The soon to be released, 8bit-like, retro-looking game The Incident looks pretty similar to a game I wrote for the ZX Spectrum back in the 80's, Rubbish Rain (aka Scrollisis). It can be downloaded in Z80 format from my page of ZX Spectrum programs.
It features a character trying to survive and unending cascade of objects falling from the sky. It even includes the player trying to move up/fly by becoming a bubble.
A curious case of prior art (though I'm pretty sure these people do not know my game).