Cassette Beasts has just been announced by Bytten Studio, that will see you in an open world adventure where you transform with monsters. It's the same team behind Lenna's Inception and we also have some fun news on how that sold on Linux.
It's partially inspired by the Pokémon fusion generator that became popular recently, Cassette Beasts is an open world, monster-fusing RPG with an 80’s New Wave pop aesthetic and it looks very cool. "I have countless sketchbooks of my own monster designs I drew as a kid," says Jay Baylis, lead artist at Bytten Studio. "So working to create Cassette Beasts feels somewhat like a destined project for me. I couldn’t possibly be more excited."
Check out the first trailer below:
- Monster collecting RPG with turn-based battles
- Transform into monsters
- Fuse any two monsters (demo)
- Open world exploration
- Character creation
- Six NPC companions with their own storylines
- Local co-op
Not only has it been confirmed to have Linux support, as Tom Coxon (one of the two developers) is a "huge linux fan", it's also being developed using the open source Godot Engine which Coxon said "has honestly been fantastic to work with".
They're currently looking for funding and a publishing partner. Hopefully they will get it all sorted quickly, as this looks like a game I need to play. Seriously, I'm officially hyped for this to release. You can learn more about it on the official Cassette Beasts website and the Steam page.
As for their previous game, Lenna's Inception, the developer told us over email today that the Linux version release went well to the point that "between 5 and 10% of our players on Steam are Linux users"—nice! You can see our previous article on Lenna's Inception here.