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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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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MMM

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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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MMM

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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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Yrbiax

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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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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.
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

#screenshotsaturday
 

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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
 

pixeltroid

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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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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!
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 :)
 

pixeltroid

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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 :)

yo... the leaf demon is simply too difficult to fight. I die after taking just 2 hits !
 

MMM

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yo... the leaf demon is simply too difficult to fight. I die after taking just 2 hits !
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 started making a new area for Beyond Retrieval. With this area, the main quest is going to be over. The only thing left after this is two big side-quests (20 optional boss fights and 2 new areas). Development is going very smoothly and at this rate, it is safe to say that the game is going to be complete by the end of this year :)

The demo is available on https://mmmfree2dwindowsgames.blogspot.com/2017/10/beyond-retrieval.html so check it out and tell me what you think. Every feedback is welcome. Or if you wish to support my work you can visit this page and find out more about the ways You can help MMM Games grow https://mmmfree2dwindowsgames.blogspot.com/p/game-maker.html
And also, you can join in MMM Games Discord community on https://discord.gg/6qJfhCx

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Beyond Retrieval development is going great! Currently, I am working on a final area for the main campaign. :) Here you can find a few sketches for the game https://www.patreon.com/MMM_games/posts

The demo is available on https://mmmfree2dwindowsgames.blogspot.com/2017/10/beyond-retrieval.html so check it out and tell me what you think. Every feedback is welcome. Or if you wish to support my work you can visit this page and find out more about the ways You can help MMM Games grow https://mmmfree2dwindowsgames.blogspot.com/p/game-maker.html

And also, you can join in MMM Games Discord community on https://discord.gg/6qJfhCx
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#BeyondRetrieval main quest is almost done! :) I am currently working on a final battle and end credit scene. After that, I will start working on 2 side quests. This side quests will add few optional boss fights (some of them harder than a final boss) and several new locations. Find out more about the side quests on https://www.patreon.com/posts/beyond-retrieval-27646020
The demo is available on https://mmmfree2dwindowsgames.blogspot.com/2017/10/beyond-retrieval.html so check it out and tell me what you think. Every feedback is welcome. Or if you wish to support my work you can visit this page and find out more about the ways You can help MMM Games grow https://mmmfree2dwindowsgames.blogspot.com/p/game-maker.html
And also, you can join in MMM Games Discord community on https://discord.gg/6qJfhCx

#screenshotsaturday #GameMakerStudio2
 

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The main #BeyondRetrieval quest is finally over. And now I can start on 2 big side-quest with tons of optional bosses and 2 new locations. In the meant time here are few more information about the game itself :)

- 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 a 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.

- GAME CONTENT -

Beyond Retrieval is a metroidvania game. So Player is going to be able to explore 10 locations. Each with a unique boss fight and at least one side boss. Player will control one of three playable characters (that can be changed at any time). As for the items, there are 109 blood crystals, 45 weapons (15 for each character), 15 magic, 20 key items, and 9 secret items.

The demo is available on https://mmmfree2dwindowsgames.blogspot.com/2017/10/beyond-retrieval.html so check it out and tell me what you think. Every feedback is welcome. Or if you wish to support my work you can visit this page and find out more about the ways You can help MMM Games grow https://mmmfree2dwindowsgames.blogspot.com/p/game-maker.html

And also, you can join in MMM Games Discord community on https://discord.gg/6qJfhCx
 

MMM

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Since the main #BeyondRetrieval quest is done I started working on a first side-quest and first side area - Pandemonium. Here you can find first stage preview images :) https://www.patreon.com/posts/beyond-retrieval-28218203
The demo is available on https://mmmfree2dwindowsgames.blogspot.com/2017/10/beyond-retrieval.html so check it out and tell me what you think. Every feedback is welcome. Or if you wish to support my work you can visit this page and find out more about the ways You can help MMM Games grow https://mmmfree2dwindowsgames.blogspot.com/p/game-maker.html
And also, you can join in MMM Games Discord community on https://discord.gg/6qJfhCx
 

