Risk of Rain Patch v1.2.8

April 14, 2015 in Featured, Media, News, Uncategorized

Hey guys!

Risk of Rain version 1.2.8 is now live for Windows players and will be live for Mac/Linux hopefully later this week! This small patch has been mostly focused on improving the online portion of the game and other small bug fixes. Below is a list of most the gameplay and bug fixes that we did with the help of Leth from Chucklefish ( @griffinmatta )



  • Experience and coins are now invisible at low graphics settings
  • Steam Cloud Saving is now enabled (has been active for the last couple weeks already)

Bug Fixes

  • Item Storage Menu unlocks are now properly matched up with their achievements(syringe, scepter, laser)
  • Added in a catch for ‘draw_item’ bugs that were crashing the game
  • Optimized texture pages to reduce memory usage in game
  • Changed the way the online multiplayer connects to the host, should no longer get stuck on “forced item-sharing”
  • Added in a multiplayer ‘de-sync’ catch to make sure there isn’t one remaining enemy on the client side
  • Can no longer pause the game while hosting online and drop the connection
  • Hidden Damage Numbers no longer crash the game
  • Fixed the oDecoy error that would crash the game
  • Other general online optimization that should solve connectivity issues some players were having

- Pastuleio

Blog 2/20/15 + Test Version 1.2.5 on Steam

February 20, 2015 in Featured, Media, News, Uncategorized

Hey guys,

We are alive! We have been crazy busy with porting, fixing bugs/connection issues, and being in our final year at University. We have a version that has a number of fixes, online-updates, and small optimization additions that will go live on the ‘Test Branch’ for Risk of Rain for Windows users later today on Steam. For anyone that is interested in helping us testing out this version and provide us with feedback on how the game is running, if there are any crashes, and overall how you feel about the version feel free to download it. You need to opt into ‘Beta Releases‘ through Steam.
Here is a link on how to do that:  https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Betas

The password for the Test Branch is ‘riskofraintest’ .

Please shoot us an email at ‘spacegame2012@gmail.com’ if you find anything you need to report with as much information included as possible with the ‘v1.2.5′ tag in the subject of the email. OR you can follow this thread and post and questions or concerns you may have: http://community.playstarbound.com/index.php?threads/v1-2-5-on-steam-test-branch-feedback.92844/

Thank you for your continued patience and we hope this build will be rolled out to the public soon with your help!


Risk of Rain Patch v1.2.3

November 18, 2014 in Featured, Media, News, Uncategorized


  • Huntress
    • Huntress basic attacks now have the proper hitbox
  • Passive items no longer despawn online
  • The game now properly ends on Mac/Linux
  • Steam Achievements now properly trigger on Windows
  • NOTE: Windows build no longer uses YYC, for the sake of stability. We will keep an eye on performance, and re-integrate YYC once stability is improved

Bug Fixes

  • Acrid now properly attacks the player when unlocking him
  • Elite monsters now properly show their correct colors
  • Killing the overloading magma worm with the Loader now properly triggers the achievement
  • Surviving in the lava now properly triggers the achievement
  • Clicking the “Achievements and High scores” no longer crashes the game on Mac/Linux
  • The Imp Servant now properly follows you even after stopping time
  • The HUD no longer disappears when you die online
  • You can no longer get stuck in walls and floors
  • Linux version no longer crashes when you enter the final level as the host

Risk of Rain Patch v1.2.1

October 28, 2014 in Featured, Media, News


  • Huntress
    • Huntress tooltips now properly reflect their intended damage values
  • HAN-D
    • HAN-D can now actually not shoot when dead
    • HAN-D tooltips now properly reflect their intended damage values
  •  Commando
    • Commando health is now properly adjusted to glass health
  • Mercenary
    • Massacre properly ends when failing to find a target
  • Risk of Rain now runs on Mac and Linux
  • Item despawns increased to 45 seconds from 30 seconds
  • Dynamite no longer sticks to surfaces
  • Mouse now re-centers at room start
  • Deadzone moved from 0.2 to 0.25
  • For Windows XP and Windows 8 users, save and preference data is loaded from AppData to properly sandbox

