Art style

Beyond a sky of steel. Learn more about the artistic style – CVBJ

The study Revolution software and the editor Microides are pleased to unveil a development journal of Beyond a sky of steel, which explores the artistic style of the game. Charles Cecil, creator of the series Broken sword, and with the artistic direction of Dave Gibbons, legendary comic artist behind Watchmen, Beyond a sky of steel is the spiritual successor of the classic Under a sky of steel, launched over two decades ago. The game will start on November 30 on console PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

In this new Dev Diary, the artistic directors Dave Gibbons and Sucha Singh detail the artistic intention and the process behind Beyond a sky of steel. “What we did was make it look like a comic book, because we thought it was really appropriate for the game,” says Dave Gibbons. To achieve this strong cartoon style, Revolution wrote a custom cell shader tool, ToonToy, which emulates Dave’s hand drawn cartoon style in real time. In addition to achieving an aesthetic goal, this visual style helps focus your gaze on key background objects that are important to gameplay.

You can see the dev log in the following LINK.

The visual design of the game was born from a close collaboration between Dave Gibbons and the artistic team at Revolution Software, through a fruitful iterative process in which each relied on the expertise of the other, both technically and artistically. “It’s a very smooth process, which also provides very fast feedback. I can take a couple dozen photos and get feedback that day, ”adds Dave.

Of course, some aspects of Beyond a Steel Sky’s artistic style are inspired by Beneath a Steel Sky, with many references to the previous game. But newcomers won’t need to have played the original to enjoy Beyond. Both groups of fans will be happy, ”Sucha Singh said.

Main features of the game:
A fascinating world of science fiction. An adventure taking place in a dynamic world, populated by willing characters driven by motivations that the player can subvert. Combined with a unique hacking tool, multiple puzzle solutions arise from the player’s choices.
A fascinating and humorous story. Uncover dark plots, defeat a terrifying antagonist in this dramatic and humorous cyberpunk thriller that explores contemporary themes: social control, AI and total surveillance.
Unique 3D cartoon style. A beautifully detailed comic book style world in the mind of legendary comic artist Dave Gibbons.
Ingenious puzzles. Clever puzzles intertwine with intriguing dramatic storytelling to deliver a gripping gaming experience.

Check out the Steel Book and Utopia editions of Beyond a Steel Sky!

The Beyond a Steel Book edition contains: An exclusive Steelbook® with cartoon illustrations by Dave Gibbons The game on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One or Nintendo Switch Original game soundtrack (digital format) A sticker set The Utopia edition contains: A unique collector’s box An exclusive hologram lamp An exclusive Steelbook® with cartoon illustrations by Dave Gibbons A Mini Art 50 page book The game on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One or Nintendo Switch Original game soundtrack (digital format) 5 holo-announcement cards Interchangeable medallions (keyring and necklace) One set of stickers One enamel pin 2 Premium XXL stickers