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A demo for our new title, Mesmer is now available on Steam! Experience the first two days of the social survival game and all the possibilities that can unfold!
Check it out here: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1308760/Mesmer/
“After 3 years of development, Mesmer is nearly finally here and we wanted to give you a sneak peak before launch” Peter W. Meldahl – Rain Games CEO
Based in the same universe as Teslagrad, Mesmer is a new video-game style for the Rain Games team. Taking on the survival genre with their own twist, you’ll be able to build a revolution to revolt against a tyrannical king. All while building your influence with the citizens in a myriad of ways.
|Our new game Mesmer finally has a launch date for PC! The game will be hitting your screens on the 16th October for Steam, GOG, Utomik, and Humble Bundle.|
Brand New Mesmer PC Release Trailer!
Mesmer is a social survival game, in which you take on the role of a revolutionary leader. You must be prepared as every action matters in this unique twist on the survival genre.. Each action moves the clock forward, and reaching the end of the day without enough influence with the people will lead to your demise.
Tension is building in the city of Mesmer. The citizens are displeased with their king, and his oppression has pushed them to their limits. Playing as Teri, you plan to use this tension to turn the citizens of Mesmer to your side and build a revolution strong enough to overthrow the king!
”I was asking a wealthy merchant for funding, as I had no other means to convince him, I agreed to do him a favor. It was his birthday the next day, and he was vexed that he wouldn’t have a cake to celebrate, as the bakery was on the other side of the police barricades.
Lacking money for a bribe to get the needed pass, I decided to sneak over after curfew. Of course… This meant that the bakery was closed. So, I used a set of lockpicks to break in and found a suitable cake. Being rather large, cakes don’t go in the inventory but are instead carried in both hands.
As I awkwardly tried to smuggle the cake back, the police spotted me and gave chase. I considered my grappling hook but didn’t want to drop the cake. After a short chase through the city, I was eventually arrested and brought in front of the chief of police. Still holding a huge birthday cake.
I bribed him with the cake….”
Peter W. M. – Rain Games CEO
– Deep, narrative-driven gameplay, where your choices matter
– An enticing blend of social manipulation, stealth, and riot gameplay
– Unique survival mechanics, where social influence is your main resource
– Leverage multiple social factions, each with their own goals
– Open world with multiple methods of traversal and world interaction (You can even ride a pig)
– Stealth gameplay when breaking the city’s curfews.
– Multiple endings based on your choices
– Alternate at will between WASD or click-based movement
– Female main protagonist
Mesmer is available to Wishlist now on Steam!
Read the Girl Genius Comics Within a Video Game with “Girl Genius: Adventures in Castle Heterodyne”
The Kickstarter for Girl Genius: Adventures in Castle Heterodyne is a new and exciting avenue for the Girl Genius comics and Studio Foglio. However, this isn’t just because the universe will be expanding to video games.
A new announcement from Rain Games has confirmed that If the Kickstarter for the video game is successful, players will also be able to dive deeper into the universe through a built-in comics reader in-game, including the entirety of the Girl Genius comics, for free.
Normally the comics for Girl Genius can be read physically or through a reader on the Girl Genius website, but this new video game feature allows for reading in-game on multiple platforms and devices.
So far “Girl Genius: Adventures in Castle Heterodyne” has only been confirmed for Nintendo Switch and PC, however, Kenneth from Rain Games says, “PC and Nintendo Switch will be our priority if the Kickstarter is successful, however It’s unlikely that we’ll stop there as Rain Games tend to release on as many platforms as possible”.
The comics reader will be provided through a partnership with InkyPen, a company that have created a subscription-based all-you-can-read comic and manga service on Nintendo Switch. The reader will also come with a ton of features included in InkyPen that allow for different reading experiences such as:
– Horizontal and Vertical ReadingToggles
– Scroll Mode and Snap Mode toggles
– Touch control (for applicable devices)
The Kickstarter for “Girl Genius: Adventures in Castle Heterodyne” is running right now at 93%, with 4 days left.
Teslagrad 2 is coming! The sequel to the critically acclaimed 2013 indie game, Teslagrad, has been confirmed to be in the works by Rain Games.
Much like its predecessor, Teslagrad 2 is set to be an exploration-based Metroidvania game with magnetic physics and will use the visual style that won the hearts of the players in the original.
“Teslagrad was our first game as an indie team and the response was amazing. From then on, fans have been asking us about a sequel, and it has never been far from my mind” Peter W. Meldahl at Rain Games
Teslagrad was a fresh experience in gaming with its magnetic physics based mechanics. Now Rain Games intends to take this experience up a level within the sequel, by sparking new life into the game with additions that will set it apart from the original.
“This game has been rattling at the back of my mind for 6 years while we’ve been working on our games, I’ve hoarded the best ideas from those years to use for Teslagrad 2” says Peter
Based in the unexplored region of Wyrmheim, the game’s design is set to be heavily based on the developers’ home of Norway. Viking carvings and Nordic runes are at the heart of Wyrmheim, shaping the environment from the foundation up.
Rain Games has gone into overdrive this year, working on 2 other titles alongside Teslagrad 2. With their new title, Mesmer, a very different game set in the same world, launching soon, as well as Kickstarting Girl Genius: Adventures in Castle Heterodyne! So much Steampunk!