Beacon Is a Rogue-Lite Set to Leave Early Access Next Month

Beacon of Hope

Developer Monothetic has announced that their rouge-lite titled Beacon will be leaving early access and celebrating a full launch on December 15.

Here is what Joe Russell, co-founder, and writer at Monothetic, had to say on the launch:

“We’ve been working on Beacon in some form for most of our professional lives, and, frankly, seeing this final milestone coming up is a lot like watching the approaching void of death. At least, in this case, other people get to play a game we think has turned out pretty well. It has a thing where you can turn into a spinning cosmic octopus for a bit. That’s probably better than death, I think.”

I agree. Turning into a spinning Octopus is better than death. Better than a lot of things, really.

I’m always happy to see a quality game leave early access. I’ve not had the chance to play Beacon yet, but I’ve heard good things about it.

Key Features

  • 6 Randomly Generated Levels — Enter at the Kovus Outlands, fight your way through the Overgrown Spires, and push through the pollution to the cryptic Omega Vault where your Beacon is held
  • A Rich Multi-Faction World to Scavenge — Collect mementos to discover the mysteries behind the 5 Factions on Kovus-18, find Tinkered Weapon Variants left behind by previous clones, and track your percentage of secrets discovered at the end of each level
  • 10+ Unique Weather Types with Storm Events — Avoid or make tactical use of Hailshards, Tesla Storms, and Polluted Tornadoes.
  • 100+ Mutations and 5 DNA Types — Collect DNA from deceased enemies and alter your statistics after death. Gain new abilities with each new clone and alter your character into something not quite human.
  • 180+ Items Spread Across 4 Item Types — Regain an advantage with one-time use Pickups, activate your reusable Auxiliary, swap your Grenade Mod, and stock up on Passive Mods
  • 120+ Weapons — Find your favorite arsenal from unique technologies spread across the various factions
  • 100+ Enemies with Champion Variants — The varied factions that inhabit Kovus-18 will fight each other as well as you
  • 15+ Boss Fights — Face off against the ultimate lifeforms of each faction, including the Solus Hivemind, Prism Mainframe, and Tritoraptor Matriarch

Beacon seems like a solid rogue-lite. I think it has enough here to offer fans of the genre.

Source Press: release