Factsheet

Developer:
Octosoft
Based in Boston, MA

Release date:
Winter 2018

Platforms:
PC (Demo)
Online (Demo)

Website:
renainegame.com

Regular Price:

USD$14.99
EUR€12.99
JPY¥1700
CAD$19.99
GBP£11.99

Description

Aine, the Phoenix Knight, is blessed with the ability to revive endlessly, but cursed with the impossible task of defeating the dreaded Dragon to avenge her fallen friend, Ren. The quest to the legendary Dragon’s Lair will bring Aine all across the colorful kingdom of Lineria as she tries, and tries again through evolving levels that test her ability to learn from her mistakes. Are you up to the challenge?

History

Renaine started as Super Knight Quest, a simple roguelike with an abstract style originally meant for the arcade machine Squidly built at Wentworth Institute of Technology. As time went on, the project matured, the Discord was started up, and the community ballooned to over 300 members as the team increased in size and complexity. Trouble came when we did our first Kickstarter and completely failed to hit our goal. Looking for options, we applied for the Wentworth Accelerate Grant, and after a tough competition were granted our full ask, allowing us to improve the game for another go at Kickstarter. On April 4th, 2018, we tried again, and a month later we had raised $22,300 with over 880 backers. Like a phoenix, Renaine had risen from the ashes and proved its worth. Now, successfully funded, we continue plugging away at making this game a reality.

Features

  • Unique combo-like movement system focusing on chaining the core movements of hop, bop, and roll
  • A rich OST featuring an all star cast of musicians including Kevin Penkin, Substantial, Asheru, and Casey Williams!
  • A unique pixel art aesthetic with colorful two color sprites against a hard black background
  • Travel through five unique worlds from the rapid waters of Bubbledash Beach to the completely vertical Eastwest Mountain
  • Use the emblem system to costumize your knight with different game-changing perks

Videos

Trailer YouTube


Images

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There are currently no logos or icons available for Renaine. Check back later for more or contact us for specific requests!


Awards & Recognition

  • "Top 5 Games of April, #2" Newgrounds, April 2018
  • "Accelerate Entrepreneurship Award" Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, December 2017


Selected Articles

  • "The music in each stage grows increasingly more complex, exploring various musical styles with work from different artists, creating a richer sound that grows more intricate alongside the levels."
    - Joel Couture, Silicon Era
  • "It’s a very impressive game with a vibrant, secret-filled game world that’s a joy to explore... A super stylish and feature packed adventure we highly recommend checking out."
    - Calum Fraser, Alpha Beta Gamer
  • "There's certainly more to Renaine's platforming than meets the eye."
    - Austin Wood, PC Gamer

Discord
Chat with our massive fan community about everything from speedrunning to fan art discord.gg.

Original Soundtrack
Selections available on soundcloud.com.

Kickstarter
Over 22k raised on Kickstarter kickstarter.com.


About Octosoft

Boilerplate
Octosoft is the leading game developer in making 100% authentic video games. No preservatives, no GMO's. Okay maybe some GMO's, just a pinch. Our biggest and current game is Renaine!

More information
More information on Octosoft, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Renaine Credits

Maged Hamdy (Squidly)
Programmer, Lead Developer

Mason Lieberman
Composer, Producer

Gourami
Animator, Sprite Artist

Ayaka
Promotional Artist, Concept Artist

SinclairStrange
Tile Artist


presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks