Kathy Rain : A Detective is Born (2016)

About This Game

Katherine Agatha Rain, most often referred to as Kathy Rain, sometimes ‘Kat’, is the protagonist of the 2016 point-and-click adventure game Kathy Rain.

Kathy’s exact birth date is never stated, but the closest estimation we can make is that she was born in 1974, which would make her 21 years old during Kathy Rain. This is based on the first dialogue with her grandmother after Joseph Rain’s funeral.

Kathy was born in the small town of Conwell Springs, where she lived with her mentally ill mother, Sharon Evans, and her outlaw biker father, Brian Rain. According to Kathy, at age six, she and her mother were abandoned by her father for unclear reasons. This resulted in Kathy resenting her father for most of her life.

Due to the dysfunctional nature of her relationship with her parents, Kathy became close to her grandparents, Joseph Rain and Mary-Elizabeth Rain. When Kathy was still six years old, despite her grandparents’ protests, her mother took her away to live in The City.

Because of the unstable nature of Sharon Evans, Joseph Rain tried to get custody of Kathy, but her mother somehow managed to win the legal battle. The grandparents were prohibited from seeing Kathy, which would prevent any contact between Kathy and her grandparents until Kathy Rain takes place.

At some point, likely in her teens, Kathy gets pregnant and decides to have an abortion. Kathy feared her mother’s reaction and wanted to have the procedure without informing her. This request was denied by the clinic, as they were legally obliged to inform the mother. Kathy decides to go ahead with the procedure, which would leave it’s mark on her, mentally.

In 1994, Kathy had her mother committed to Engstrom Psychiatric Hospital, due to her chronic mental problems. This became a source of great guilt for Kathy. When Kathy Rain takes place, it seems that Kathy hasn’t visited her mother for some time.

As of September 25, 1995, Kathy is enrolled at KCU, a university in The City. Kathy studies journalism there, and shares a room with Eileen Summers.

Features

  • 320×240 (4:3) resolution with crisp pixel art graphics
  • 4,000+ lines of dialogue
  • Full English voice acting directed by Wadjet Eye Games’ Dave Gilbert
  • Original soundtrack
  • 40+ hand-drawn environments
  • Compelling narrative with an eerie plot set in the 90’s

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Game Details

Company Clifftop Games / Raw Fury
Genre Adventure – Point-and-click – Modern
Rating
Released May 5, 2016
Size 353 MB
Works on Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8)

Language

Audio Text
English English
Deutsch
español
français
italiano
polski

Intro / Trailer / Walkthrough

 

System Requirements

[Windows]
Minimum System Requirements
[Windows]
Recommended system requirements
System Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 System Windows 7 / 8 / 10
Processor 300 MHz Processor 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
Memory 128 MB RAM Memory 2 GB RAM
Graphics 320 x 240 32 bit Graphics DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
DirectX Version 9.0
Storage 1 GB available space
Sound Sound
Other Video: DirectX & Directdraw Supported Other Video: DirectX & Directdraw Supported

[Mac]
Minimum System Requirements
[Mac]
Recommended system requirements
System OS X 10.9 or later
Processor Intel processor
Memory 1 GB RAM Memory 4 GB RAM
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, GeForce 9600M GT, GeForce 8600M GT, GeForce GT 120, GeForce GT 130, GeForce GTX 285, GeForce 8800 GT, GeForce 8800 GS, Quadro FX 4800, Quadro FX5600 ATI Radeon 4850, Radeon 4870
DirectX DirectX
Storage 1 GB available space
Sound Sound
Other Other

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