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BENEATH A STEEL SKY

After being abducted by brutal soldiers and his kinfolk butchered, Robert Foster finds himself in Union City – a vast metropolis under the tyranny of a fascist AI.
Alone, save for the circuit board of his best friend, Foster must discover the sinister truth – and why they specifically came for him.

Version details

Game Release: 1994
Mobile Release: 2009
Latest Update: 2020

System Requirements

Windows 10 & older

Processor: 1 GHz
Memory: 256 MB RAM
Graphics: any
DirectX: DirectX 9
Storage: 87 MB

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Linux Ubuntu 14.04 & Mint 17

Processor: 1 GHz
Memory: 512 MB RAM
Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
Storage: 87 MB

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macOS X 10.6.8 & later

Processor: Intel Core Duo 2GHz+
Memory: 1 GB of RAM
Graphics: 64 MB VRAM
Storage: 87 MB

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iOS

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– Dave Gibbons | Art Director during Making of Beneath A Steel Sky: A story of Friendship

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    ABOUT THE GAME

    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.

     

    WHY ITS CALLED BENEATH A STEEL SKY

    Originally the game was named Underworld, a title proposed by Dave Gibbons, but it was renamed to Beneath A Steel Sky due to the release of Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss.

     

    VIRTUAL THEATRE

    Designed by Charles Cecil and Tony Warriner The first ever engine that allowed NPCs to wander around independently, and letting them have a life on their own.
    NPCs wouldn’t wait around for the protagonist in a static space, they had things to do! This was ground-breaking at the time, and we’re still quite proud of it. More about Virtual Theatre..
    Games we developed on Virtual Theatre:

    • Lure Of The Temptress  (1992)
    • Beneath A Steel Sky  (1994)
    • Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars (1996)
    • Broken Sword II: The smoking Mirror (1997)

     

    UNDERSTANDING SCUMMVM

    Beneath A Steel Sky is possible to run on contemporary setups with the help of ScummVM.
    ScummVM is a software that allows you to boot older classic graphic point-and-click adventure games, text adventure games, and RPGs by replacing the executable files shipped with the games. This of course works for a lot of older games, not just Beneath A Steel Sky.
    ScummVM stands for Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion Virtual Machine, and one of their founders is Joost Peters who now works as our Tech-lead at Revolution Software.
    If you’ve never used before, don’t worry! It’s very self-explanatory but we’ll still link to some more info:

    MORE QUESTIONS? GET IN TOUCH VIA THE SUPPORT FORM ON THE WEBSITE!

    WALKTHROUGH BY ADVENTURE GAMERS | AUTHOR: TOM HAYES

     

    RECYCLING PLANT

    • Get the metal bar from the panel.
    • Use the metal bar on the door.
    • After Foster hides from the guard, open the door to return to the warehouse.
    • Walk down the steps.
    • East.
    • Look at the trash to find a robot shell.
    • Use the circuit board on the robot shell to activate Joey.
    • Look at the transport robot.
    • Walk onto the elevator to set off the alarm and then quickly walk east.
    • Open the cupboard and get the wrench.
    • Talk to the man and say “Where am I?”
    • Say “What’s the best way out of the city?”
    • Say “So how do I get to ground level?”
    • Say “How come your elevator’s not working?”
    • Say “What’s wrong with the transport?”
    • Say “I’ll get on with my inspection.”
    • West
    • Talk to Joey and say “Can you start that transport?”
    • Wait for the transport robot to return with a barrel.
    • When the elevator descends, use the hole to jump down to the basement.
    • Wait for Joey to fly down.
    • Look at the lock at the side of the door.
    • Talk to Joey and say “Can you open that door?”.
    • Reich will enter and will get shot by LINC.
    • Search the corpse to find an ID card and glasses.
    • Walk through the doorway to exit the recycling plant.

     

    TOP LEVEL

    • East.
    • Walk through the doorway to enter the factory.
    • Talk to the woman about all topics to meet Lamb.
    • Say “Security. Looking for a fugitive.” when he asks who Foster is.
    • East.
    • Use the wrench on the cogs to stop the production.
    • Get the wrench from the cogs.
    • West.
    • Use the wrench on the robot.
    • Talk to Joey and say “Do you want a new shell, Joey?”
    • East. Try to walk through the doorway to set the alarm off.
    • Talk to Joey and say “I want you to check out the storeroom.”
    • When he returns.
    • Say “Find anything useful in the stores?”
    • Talk to Joey and say “Go and disable the fuse box in the stores.”
    • West.
    • Use the gangway and then get the putty from the rail.
    • Exit the room.
    • West.
    • West.
    • Look at the red cable at the right side of the area.
    • Talk to Joey and say “Fancy doing some welding, Joey?” to cut the cable.
    • West.
    • West.
    • West to the room with the control panel.
    • Use the wrench on the left and right buttons on the machine at the right side of the room.
    • Talk to Joey and say “Try pressing the button on the right…”
    • When Joey presses the right button, press the left button to make the man leave the room.
    • Press the switch on the control panel and then get the light bulb.
    • Use the putty on the light socket.
    • Turn on the switch to open the control panel.
    • Pull the top switch down to activate the elevator.
    • Exit the room.
    • East.
    • East.
    • Use the ID card on the elevator slot.
    • Enter the elevator to go down to the middle level.

