Beneath a Steel Sky iPhone screenshots revealed

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Beneath a Steel Sky iPhone screenshots revealed

We heard that the next big retro adventure being ported to the iPhone was Revolution Software's seminal, dystopian sci-fi epic, Beneath a Steel Sky, back at the end of July.

The first screens and a healthy dollop of info have just been released over at OnSoftware.

Despite its dark future theme, the game still managed to pack in the humour as it sets you on a story-rich, post-apocalyptic quest for survival and truth across a futuristic Australia.

Games like Monkey Island and Flight of the Amazon Queen have more than proven that the iPhone is capable of graphically representing those expansive point-and-click adventures that were all the rage just before the 3D revolution struck, so the real issue comes down to controls.

In Beneath a Steel Sky, it seems the developer would agree. Rather than maintaining a mouse pointer driven by the touchscreen (a rather clumsy method, to be honest) the game has apparently been properly dissected and rebuilt; scrapping the pointer altogether and simply using a touch-and-click interface. Nice.

Also thrown into the mix are a host of new cut scenes from artist Dave Gibbons (of Watchmen fame), the revamped user interface and remastered, high quality music.

Beneath a Steel Sky is expected to spread its wings across the App Store later this month, or early October. More news as we get it.

Spanner Spencer
Spanner Spencer
Yes. Spanner's his real name, and he's already heard that joke you just thought of. Although Spanner's not very good, he's quite fast, and that seems to be enough to keep him in a regular supply of free games and away from the depressing world of real work.