Delve into a troubled student's mind as his grip on reality slowly unravels . . .
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We will be releasing a short story version of The Raintime, entitled The Raintime: Land Reclaimed, in early access mode. The prime reason for this is to collect feedback and to give players the chance to influence the final release during development.

Raintime: Land Reclaimed will be one chapter short story with an approximate play time of one hour. It will have a beginning and an end, meaning that it stands on it own, and can even be enjoyed without getting the final release later on.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Nine months.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full release will have a longer playtime than the early access version, meaning that there will be more dialogues, added game chapters and more artwork. We will also be building upon the interactive elements of the game, resulting in a smoother user interface, more player decisions and more branching paths. In addition to this will be implementing features that are requested through user feedback.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current early access release is a one hour short story version of the full game. We have implemented a fully functioning user interface, including dialogues, branching paths and saves, that will be further adapted depending on user feedback.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The Raintime is always free to play.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We value user feedback greatly. While the game is in early access we will be continuously collecting user experiences and implementing them in the full version of the game. We will report on the progress of gathering feedback and improving game features in a quarterly update.

We welcome feedback and suggestions on any aspect of the game, be it art, storyline, gameplay, etc. Please use the discussion segment in the community hub to provide us with your feedback, or send us an email.”
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About This Game

At first glance, William is a lazy college student. He spends his days sleeping in, skipping lectures, drinking with his friends and gathering up courage to talk to Jasmine, who's on the theater committee. But over the last few weeks, a mysterious restlessness has come over him. He's distanced himself from his friends, spends his time alone in his room and harbors thoughts that cannot bear the light of day . . .

Slowly, William is coming to the realization that the world he lives in is no more than an illusion. The city, the university, the artificial island upon which he lives, all are unnatural abominations against humanity, that need to be undone in order for history to take its due course.

Delve into William's mind as his last links to reality slowly unravel.

About


The Raintime is a freeware visual novel, currently in production, about the psyche of the undeveloped mind. From September 2019, a short story version of the game is out in early access mode. The full game release is planned for Spring 2020.

Instructions


Progress: [Space]
Enter/Exit Menu: [Esc]
Full Screen: [Alt] + [Enter]

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This game contains verbal descriptions of alcohol abuse.

This game contains language that may be considered profane, vulgar, or offensive by some players.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024x768 or better video resolution in High Color mode
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenGL or DirectX Compatible Graphics Card
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6 Snow Leopard
    • Processor: 1 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL compatible card
    • Storage: 500 MB available space

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