Bug Fixes

  • Gigantic Amethyst and Thqwibs no longer unlocks CHEF
  • Fixed a rounding error where you would be a pixel into the ground
  • The player can now properly multi-jump off of ropes
  • Squishy properly gives buffs
  • Fire trails will always be visible
  • Enemies can now properly jump 1 tile high platforms
  • Magma worm now properly tracks players
  • Ifrit towers no longer delete blocks
  • Young Vagrants now have health bars
  • Soldier’s Syringe now properly unlocks
  • Glass artifact damage is now properly 500%
  • Hovering over tooltips now properly refresh past the first level
  • Falling off the map now properly recovers you at the broken teleporter
  • Artifact of Spirit now properly functions
  • Barb wire now properly stacks with multiple players
  • Application is now properly called ‘Risk of Rain’
  • Controller now properly functions for Xinput (for those using PlayStation controllers, try Xpadder to map as an Xbox Controller)
  • Pausing no longer moves you down rope
  • Starting a game on the controller at 3x resolution no longer instantly puts you into the game
  • Can now properly change controls in local co-op
  • Music now properly plays in stereo
  • Backup saves no longer override saves

Risk of Rain Patch v1.2.0

October 22, 2014 in Featured, Media, News


  • Huntress
    • Strafe damage reduced to 120% from 140%
  • HAN-D
    • HAN-D can no longer fire DRONE after death
    • FORCE_REASSEMBLEY damage increased from 400% to 500%
  •  Acrid
    • Acrid’s Caustic Sludge duration is refreshed when overlapped
  • Mercenary
    • Eviscerate now checks max range only on cast
  • Risk of Rain now runs on a newer engine, improving performance
  • 2 new classes are now in the game
  • 10 new items are now in the game
  • 6 new challenges introduced to the game
  • Better scaling options introduced in the menu
  • Improved clarity on meat nugget particles
  • Mushrum no longer detonate on death
  • Mushrum particles are now improved
  • Enemy affix are now vibrantly colored
  • Ifrit damage is now 1.5~2x stronger
  • Cremator damage is slighty lower

Bug Fixes

  • Soldier’s Syringe no longer resets attack speed at high attack speeds
  • Bighorn Bison’s hit box properly matches the sprite
  • Providence no longer keeps up his superarmor buff indefinitely
  • Colossus no longer spawns Golems inside walls
  • Crowbars no longer always deal double damage to Magma Worms
  • Fixed vertical leash range on the Flame Drone
  • Use item chest on the final stage only drops unlocked use items
  • Use items better fit the HUD on cooldown
  • The Enforcer can no longer can climb rope while shielded
  • The Enforcer properly leaves shield mode when teleporting to another stage
  • Improved Huntress arrow hitbox
  • Sniper reload bar now properly disappears after death
  • Sniper’s SCAN properly works with rotated enemies
  • Dynamite Toss now properly works with the Shattered Mirror
  • Variety of other bug fixes that I forgot to write down
  • Ol’ Lopper now properly doubles damage on critical strike


Blog 7/30/14

July 30, 2014 in Featured, Media, News


Progress is steady on the Mac/Linux/PC port of the GM:Studio version; I would say its decently close to finishing once we fix 33 pages of bugs. PlayStation platform progress is coming along as well.

Now, onto Arena mode. The Arena mode we said on Kickstarter was a cool idea before the game was finished. When we added that stretch goal, we didn’t plan to be able to ‘loop’ the game forever; once we added that in, the Arena mode seemed a bit… redundant. However, it wouldn’t be fair to do nothing, so to replace that, we decided to simply add 2 new classes and 10 new items in the same patch.



ya comin @ ur face soon®


Blog 6/17/14

June 18, 2014 in Featured, Media, News

Hey guys! Sorry for not updating for like… you know, 5 months. After we got into our major, college classes took up a lot more time than expected. Not a good excuse, but an honest one. Sorry.


