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Wow, had no idea one could 'convert' apps into screensavers. I'll definitely look into a screensaver version!

Hi, thanks for taking the time to comment! So if you downloaded the JustRain-20-Win32.zip build you should definitely see more than 4 options and 'Q' should quit the app. Is it possible you downloaded the original builds by accident? Let me know if re-downloading the newer builds doesn't help!

Thanks for playing and for the video!

Hi there, thanks for your feedback -- I do actually get that question a lot :) 

...unfortunately, the framework used to build the app does not support running in the background, so even though it's a feature people have asked for for years, I actually can't implement it short of rewriting the whole app to be native, which means I would have to rebuild the app for each platform. :( 

Hopefully this changes somewhere down the line, because I know lots of people want that feature!

That doesn't sound good! Thanks for letting me know. I'll look into what can be done - 

Interesting - I'll look into this, thanks for your feedback! Would it be useful to you if you could ratchet down the number of raindrops (to reduce GPU strain)? Or would you just prefer to have no visuals at all?

That's awesome! Just Rain has been on iTunes and Google Play for some time but the desktop version here hasn't gotten much love until now. Thanks for your support!

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Thank you! Certainly -- I'm somewhat new to itch so I may have delivered the update incorrectly, but from the main Just Rain page, if you scroll down to downloads there should be two new downloads called JustRain-20-Win32.zip and JustRain-20-macOS.zip, respectively.

It's not so much an update but a new set of downloads -- so you can delete the copy you downloaded already and download these new versions instead. Please let me know if you have any trouble!

Thank you! Hmm... currently, there's no way to use the purchase on the Android version, but that's not because I'm opposed to it, just because I don't know how, logistically, to tie things into Google Play! Sorry about that; however, the Google Play version is free (with a $0.99 purchase for some extra features), if that's at all helpful. I'll do a little research to see if there's anything that can be done on my end.

To be honest, I wasn't expecting much, but this is amazingly satisfying! Thank you!

Agree, would love a win condition!

I dig it - gives me Monster Party vibes for the NES!

Thanks, I'm glad you're liking the app! I will definitely look into your idea for a 'sync with real time' feature. In the meantime, did you know that you can click further down on the screen to make the sky darker? That might help you use the app at night. There is also an 'auto-dim after 5 minutes of inactivity' option that might help. 

As for the rain sounds themselves, I originally created Just Rain because I found the alternatives (particularly on mobile) to have really tinny sounds and very obvious, short loops. To achieve the effect you noticed, I'm layering several  different sound recordings over each other and adjusting the volume of each as you click in different areas on screen. Each recording is long (over a minute at least) and high quality, to prevent looping being obvious or repetitive.  It took a lot of testing and mixing to get it to feel right, I'm glad you appreciate it!

Hey again, just wanted to let you know that I just uploaded a new version with a few new features, including a sleep timer (auto-exit after one hour). I know it's not exactly what you were asking for, but maybe it will be useful. I'll look into some other timer variants in the future.

Hi there, just wanted to let you know that I just uploaded a new version with a proper quit button as well as several new features from the mobile version. Thanks for your support!

Hi there, just wanted to let you know that I just uploaded a new version with several new features, including a windowed/fullscreen toggle. Check it out!

Thanks for your comment! Hmm... I'm not sure about this, are you running Windows or macOS? I'll look into this and other windowed options for the next version - 

Thank you for the suggestion, I'll look into this!

Hi, thanks so much! 

Unfortunately there currently isn't an option for a windowed mode... and leaving out an official 'exit' was an oversight on my part :/ So you will have to use Alt + F4 on Windows or ⌘ + Q on macOS to exit for now. Sorry about that! I'll definitely add 'exit' in the next version and look into how easy a windowed mode would be!

Thanks for your kind words, I'm glad you're enjoying Just Rain! Also thanks for the feature suggestion... the app for iOS/Android actually has a few more features including a sleep timer. I'll look into implementing those features on the desktop version and potentially some other timer variants. Thanks again for supporting the Bundle for Justice and Racial Equality!

I would like to include Just Rain -- https://robysoft.itch.io/just-rain

Hi NeoxSeven, thanks for your support and for reaching out. Ultimately, I chose not to have in-app purchases in the desktop version of Just Rain because it would mean that I would have had to handle the payment/transaction myself (which is somewhat difficult), as opposed to relying on itch.io and iTunes/Google Play, which have built-in mechanisms for handling transactions safely and reliably.

With that said, if you choose to purchase the Extended Features on PC and mobile I will gladly manually refund/comp you for the cost of one of them. 

Thanks again for your kind words!

I just released an app on itch.io (not a game), that might be of interest to some of you working with audio.

Tired of ambient noise and rain sounds apps with tinny little 2-second loops, I decided to make a richer rain sounds simulator, layering multiple high quality samples over each other depending on the user's input. Here's the release information:

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Just launched for PC and macOS is the latest version of Just Rain, the soothing audiovisual rain simulator that has garnered acclaim on iOS, Android, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and OUYA. In this itch.io edition, click in different areas on your screen to change the direction, intensity, and panning of the rain visualization and audio.

While it's NOT A GAME -- it's great running on a tv or a large monitor as a sleep aid or ambient piece. Best experienced with quality speakers or headphones!


https://robysoft.itch.io/just-rain

Positive comments and constructive criticism are welcome!

Just launched for PC and macOS is the latest version of Just Rain, the soothing audiovisual rain simulator that has garnered acclaim on iOS, Android, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and OUYA. In this itch.io edition, click in different areas on your screen to change the direction, intensity, and panning of the rain visualization and audio.

While it's NOT A GAME -- it's great running on a tv or a large monitor as a sleep aid or ambient piece. Best experienced with quality speakers or headphones!


https://robysoft.itch.io/just-rain

Positive comments and constructive criticism are welcome!