Raindrop: a survival horror puzzle FPS, and one that looks pretty damned exciting

Tom Sykes at

At the time of writing, Raindrop is around halfway through its Kickstarter campaign. I've been dimly aware of it for the past couple of weeks, but perhaps confused by the odd name, it's taken until now for me have a proper old gawp. And...wow. Raindrop is a survival horror FPS with puzzle elements, and not some arty platformer concerning a single blob of rain, as it had previously been in my head. It looks super-exciting, though the team have some way to go if they're going to meet their $144,000 goal.

Cor, eh? Not so much for the latter half of the video, which consists of a couple of guys chatting in a copse, but for the atmospheric running around, weather effects and general Stalker vibe of the first part. Raindrop is a "surreal, environment driven, survival game that includes fully explorable levels with intuitive, complex puzzles," by the way, and it's one that started life as a Source mod before being blown up into a full game.

There's more on the Kickstarter page, along with the slightly alarming news that the team have so far raised less than a quarter of their goal.

If all goes well, Raindrop will land in July 2015.