Press release

Against the Storm tames the rain with new mechanics

The roguelite city-builder introduces a new technology, challenges, and quality of life features as it ploughs through early access

January 20, 2023 - Hooded Horse is excited to share the next step in city-building sensation Against the Storm’s early access journey. Along with new upgrades, orders, and forest mysteries, the latest bi-weekly patch also introduces the first wave the ‘Rainpunk’ mechanics, which come with a revamped Blightrot system for a more dynamic challenge.


Check out the full patch notes to learn more, but the new Rainpunk mechanics allow players to fully master their environment. In a world where the rain never stops, why not try and harness that power for your own ends? The new techs allow you to build powerful ‘Rain Engines’ that will make your buildings even better, and these require a new resource - Infused Rainwater.

Tied to this is the Blightrot revamp - the more Rain Engines you bring online, the quicker the cysts will form, and if you’re not careful they will spread across your settlement. 
This is just the first steps for Rainpunk - the next update in a couple of weeks will introduce the final pieces, after the developers have had time to monitor and react to how players get on with these initial changes.

Against the Storm is available on PC via Steam, GOG, and the Epic Games Store for $19.99 / £17.99 / 19.99 EUR. It currently holds a 96% ‘Overwhelmingly Positive’ rating on Steam with over 5,500 reviews. A press kit is available here.


About Eremite Games™

Eremite Games is a Polish studio formed by five friends who cut their teeth working on AAA and mobile games in Poland’s thriving development scene, before striking out on their own to forge strategy games set in uncharted worlds. They are united in their passion for memorable, genre-defining strategy and RPG games.

You can find out more about them on their website, as well as their social channels; Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, and Discord.

About Hooded Horse™

Hooded Horse Inc. is a publisher of strategy, simulation, and role-playing games based in Dallas, Texas with people and partners across the world. Starting in 2020 with a single title, Hooded Horse’s portfolio has grown to 20 games and counting. Our goal is to empower and support developers in doing what they love. From the distant past of Manor Lords, to the depths of space in Terra Invicta, HHooded Horse aims to offer the best in deep, strategic experiences.

You can find out more about us on our Steam publisher page, as well as our social channels; Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Discord, and website.