Beneath a Steel Sky
Beneath a Steel Sky is a game that tells a science fiction story about Robert Foster, a boy who survived a helicopter crash and was raised by indigenous Australians in a wasteland called The Gap. Many years later, when Robert has grown up, armed forces arrive in another helicopter, kidnap him, and fly him back to the city. He escapes, and you pick up the controls to guide him on his journey of discovery. Why is he here? Who is in charge?
It’s a point-and-click adventure game, shown in Figure 18-5, which means you solve puzzles and interact with the environment using your mouse cursor and clicking objects and people. The left mouse button is used to examine things and the right mouse button is used to take an action (such as opening or closing a door, picking up an object, or looking through a window). You can talk to characters in the game by clicking them and choosing from the provided phrases. When you move the cursor to the top of the screen, the inventory of items you are carrying appears so you can use things you are carrying. To walk through an exit, click it.
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Figure 18-5: Beneath a Steel Sky, an interactive science fiction story.
The game’s fantastic opening sequence and witty dialogue draw you in, and the solution is available online if you’d like to experience the full story but get stuck on one of the puzzles.
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