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Beneath a Steel Sky

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A traditional graphic adventure to play right now

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Beneath a Steel Sky is one of the best graphic adventures of its time. It came out in 1994 for MS-DOS, and now you can play it for free since its source code was released.

It uses an old-revolutionary technology called the Virtual Theatre System, giving the game spectacular graphics and sound.

Robert Foster, the game protagonist, has been kidnapped by security soldiers. The helicopter transporting him stalls out and allows him to flee from his captors. He hides in one of the buildings of the city, and that's where the action starts. Little by little he'll figure out the reasons for his capture, and uncover the story's many secrets.

This classic graphic adventure makes use of the ScummVM emulator, and is even translated into other languages. Pressing the F5 key will save and/or reload your game whenever you want. You can also use this key to quit out of the game.
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