     

    MIDDLE LEVEL

    • Look at the left skull and the right skull.
    • Pull the right skull and walk west to the green cave.
    • Get the cable.
    • West.
    • Walk through the doorway.
    • Use the ID card on the left slot and walk through the doorway to enter Reich’s flat.
    • Move the pillow and get the magazine.
    • Exit the bedroom.
    • South.
    • East.
    • East.
    • Enter the travel company shop and give the magazine to the man.
    • Say “What’s the difference between grand and economy?”
    • Say “What’s the mystery tour?”
    • Say “How do I know it’s not a rip-off?”
    • Say “Book me on the economy tour.”
    • Say “It doesn’t matter…”
    • Get the ticket from the slot.
    • West.
    • West.
    • Use the ID card in the slot and then enter the elevator to return to the top level.

     

    TOP LEVEL

    • Give the ticket to Lamb and he will give Foster a tour of the factory.
    • Walk through the doorway to enter the factory.
    • Talk to Lamb and say “When do I get the tour you promised me?” to start the tour.
    • After the tour, walk east. Talk to Anita and say “What are you doing now?”
    • Say “What’s a D-Linc?”
    • Say “I have to get to ground level.”
    • Say “What’s a jammer?”
    • Give the ID card to Anita.
    • Talk to Anita and say “How come you were made a D-Linc?”
    • Say “What do you mean by Linc-Space?”
    • Say “Will the jammer get me into Linc-Space?”
    • Say “How do I get a Schriebmann port?”
    • Say “See you later…”
    • West.
    • West.
    • West. Use the ID card on the terminal.
    • Select 4, 2, 1, 1 to authorise a D-Linc on Lamb.
    • Select 2 to freeze his assets.
    • Exit the terminal.
    • Enter the factory and then return to it to see Lamb trying to work the elevator.
    • Talk to Lamb and say “Do you have a problem?”
    • Select any option and Lamb will give Foster access to his room.
    • Use the ID card in the slot and enter the elevator to return to the middle level.

     

    MIDDLE LEVEL

    • West.
    • Walk through the doorway.
    • Use the ID card on the right slot and walk through the doorway to enter Lamb’s flat.
    • Use the machine to feed the cat.
    • Get the video cassette on top of the book case.
    • Exit the flat.
    • South.
    • West.
    • West to the surgery.
    • Use the projector to talk to the hologram.
    • Say “I want a Schriebmann port.”
    • Talk to Joey and say “Try talking to that hologram, Joey.”
    • Say “Use your natural charm on her…”.
    • West.
    • Talk to Burke twice and say “Maybe I wouldn’t miss a kidney…”
    • Talk to Burke again and say “I suppose I could spare a lung…”
    • Talk to Burke again to get a Schriebmann port.
    • Talk to Burke again and say “Can you get me to ground level, doc?”
    • East.
    • East.
    • East.
    • East.
    • East.
    • Enter the Anchor insurance office.
    • Talk to the man and select either option twice.
    • Talk to the man again and say “I want one of your special policies.”
    • Say “Doctor Burke.”
    • When he leaves, talk to Joey and say “Use your welder on that statue, Joey…” to make the anchor fall off.
    • Get the anchor.
    • Exit the office.
    • West.
    • Use the ID card in the slot and then enter the elevator to return to the top level.

     

    TOP LEVEL

    • West.
    • West.
    • Walk through the doorway to return to the recycling plant.
    • Walk up to the top of the steps and then open the door at on the right to arrive on the ledge.
    • Combine the anchor with the cable in the inventory to make the grappling hook.
    • Use the grappling hook with the sign on the next building to enter the locker room.
    • East. Use the ID card in the slot at the right side of the interface.
    • Use the interface to enter Linc-Space.
    • Use the ID card on the right slot and walk through the doorway to enter Lamb’s flat.
    • Get the ball.
    • East.
    • Open the carpet bag and then get the birthday surprise and the magnifying glass.
    • East.
    • Decompress the compressed data to reveal two passwords.
    • Use the green password on the bottom-left tile.
    • Use the red password on the bottom tile.
    • Get the green password on the bottom-left tile.
    • Use the green password on the left tile.
    • Get the red password from the bottom tile.
    • Use the red password on the middle tile.
    • Get the green password from the left tile.
    • Use the green password on the bottom-right tile.
    • Walk north to the top-right tile and exit the room.
    • Get the book and the bust.
    • Decrypt the three documents.
    • Disconnect to exit Linc-Space.
    • Use the ID card on the terminal and select 4, 1 and then read all three of the documents.
    • Select 0, 0 to return to the main menu.
    • Select 4, 2, 2 to upgrade the ID card.
    • Exit the terminal.
    • Use the ID card in the elevator slot to return to the top level.
    • Exit the security office.
    • East.
    • Use the ID card in the slot and then enter the elevator to return to the middle level.

