Beneath A Steel Sky

I never played a lot of adventure games outside of LucasArts and Sierra when I was a little girl.

I was always really interested in the ScummVM project, since I love all of LucasArts’ adventure games, and ScummVM was working to support all of their two dimensional point and click SCUMM video games.

When ScummVM added support for Beneath a Steel Sky with support from Revolution Software, complete with a free legal download of the game, I knew I had to try it.

I wasn’t expecting too much, but I ended up loving it. It has much of the LucasArts qualities of design. There are not many instances of death (though there is one part that requires speed and one death that doesn’t come with a warning), the voice acting is well done, and best of all the story is exceptional.

Beneath a Steel Sky takes place in a dystopian future where computers have taken over everything in the big city, and people who live outside the city and computer-control are treated poorly and refused entrance to the city. The mother of the hero of the game, Robert Foster, was killed in a helicopter crash. Years later, a helicopter much like the one that killed his mother has come to get him. Robert escapes and tries to get out of the city and find out why these people are after him.

I’m so glad that Revolution helped ScummVM add support for this game, as I most likely would have never have played it otherwise. I’m very glad that I did. smiley.gif
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