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Main #BeyondRetrieval game is done! I am currently working on a first side quest. Pandemonium - one of the hardest regions in the game with most valuable rewards :) Here you can check out - Pandemonium - Early gameplay preview video https://www.patreon.com/posts/28534454
Note: This video will become available for everyone on August 15. 2019.
The demo is available on https://mmmfree2dwindowsgames.blogspot.com/2017/10/beyond-retrieval.html so check it out and tell me what you think. Every feedback is welcome. Or if you wish to support my work you can visit this page and find out more about the ways You can help MMM Games grow https://mmmfree2dwindowsgames.blogspot.com/p/game-maker.html
And also, you can join in MMM Games Discord community on https://discord.gg/6qJfhCx
 

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#BeyondRetrieval full map is almost done! I finished work on Pandemonium (first side area) and now I am working on a Broken Forest side-quest. Here are a few new screenshots :)

The demo is available on https://mmmfree2dwindowsgames.blogspot.com/2017/10/beyond-retrieval.html so check it out and tell me what you think. Every feedback is welcome. Or if you wish to support my work you can visit this page and find out more about the ways you can help MMM Games grow https://mmmfree2dwindowsgames.blogspot.com/p/game-maker.html

And also, you can join in MMM Games Discord community on https://discord.gg/6qJfhCx

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#BeyondRetrievai development is going extremely well. At this rate, the game is going to be done by the end of the year. Here is a list of thing what is finished and what still needs to be done:

- World map - 9 out of 10 areas done
- Tagaro weapons - 15 out of 15 done
- Holler weapons - 3 out of 15 done
- Ilok weapons - 7 out of 15 done
- Magics - 15 out of 15 done
- Main boss fights - 10 out of 10 done
- Side boss fights - 2 out of 18 done

The demo is available on https://mmmfree2dwindowsgames.blogspot.com/2017/10/beyond-retrieval.html so check it out and tell me what you think. Every feedback is welcome. Or if you wish to support my work you can visit this page and find out more about the ways you can help MMM Games grow https://mmmfree2dwindowsgames.blogspot.com/p/game-maker.html
And also, you can join in MMM Games Discord community on https://discord.gg/6qJfhCx
 

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Check out Beyond Retrieval - Pandemonium short gameplay preview. This is one of the two side-quests. The full game should be done by the end of the year :)


The demo is available on https://mmmfree2dwindowsgames.blogspot.com/2017/10/beyond-retrieval.html so check it out and tell me what you think. Every feedback is welcome. Or if you wish to support my work you can visit this page and find out more about the ways you can help MMM Games grow https://mmmfree2dwindowsgames.blogspot.com/p/game-maker.html
And also, you can join in MMM Games Discord community on https://discord.gg/6qJfhCx
 

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Full Beyond Retrieval map is done. Now it is time to add some side-boss fights. Here You can find a few GIFs for some of the optional boss fights in the game https://www.patreon.com/posts/beyond-retrieval-29753434 :)

The demo is available on https://mmmfree2dwindowsgames.blogspot.com/2017/10/beyond-retrieval.html so check it out and tell me what you think. Every feedback is welcome. Or if you wish to support my work you can visit this page and find out more about the ways you can help MMM Games grow https://mmmfree2dwindowsgames.blogspot.com/p/game-maker.html

And also, you can join in MMM Games Discord community on https://discord.gg/6qJfhCx
 

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The game is almost done! I started recording gameplay footage today. Hopefully, I will share the final Beyond Retrieval trailer and release date with all of you next week. For now, you can check out the demo version of the game :)

The demo is available on https://mmmfree2dwindowsgames.blogspot.com/2017/10/beyond-retrieval.html so check it out and tell me what you think. Every feedback is welcome. Or if you wish to support my work you can visit this page and find out more about the ways you can help MMM Games grow https://mmmfree2dwindowsgames.blogspot.com/p/game-maker.html

And also, you can join in MMM Games Discord community on https://discord.gg/6qJfhCx
 
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