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BEYOND A STEEL SKY

A groundbreaking 3D adventure thriller, set in an AI-driven future. Subvert the world, hack the system and solve dark conspiracies to uncover the devastating truth.

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…

Version details

Game Release for Apple Arcade, Steam, and GOG: 2020
Game Release for PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch: 2020
Latest Content Update: 2021

System Requirements

Apple Arcade

Play Beyond A Steel Sky with the free Apple Arcade trial

Windows 10

Processor:
Intel Core i3-2100 (3.1GHz)
AMD Phenom X4 945 (3.0GHz)

Graphics:
Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 2GB
AMD Radeon HD 7770 2GB

Memory: 4 GB RAM

DirectX: 11

Storage: 20 GB

Additional notes:
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

Linux 18.04.4 LTS

Processor:
Intel Core i3-2100 (3.1GHz)
AMD Phenom X4 945 (3.0GHz)

Graphics:
Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 2GB
AMD Radeon HD 7770 2GB

Memory: 4 GB RAM

DirectX: 11

Storage: 20 GB

Additional notes:
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

Revolution has built an excellent reputation for writing intelligent adventure games that combine high drama with humour - leaving players not sure whether to laugh, gasp or both."

– Dave Gibbons | Art Director on Beyond A Steel Sky & Beneath A Steel Sky

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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 and confront 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.

     

    FOR ALL YOUR TROUBLESHOOTING NEEDS…

     

    PC UPDATE NOTES:

     

    APPLE ARCADE UPDATE NOTES:
    Our Apple Arcade Updates are posted in full length in our Discord. Apple Arcade games update automatically, but please make sure you match these version numbers:

    • macOS: 1.4.28322
    • iOS: 1.4.28321
    • tvOS: 1.4.28365

     


    APPLE ARCADE:
    CRASHES

    • Overheating:
      But not as you know it!
      Handheld Apple devices tend to have internal heat regulation to avoid the components getting overheated. Your device does not have to feel “hot” to the touch in order to experience this. Here are some easy ways to keep your device nice and cool!
      • Let the device breathe
        Try taking off the protective leather, plastic, or silicone cover so the heat can escape better!
        Also make sure to not hold the device in a way that covers up its ventilation.
      • Taking breaks
        Look, we don’t wanna say it, you don’t wanna hear it.. But taking breaks, switching off the game while you stretch, get some water, or go up and down your building stairs a few times for what we call exercise in these weird times might just be healthy for you AND our game’s performance.
      • Turning your device fully off
        Not just into sleep mode. Fully shutting it down for a good 10 minutes. Let it rest.
    • Memory / RAM:
      Some Apple devices, for example 6th Gen, have 2GB of memory, and Beyond A Steel Sky, being one of the most graphically ambitious games on Apple Arcade,, will use every last drop of that.  In these devices every little counts, so freeing up memory and letting your device rest is what it’s all about!
      • Rebooting your device
        Not just into sleep mode. A full on reboot until you see the white in the Apple logo.
      • Turning off apps running in the background
        Apple devices have a very smart feature called “App Refresh” that keeps apps running in the background to ensure a snappier loading when opening them again. Some background apps will even enable upon booting your device. It’s an excellent feature for responsiveness of those apps, but it does compete for memory loading capacity when you play a slightly more demanding game, such as Beyond A Steel Sky. Turning App Refresh off can be unique to your device, so we want to encourage you to look it up for yourself: Here is a generalised guide we found.

     


    WINDOWS: CRASHES

    Incredibly frustrating, and we’re so sorry if you’re experiencing this.
    This could be due to a few things, so we’re going to lump them into categories:

    • Restart your computer
      Look, we don’t make the rules of computing – we just observe them, and sometimes a reboot fixes everything!
         
    • Check our System Requirements
      System requirements can vary, so make sure to check the recommended system requirements for the OS you are using.
      An activated Windows licence may be required.
    • Verify your game files:
    • A clean re-install followed by a reboot
      Sometimes the best way to fix a stubborn issue is to start fresh.

     

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

    HINTS
    Did you know that Beyond A Steel Sky has a built-in Hint system?
    Simply access it from the “Help” tab in the pause menu.

     

    CHECK OUT THESE WONDERFUL COMMUNITY SOURCED GUIDES

     

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