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March 26th, 2019, 09:04
DSOGaming reports that Beyond a Steel Sky will release sometime in 2019. The game is a sequel to adventure classic Beneath a Steel Sky.

Revolution Software has announced it has reunited with legendary comic book artist Dave Gibbons to create Beyond a Steel Sky - the long-awaited follow-up to classic 90's dystopian cyberpunk adventure Beneath a Steel Sky.

According to the press release, the game will tell is a thrilling story of loyalty and redemption set in an eery and terrifying world of AI-driven social controls. As can be expected of a Revolution adventure, the tale is woven with the studio's signature humor, supported by Gibbons' acclaimed artistic style.

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March 26th, 2019, 09:55
Does that video belong to the article? Seems it is only about Apple's new mobile gaming platform. At least skipping through it I can't find anything related.

Anyways, exciting times to be a gamer it seems. So many (promising) games being announced and released. Beneath a Steel Sky is a classic. Of course, that's no recipe for success so it is always better to view it separate from any prequels just like bloodlines.
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March 26th, 2019, 09:58
Originally Posted by ilm View Post
Does that video belong to the article? Seems it is only about Apple's new mobile gaming platform. At least skipping through it I can't find anything related.

Anyways, exciting times to be a gamer it seems. So many (promising) games being announced and released. Beneath a Steel Sky is a classic. Of course, that's no recipe for success so it is always better to view it separate from any prequels just like bloodlines.
There is game footage in the video from 17 seconds onwards.
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March 26th, 2019, 10:05
Ah sorry, I just went to the middle and they were talking about and showing other games. Should be more patient.
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March 26th, 2019, 10:44
Phone games, meh. Loved Beneath a Steel Sky, loved Broken Sword 1-2 and was disappointed with all later games, including BS5. Soulless feeling, to me. After playing 2 hours of BS5 I had to go replay Broken Sword 2. Thanks god for Wadjet Eye production.
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March 26th, 2019, 11:47
Wow, what a coincidence! I've just been playing Beneath a Steel Sky. I completed it decades ago, and fancied another play through… God, I feel old.
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March 26th, 2019, 12:28
Before the video, my thoughts: "Oh, cool, Beneath a Steel Sky was awesome!"
Second sentence of the developers: "Super ambitious in that it is taking a full high quality console game directly to mobile!"
My thoughts: Kthxbye.
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March 26th, 2019, 13:13
Originally Posted by Andrew23 View Post
Phone games, meh.
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"Super ambitious in that it is taking a full high quality [B]console game directly to mobile"
My thoughts: Kthxbye.
Not quite sure why hate the mobile mobile games prospect here -- the touch screen is very good for these kind of point'n'click games.

IF the gameplay is not dumbed down, I'm sold, regardless of being a mobile game.
Again, IF the game is not dumbed down.
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March 26th, 2019, 13:41
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Not quite sure why hate the mobile mobile games prospect here -- the touch screen is very good for these kind of point'n'click games.

IF the gameplay is not dumbed down, I'm sold, regardless of being a mobile game.
Again, IF the game is not dumbed down.
Well, its called experience. And it says to me: "avoid it".
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March 26th, 2019, 14:18
Custom-written cutting-edge graphics technology delivers a beautiful, realtime, comic-book-styled world in HDR & 4K to complement the artwork of Dave Gibbons.
For all I know a phone that would roll 4K with at least 30 FPS doesn't exist.
I don't care about 4K placebo but it's mention promises the game isn't yet another applestore shovelware.

There is another thing that IMO doesn't sound right:
A unique, rich game experience in an bounded sandbox world, interwoven with a deep narrative.
Not unique really - Rockstar's Bully did it. Maybe there is something more to it in this game though.

Won't be a naysayer right away. I liked Bully but stopped playing it midway because of the game's crashing to desktop every 10 minutes and lack of save anywhere - Rockstar never patched the PC version.
There is a possibility Beyond a Steel Sky plays well with k+m and doesn't use checkpoints only. If it's not a collection of design crimes on PC, I'm gonna buy it.
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March 26th, 2019, 17:19
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There is a possibility Beyond a Steel Sky plays well with k+m
… which assumes the game will be 3D.
If this is the case, then I'm bailing out -- Gibbons' art simply cannot be translated to 3D.
Beyond HAS TO BE an old fashioned 2D game with a point'n'click or touch/tap interface.

Problem is that such games are extremely hard to sell.
However, Thimbleweed Park, Wadjet Eye / Daedalic games prove that there is a small but healthy niche marked for old school point'n'click adventures.

Let's hope for the best.
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March 26th, 2019, 19:45
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Not quite sure why hate the mobile mobile games prospect here -- the touch screen is very good for these kind of point'n'click games.

IF the gameplay is not dumbed down, I'm sold, regardless of being a mobile game.
Again, IF the game is not dumbed down.
Quite simple: If a game is designed for a small touch screen, it WILL suffer from a multitude of problems on a real gaming device. Absurdly large icons, weird controls, simplified mechanics to appease the more casual mobile audience (though given an adventure game might not lose much here), in-game purchase shenanigans, low-res textures/models, lack of proper PC settings (like control/graphics options), non-PC UI (see many console ports for this, too), just off the top of my head, I'm sure there's more.

Is it possible in theory to make a great PC port from a game developed for mobile? Sure.
But you might be less likely to be disappointed if you wait for Santa to bring you presents personally.
So if a game dev already starts with how they focus on mobile, for any PC gamer all alarms go off.
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March 26th, 2019, 21:24
There is a real trailer with a few highlights like railroad or creepy gang of "gang gang birds" that ppl will call by a little different name (and joxer will pre-order).


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March 27th, 2019, 10:23
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There is a real trailer
Ouch. Generic cel-shaded 3d look #23458.
FYI, Dave Gibbons is a world-famous comics artist, well known for his very unique art style (notable example: Watchmen, the comicbook)
Unfortunately this game has nothing to do with his craft.
A waste of talent in this project, that's what I'd say.
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