“I am so pleased to have had the opportunity to team up with [comic book artist] Dave Gibbons again and take Robert Foster back to Union City after all these years,” said Revolution Software founder and CEO Charles Cecil in a press release. “This is an adventure game that should prove just as welcoming to newcomers as it does those loyal gamers who took on the original 26 years ago. We are particularly thrilled to be leading on Apple Arcade—with the PC version debuting on Steam shortly.”
Dave Gibbons added, “Revolution has built an excellent reputation for writing intelligent adventure games that combine high drama with humor—leaving players not sure whether to laugh, gasp or both. I am thrilled with how Beyond a Steel Sky has turned out—it surpasses my expectations in every way.”
Here is an overview of the game, via its Steam page:
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. But the trail has led you from your community of desert wasteland dwellers, to Union City, one of the last remaining mega-cities in a world ravaged by shattering wars, and political meltdown.
Fortified and impenetrable, it is a utopia in which people live happily under the surveillance and control of a benign AI. But all is far from what it seems…
Beyond a Steel Sky is a dramatic, humorous, cyberpunk thriller in which engaging puzzles drive a fast-paced narrative set in a dynamic game world that responds to—and is subverted by—the player’s actions.
- The World – An adventure set within a dynamic world, populated by willful 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.
Watch a new trailer below.