     

    MIDDLE LEVEL

    • Walk through the doorway to enter the factory.
    • East. East.
    • Open the middle locker and get the overalls.
    • East.
    • Use the control panel and select 2 to open the reactor door.
    • Exit the control panel.
    • North.
    • Get the LINC card.
    • West.
    • West.
    • Get the coat from the middle locker.
    • West.
    • West.
    • West to exit the factory.
    • West.
    • Walk through the doorway to enter the security office.
    • Use the ID card in the slot to return to the interface room.
    • Use the LINC card in the slot at the right side of the interface.
    • Use the interface to enter Linc-Space.
    • Use the blind icon on the eyeball.
    • East.
    • Use the blind icon on the eyeball.
    • North.
    • North.
    • East.
    • Get the tuning fork.
    • West.
    • Use the playback icon on the well.
    • Disconnect to exit Linc-Space.
    • Use the ID card in the slot to return to the top level.
    • Exit the security office.
    • East.
    • Use the ID card in the slot and then enter the elevator to return to the middle level.

     

    MIDDLE LEVEL

    • West.
    • Use the ID card in the slot and then enter the elevator to return to the bottom level.

     

    BOTTOM LEVEL

    • East.
    • Talk to the gardener and say “What are those blue flowers called?”
    • Say “See you later…”
    • Talk to the boy and say “What’s that you’re playing with?”
    • Say “What other games have you got?”
    • Say “Don’t wear out your thumbs!”
    • Talk to the gardener and say “You told me dandelions were blue!”
    • Talk to the gardener again and say “Do you know a girl called Anita?”
    • Talk to the gardener again and say “What’s your name?”
    • Walk west around the bottom of the pool.
    • West.
    • Enter the courthouse.
    • Talk about all of the topics and to exit the courthouse.
    • Walk through the doorway to enter the St James club.
    • Walk down the steps and use the jukebox.
    • Select the song “You search, but find nothing”
    • Wait until the music starts stopping near the end of the song and then get the glass from the table.
    • Exit the club.
    • Walk east around the top of the pond.
    • Use the ID card in the slot and then enter the elevator to return to the middle level.

     

    MIDDLE LEVEL

    • West.
    • West to the surgery.
    • West.
    • Give the glass to Burke.
    • East.
    • East.
    • East.
    • Use the ID card in the slot and then enter the elevator to return to the bottom level.

     

    BOTTOM LEVEL

    • West.
    • Walk through the doorway to enter the St James club.
    • Walk down the steps and then use the metal plate at the left side of the door to enter the back room.
    • Use the metal bar on the packing case.
    • Get the wooden lid and put it on the box.
    • Climb onto the box and then use the metal bar on the grill.
    • Use the secateurs on the grill.
    • Enter the narrow passage to arrive in the subway.

     

