BEAST is a role-playing game merged with turn-based skirmish strategy set in a reclusive plague-infested land filled with conflict and religious delusion. Inspired by the heretic schism between the Bogomil gnostic sect and the Eastern Orthodox Church.
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Early Access. January, 31 2020

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“- Gather funds to continue further development on the game
- Help debug the game, provide feedback and suggestions
- Allow those that did not participate in the Kickstarter funding to buy the game
- Increase the recognition of the game before the premiere”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“About 6 to 12 months.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The whole game will consist of a story campaign in which you can play solo or in cooperation with up to 4 players online and offline, and PvP/PvE multiplayer skirmish mode. The campaign scenario is divided into 14 main and 6 additional chapters. Subsequent campaign scenarios will appear in the form of paid or free add-ons. You'll be able to create the main character, join a Warband of more than 15 playable characters from seven different classes, make various choices and decisions that affect the overall story, and see more than 4 different endings.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The turn-based multiplayer combat component will be released prior to the release of the single-player/cooperation game. It allows players to pit warbands of more than six combatants, chosen from 7 different classes, against each other. The Early Access version of the game will use the main game location as its main user interface, with players selecting different buildings of the city to access various playmodes and functionalities. By playing you will be able to learn the secret hidden by this place and get to know the game world better.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The Early Access price is about half the target price of the game. We plan to gradually raise the price as we ship new content and features.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Early Access is to help us understand what problems and needs players have and whether our product responds to them. We will be in direct contact with them through the forum, where players will be able to discuss, request and vote for community features. The most interesting community features will hit our roadmap.”
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Planned Release Date: Early Access. January, 31 2020

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About This Game

BEAST is a role-playing game merged with turn-based skirmish strategy set in a reclusive plague-infested land filled with conflict and religious delusion. Inspired by the heretic schism between the Bogomil gnostic sect and the Eastern Orthodox Church. The ensuing chaos forms a blasphemous cult following spreading throughout the land.

The game presents the world through black-and-white hand-drawn stop motion animation. Brutal and deadly combat is shown through a fixed third-person isometric camera looking onto a three-dimensional landscape following the same line-art style. The tone is set by the addition of red color. The story spans 14 days starting on a new moon and ending on a full moon. With each passing day, the characters and environment are increasingly saturated with a bloody red color as if the world was drowning in blood.

The essence of the gameplay is a campaign with turn-based combat inspired by games such as The Banner Saga, where the player controls and can build and develop a group of characters with complementary skills. While traveling between the fights, the player can manage the Warband, relations between its members, its members' equipment, physical and mental fatigue, choose a place of its rest and prepare for the next inevitable skirmishes.

You play as a faithful soldier who after finally coming home to his family is sent on one final mission for his power-hungry sovereign through a disease-infested land. While trying to deliver the letter to the neighboring kingdom you will learn the horrible truth about your wife and daughter. You will lose companions and gain new ones. You will learn their stories and help them put things to rest. Your decisions will be reflected in the eyes of those who remain with you at the end. Even if you are no longer you. The character you set out as will not be the one you end the game with, as mortal perils await you and you will have to choose your successor once you succumb to death.

Feast your eyes with a large variety of disquieting landscapes. Battle meticulously hand-animated foes. Choose your personality, see the world through the eyes of your character and take responsibility for your choices. Learn the hidden truths about the world through the stories of your companions. Certainly, not everyone will survive, maybe not even you.

PLAYER CHOICE THAT DRIVES YOUR OWN NARRATIVE


Every decision you make in travel, conversation, and combat has a meaningful effect on the outcome as your story unfolds.

BLACK AND GRAY MORALITY


There are no easy choices. You do what you can to survive, and sometimes this appears to conflict with your own needs, but there are no right choices.

A NON-EPIC ADVENTURE BROUGHT TO LIFE IN BOTH 2D AND 3D


Beautifully hand-drawn characters, backgrounds, and animations in tactical combat encounters, accompanied by the music of world-famous black metal bands combined with the atmospheric dark experimental music, will pull you into a dark and grim fantasy realm.

OVER 15 PLAYABLE CHARACTERS


Embark on your perilous journey choosing out of 7 different classes, each with unique abilities and upgrade options to fit your play style.

STRATEGIC COMBAT WITH CONSEQUENCES


Victory or defeat and even the permanent loss of a character or wound depends on whether you will be able to go on the journey and make another attempt to fight for survival.

THE JOURNEY IS AS IMPORTANT AS THE BATTLE ITSELF


Your role in building and managing your Warband as you travel the vast forest landscape covered in darkness is critical to not only your own survival but the survival of an entire kingdom.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: Frequent Violence or Gore, Nudity or Sexual Content, General Mature Content.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or Higher
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-2105 or AMD® Phenom™ II X3 720
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 560 Ti or AMD® ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 (1 GB VRAM)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 35 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 sound device
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or Higher
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-4460 or AMD® FX-4300
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 670 or AMD® Radeon™ R9 285 (2 GB VRAM)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 35 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 sound device
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