Adding to the long list of dystopian video games is Beyond Flesh and Blood, a third-person action game set in the city of Manchester, UK. Currently being developed by a local studio, called PixelBomb Games, the full PC and console game re-imagines Manchester as a gory and post-apocalyptic city of the future, more specifically the year 2281. It cross-cuts a multitude of dystopian themes, such as political unrest, transhumanism, environmental disaster and cybernetics. PixtelBomb Games states:
Earth’s 23 century horrors begin to unfurl and you are forced to fight in order to control Manchester, UK – a key evacuation and aid point during the 20-year Global War – you need it to restore comms pointing back to the Tree of Life. You are no longer ‘just’ a hacker; not just an engineer. Beyond Flesh and Blood is a mech-in-mech 3PS – and a Mancuniam baptism of fire.
Steve DeSykes, the studio’s art lead, has worked alongside a group of 3D artists and level designers, to develop the game’s graphics. It provides glimpses of the city’s real-life architecture, including the the Triangle, the Beetham Tower and Deansgate, as the crumbling ruins of a post-apocalyptic world. Designed to run on Xbox One, PC, PS4 and Linux, Beyond Flesh and Blood has already been Greenlit by the Steam Greenlight community. What is more, its demo has been downloaded over 8,000 times.
According to the developers, Beyond Flesh and Blood will be released by October, this year.
Via: Steam Greenlight