This build will include four levels, one boss, 50 weapons and much more.
Remember Monothetic’s intriguing top-down shooter Beacon? It’s coming up soon but in the place you’d expect. The developer has announced that Beacon will be launching first for Itch.io on April 30th via its First Access service. Spending $20 will grant players access along with a Steam key for the game’s full release. Though only 1,000 keys will be available, there could be more depending on demand.
The First Access build contains quite a bit for players to sink their teeth into with four of six levels available, six different types of weather, over 75 items, more than 50 weapons, 50 DNA upgrades/mutations and more than 25 enemies. There’s only one boss fight but that’s just as well since the final release has six.
Beacon follows the tale of Freja whose ship crashes on the planet Kovus-18. Embarking on a journey to locate a beacon to signal for rescue, Freja must battle against various hazards. If she dies, it’s possible to respawn as a clone and modify her genes from any enemies harvested earlier. This grants new abilities and allows Freja to adapt to survive. Check out our official interview with Monothetic to learn more about the game.