Rain From The Creative PlayStation C.A.M.P. Team Wants Players To Feel Lost

By Spencer . August 23, 2013 . 4:00pm

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rain for PlayStation C.A.M.P. is a game about an invisible boy. The character you play is actually invisible and can only be seen when you run out in the rain. I played rain and the first level has carefully placed obstacles like cans and a ladder to bump into so players get used to the idea of controlling an invisible character.

 

After you get used to being invisible, rain introduces beetle-like enemies that chase the boy if they detect them. With no way to fight, the boy has to run and hide from the beetles by running out of the rain so he’s invisible again.

 

"The concept was to surprise players," Tomoharu Fujii from the PlayStation C.A.M.P. team said to Siliconera. "What the we wanted to do is create a unique action-adventure with an invisible character because that hasn’t been done before." Fujii said the story is a little sad and is designed to "trigger the emotion about getting lost, which only a child can truly feel."

 

PlayStation C.A.M.P. is the group behind imaginative games like Tokyo Jungle, Trash Panic, and rain. Fujii said the team’s goal is to create new IPs and they have more freedom than other groups within Sony Worldwide Studios. Their most successful title to date is Echochrome, but Fujii says Tokyo Jungle is almost as close as Echochrome.


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  • Lightthrower

    Why are the comments closed on the MH4 article?

    • TheExile285

      because the mods don’t want to deal with a shitstorm? I don’t blame them

      • landlock

        LOL, don’t get the shitstorm? No plans simply means nothing to announce at the minute. Until they have something to announce it will always be no plans at the moment.

        • TheExile285

          This is how the comments would turn out in a nutshell

          “waaaaahhhhh, why no MH4 for Vita! 3DS sucks!”

          “Vita sucks! No gamez!”

          Actually, it would probably be worse. I own both systems btw but whenever i see a troll from either side, I die a little inside :/

          • leingod

            Can we whine about it here then? :D

          • TheExile285

            no…..

          • leingod

            Aww.

    • Farid Belkacemi

      Deep down, you already know the answer :p

  • JustThisOne

    Aww, dunno how I feel about the beetle thing. The last thing I want to be when I’m lost, exploring, or puzzling is to encountering enemies. The atmosphere of this game that I’m getting so far doesn’t really seem to suit enemy encounters.

    But then again, if integrated well, I suppose the beetles are a part of the puzzle.

    • Suicunesol

      Why beetles though, I wonder. They could have gone with many things.

      • JustThisOne

        Creepy crawly without being too creepy and crawly, I guess. I mean, spiders would be horrifying. Centipedes make me involuntarily shiver.

        Beetles? They’re like a slightly more intimidating pill bug.

        EDIT: EXCEPT FOR THOSE CRAZY HUGE ONES THAT CRACK WHEN YOU SQUISH THEM. JEEZ.

    • Eric

      Well, I think it makes sense if you think about it like this: the developers want to put you in the mind of a child; only children truly feel “lost.” Children most often are afraid of the night. It’s also a common thing to fear and be grossed out by bugs. I think it kind of makes sense and fits with the other themes when I think about the psyche of a child. Besides, beetles aren’t the only ‘enemies.’

  • Arcana Wiz

    This surelylooks interesting, makes me remind of corpse party, of the lonely feeling, the powerlesness, but much less gory…. Let’s see how it’ll be.

  • School Idol Addict

    I really like the concept of this games, but from what i saw until now the gameplay of this game seem so slow.

  • thaKingRocka

    And I want to feel lost.

  • Victoria [Rokuso3]

    This game’s trailer made me think about Lost in Shadow, so I’ll keep an eye on it. Quite interesting, indeed.

    By the way, I have to buy Tokyo Jungle (there were rumors about a few PSN games coming out together physically and this being one of them, I guess it never happened). I didn’t know they were the same people as Echochrome!

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