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First-person retro-fueled RPG Beyond Sunset gets a demo

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Are you ready to dive into a new world? Beyond Sunset looks absolutely awesome and now you've got a chance to check it out, as a demo has been put up recently. Now, there's even a Linux build of the demo too! I am truly loving this huge resurgence of modern-made low-fi experiences like this. More please.

"SUNSET CITY, CALIFORNIA - 20XX: You've been awakened from cryostasis. Your name, your identity, your memories… All lost in the confusing fog of hypersleep. Not only a stranger in a strange place, you begin to manifest powerful abilities. Lightning-fast reactions. Innate combat skills. Near-supernatural agility. You’re not like everyone else.

Your talents are quickly recognized. A mysterious woman named Yuri makes you an offer you can’t refuse. In exchange for putting your talents to use as a street samurai, she will use her resources to discover your identity and restore your lost memories. She welcomes you to a community of other extraordinary individuals who share your unique abilities, and are united by a common cause."

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Game Features:

  • Lo-Fi aesthetic: Graphics inspired by classic DOS first-person shooters from the era of Doom and Duke Nukem 3D.
  • Fluid movement: High-octane first person action with advanced movement for dashing, sliding and other acrobatics.
  • RPG Elements: Interact with NPCs, learn the lore of Sunset City, take side missions and upgrade your abilities.
  • Music: Hear an original vaporwave soundtrack composed by synthwave legend Karl Vincent.
  • Mod support: Create and share your own levels, weapons and more with richly-featured free and open-source tools.

Demo available on Steam, with the Linux build also coming to itch.io at some point.

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7 comments

Lanz Feb 24, 2022
What engine is this built on?
robvv Feb 24, 2022
Quoting: LanzWhat engine is this built on?

Looks like it's gzdoom-compatible.
slaapliedje Feb 24, 2022
This reminds me of the screenshots of the unfinished Black Ice / White Noise that was being made for the JaguarCD (which would have been the reason to own one...)
CFWhitman Feb 24, 2022
Quoting: slaapliedjeThis reminds me of the screenshots of the unfinished Black Ice / White Noise that was being made for the JaguarCD (which would have been the reason to own one...)

I never did get the CD, but I do have a Jaguar with a number of games from back then. I actually liked the included game, Cybermorph, but some of my other favorites were Alien vs. Predator, Iron Soldier, and Tempest 2000. There's nothing quite like it when you look at your motion detector and think, 'It looks almost like there's an alien right behind me, but that can't be...' as you turn around.
slaapliedje Feb 24, 2022
Quoting: CFWhitman
Quoting: slaapliedjeThis reminds me of the screenshots of the unfinished Black Ice / White Noise that was being made for the JaguarCD (which would have been the reason to own one...)

I never did get the CD, but I do have a Jaguar with a number of games from back then. I actually liked the included game, Cybermorph, but some of my other favorites were Alien vs. Predator, Iron Soldier, and Tempest 2000. There's nothing quite like it when you look at your motion detector and think, 'It looks almost like there's an alien right behind me, but that can't be...' as you turn around.
AvP on the Jaguar was so good. We're you able to get one of the JagGD (Game Drive) Carts yet? The rogue-like that came out is awesome as well. Still waiting on the release for the Metroidvania.
CFWhitman Feb 24, 2022
Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: CFWhitman
Quoting: slaapliedjeThis reminds me of the screenshots of the unfinished Black Ice / White Noise that was being made for the JaguarCD (which would have been the reason to own one...)

I never did get the CD, but I do have a Jaguar with a number of games from back then. I actually liked the included game, Cybermorph, but some of my other favorites were Alien vs. Predator, Iron Soldier, and Tempest 2000. There's nothing quite like it when you look at your motion detector and think, 'It looks almost like there's an alien right behind me, but that can't be...' as you turn around.
AvP on the Jaguar was so good. We're you able to get one of the JagGD (Game Drive) Carts yet? The rogue-like that came out is awesome as well. Still waiting on the release for the Metroidvania.

I only bought the system and the games for it back when they first came out. I haven't done any of the retro stuff with it. Every once in a while I hook it up and play it a bit.
slaapliedje Feb 24, 2022
Quoting: CFWhitman
Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: CFWhitman
Quoting: slaapliedjeThis reminds me of the screenshots of the unfinished Black Ice / White Noise that was being made for the JaguarCD (which would have been the reason to own one...)

I never did get the CD, but I do have a Jaguar with a number of games from back then. I actually liked the included game, Cybermorph, but some of my other favorites were Alien vs. Predator, Iron Soldier, and Tempest 2000. There's nothing quite like it when you look at your motion detector and think, 'It looks almost like there's an alien right behind me, but that can't be...' as you turn around.
AvP on the Jaguar was so good. We're you able to get one of the JagGD (Game Drive) Carts yet? The rogue-like that came out is awesome as well. Still waiting on the release for the Metroidvania.

I only bought the system and the games for it back when they first came out. I haven't done any of the retro stuff with it. Every once in a while I hook it up and play it a bit.
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Got to love the fact that there are still new games being released. There is also some initial work being done on OpenLara support. No idea if that'll ever be playable though.
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