Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan takes place in a world which is turned from colour to black-and-white by said Leviathan, but for which you have reverse what he’s done in a way I’ve not seen before in games.
Rather than kicking and punching any baddies, here, Billy must act in a wholesome and non-violent way, so it’s more about talking to them and trying to understand their problems, using positive thoughts, and ‘be kind’, with some QTE (Quick Time Event) mini games involved. By getting through that, each island is turned back to full colour and you go on until the entire ‘world of imagination’ (of several islands) is restored. There’s four worlds altogether: Dinotopia, – and get the names for the other three
This game is all about inclusivity which is fine, but the game is really aimed at young children, and it’s a bit too simplistic for me. However, it provides positive messages for children – such as talking people out of feeling down – so as well as a game, it’s also a good learning tool.
I’ve played Rainbow Billy for about 3 hours, and that’s about enough for me, but kids will get more out of this.
Check out the gameplay videos below. At the time of posting this, some videos are still to go up, but there’ll be five in total.
Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan is out now on PC/Steam.
- Developer: ManaVoid Entertainment
- Publisher: Skybound Games
- Players: single-player
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