Have you ever talked down an enemy in a video game without using cunning tactics and deceit? No? Well, in Rainbow Billy you can—and it feels just great to be able to resolve a conflict through communication, care, and genuine concern. Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan, by Manavoid Entertainment, is a non-violent platform/puzzle game. It’s labeled fantastically as a “hopepunk” story where empathy, compassion, and self-identity preside over the gameplay.
Rainbow Billy is all about celebrating your true colours and your place in the world while trying to help others find their spark back. It’s a wholesome, colourful game with an incredible score that will lift you up, make you cry, and even teach you a thing or two about relationships. It’s exactly the type of game the world needs right now and I couldn’t possibly recommend it more. It’s diverse, beautiful, funny, and fun to play!
Fatima Voyer-Ndiougou is a narrative designer and scriptwriter