Stockholm, Sweden – Swedish indie studio Lionbite Games unveils debut title, cyberpunk noir role-playing game Rain of Reflections.
Rain of Reflections tells its noiresque story through three protagonists, two of which are female. The player will get to experience life in the futuristic, dystopian city through all three perspectives, ranging through society’s layers and social classes, interweaving the highly choice-driven journey.
Ambience and mood is an important part of the experience and the player is encouraged to explore the detailed environments in which the adventure is set, learning about the world and its characters (no scattered audio-logs or trails of notes – guaranteed!).
Rain of Reflections finds strengths in limitations. Lionbite Games wants to break RPG conventions by avoiding typical genre mechanics to focus on the very essence. The game will constantly move forward, without fillers, repetitive battles or monotonous grinding.
The battle system is deeply connected to the story and centered around a unique morale mechanic, allowing the player to use environments, ruse tactics, threats and even smart dialogue choices to handle confrontations without resorting to mindlessly blowing enemies to pieces.
Every choice has a consequence. The player is forced to live with them. In the words of the game’s leading characters: “This is my story. This is your story. This is our story. To the very end.”
Rain of Reflections is being developed in the Unity game engine for PC, with additional platforms considered for a later release.
Lionbite Games is a newly founded indie game development studio in Stockholm, Sweden. The small but ambitious team consists of veteran developers and new talents alike, led by former games journalist Victor Lionhead, focused on creating quality-over-quantity video game experiences for PC, Mac, current-gen consoles and mobile devices.