I’m already going to predict now that 2017 is going to be the year of moody and minimalistic indie games. It’s a style of gameplay and storytelling that has grown strongly after Limbo and after the success of Inside I believe will influence even more developers and indie artists.
It is a lovely style though when done properly belays a dark, oppressive atmosphere and it looks like Rainworld with its detailed pixel art and deranged creatures embodies and highlights this theme perfectly. The world design looks amazing, both detailed but sleek in its design to allow better understanding and movement during gameplay. The backdrops conjure the image of a strange, alien world that you is both terrifying but enticing. The gameplay of play look fast paced and provide a variety of mechanics to solve puzzles and engage with the world.
It just looks to be a beautiful, endearing, and exciting little puzzle platformer.