Demo Beyond Retrieval

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    12 creators of our and the other world need help from Angels. Play as 3 angels that are just arrived in this mysterious world called Peklo, discover dark experiments done on the living and the souls of the dead, and save our world and Peklo from a destruction!

    - LORE -
    In the beginning, there were three Gods - Mesea, Astrild, and Oriax. These Gods had the power to use energy and manipulate it. This way they could create anything. With enough power and knowledge, they could even create an entire universe. And they did. But after some time they saw that the empty universe is meaningless. So, after several attempts, they created life. Small one-cell organisms that after some time started to evolve in something much more. And after few million years, evolution created first humans. As the most advanced living organisms, humans developed a second layer of energy in them. This energy was known as soul and even after the death of a human soul would continue existing. This overcrowded the world so three Gods decided to create another world called Peklo and transport all the souls without the body there. Some souls were stronger than others and even had a consciousness. So the first angels were born from them. Some of those angels even become the right hand of the Gods. These strong angels are called Guardians and there is currently nine of them at the time the game starts.

    Genre: Action RPG, Adventure, Metroidvania
    Platforms: Windows, Linux
    Language: English, Serbian

    Features:
    3 playable characters (changeable at any time)
    Tons of weapons and special abilities
    Big world open for exploration
    A large number of equipable items
    Immersive story



    GAME PAGES:
    Official page: https://mmmfree2dwindowsgames.blogspot.com/2017/10/beyond-retrieval.html
    GameJolt page: https://gamejolt.com/games/beyondretrieval/363926
    Itch.io page: https://mmm.itch.io/beyond-retrieval

    Music:
    Keagan Ferguson - Overture
    https://soundcloud.com/keaganferguson
    myuu - Haunted House
    myuu - Grotesque Fantasia
    myuu - The End Is Always Near
    myuu - Bravery
    myuu - Nightmares
    myuu - Wasted Wonderland
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiSKnkKCKAQVxMUWpZQobuQ
     
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    #BeyondRetrieval world contains 9 resonating soul figures. If you manage to find them all you will unlock the most powerful magic in the game that will allow you to summon Pandora demon :) You can find one of those figures in a Beyond Retrieval demo which you can download and try it out on https://mmmfree2dwindowsgames.blogspot.com/2017/10/beyond-retrieval.html

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    In #BeyondRetrieval you can get items from boss fights. But, besides that, there are 3 more ways you can get a new weapon, talisman or blood stones.

    The first way is from chests which you can find all around the world. This is the easiest way of obtaining the item. All you need to do is to get closer to the chest and you will get a new item :)

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    The second way is from blue crystals. You can break these crystals and get an item from them only if you have a silent bell talisman that can create low-frequency sound.

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    And the last, third way are white spheres that will regenerate itself after every damage. In order to break this spheres, you need to hit them as fast as you can and give them no time for regeneration. The best way to do this is to hit them with weapon and magic at the same time and create a combo that will break them.

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    For now, you can try out Beyond Retrieval demo on:

    Official page: https://mmmfree2dwindowsgames.blogspot.com/2017/10/beyond-retrieval.html
    GameJolt page: https://gamejolt.com/games/beyondretrieval/363926
    itch.io page: https://mmm.itch.io/beyond-retrieval

    and tell me what you think. every feedback is welcome :)

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    #BeyondRetrieval demo was released a month ago. And while the development of the game is going really smooth, it is time for me to talk a bit about Beyond Retrieval world and lore :)

    In the beginning, there were three Gods - Mesea, Astrild, and Oriax. These Gods had the power to use energy and manipulate it. This way they could create anything. With enough power and knowledge, they could even create an entire universe. And they did. But after some time they saw that the empty universe is meaningless. So, after several attempts, they created life. Small one-cell organisms that after some time started to evolve in something much more. And after few million years, evolution created first humans. As the most advanced living organisms, humans developed a second layer of energy in them. This energy was known as soul and even after a death of a human soul would continue existing. This overcrowded the world so three Gods decided to create another world called Peklo and transport all the souls without the body there. Some souls were stronger than others and even had a consciousness. So the first angels were born from them. Some of those angels even become a right hand of the Gods. These strong angels are called Guardians and there is currently nine of them at the time the game starts. :)

    You can check out a demo on:
    Official page: http://mmmgamesindie.blogspot.com/
    Game Jolt page: https://gamejolt.com/games/beyondretrieval/363926
    itch.io page: https://mmm.itch.io/beyond-retrieval

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    In #BeyondRetrieval player is going to be able to control 3 characters. Each with his own unique weapons.

