Beyond Flesh and Blood releases a pre-alpha demo and gameplay is impressive

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Beyond Flesh and Blood is a #postapocalyptic story-led 3rd person action/#shooter, featuring huge metal endoskeletons battling across the decaying city of Manchester (UK). Gameplay in the Pre-Alpha Demo blends #3rdperson shooting (horde mode especially) for Beyond Flesh and Blood (Windows), with tower defense aspects keeping you fighting off wave after wave of attacking enemies while trying to power-up your defenses. And it’s rather impressive. Something we never expected and a title that hits you like a AAA game but with added platform support of both Linux and Windows. A feature we rather appreciate.

Your mighty mech packs some serious firepower, but you will have to activate radio towers in order to extend your range.  Power-up turrets and barriers in order to fend off your attackers.  There’s a nice selection of weaponry and enemies to fight, and some satisfyingly gory slow-mo shots for the last kill of every wave.  It’s a cool 3rd person shooter with bad-ass mechs and the ability to strategically use the environment to your advantage.

You can download a slice of man-gibbing, high-scoring, defense-building, mech-stomping wave survival HERE, though for some odd reason you will need to sign in with Twitter or Facebook or register an account. PixelBomb Games, you are supposed to make it as easy as possible for people to try your game.

PixelBomb tried to Kickstart Beyond Flesh and Blood last year, but fell far short. After wrestling through Steam Greenlight, they’re now planning an Early Access launch.

The full game of Beyond Flesh and Blood promises far deeper gameplay than the current build, with large scale battles, the ability to upgrade your mech, strategic puzzles, and immersive story that tackles themes of dehumanisation, political instability and environmental disaster.  The Pre-Alpha Demo doesn’t incorporate any of this story though, so it’s very easy to just pretend you’re aTerminator defending SkyNet from pesky humans, which is great fun!

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