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RIME’s Developers On The Game’s Replayability And The Prospect Of Future DLC



Tequila Works, developers of the adventure and puzzle game Rime, recently spoke about their upcoming game on They touched on topics such as the game’s replayability as well as challenges they encountered during development.


When it comes to how many hours it will take to complete Rime, as well as its level of replayability, Lead Designer Kevin Sardà said the following:


“The duration of the game will largely depend on each player’s play style and how he or she would like to immerse into the exploration of the island and unlocking all the secrets it keeps. If if you really want to take your time and collect all the secrets, you might well end up in the 8-10 hours range , but it could take a couple hours fewer or a couple hours more. As for replayability, the story of RiME has a very well defined ending, which everybody will experience when they finish the game, but there is a good chance players might miss several secrets and collectibles in their first playthrough, and those items are not there as mere cosmetic additions or to artificially increase the time you spend in the game, but they offer deeper understanding about the story. We expect a good deal of players will revisit the island in order to get the whole picture!”


CEO & Creative Director Raúl Rubio commented on obstacles during development of the game, such as the challenges of exploring a world through the limits of a young child:


“In fact, in the last couple of years since we released RiME’s second trailer we have focused on returning to the game’s original vision, subtracting all the superfluous elements that weighted down the gameplay. Our objective when we initially conceived the game was to make the character live an exciting adventure through the eyes of an eight year old child, but that also means to embrace his limitations –such a young kid is should not be a warrior, wield a sword or outrun a flying predator! Thus, we dismissed several ideas that actually detracted from what we knew RiME was at heart, like scavenging resources to regain stamina.”


Lastly, when asked if Rime would have any DLC or post-launch content, Rubio said that they “do not have any plans for additional content for RiME at this moment.”


RiME will release in May 2017 for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.