Beyond a Steel Sky
By: Revolution Software
Beyond a Steel Sky is the sequel of Revolution Software’s classic point-and-click adventure, Beneath a Steel Sky. It’s a 3D third-person game instead of 2D, and you’re move around using an invisible joystick. But as with the original, there are lots of puzzles to solve. So this walkthrough guide should help you if you get stuck. Feel free to ask for extra help in the comments section.
In this video, I take you through these steps:
I spend a lot of time first talking to the guard and exploring the Old Museum, listening to each exhibit.
Once done, hack the Joey Speaks Attraction with the N01T-AL robot so the Joey Speaks Attraction now has the Announce Exhibit Information node. Then scan your hand over the Joey Speaks Attraction to get him talking. He asks you to rescue him!
For some reason, the guard didn’t check up on Joey Speaks until I walked around some more and tried to use the N01T-AL again at one of the exhibits. But once he’s distracted, use your crowbar on the padlock to open the fridge door. A rat runs out and causes chaos!
For some reason, you’re not kicked out. So once the place is empty, use your crowbar to break the glass on the Joey Speaks exhibit and steal the circuit board.
Now the storage room should be open, so head inside and place Joey’s circuit board inside the vacuum robot. Then chat with Joey.
Here’s where I wasted way too much time hacking things I shouldn’t have hacked. But use the crowbar to open the panel under the holographic display. Then have Joey plug into the port and read the map to find you the location of E1594.
Next, you need to get the Barrel Robot moving. Have Joey plug into its port and he’ll tell you he needs a manual for it. So go to the storage room and find the barrel robot manual on the robot manual terminal. Then, when the F4R-T robot is in the room with you, hack it with the terminal and move the barrel robot manual to the F4R-T robot. Then, go back to the holographic display and hack it with the F4R-T robot. Move the manual to the holographic display. Then have Joey read it. Now you can hop into the barrel and get out of there!
In this next video, I take these steps:
Leave the museum. Change my brooch’s hologram just for fun.
Get in the monopod and try to get to the recycling center. Learn that you can’t without a travel waiver.
Ask Greta how to get a ticket and she tells you to find a Wellbeing officer. Ask her where to find Orana and she tells you she’s at the Aspiration Platform.
Go back to the monopod and and take it to Aspiration Platform. You’ll be stopped there by a robot who wants you to come back with your cleaning uniform (remember, Graham was a cleaning supervisor).
Go back to Graham’s apartment (meet Reginald here) and get the cleaning uniform from his bedroom.
Head back to Aspiration Platform and talk to the P4R-T bot. He tells you to clean and NOT deal with the gang-gang.
Find the gang-gang up high near the Spankles vending machine and then lure it with one of your Mini-K sausages. Here’s where it gets tricky. If you throw it on the floor, the F4R-T vermin bot won’t be able to get to it in time.
I messed around with things a lot on my video, so I’m not really sure if there are more steps than this . But the main thing to do is go inside and open the control panel for the sprinkler system. Turn off the water. Then go back outside and lure the gang-gang again. This time, throw it at the tree. Then quickly run inside and turn the sprinkler system back on. The vermin bot will head to the tree and both it and the gang-gang will get fried.
Have Joey clean up the mess. He’ll catch on fire once he starts cleaning up the bunting.
Then Orana shows up and you can convince her to give you the travel waiver.
Take Joey’s circuit board from the vacuum robot and then use the monopod to head to the recycling center.
In this next video, I take you through these steps:
Enter the recycling center and find Leet. He wants you to get him moonshine from the top of the building in exchange for information about Graham.
Head out through the second door up the stairs and walk along the gangplank until you meet a d-RYD that blocks your way and shocks you if you try to get close to him.
Head back inside and downstairs to the conveyor belt and crusher. Use the crusher control panel to turn off the crusher. Then go up to it and use your crowbar to jam it.
Take a look around you and notice the lockers nearby. Turn the machine back on and then quickly hide in one of the lockers.
Wait until the robot is on top of the conveyor belt and then turn on the crusher again so he gets stuck in it.
Now you can head back out towards the other building. Use that same door as before and when you come to a fork in the road, go right until you see another door. Head inside and to the lower level. Fill up the bottle with moonshine and then leave.
On your way out, you can go left and climb up some stairs and then a ladder, but you won’t be able to complete the puzzle here, so you can skip it for now.
Go back to “Leet” and give him his moonshine, then talk to him. Learn what you can and ask him to fix the chip so you can access the rest of the data. He tells you to put your hand on the clamp. Do so and he’ll try to cut off your hand! Think quick and grab the moonshine bottle and hit him over the head with it.
Talk to him again to learn he’s not Leet, but Jimmy. He’ll tell you how to find Leet. Then take the cleaver off the floor. Also grab the unicorn. It’s an explosive!
We still need to find Billy and Leet. Head back to the second building. This time head left and climb up the two flights of stairs. Use the crowbar to open the light switch panel and then turn off the light. Then head a little further along and pull off the gas valve.
Head back left and climb up the ladder. