Can I monetize videos of Risk of Rain?
Yes! Anyone can make videos and monetize them on YouTube or other video sharing portals.
How can I change the resolution to be bigger?
You can change the scaling in the option (top right of the main screen, or hit ESC in-game.)
Does the random generation apply to the levels themselves or are those planned to be static?
Aspects of the map are randomized; enemy, chest, and player placement, along with features in the map itself (sometimes there will be a cave, sometimes there won’t be.)
Do you plan on bringing this to mobile?
At the moment, we have no plans on moving to mobile devices.
Will there be unlockable characters or just skins?
Yes, there will be unlockable characters with all new skills. You will have to complete certain tasks to unlock them (for example, you will have to beat 3 main bosses to unlock a new class.)
What platform are you developing on?
We are using GameMaker Studio!
How long did it take you to create the game?
The first build was 11/24/2012 and we released the game on Steam November 8 2013.
Could you write some advice or provide a few links to help with your pixel art style?
The most helpful website for me was http://www.wayofthepixel.net/index.php?board=2.0. I almost never posted (the board is pretty slow), but all the previous topics are extremely helpful in learning what the heck to do. I think this is the only site I visited about pixel art; just search whatever you want to know about, and there will probably be a topic about exactly what you want.
Do item effects actually stack?
Yes, all item effects stack. There are a few with diminishing returns (cooldown reduction, stun chance, etc) but most stack linearly.
How many people are in on the production?
Two people are on the Risk of Rain Team, Duncan handles art and programming while Paul does PR and helps with game design. We also have the extremely talented musician Chris Christodoulou working on the Risk of Rain soundtrack!
Q: No Audio Plays + Error Defining External Function
-Uninstall and reinstall Visual C++, included in the ‘redist’ folder or can be downloaded again at (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30679)
-Restart your computer
-If running Windows 8, run the game in compatibility mode for Windows 7 (right click -> Properties > Compatibility)
Q: ‘The file is being accessed by another process’ or any other Windows error on startup
-Make sure to run the game outside of Dropbox.
-Disable anti-virus if it is interfering with the game folder
Q: When I host online, no one can join.
In order to host a game online, you must have your ports forwarded. Guides for specific routers can be found at http://portforward.com/english/applications/port_forwarding/Risk_of_Rain/default.htm
Q: I backed on Kickstarter/Paypal. How do I get the game?
-Go to https://www.humblebundle.com/store/keyresender and type in your email address
-Wait for Email
-Download the game from Humble Bundle
-Open it with WinRAR or 7-zip.
-Extract files into a folder and enjoy!
Q: I backed on Kickstarter/Paypal, but never received the game in the Humble store. Help?
Shoot us an email at email@example.com with as much info as possible (most importantly, your name and email that you signed up with.) Sometimes the process just doesn’t work. Also please check with your bank to see if your payment actually went through; a lot of people had their cards bounce from Kickstarter!
Q: The game runs slow!
While the minimum specs for the game is low, some graphics card dislike GameMaker’s surface handling functions. See if disabling Surfaces, lowering the graphics settings, and enabling frame skip reduces framerate issues.
Q: My game suddenly started dropping framerates when I unplugged my controller
Because of limitations of GM, there are some issues with Direct where if you plug in a controller and then LATER unplug it, the game will run much, much slower. Sadly, this is a limitation we can’t fix, so either:
-Plug the controller back in
-Restart the computer