometimes the writing they had for the characters seemed kinda hollow, like they had no personality) i could see their personality based on the writing style and how it change from character to character (as you guys stated on you description) the characters had very distinct personalities from troubled,tryna keep it together, and,sarcastic detective to mysterious,vague with intentions priest...I know the priest did >.> <.< i know it! haha, anyways just wanted to say keep up the good work guys! i did a lets play, this is my first part of it.
I'm glad you enjoyed it Leon, and thanks for the great feedback and good wishes! :)
Hi Leon, I noticed you had a couple of bugs in your playthrough (ghost didn't appear, mechanic scene etc) Can you tell me which file it was that you downloaded? Mac/ Windows? It'll help me out during bug fixing. Thanks! :)
I really enjoyed the game and can't wait for the full release.
I would definitely recommend supporting the Indiegogo campaign on in the post below (or in the description of my video)!
Alright. This game is amazing. This is just one of the episodes I recorded for the game, but when I am writing this, I already finished the demo. Really nice job on the game, I'm looking forward to getting the full version :D
Immediately added to steam wishlist. I'm in need of more murder mystery detective ish games that doesn't have the flashlight horror theme going on and I definitely want to see more of what this story has to offer!
Announcement: Just a heads up - The 32 bit version that was uploaded today has a bug that is being currently worked on. The fixed version should be up in a few hours!
Edit: The fixed version is now up, but if you have the choice, the 64 bit version is the recommended one to download.
Not sure if this is a part of the game but here's a bug :')
That is definitely a bug!! Can you tell me which version/ file it is that you've downloaded?
If this was the 32 bit version, just re-download the updated version. It should be fixed now :)
Any chance of a demo for Linux?
Hi (And sorry for the late response!) I've been trying to make a linux version of the demo but usually something else ends up taking priority (as this would require me to install and test it on linux) So a linux demo is planned, it might just take a few days! I'll let you know if/ when it's up. Thanks :)
I would love a Linux version as well. Count me in for a purchase if you can ever get it going.
hey i think i found a bug, i was in diane and chris's room and i open the drawer (the one that's locked) and i played as chris, it told me to go outside and i did but i was on the edge and nothing happen. i waited like a minute but nothing really happen so i check a video and i saw that a woman was supposed to talk to chris but it didnt happen to me.
pls fix this
Hi, sorry about this. Did you try restarting the level? And did you go all the way to the left?
yes i have restart the level and i did go all the way to the left
Hmm that's odd. Thanks for letting me know, I'll look into it.
pls let me know if you already fix it because i reeeeaaaallly like the game
i finally finished the game :D (after a month< but it still counts... right?)
anyhow, i LOVED it and wish you the best in developing the full thing. and waiting on that one too
Keep the good work man! I played a little and a like it.
This game feels like if Broadchurch (TV show) was turned into a game! :) Which is to say, I liked it, and look forward to the full release. The music and story are good so far, and I haven't even finished the demo yet! I'm just going to throw this out there, but when picking dialogue options, it would be nice if there was a dot (or something) in front of the currently selected dialogue to make it easier to see which one I'm picking. For some reason, the color difference isn't enough and I sometimes pick the wrong dialogue because I wasn't sure which one I was on.
Glad you like the demo! :) Just wanted to make sure; did you download the updated version of the demo? It was uploaded about 14 days ago, and fixed some of the issues you're talking about (Different speakers had different colored text - blue, green, black etc) Let me know, thanks!
Yes, it was the new update. I didn't have a hard time differentiating who was talking (the colors helped in that regard). It's when I'm choosing my own responses. The way it's handled now is fine, but it would be quicker to know which dialogue choice you're picking if there was a small dot or something in front of the choice you're highlighting. Oh, another option is to maybe italicize the option you're highlighting.
I had a chance to play through this demo and upload a recording of it. I discovered a few game breaking glitches, but I left a review at the end going over everything. I love and hate the cliffhanger at the end! I WANT to learn MORE! I can't wait to see the final game release. Thank you for making it! I hope you enjoy the video! :)
So I checked your video for the feedback: More than a few people have had issues with the controls, and had difficulties interacting with some objects. These issues will be worked on for the full game (maybe rebindable keys, or even the option to choose a point and click interface!)
Also, the demo was replaced with an updated version on Jan 14, I'm guessing you'd downloaded the original version before that? This updated version fixed the "walking out of the scene" bug, and the collision bug where you could push Officer Blunt around. It also introduced dialogue skipping, which allowed you to skip complete conversations if you'd already heard them. The full changelog can be found here: https://frostwood-interactive.itch.io/rainswept/devlog/20941/2-demo-now-availabl... In case you did download the new version, let me know. I'd then have to check if the wrong file is up for download on the itch.io page! And thanks for playing :)
I actually had an older version. This video was recorded a few weeks ago. I tend to record and upload in bulk, so I probably just missed the update. Thank you for watching! :)
Really loving the game so far, it feels like a simplistic (in art style) 2d interactive movie! The opening scenes are all so good! The music is superb, and the story and mystery so far is fantastic! Can't wait to play more! Hope you enjoy the video!
I cant wait for the full game (:
the Game doesnt load. is this game only for 64 bit computers? if so then bummer
Hey Kyros, sorry for the late response. A 32-bit version of the game has now been uploaded, let me know if it works and if there are any issues!
Hey there, Here is the last part of the demo, i loved it a lot and cannot wait to play the full game, keep up the amazing work you are doing! =]
I really liked the demo, the aesthetic is beautiful and I love a good murder mystery. I wrote a bit about it in my blog here:
I look forward to seeing the game develop further!
It was a nice game reminds me of "Night in the Woods" the only problem I have with it is the characters movement is jarring and somewhat takes out of the experience but otherwise its a good game :3
Thanks! Character animations are going to be worked on for the full release ;)
Hello! I loved your demo, it was so intriguing and has an awesome style! I can't wait to see what more you do with this as its got a huge amount of potential! I made a let's play of your game here~
(Excuse my thinking it was only a half hour long!)
Thank you! :)
really nice game
Why so many games offer a demo on their itch.io page but not their Steam page?
Looks like an awesome game! When will the full version be available?
The full version will be available later this year!
Only just started but already having a lot of fun with it :D
One thing that could be improved was the text boxes as it's hard to know who is talking at times.
Overall though it's great fun so if you're reading this and haven't played it yet give it a go you wont be disappointed!!