Renaine is a beautifully animated pixel art action platforming adventure with RPG elements, which sees you chatting to quirky NPC’s, completing side quests and running, jumping and hacking your way through levels that change every time you die.
In Renaine you take on the role of a knight who has the ability to roll, jump and sword slash. You can unlock upgrades and perks via quests and shops, but those three abilities can get you through the entire game – if you’re good enough! Before you venture into the randomly generated levels though you can explore the local towns – allowing you to chat to NPC’s, accept quests, purchase equipment and discover secrets. The towns are also the only place you can swap your emblem load-out – unlockable perks that give you abilities such as higher jumps or faster rolls.
The current demo build offers a sizeable chunk of gameplay, with a town to explore, challenging randomly generated levels and lots of side quests and secrets to discover. The action platforming gameplay is great fun and the emblems and equipment that you unlock allow for lots of variety and replayability.
It’s a very impressive game with a vibrant, secret-filled game world that’s a joy to explore and action platforming gameplay that throws new challenges at you each time you enter a level. It’s perhaps the audio and visual design that stands out the most though – with a super cool soundtrack and a retro visual style that’s fondly reminiscent of the ZX Spectrum and the Commodore 64 (though way more detailed). A super stylish and feature packed adventure we highly recommend checking out.