History VideoGame / BeneathASteelSky

26th Jul '16 2:07:04 PM petersohn
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* AIIsACrapshoot: LINC took over the Council and became an evil dictator of Union City.


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* {{Dystopia}}: It is natural for the {{Cyberpunk}} setting. The city is controlled by the evil computer LINC.


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* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Discussed in the epilogue. LINC became evil because it learned the human weaknesses.
---> ''[[spoiler: Overmann]]'': The fusion process was an apparent success, but the computer shared access to my human failings. It learned of greed, of vanity. It reveled in the power it wielded. I was almost powerless in the hands of this monster.
---> ''Robert'': Which is the monster[[spoiler:, father]]? The computer, or you?
24th Jul '16 12:09:27 PM petersohn
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* {{Cyberspace}}: How [=LINCspace=] works.



* InsideAComputerSystem: How [=LINCspace=] works, among other things...
24th Jul '16 9:12:28 AM petersohn
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* LampshadeHanging: Robert does it quite often. For example:
** When he uses a grappling hook [[spoiler: to swing from the factory's fire exit to the security building]] he says "This could be the most stupid thing I've ever done". The second time he swings across using the same cable, he says "This could be the second most stupid thing I've ever done".
** Near the end there is a closed door. When you click on it, Robert says "I've gut a hunch I've got to open that".[[note]]he doesn't have to.[[/note]]
23rd Jul '16 7:18:03 AM petersohn
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* CrateExpectations: There is one in the wine cellar.
22nd Jul '16 2:05:30 PM petersohn
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* PuttingOnTheReich: The soldiers who bring Robert to the city. Their commander is even called Reich.

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* PuttingOnTheReich: The soldiers who bring Robert to the city. Their Security officers have typical distopian policeman uniforms (i.e. something that resembles SS uniforms). The commander of the team bringing Robert back to the city is even called Reich.
17th Jul '16 1:39:27 PM petersohn
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* PuttingOnTheReich: The soldiers who bring Robert to the city. Their commander is even called Reich.


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* SinisterSubway: LINC is reachable through an old subway tunnel. There is also a monster lurking about there.
26th Jun '16 7:10:58 PM spasskysteve
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Beneath a Steel Sky was very well received upon release, fetching scores between 85-100% in the video game magazines of the time, with particular praise directed at the stylish graphics and darkly humourous off-kilter dialogue. Nevertheless, it failed to reach a larger audience and remains something of a forgotten gem, although Revolution Software commendably made it freeware to coincide with [[http://www.scummvm.org/ ScummVM]] porting the game using its custom engine, which means it can now be played on a variety of platforms. A "Remastered" edition was released for the iPhone in September 2009, which fixes some of the minor issues with the original game, features an intuitive new interface and an improved musical score.

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Beneath a Steel Sky was very well received upon release, fetching scores between 85-100% in the video game magazines of the time, with particular praise directed at the stylish graphics and darkly humourous off-kilter dialogue. Nevertheless, it failed to reach a larger audience and remains something of a forgotten gem, although Revolution Software commendably made it freeware to coincide with [[http://www.scummvm.org/ ScummVM]] porting the game using its custom engine, which means it can now be played on a variety of platforms. A "Remastered" edition was released for the iPhone in September 2009, which fixes some of the minor issues with the original game, features an intuitive new interface and an improved musical score.
14th Apr '16 5:30:54 PM Sark0TAG
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* MrMuffykins: Mrs. Piermont's dog, Spunky. When its owner is the richest woman in the city, it's almost to be expected.
7th Apr '16 7:54:53 AM Sark0TAG
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* Anyone who jacks into LINC-Space appears as a purple, [[BarbieDollAnatomy semi-nude]] representation of themselves. Strangely, Robert Foster lacks his hair [[spoiler: while Anita doesn't]].

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* DigitalAvatar: Anyone who jacks into LINC-Space appears as a purple, [[BarbieDollAnatomy semi-nude]] representation of themselves. Strangely, Robert Foster lacks his hair [[spoiler: while Anita doesn't]].
7th Apr '16 7:32:08 AM Sark0TAG
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* Anyone who jacks into LINC-Space appears as a purple, [[BarbieDollAnatomy semi-nude]] representation of themselves. Strangely, Robert Foster lacks his hair [[spoiler: while Anita doesn't]].
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