Top-Down Shooter Technicolour Rain Is 90% Hotline Miami

We’re pretty big indie fans here. You may have noticed from the dozens of bundle gameplay streams we tried to do. So, when Technicolour Rain released a demo for its top-down shooter earlier, we decided to give it a go.

What felt like just “borrowing” from another top-down shooter, Hotline Miami, steadily grew larger in degree of overlapping content. So, to prove that point, here’s a video showing just how much Technicolour Rain uses either fully identical or, at least, indirect material from the popular gore fest.

In the clip, we discuss about half a dozen examples, from the general color schemes, to similar controls, challenge, pacing and so on. For added info, we didn’t “seek out” similar solutions during our gameplay sessions. Clips are chained together from what just about any developer these days calls “emergent” situations that just happened the way they did.

Even if Technicolour Rain does happen to stretch out on its body possession model, it’s doubtful that it will be able to let go of the feeling of being a clone without a full remake of its style. It’s also doubtful that it will want to do that in the first place.

Technicolour Rain has a demo that can be found here.

If you want someone who uses Hotline Miami’s inspiration well, we recommend taking a look at Mother Russia Bleeds.

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