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Today’s Spotlight is Beautiful Desolation, the latest game by The Brotherhood, the developers of Stasis.
Beautiful Desolation is an isometric adventure game set in a post-apocalyptic world that draws heavily from African folklore, culture, and aesthetics. Help Mark find his lost brother, and discover a way to escape this desolate world. Along the way, you’ll meet new friends and dangerous enemies, and have a chance to determine their fates.
You can find the launch trailer below.
You can find a rundown of the game (via Steam) below:
BEAUTIFUL DESOLATION is a 2D isometric adventure game set in the distant future. Explore a post-apocalyptic landscape, solve puzzles, meet new friends and make powerful enemies, mediate conflicts and fight for your life as you unravel the secrets of the world around you.
- A story-driven adventure set in a dystopian post-apocalyptic future.
- A unique tribal punk aesthetic and 2D isometric rendered environments.
- Puzzles and classic adventure gameplay.
- Bizarre creatures, animals and vibrant characters await.
Mark, a man out of time, searches for his lost brother Don, in a far-flung futuristic era ruled by highly advanced technologies which are both revered and reviled.
Your surroundings hold echoes of a desolate past, and glimpses of a dark future that has yet to be written by your actions. Be prepared to face many tough choices that will shape this land long after you complete your journey.
The score is masterfully crafted by composer Mick Gordon, known for his work on Wolfenstein®, DOOM®, Prey®, Killer Instinct® and Need for Speed®.
The inhabitants of this world will help and hinder you, as you make new discoveries and navigate the spectacular African-inspired landscape. Negotiate your passage with local leaders, healers and warriors, or find yourself embroiled in a battle against nanite swarms, enormous scorpions and rocket-equipped robots.
From thriving villages to crumbling cities, petrified forests and bone-dry ocean beds, this strange new world holds a multitude of terrains to uncover, beautifully rendered in 2D isometric art.
FIND YOUR BROTHER AND GET HOME…
BEAUTIFUL DESOLATION™ is brought to you by THE BROTHERHOOD™, the studio behind STASIS® and CAYNE®.
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