Hi there! Tell us a bit about yourself and your studio.
Hi! I am Polish guy and a traveler. I lived all over the place working on games, freelance writing, and even cinematography at one point. I studied humanities and ethnic conflict, all of which inspire my creative works. I founded my studio Unbound Creations in 2013 and recently released my fourth title, Headliner: NoviNews, an adventure game where you play as a news editor and shape public opinion in a genetically modified society.
What I find fascinating about games is that they are the one art form entirely based on interactivity. They involve the “viewer” directly, and so I strive to play on the player’s expectations and biases, making them reflect and question their own viewpoints.
What game are you currently working on?
Rain on Your Parade – a slapstick comedy game where you play as a cloud and ruin everybody’s day. It’s the ultimate Cloud-Gaming Experience™!
What inspired Rain on Your Parade?
I watched a Trump rally once, a big hall full of people, and thought “what if a small cloud just flew in there, rained on everyone, people screaming and panicking, furniture flying everywhere, complete mayhem… yeah, I can make game out of this.”
What makes Rain on Your Parade special?
scha·den·freu·de /ˈSHädənˌfroidə/ – pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune.
On top of that, there’s a lot of comedy in the game, pop-cultural references, and sweet spot between skill and exploration gameplay.
How is Rain on Your Parade different to other games in the genre?
First of all, there are no other games where you play as a Cloud, so we’re really pioneers of a whole new gaming experience. But if we were to compare it to games like Untitled Goose Game or Donut County, our title takes the familiar baseline and expands it in new directions. As you play, the game becomes increasingly ridiculous and you learn to expect the unexpected, going from raining on crowds to sneaking into guarded compounds ala Metal Gear Solid. I think the game delivers on the age-old saying “give me the same thing, but new” in the beginning, but then grows to really be its own thing.
Plus, you can draw your own Cloud!
What’s currently happening in development for Rain on Your Parade?
We have a solid beta-ish game with about 1.5hr of content already. Next steps is polishing what’s there while adding a ton more content. We have a few other surprises planned that we don’t want to reveal just yet!
When is Rain on Your Parade being released?
On a rainy day in 2020
Where is the best place to get the latest news about Rain on Your Parade?
Follow our Twitter: @UnboundCreation
Is there anything else you’d like to mention about Rain on Your Parade?
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