Author Topic: Burn me Like the Rain  (Read 1922 times)

Burn me Like the Rain
« on: 18 Nov 2021, 11:07 »
The team that gave you Breakfast on Trappist-1 is back with a new game:





The rain hasn't stopped for over a year. The city is soaked.

Most locals moved away, but those who once were outcasts adapted to the deserted metropolis.

You are tasked with a mission: finding what power causes this endless rain...

Explore a permanently dark city under a constant storm, investigate and crawl back to the source of the mystery.

Walk a thin line between two women who play with your mind.

Will you burn like the rain?

A sample of the locations that are already completed? Look at this city:







The game will feature a story by FormosaFalanster, graphics by Lorenzo, and original music by Lithuanian composer Ingaja (see her work here).

Expected release in March 2022. This is a commercial game!


-A first-person point-and-click graphic adventure with all the pleasure of exploration and problem-solving without the pixel chase and the usual tropes.
-The weird multicultural stories of FormosaFalanster, the immersive hand-drawn artworks of Lorenzo, and the atmospheric sounds of Ingaja.
-A true investigation with clues and characters with their own motivations, personalities, and backstories.
-An emotional backstory for the city and its dwellers, conveyed through gameplay as you make your way through the universe the authors built for you.
-A personal story for the hero as well, and a love triangle that gets intertwined with the investigation.

See more at the game's itch.io page and follow us on twitter for more updates!
« Last Edit: 18 Nov 2021, 22:18 by FormosaFalanster »

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Re: Burn me Like the Rain
« Reply #1 on: 18 Nov 2021, 12:48 »
I recognized the Lorenzos instantly. Amazing as always.

Re: Burn me Like the Rain
« Reply #2 on: 18 Nov 2021, 14:31 »
Looking great! The comic book style make me want to see Lorenzo's Gotham City...but I guess a creation of these two guys is even better.  (nod)

Re: Burn me Like the Rain
« Reply #3 on: 18 Nov 2021, 15:45 »
Looks really great, your description promises a good story. Can't wait to play this one and immerse into this world.

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Re: Burn me Like the Rain
« Reply #4 on: 18 Nov 2021, 22:34 »
now this looks tasty! very promising. :)

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Re: Burn me Like the Rain
« Reply #5 on: 19 Nov 2021, 13:53 »
Beautiful art!  Very Watchman/Sandman/Eisner.

Re: Burn me Like the Rain
« Reply #6 on: 19 Nov 2021, 14:16 »
This looks amazing!

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Re: Burn me Like the Rain
« Reply #7 on: 19 Nov 2021, 14:31 »
This looks wonderful   :cheesy:
Glad to see it's DRM-free on itch.io!

Re: Burn me Like the Rain
« Reply #8 on: 20 Nov 2021, 09:35 »
Nice. I can't wait to see more characters.
 

Re: Burn me Like the Rain
« Reply #9 on: 21 Nov 2021, 19:24 »
Thank you everybody for the kind words!

I recognized the Lorenzos instantly. Amazing as always.

Thank you! You have a good eye! (and I hope the other one isn't too bad either :P)

Looking great! The comic book style make me want to see Lorenzo's Gotham City...but I guess a creation of these two guys is even better.  (nod)

Haha! Actually, there's a building in the game that is kinda Gotham City-esque, now that you make me think about it. But I've yet to finish drawing it. ;)

Looks really great, your description promises a good story. Can't wait to play this one and immerse into this world.
I think FormosaFalanster is building quite an interesting world and characters, hope you'll like it!  :cheesy:

Beautiful art!  Very Watchman/Sandman/Eisner.
Thank you! Unfortunately, I haven't read those, but they certainly look fantastic! I should actually read more comics, but I'm so slow because I look at all the details in each panel and so they take me forever! (laugh)

now this looks tasty! very promising. :)
This looks amazing!

Thank you both!  :cheesy:

This looks wonderful   :cheesy:
Glad to see it's DRM-free on itch.io!

Yes, we're planning to release it on Itch, so no DRM! Who wants that stuff anyway?  :P

Nice. I can't wait to see more characters.

More characters soon! Soon-ish. Well, as soon as I've finished drawing them, really. ;)

Re: Burn me Like the Rain
« Reply #10 on: 21 Nov 2021, 22:41 »
The graphics are stunningly amazing! While looking at the first and second screenshots I said to myself, these graphics look a lot like lorenzo's style! Then I went down and readed graphics are made by lorenzo :-D they are truly stunning, congrats as usual!!

Re: Burn me Like the Rain
« Reply #11 on: 22 Nov 2021, 06:33 »
Thanks for the reception everyone, that is very encourageing!  :)

We will keep a devlog on itch.io, and update it as least once a week, click here for the first post.

