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Update #1: Design Contest! Kickstarter Skin + Mini Boss

Update #2: Xbox one & WiiU Stretch Goal + Beta Access

Update #3: Beyond Human: Music by Michael Kelly

Beyond-Human is a combination of platformer and hack & slash inspired by Metroid, Megaman, and Devil May Cry. Beyond-Human builds upon the classic open-world Metroidvania style by mixing a deep hack and slash combat system, exploration, and 16-bit pixel art

The game is set in a post-apocalyptic world following a devastating alien invasion. Players will take control of Adam, a silent protagonist that wakes up in the year 2099 from a coma and suffers from amnesia. What happened to create this chaos? Who is Adam? The story revolves around solving these mysteries in a world where alien conspiracies have become reality.

• Metroidvania Style Progression
• New Game+ (More Unlockables)
• 6 Locations to Explore
• 8 Boss Battles
• 20+ Mini-Boss Battles
• 40+ Unlockable Gun Modes/Melee Moves

Beyond Human will be available for Windows, Mac, PS4, and PS Vita.

The PC release will be distributed on Steam as well as GOG.com.

GET DOWNLOAD CODE FOR THE PLATFORM OF YOUR CHOICE

You will receive an email for which platform you want the download code after the kickstarter.

PS4 & PSVITA

We will fully support cross-buy program, so if you choose PS4 version you will also get PS VITA download code!

The combat is inspired by an exciting mix of the Metroid and Devil May Cry franchises. The combat may feel similar to people that have enjoyed Devil May Cry and Guacamelee. Melee combat is all about performing combos that are easy to do but hard to master. You wil also unlock new weapons by defeating bosses and mini bosses to improve your arsenal.


Boss fights will be the stars of Beyond-Human! These adrenaline-pumping encounters will be very similar to Mega Man boss fights. If you manage to survive, you will unlock their weapons and use them to open new paths in the Beyond-Human world.

Our team is very fond of anime! We will have over the top, bad ass, action packed cutscenes to tell the story or reveal a new boss.

MINI BOSS + UNLOCKABLES

Not all threats can be seen. The mini bosses are hidden across the huge world of Beyond-Human. It's your mission to find and destroy them! They won't be a part of the main story path, but the fun doesn't end in simply fighting the mini boss... By defeating the mini bosses, you unlock their moves and add them to your arsenal!

The game will launch with 6 expansive locations. Our goal is to make each location unique and varied from each other.

We will reveal 3 locations for now

  • Military Base
  • Wasteland
  • Alien Hive

WE WANT YOU! Beyond-Human aims to be a game highly influenced by the community opinions and contributions! That's why we will be opening contests, polls, and many events for our ALL ACCESS BACKERS that will have a chance to express their opinion or design ideas and receive credit.

We are highlighting the ALL ACCESS BACKER REWARDS, because we believe in great value for your support!

WHAT YOU GET!

3 Skins

You will receive 3 special skins that inspired Beyond-Human to become what it is today.

3 Special Weapon Perks 

You will receive 3 EXCLUSIVE weapon mods.

  • Missiles
  • Charge shot
  • Stabber

Early Beta Access 

We want to create the best game we can. To do that, we need YOUR help! So who better to play test our game? Our loyal backers and supporters, of course!

Private Forum Development Access

We will be launching a private forum after the kickstarter! This private forum will be exclusive to community development and feedback on Beyond-Human.

Design Contest 

Each month we will host a new design contest only to those who are members of the private forum!

Expect contests for designing big bosses, mini bosses, weapons, enemies, locations, and much more!

Polls  

On the private forums, we will post polls regularly to help game development, decisions on game design, and even vote on a final design.

Digital Art Book (PDF) 

You will also receive an exclusive art book download code that will feature concept art and pixel art from the world of Beyond-Human.

Digital Soundtrack  

You will receive a  download code to the full soundtrack of Beyond-Human composed by Michael "Garoad" Kelly featuring over 12 tracks! Here are some of Michael's works which you can find on Soundcloud!

Beyond Human music composer Michael Kelly Soundcloud Playlist

https://soundcloud.com/garoadmusic

Dominique Hendricks / Project Lead / Lead Artist 

I'm a self taught pixel artist with 8 years of experience. What began as a hobby is now my current job, doing freelance pixel art, motion graphics, and graphics design. I have been developing Beyond-Human for 6 years now in my head, but now I have finally found a programmer to make Beyond-Human a reality.

David Morales Hernández / Programmer

 I'm a software engineer from Mexico, I've been developing games since early 2006. I remember it was in winter vacations in january when I first met GameMaker, since then I knew what i will be doing with my life, inspired by a Super Metroid Fan Game I said to myself: "If someone made this by himself, then I can do it too".

Michael Kelly / Composer

I'm currently a composer for Sukeban Games and have just finished the popular, retro styled soundtrack of VA-11 HALL-A. I'm a part of Beyond Human because the aesthetics and concept of the game drew me in to everything I loved about games growing up. My approach to the soundtrack for Beyond Human is to create a sense of isolation and dread while delivering adrenaline pumping electronica tracks during tense moments and enemy encounters.

Risks and challenges

We have been working in this project for over six months with no budget at all in our spare time. Reaching the kickstarter budget will mean we have an operating margin of two complete years. With a "reverse income statement" we have compared the estimated costs and revenues against the required profitability and everything matches up.

In the technical aspect, we've been informally developing games for more than 8 years and we have the experience and knowledge required to carry out a project of this magnitude, so that even if a game will always represent a huge challenge, we can assure that we will complete this project successfully.

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