Hybrid Beasts is a unique cross-genre game where you explore, conquer and defend an open world full of adventures, quests and secrets. Up to 6 players battle with teams of never before seen creatures in an explosive yet strategic couch-multiplayer fun!
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

Vision of Developer

Hybrid Beasts aims to continue the great tradition of 2D artillery combat games like the beloved early Worms games. However, Hybrid Beasts adds a ton of completely new ideas. For example, we created an open world filled with secrets, quests and treasures for players to explore. The 60 regions of this world can be conquered and must be defended creating the possibilty of long and epic wars spanning many fun couch multiplayer evenings with friends. Many never-before-seen weapons and items (currently more than 70 are ready to use) allow for new ways to play. For example, you can fight underwater or add defensive buildings or plants to the battlefield terrain. Beasts can be zombified but also brought back from the dead. You can command Voodoo Dolls, Deadly Armadillos and Flying Fishes to just name a few. We introduce completely new game elements like many different tournament modes, endgames (sudden-death events) or rare events that can unexpectedly turn around a battle.

Current state

We already developed a fully functional and quite large portion of Hybrid Beasts during the last years. The game can be played, finished and all levels are already included. More than 70 weapons and items are usable. The development process was guided by intensive and very fruitful discussions with a small group of around 50 beta testers, so only few bugs are to be expected (if you find one we will do our best to fix it as soon as possible).

Next steps

In general, we think of Hybrid Beasts as a community-driven indie game and we are very open for ideas for new weapons, items, endgames, rare events levels and much more. On top of that, we already now have a lot of further ideas that will be added in future updates.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We expect Hybrid Beasts to be in Early Access state for less than a year, probably around 6 month.”

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

“In the final game, we plan to include more weapons and items, more endgames and more rare events. Furthermore, additional new and sophisticated tournament modes are planned in addition to the ones that are already included. Last but not least, we plan to include the possibility for online multiplayer in addition to the ultimate fun of local (and remote local) multiplayer that is already included.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“A large portion of the game is already finished. It can be fully played and all levels are included. More than 70 weapons and items are usable, more will likely be added. We have included 1 of (at least) 6 endgame modes, 2 of (at least) 6 tournament modes and 0 of (at least) 5 rare events. Local (couch) multiplayer is fully working and has been extensively tested. Online multiplayer is in development.”

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

“The Early Access version will be provided at a lower price (25% discount) compared to the final game.”

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

“We will communicate with our customers on a forum both on the Steam platform and on our website (www.hybridbeasts.com). We are also reachable directly by e-mail or by commenting on our various social media outlets (YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). Your choice. We aim to react within 48 hours to all comments.”
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About This Game

Hybrid Beasts is a unique cross-genre game where you explore, conquer and defend an open world full of adventures, quests and secrets. Up to 6 players battle with teams of never before seen creatures in an explosive yet strategic couch-multiplayer fun!

Gameplay Overview



  • A large and open world that can be explored freely. Starting in the lush forest, you can travel in any direction be it towards frozen glaziers, arid deserts or volcanic landscapes.
  • Many mystic places, however, at first are locked or hidden. Complex storylines can be followed and quests can be solved to unveil all the secrets and lore of the land.
  • For each newly explored level, the beasts battle to decide who will be the first conquerer of this uncharted land. The victorious new ruler must then fortify and defend his reign.
  • Beasts can even seize prestigious titles as “King of the Forest” that will prove helpful given the tale of an ancient legend which states: “...only a true king can reassemble the Arcane Rainbow Crystal”.


Image: Preview of world map in Hybrid Beasts

Features



  • Local (couch) multiplayer for 2-6 players (4 controllers at the same time)
  • A unique 'endless battle' multiplayer mode have fun battling your friends for a very long time
  • Many original and rarely seen weapons such as: huge lasers, sticky mines, weaponized animals like flying fishes or armored armadillos, glue cannons, ice spells, shields, voodoo dolls, scuba gear, time travel, pet cemetery, Pandora's box, invisibility potion and many more
  • More common weaponry include shotguns, rockets, grenades, rope and jetpack
  • Power-Ups like Double Damage or Super Jump impact gameplay
  • Random events such as asteroid impacts, earthquakes, blizzards or even alien invasions make battles more exciting
  • Choose from many different and devastating endgame modes: for example Genesis flood and Volcanic eruption
  • World regions drastically impact gameplay. For example, in a forest, you can dive into the clear water; whereas, in colder regions, the water is frozen to a solid block of ice that can be walked on. Near the volcano, on the other hand, the water has been vaporized by molten lava that immediately kills any beast that touches it
  • All of the more than 60 landscapes and battlefields are handcrafted and designed with strategies and deceitful ambushes in mind. The possibility to randomly generate battlefields is coming soon.
  • Hybrid Beasts has been developed to allow for extensions of all major game elements. Expect new battlefields, random events, power-ups, endgame modes, quests and weapons to be added regularly.


Image: Current collection of weapons and items (more coming soon)

Technical



  • Platforms: Windows, Linux, macOS (later also Last- and Current-Gen consoles)
  • Expected release date: 2020 (Early access)
  • Available at: Humble, Steam, GOG and more to come.
  • Steam-Achievements
  • Steam-Tradingcards
  • DRM free

Characters



  • In Hybrid Beasts, you will meet many never before seen creatures for instance wise rabbit-squirrels, deadly panda-porcupines and packs of cunning fox-boars.
  • However, recently some of the beasts mysteriously disappeared and it is up to you to unveil what happened to them.


Image: Selection of beasts in Hybrid Beasts

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: Intel Celeron 1.4 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: On board
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: Intel i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia / ATI Graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: On board or better
    Minimum:
    • OS: macOS 10.10 or later
    • Processor: Intel Celeron 1.4 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    • Sound Card: On board
    Recommended:
    • OS: macOS 10.10 or later
    • Processor: Intel i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia / ATI Graphics card
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: On board or better
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (32-Bit and 64-Bit), Fedora 23, Mint 17.3, Gentoo have been tested
    • Processor: Intel Celeron 1.4 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    • Sound Card: On board
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (32-Bit and 64-Bit), Fedora 23, Mint 17.3, Gentoo have been tested
    • Processor: Intel i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia / ATI Graphics card
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: On board or better

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