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Renaine is one I don't remember hearing about before, originally funded on Kickstarter this absolutely gorgeous pixel-art platformer is coming out this year and you need to take a look.

I've obviously seen a lot of platformers and even more low-resolution pixel-art games in my time. Heck, I grew up playing games on the Amiga but the style of Renaine is something quite different to a lot of recent releases. It's still retro but the vibrancy of it does look incredible:

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  • An adventure through an intriguing world steeped in history and whimsy
  • Colorful characters and puzzling quests that explore Renaine’s rich lore
  • Smooth and responsive gameplay, perfect for speedrunning or just feelin good!
  • Dozens of emblems and permanent upgrades to acquire and master
  • Buttery smooth animation running at 60fps
  • Vibrant, unique, art by Atsuzaki, THC Gourami and SinclairStrange
  • An unforgettable, hi-fidelity soundtrack by Mason Lieberman with guests like Kevin Penkin (Made in Abyss), Substantial (Nujabes) and Casey Lee Williams (RWBY)

As we know, a Steam store page listing Linux/SteamOS requirements aren't actually enough to confirm a game will support Linux, due to the amount of times that gets removed (often without a word). So I spoke to one of the developers on their Discord today, who confirmed to me Linux will be supported!

As for the full release, in one of their more recent Kickstarter updates they mentioned October this year after suffering some delays.

You can wishlist and follow it on Steam.

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CFWhitman 3 Apr, 2019
If the music from the trailers is the music from the game, then it's enough to turn me off from wanting to play it.
Patola 3 Apr, 2019
Woohoo! Pixel Graphics tag! I can finally filter them out!!!
NotSoQT 3 Apr, 2019
I don't remember the last time I got so hyped, just cuz an OST.

I'm really curious to see my reaction, dying a lot while listening to stuff like this:
rustybroomhandle 4 Apr, 2019
Lovely art style. I wonder if the pallette is based on a specific system.
Ruse 4 Apr, 2019
Yeah basically soundtrack can't get any better. its literally not possible

even alone from the previewed sampler. Trekked Desert (Act 1) stands out the most for me. Surely this must be easily a BILLION out of 10 game

listed here is someone credited on the Japanese producers timeless jazz rap / instrumental hip hop classic Metaphorical Music.
Nujabes himself died at the age of 36 in a car crash

Also check out the Modern Classical / Ambient MASTERPIECE
OST for the anime Made in Abyss from the australian Kevin Penkin. actually it even has influences of Electronic, Dark Ambient, Chamber Music & Post-Minimalism. This is completely insane

He also has created music for the iOS / Android interactive novel Florence which has a musical theme in its story. Listen to these strings

finally we have Casey Lee Williams who does most of the vocals on the critically acclaimed soundtrack for the American anime web series RWBY, which had 5 releases so far. It's a wild blend of genres, primarily consisting of Alternative Metal, but also providing huge variety with bits and pieces from Electropop, Symphonic Rock, Disco, Modern Classical and even more to name them here.

Last edited by Ruse on 4 April 2019 at 11:36 am UTC
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