Rime dev on Switch visuals and development, approach to puzzles, inspirations, more
Posted on 2 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop | 2 Comments | 0 Likes
Update: As a small bonus, here’s a new song Lindsey Stirling created for Rime:
Original: Members of Tequila Works are currently hosting a Reddit AMA for Rime. The studio is answering various fan topics that surround the Switch version, the game in general, and more. Topics include what to expect from Switch visually and developing on the platform, how the team approached puzzles, their inspirations, and more.
We’ve rounded up excerpts from the AMA below. You can continue reading the full thing here.
Rime – rough Switch vs. PS4 comparison
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Nintendo showed off the first footage of Rime on Switch last week during a special indies episode of Nyannyan Neko Mario Time. Using gameplay from that video as well as a trailer from January, one fan put together a few rough comparisons for the Switch and PS4 editions. See how the two versions stack up below.
Tequila Works talks Rime Switch port challenges, possibility of using HD Rumble, more
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Update: GameReactor has now clarified that the team is targeting 720p in both docked and portable modes.
Original: GameReactor recently chatted with Rime creative director Raúl Rubio and game designer Kevin Cerdá. The two developers were able to comment specifically about the game’s version on Switch.
Rubio started out by saying that Tequila Works was “glad that Nintendo was interested in Rime, but as you can guess it’s still a lot of work.”
Cerdá followed up on Rubio’s words by weighing in on the challenges with bringing Rime to Switch:
Rime’s digital version now costs $10 less on Switch, physical version to come with soundtrack code
Posted on 3 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 31 Comments | 0 Likes
It was announced a couple of months ago that Rime would be priced at $39.99 / €44.99 / £39.99 on Switch. That’s despite the fact that all other versions will be sold for $29.99 / €34.99 / £29.99. Naturally, people weren’t happy about the $10 price hike, but publisher Grey Box is looking to soften the blow.
Rime’s digital version will now cost $10 less, down to $29.99 / €34.99 / £29.99. Although the physical version’s price isn’t changing, it will now include a printed code for a download of the full soundtrack, which will normally cost $10 on its own.
Grey Box reiterated today that the original price difference comes down to “the additional development, manufacturing, and publishing costs” on Switch. If it were any lower, Rime would be sold at a loss.
Below is the full message from Grey Box:
New Rime footage
Posted on 3 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Switch, Videos | 2 Comments | 0 Likes
IGN has a pair of new videos up for Rime with gameplay. In addition to an enemy encounter, we also have some footage of an underwater area. Both videos are included below.
Rime developer diary #3
Posted on 3 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Switch, Videos | 0 comments | 0 Likes
The second developer diary is now online for Rime. For the new video, developers from Tequila Works talk about the process of making a puzzle adventure game that’s both accessible and intuitive while still feeling fun and rewarding. Have a look below.
Rime developer diary #2
The second developer diary is now online for Rime. For the new video, developers from Tequila Works team talk about the artwork and music that shaped the game. Have a look below.
A half hour of Rime footage
Posted on 4 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Switch, Videos | 2 Comments | 0 Likes
YouTube channel Two Angry Gamers TV has a half hour of footage up from Rime, which is coming soon to Switch. See the video for gameplay below.
Rime developer diary #1
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The first developer diary is now online for Rime. For the new video, developers from Tequila Works team talk about the origins and influences that shaped the game. Have a look below.
Rime’s publisher says “cost of manufacturing” contributing to higher price on Switch as well
Posted on 5 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 61 Comments | 0 Likes
Along with a new release window for Rime, a physical version and price point were announced for the game yesterday. On Switch, it’ll cost $39.99 / €44.99 / £39.99 whereas other versions are $29.99 / €34.99 / £29.99.
Grey Box, Rime’s publisher, already said that “prices for our products based on the costs of development and publishing for each specific platform”. Adding to this, the company now tells Kotaku that “cost of manufacturing is also a factor”.
The news obviously hasn’t been going over well. We’ll just have to hope that this isn’t a trend that continues on Switch.