She is riding her motorcycle, speeding quickly through the desert. The bike lets out a roar. The wind is caressing her hair, struggling to free itself at the back of her helmet. She is wearing red-tinted sunglasses and a black leather jacket. Her face is displaying a subtle smile, reminiscent of the Mona Lisa. Extensive mods and ornaments decorate her bike. "Katmobile" is engraved in script onto a metal detail upon the front. This bike is her baby, that's for sure. Synopsis:
Oh, how she loves being on the road. Yet, when thrashing through the highway veering across the vast desert countryside, this day is strangely bitter sweet for Kathy Rain. "How did it ever come to this?", she thought sullenly. "Returning to my roots after all this time. God, it's not like me. But I owe it to him. To those sad eyes and warm hands. I owe it to that stubborn kid I used to be."
Kathy Rain tells the compelling story of a strong-willed college girl with a knack for detective work and a Harley who returns to her hometown after being gone since childhood. Set in the 90’s, Kathy starts investigating a local mystery and the legacy of her recently deceased grandfather.
As she follows a trail of clues he left behind, questions emerge… What was Joseph Rain really looking for that night all those years ago? What turned him into a mere shell of a man, confined to a wheelchair? What secret did a suicidal young artist take with her to the grave, and why are so many people in Conwell Springs going mad? The truth is dark and sinister…Features:
320x240 (4:3) resolution with crisp pixel art graphics
4,000+ lines of dialogue
Full English voice acting directed by Wadjet Eye Games' Dave Gilbert
40+ hand-drawn environments
Compelling narrative with eerie plot set in the 90'sNotes:
Kathy Rain is being developed by Clifftop Games, a small indie studio located in Stockholm, Sweden. Published by Raw Fury Games!Kathy Rain Website
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Will be released on May 5th for Windows and Mac! If you are unsure about a pre-purchase, try the demo on GOG or Steam!
Joel "JSH" Staaf Hästö - Writing, puzzles, game design, coding and project management
Shane "ProgZmax" Stevens - Art direction, character art and animation
Nauris Krauze - Background art
Tove Bergqvist - Portrait art
Daniel Kobylarz - Music
Dave Gilbert - VO Direction
Story/Puzzles - 100%
Scripting - 100%
Graphics - 100%
SFX/Music - 100%
July 17th, 2012
Publically announced the project.
July 31th, 2012
Core team assembled, all positions filled.
November 29th, 2012
The project is progressing slowly but steadily. Tove Bergqvist joined the team to help out with the portraits. New art style revealed!
February 16th, 2013
Daniel Kobylarz joins the team as the composer. Added a few new screens and updated some old ones with the latest art changes. Started early with some VO auditions for the lead parts.
October 5th, 2013
The project is still very much alive and moving forward. Now cranking up the pace, hoping for a 2014 release!
February 2nd, 2014
Development goes forward with the first chapter of the game nearing a releasable state. Unfortunately, a 2014 release starts to look slightly optimistic. Late 2014 is still the target, but a possible postponement to 2015 is likely. Negotiations with different distribution partners have been initiated.
April 24th, 2014
There's been some good progress since the last update! Day one is in very good shape, Day two is fully playable from beginning to end, and work has begun on Day three. Also started to look for more testers.
January 18th, 2015
The game is a few months away from alpha, with most of the game being playable now. A 2015 release looks possible, but can't be guaranteed due to external dependencies. An indie publisher startup based in Stockholm has expressed interest in the game and could be a possible future partner.
April 22nd, 2015
A publishing agreement for Kathy Rain has been signed with Raw Fury Games! The initial release of the game will be for Windows and Mac, on Steam and most other common digital distribution channels.
April 6th, 2016
Announced a release date! A detective is born on May 5th, 2016!