Despite what people think, we actually have NOT escaped to Cuba to live a life of luxury. We have a lot of Risk of Rain stuff coming. The most important is moving Risk of Rain from GameMaker 8 to GameMaker Studio. What does this mean? Well,

  • Better performance (MUCH better. Actually-runs-the-final-level-at-60-fps better.)
  • Better compatibility (no more silly sound errors, etc)
  • Cross-platform support for Mac/Linux (I almost want to say cross-platform online too, but I’m not 100% sure)
  • GM native net-code
  • A stable base to iterate and add content in the future

The current timeline is planned to be:

  • Convert Risk of Rain to GM:S (currently where we are, ~1 month)
  • After fixing both new and old bugs, release Risk of Rain on Mac and Linux along with patching the PC version with the GM:S Risk of Rain
  • Get Risk of Rain ready for Sony Platforms (PS3/PS4/PS Vita) and launch when its ready
  • Arena Mode

Why is the Arena mode after all the above? The reason is because we have actually been throwing around the idea of a PvP mode (Risk of Rain style), and we wanted to first see if latency is reduced in the upgrade to GM:S. If not, no worries; the previous plans continue.

Hope that clarifies where we are and where we are going. I’ll try to make an active effort to keep people updated from now on. Cheers.

Blog 1/25/14

January 26, 2014 in Featured, Media, News

Hey guys! I know a lot of you are curious as to how we are planning on updating Risk of Rain. Let us explain! While we will be rolling out bug fixes as usual, the biggest feature update planned for the next patch is the Artifact system, as promised in our Kickstarer. How does it work?

Artifacts can be enabled in the character selection screen in order to drastically change game play. With a bonus score multiplier, players can shoot for an even higher score while playing the game in a new way.

Please note that the number of artifacts and their effects are still a work in progress.

Artifacts are found on specific maps, usually requiring a certain puzzle or skill needed to progress and acquire the artifact. After pickup, Artifacts can be enabled on the character selection menu, for both online and single player gameplay.


The artifact system is designed to give replay value to more dedicated players; Risk of Rain can be fully enjoyed without the Artifact system, but the more hardcore players will want to hunt down and utilize these Artifacts in order to maximize both their gameplay and their score. We will give a release date for our next patch as soon as the Artifact system is stable for players to use, but I am sure that you guys will have a lot of fun utilizing these new custom game options. See you on the planet.

Risk of Rain Patch v1.0.2

December 7, 2013 in Featured, Media, News


  • Enforcer
    • Protect and Serve
      • Cooldown reduced by 1 second
      • Internal cooldown reduced by 1 second
      • Animation now properly scales with attack speed
      • Now allows for slowed movement, retaining shield direction
      • We were aiming to have the skill feel less clunky, also allowing the Enforcer have tools to block body-centered missiles later in the game
  • Sniper
    • Reload
      • Removed redundant frames
    • Steady Aim
      • Fully charges at 2.5 seconds, rather then 3
      • Now properly reduces damage by 50% (rather than 60%)
    • Again, aiming to have the Sniper feel less clunky while maintaining class identity
  • Multiplayer games now have the option to prevent item hogging
    • Enabled by the host in lobby
    • If a single person has too many items compared to the rest of their team, the game will prevent you from picking them up. Feel free to post feedback if it is too strict/lenient!
  • Last boss now drops a Monster Log

Bug Fixes

  • Melee attacks now properly work with the Brilliant Behemoth
  • Hourglass no longer procs on dead players
  • 40 minute achievement no longer procs on dead players
  • Monsters on top of drones no longer crashes the game
  • Gaining more than 70 unique items no longer crashes the game
  • Damage stat is now properly saved
  • Sound no longer loops if cutscene is skipped during the alarm
  • Ifrit can no longer moonwalk
  • Variety of other small bug fixes


Risk of Rain Patch v1.0.1

November 10, 2013 in Featured, Media, News

  • Bandit
    • Lights Out achievement now properly works on Worms/Wurms
  • Sniper
    • Reload bonus now properly applies to the Heaven Cracker
  • Golem and Wandering Vagrant kills now properly grant progress for unlocks online
  • Achievements dependent on stage progression now properly unlocks online
  • Monster Logs now drop for the client online
  • Monster Logs now adds a chat message on pickup
  • Tiny Imps hitbox is now taller
  • Ampersands (&) can no longer be included in names
  • Swapping between dead players now properly works online
  • The caged test subject is now considered a boss
  • Providence Shrine health percent moved down to 50% from 60%
  • Unlocks now properly wrap vertically post-game
  • Game completion no longer increases your death count
  • Game completion no longer adds to nemesis score

Thanks to everyone who made our game better! You guys lead the most amazing day of our lives!