Factsheet

Developer:
Gaia Beyond
Based in Germany (Bonn / Hamburg)

Website:
gaiabeyond.com

Press / Business contact:
info@gaiabeyond.com

Social:
Discord
Twitter
Reddit
Youtube
Facebook
Instagram

Address:
Dechant-Heimbach-Str. 65
53177 Bonn
Germany

Description

Gaia Beyond is a handcrafted 2D Action-RPG, an exploration mix built around the core features fighting, mining and trading.

Your decisions are footprints within a vast non-linear solar system. Forge alliances among numerous factions and develop relations with hundreds of NPCs. Focus on trading and personal interaction or embark on science missions, hunt down pirates and collect their bounty. Infiltrate dubious factions and uncover secret plots and dark menaces.

- Realtime Open World
- Handdrawn 4K Graphics
- Upgradable Ships

This game lets you explore a massive 2D Open World in realtime - no loading times in between. Every part of the universe is alive and active at every moment.

History

We love gaming and we always wanted to realize our own vision of a good game. Back in 2011, this project was started with the motivation to unify the 'good old' mechanics that had been around for decades and to give them a nice polishing with today's visual and technical standards. It was influenced by games like Fallout 1 + 2, Diablo, Grand Theft Auto, Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, Escape Velocity, Deus Ex & Co. Creating a game only half as good as those titles is a damn challenge, but we will make the best effort to create something you'd enjoy!

It's the age of machines. What does "handcrafted" mean?

Our approach is to handle as much as we can on our own. In the early days of development, urban sounds were transformed into laser beams, music was played with real instruments, a game engine was created. All objects, backgrounds and characters are handdrawn. Keeping things in our hands brings us closer to realise the full vision - and of course it's freaking fun!

Features

    Explore a lively solar system with 25+ planets and moons, inhabited by 10 different factions (coming with 100+ unique ships and stations ;))

    Handdrawn 4K graphics, did we mention no loading times?

    Get to know and build relationships with 100+ scripted NPCs and unlimited randomly-generated characters

    Unite mankind or fuel the fires of war and plant the seed of destruction

    Mine the hell out of these moons and asteroids!

    Trade all kinds of goods and get rich! Or die tryin'...

    Build up your own ship pool, upgrade your weapons, shields and more

    Hunt down pirates for bounty or embark on science missions

    Reveal the terrible secret behind the Ganymede Flu


Videos

Release Trailer (2020) YouTube

HOLY COW Update Trailer YouTube

MUTATO Update Trailer YouTube

Gaia Beyond Features YouTube

The Caduceus (Story Trailer) YouTube

A Dance With Pirates (Early Access Gameplay) YouTube

Trouble At The Bar (Early Access Gameplay) YouTube

Nookrium: Gaia Beyond YouTube


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (98MB)
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7_location_image_hospital.png
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bar_stories.gif
shuttle_polishing.png

There are far more images available for Gaia Beyond. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!


download logo files as .zip (2MB)
logo

Selected Articles

  • "Great addition to the genre!"
    - Razors Edge, Twitter
  • "Criminally under-noticed."
    - Robert, Chalgyr's Game Room
  • "Great homage to the Sci-Fi rpg's of the past while still managing to be fun, relevant and feel quite new."
    - Michael 'Adarkchylde' Johnsen (TDM), Review
  • "Riesenspiel mit winzigem Team"
    - gamecity:Hamburg, > zum Artikel

Gaia Beyond on Steam
Learn more & keep updated on Steam: store.steampowered.com.

Miguel Johnson - Composer
Great musician & cool guy, pay him a visit! soundcloud.com.


Team & Repeating Collaborator

Florian Richter
Developer

Tobias Offermanns
2D Artist / Designer

Devendra Pohly
Writer


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