    SUBWAY

    • East.
    • North.
    • East.
    • Use the light bulb on the socket.
    • East.
    • East.
    • East.
    • Use the metal bar on the plaster.
    • Use the metal bar on the brickwork.
    • Use the metal bar on the swelling near the bottom of the vein.
    • Get the brick on the floor.
    • Use the brick on the crowbar stuck in vein.
    • Wait for the robot to enter the room and then walk east.
    • North.
    • Use the control unit and press 2 to reduce temperature.
    • Use the pit and pull the metal bar on the ceiling to loosen the grill.
    • Exit the room.
    • East.
    • East.
    • Use the circuit board on the slot on the robot.
    • Say “Stay close to me, Joey.”
    • Walk through the bottom-left doorway.
    • West.
    • Use the grill to see the tank room.
    • Talk to Joey and say “I want you to check out the tank room.”
    • East.
    • East.
    • Wait for Joey to return.
    • Talk to Joey and say “Give me your report on the tank room.”
    • Say “Tell me about the nutrient tank…”
    • Say “Open the tap on the nutrient tank…”
    • Wait for Joey to return.
    • Walk through the top-left door.
    • Walk to the exit at the top-right corner of the room.
    • East.
    • Use the ID card on the terminal at the left side of the room.
    • Select 2, 1 to open the door.
    • Exit the terminal.
    • West.
    • Look at the corpse to get a red LINC card.
    • Look at the robot to get the circuit board.
    • Walk through the top-right doorway.
    • Use the red LINC card in the slot at the right side of the interface and then use the interface to enter Linc-Space.
    • East.
    • Use the blind icon on the eyeball.
    • North.
    • Use the divine wrath icon on the crusader.
    • Disconnect to exit Linc-Space.
    • Use the white LINC card in the slot and return to the interface to enter Linc-Space.
    • East. Use the blind icon on the eyeball.
    • North. East.
    • Use the oscillator on the crystal to break it.
    • Get the helix.
    • Disconnect to exit Linc-Space.
    • West.
    • Walk through the big door at the right side of the room.
    • Use the white LINC card on the console.
    • Get the tongs near the doorway at the right side of the room.
    • Use the tongs on the tank at the right side of the room.
    • Quickly use the tongs on the tank at the bottom of the room to freeze the tissue.
    • East.
    • Open the cabinet at the right side of the middle android.
    • Use the circuit board on the cabinet.
    • Use the console above the cabinet and select 2 to download character data.
    • Select 0, 3 to run startup program.
    • Exit the console.
    • East.
    • Talk to Joey and say “Place your hand on that lock sensor…”
    • Use the hand panel to open the door.
    • East.
    • East.
    • Use the cable on the pipe support.
    • Use the rungs at the right side of the pipe to climb down to the area with the orifice.
    • Use the tongs on the orifice and then use the cable.
    • Talk to Joey and say “Sit in that chair!” to complete the game.

     

    ITEMS

    Anchor
    Found by talking to Joey about the statue in the insurance office on the middle level.
    It is combined with the cable in the inventory to get the grappling hook.

    Brick
    Found by using the metal bar on the brickwork in the subway.
    It is used on the crowbar stuck in the vein in the subway.

    Cable
    After talking to Joey about the cable on the top level, the cable is found on the middle level.
    It is combined with the anchor in the inventory to get the grappling hook.

    Circuit Board
    Available at the start of the game.
    It is used on the robot shell in the recycling plant.
    The circuit board is found again after arriving on the bottom level.
    It is used on the slot on the robot in the subway.

    Dog Biscuit
    Found in the bowl in Piermont’s flat.
    They are used on the plank at the top-left corner of the pool on the bottom level.

    Glass
    Found on the table in the St James Club.
    It is given to Burke in the surgery on the middle level.

    Glasses
    Found by searching the corpse in the basement of the recycling plant.
    They are not used.

    Grappling Hook
    Found by combining the anchor with the cable in the inventory. It is used on
    the sign outside the recycling plant.

    ID Card
    Found by searching the corpse in the basement of the recycling plant.
    It is used on the elevator slot.
    It is used to enter Lamb and Reich’s flat on the middle level.
    It is used on the lock on the door on the bottom level.
    It is used on the terminal on the top floor of the security building and in the subway.

    Light Bulb
    Found in the control panel room on the top floor.
    It is used on the socket in the subway.

    LINC Card
    Found in the reactor in the factory on the top floor.
    It is used on the interface slot on the top floor of the security office.
    It is used on the interface slot in the subway.
    It is used on the console in the subway.

    LINC Card
    Found by looking at the corpse in the subway.
    It is used on the interface slot in the subway.

    Magazine
    Found under the pillow in Reich’s flat on the middle level.
    It is given to the man in the travel company shop.

    Metal Bar
    Found in the recycling plant.
    It is used on the door in the recycling plant.
    It is used on the packing case and the grill in the back room of the St James Club.
    It is used on the plaster, brickwork and vein in the subway.
    It is used on the ceiling in the room with the pit in the subway.

    Putty
    Found on the rail in the factory storeroom on the top level.
    It is used on the light socket in the control panel room on the top level.

    Sandwich
    Found in the cupboard in the recycling plant.
    It is not used.

    Secateurs
    Found by opening the door on the bottom level.
    They are used on the grill in the back room of the St James Club.

    Ticket
    Found after booking the economy tour in the travel company shop on the middle level.
    It is given to Lamb on the top level.

    Tongs
    Found in the rooms with the tanks in the subway.
    They are used on the right tank and the bottom tank.
    They are used on the orifice at the bottom of the cable.

    Video Cassette
    Found on the book case in Lamb’s flat.
    It is used on the VCR in Piermont’s flat.

    Wrench
    Found in the cupboard in the recycling plant.
    It is used on the cogs in the factory.
    It is used on the buttons in the control room on the top level.

     

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