Friendly puzzle-platformer Rime, once a PS4 exclusive, is now coming to PC


Third person adventure game Rime, first announced in summer 2013 as an exclusive for the PlayStation 4, is now coming to PC.

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The news comes via a so-called ‘re-reveal’ trailer, posted by IGN. The logos on the title screen at the end include the Steam logo (as well as Xbox One and even Nintendo’s forthcoming Switch, indicating Sony’s exclusivity has fully lapsed), and IGN’s description confirms “it’s coming to PC”.

If you missed it during its first reveal, Rime is an adventure-platforming game about a young boy who is shipwrecked on a mysterious island. It features a soft, friendly art style, at least one adorable animal sidekick, an open world and a day/night cycle. The trailer indicates we can expect a good deal of environmental puzzle-solving, and to coo in wonder along with the protagonist as we unveil more of the island’s mysteries. Developers Tequila Works told Analog Addiction that “light is essential in Rime. And when night comes, light goes away… and there are things wandering in the dark”.

Whatever those things are, expect to use brain rather than brawn to overcome them. Tequila Works say “players must use their wits to decipher the challenges and secrets of an expansive world strewn with rugged terrain, wild creatures and the crumbling ruins of a long-forgotten civilization. With subtle narrative, colorful artwork and a sweeping score, Rime offers players a meaningful journey filled with discovery.”

Tequila Works’s first (and so far, only) title was the Bafta-nominated sidescrolling horror game Deadlight. Besides Rime, they are also working on The Sexy Brutale, a masquerade-themed puzzle-adventure game.

According to IGN, Rime is due for release in May this year, with more information coming soon.