    Tagaro will deal a lot of damage with his swords and Holler will hit enemies and reach items from the distance with two-sided blades. So, what weapon uses the third character - Ilok? Two-sided scythe. With this weapon, he can hit enemies that are behind him, as well as in front of him. :)

    You can check out a demo with two playable characters on https://mmmfree2dwindowsgames.blogspot.com/2017/10/beyond-retrieval.html and tell me what you think. Every feedback is welcome :)

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    Hey, i tried your demo.

    Gameplay felt really smooth, but levels felt kinda empty, since those flying enemies didnt really do anything.
    I think plant boss shoots projectiles way too fast, considering they are random. Especially ones that came from walls felt impossible to dodge.
     
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    Thank you for the feedback. I will try to implement more diverse enemies in the future stages. Also, I will make some of the existing enemies more aggressive. As for the attacks of the boss plants, they are made hard to doge on purpose to make the player use some of the defensive magic to dodge them, like dispel magic. And some of the attacks are only avoidable by dash move. Also, plant boss is an optional boss and they are the hardest fights in the game. Harder than a regular boss fight.

    Thank you for trying out the demo and happy new year and upcoming holidays :)
     
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    Check out #BeyondRetrieval - NEW EINGANA gameplay! Demo available on the official page https://mmmfree2dwindowsgames.blogspot.com/2017/10/beyond-retrieval.html :)

    Also, #WhiteWolfCollection (an application that unites White Wolf 1 and Code: Evolved - White Wolf 2 and on top of that, it contains tons of bonus content) is now 75% off! https://mmmfree2dwindowsgames.blogspot.com/2017/11/white-wolf-collection.html

    And of course, you can check out #MMMGames on Discord and join in the community. There you can comment on my games, suggest #GameMakerStudio demo or just say hi! :) https://discord.gg/6xhpEHA

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    Just want to let you all know that #BeyondRetrieval development is going very smooth :) The reason I don't post the news about Beyond Retrieval more often is that I am currently working on a very spoiler heavy content. One of them is an optional boss that is a very special character in a story and a nice surprise for players :)
    Hopefully I will have some new screenshots soon but for now, you can check out DEMO on https://mmmfree2dwindowsgames.blogspot.com/2017/10/beyond-retrieval.html and tell me what you think. Every feedback is welcome :)
    Also, you can join my Discord group and be a part of an MMM Games community :) https://discord.gg/6xhpEHA
     
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    I am still working on a spoiler-heavy content for #BeyondRetrieval. Which means I made tons of new stuff but I can't show much. But for those who are wondering how far in the development #BeyondRetrieval game is here are some statistics - the list of things that are done:

    All Tagaro / Holler / Ilok weapons
    All magic attacks
    5 out of 10 areas
    All NPC dialogs
    8 out of 10 main bosses
    3 out of 20 side bosses
    3 out of 3 Guardian mini games

    At this rate, the game should be finished by the end of the year or early next year.
    For now, you can check out the demo on https://mmmfree2dwindowsgames.blogspot.com/2017/10/beyond-retrieval.html and feel free to tell me what you think. Every feedback is welcome :) Also, if you wish you can join in the MMM Games community on discord https://discord.gg/6qJfhCx
     
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    Wow. OP. Playing your game now. Looks nice.

    I really like the smooth floaty controls. The music is dark and atmospheric(in a good way) and goes well with the world design.

    Nice use of colors and forms. The backgrounds really create an aura of mystery and isolation.

    Some minor issues:

    1. There's a spelling error in the dialogue with the red guy. He mispells "seems" as "seams".
    2. Perhaps there shouldn't be 2 bosses in such a short period of time. Like, the leafy demon appears very shortly after fighting the "all seeing eye" demon. But thats up to you!

    Over all it has a very unique game play concept. Its has a feel of a platformer, yet plays like a space shooter.

    In terms of visuals...its some very interesting stuff. Clearly you have carefully planned out the look and feel or your game!

    Good job! Keep at it!
     
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    I am glad you had fun! :) I will fix the spelling error. As for the 2 boss fights, all-seeing eye is more like a regular enemy. It will even appear in a few places later in the game :) Thank you for the feedback and it is nice seeing someone that enjoy the world and atmosphere of the Beyond Retrieval world :)
     
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    yo... the leaf demon is simply too difficult to fight. I die after taking just 2 hits !
     
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    Leaf demon is an optional boss. There are 20 optional bosses in the game. And all of them are locked in the mask and it won't attack you until you activate the mask :) Generally this optional bosses are a bit more difficult than the regular ones but you can fight them whenever you are ready.
     
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    I did a review for you!


    I rated your game's: visual, audio, story and gameplay.
     
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    Thank you so much for the great videos! You can join in Discord on https://discord.gg/6xhpEHA and leave your videos in Lets-play-videos section if you wish to share it with the MMM Games community :)
     
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