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Re: Burn me Like the Rain
« Reply #12 on: 22 Nov 2021, 10:40 »
The graphics are gorgeous.    :grin:

Really looking forward to this. 

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Re: Burn me Like the Rain
« Reply #13 on: 22 Nov 2021, 22:56 »
Beautiful art!  Very Watchman/Sandman/Eisner.
Thank you! Unfortunately, I haven't read those, but they certainly look fantastic! I should actually read more comics, but I'm so slow because I look at all the details in each panel and so they take me forever! (laugh)

If you look for all the details in Watchmen it will take you a month to get through the first chapter. There are several scenes shown from different characters' points of view on the same street at the same time and you can even see the same random pieces of trash blowing by from the different angles, and the same cars driving by the different areas in the same order etc.

Which would be all easy to do now with computer modeling assistance, but not so easy back then.

Re: Burn me Like the Rain
« Reply #14 on: 27 Nov 2021, 08:51 »
The graphics are stunningly amazing! While looking at the first and second screenshots I said to myself, these graphics look a lot like lorenzo's style! Then I went down and readed graphics are made by lorenzo :-D they are truly stunning, congrats as usual!!
Haha! Thank you very much! :grin:

The graphics are gorgeous.    :grin:

Really looking forward to this. 
Thank you, Frodo! Can't wait to show more backgrounds and characters!  :cheesy:

If you look for all the details in Watchmen it will take you a month to get through the first chapter. There are several scenes shown from different characters' points of view on the same street at the same time and you can even see the same random pieces of trash blowing by from the different angles, and the same cars driving by the different areas in the same order etc.
That actually sounds awesome, I love that attention to detail. I should find at least the first chapter and read it (taking a free month to look at it, obviously ;) )!

Re: Burn me Like the Rain
« Reply #15 on: 27 Nov 2021, 11:49 »
We started testing the sound of the rain! It is awesome! You can read all about it in the devlog.

You can also hear the first test of the sound in this video:



Enjoy!



Re: Burn me Like the Rain
« Reply #16 on: 07 Dec 2021, 09:04 »
Here comes a new devlog: creating the city was fascinating, none the least because this city under a permanent rain is pretty much the main character of the game in itself! Here is how we designed it: https://formosafalanster.itch.io/blmtr/devlog/322296/how-we-created-the-city-of-burn-me-like-the-rain If you found it interesting, give it a "like" as it puts the devlog higher!

 Development is going at the right pace so far!

Re: Burn me Like the Rain
« Reply #17 on: 07 Dec 2021, 09:49 »
That's a fascinating read and makes me want to play this even more. Liked!

Re: Burn me Like the Rain
« Reply #18 on: 09 Dec 2021, 06:56 »
For those who prefer Gamejolt, we also put "Burn me Like the Rain" out there! You can still follow the devlog there too, and follow the game itself with a like. We are still advancing at a good pace so everything is good!

The Gamejolt page: https://gamejolt.com/games/bmltr/669657

Re: Burn me Like the Rain
« Reply #19 on: 10 Dec 2021, 14:02 »
New image, this time with some characters, so it doesn't look like a deserted city anymore! Only a half-deserted one. :P

« Last Edit: 15 Dec 2021, 20:06 by lorenzo »

Re: Burn me Like the Rain
« Reply #20 on: 10 Dec 2021, 15:19 »
Love the art!

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Re: Burn me Like the Rain
« Reply #21 on: 10 Dec 2021, 17:34 »
Cool image, love the style.

Why's the guy's left foot twisted?  ;)

Re: Burn me Like the Rain
« Reply #22 on: 14 Dec 2021, 07:12 »
Another devlog for you to read (and like  :P ) and this time it's written by Lorenzo, he almost did a tutorial on how to draw good backgrounds, and even shared his sketches step by step, take a look it's interesting: https://formosafalanster.itch.io/blmtr/devlog/324485/how-we-create-our-background-art-a-step-by-step-guide

Re: Burn me Like the Rain
« Reply #23 on: 15 Dec 2021, 20:08 »
Love the art!
Thank you!  :cheesy:

Cool image, love the style.

Why's the guy's left foot twisted?  ;)
Thanks!
Well, there are profound story reasons for the foot being twisted (he fell from the stairs -- badly), but I've updated it so it looks less funny. ;)

Re: Burn me Like the Rain
« Reply #24 on: 04 Jan 2022, 11:25 »
A new devlog is here! And that's quite the devlog, in which we explain how we designed the lead female character, that mysterious woman you saw on the thumbnail, get read to know all about her. If you enjoy the devlog, please make sure to give it a Like!

https://formosafalanster.itch.io/blmtr/devlog/331704/how-we-created-sylvia-one-of-the-two-women-that-lead-the-game

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Re: Burn me Like the Rain
« Reply #25 on: 19 Jan 2022, 14:12 »
I love the ambient & beautiful graphics!