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Niche Spotlight – Beyond a Steel Sky

Beyond a Steel Sky

Today’s Spotlight is Beyond a Steel Sky by Revolution Software, the sequel to 1994’s cult hit adventure game, Beneath a Steel Sky.

Explore a dystopian post-apocalyptic cyberpunk world as Robert Foster, and investigate a brutal kidnapping case. The trail brings you to Union City, a utopia that acts as one of the last remaining mega-cities in the world.

As you dig deeper into the case however, you begin to realize that Union City is not quite as safe and idyllic as it initially appears.

You can find the launch trailer for the game below.

Beyond a Steel Sky is available on Windows PC, and Linux (both via Steam) for $34.99, and as part of the Apple Arcade subscription service.

You can find a rundown of the game (via Steam) below:


From Charles Cecil, creator of the Broken Sword series, with art direction by Dave Gibbons, legendary comic book artist behind ‘Watchmen’, comes ‘Beyond A Steel Sky’, the long awaited sequel to the cult classic ‘Beneath a Steel Sky’.

You are Robert Foster. A child has been abducted in a brutal attack. You have vowed to bring him home. The trail has led you to Union City, one of the last remaining mega-cities in a world ravaged by shattering wars, and political meltdown.

Union City is a utopia, its people loving life under the control of an altruistic AI: ever-attentive androids, designer living, piazzas and bars. What’s not to love? But this City has a dark underbelly…

‘Beyond a Steel Sky’ is a dramatic, humorous, cyberpunk thriller in which engaging puzzles drive a fast-paced narrative set in a dynamic gameworld that responds to – and is subverted by – the player’s actions.

Features:
The World

An adventure set within a dynamic world, populated by wilful characters driven by motivations that the player can subvert. In combination with a unique hacking tool, multiple solutions to puzzles emerge from player choices.

The Story
Unravel dark conspiracies, defeat a terrifying antagonist in this dramatic, humorous, cyberpunk thriller, which explores contemporary themes: social control, AI, and total surveillance.

The puzzles
Intelligent puzzles are interwoven with an intriguing dramatic narrative to deliver a compelling gameplay experience.

The Look
A beautifully detailed, comic-book styled world, from the mind of legendary comic artist Dave Gibbons.


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