Risk of Rain

Student Entrant 2014

University of Washington
Hopoo Games


Risk of Rain is an action platformer with roguelike elements. With permanent death as a primary feature, players will have to play their best to get as far as possible. Fight on a mysterious planet with randomly spawning enemies and bosses. With over 100 items at your disposal, you will find the tools you need to find the teleporter back home. Discover a myriad of randomly chosen stages, from the desolate forest to the frozen tundra.

Games with roguelike elements have recently had a large jump in popularity. However, most players find roguelikes hard to jump into: it is usually exceedingly complex in UI and game rules. Risk of Rain aims to revitalize the genre with stylized graphics and an intuitive gameplay scheme that teaches itself, rather than having to be taught.