A rare 3D rougelike, Risk of Rain (and its excellent sequel) task players with exploring a mysterious planet while fighting off waves of enemies. The world grows more hostile over time, and thanks to its unique multiplayer options you can adventure with up to 9 friends
Initially made by a two-student team from the University of Washington using the GameMaker engine, Risk of Rain was initially funded through Kickstarter before being released in November 2013. The game gained immediate success, being named one of the Student Showcase winners of the 2014 Independent Games Festival, and subsequently winning the Student Prize Award. A game often recommended by gamers as a gateway into gaming, by 2019 Risk of Rain had sold more than three million copies.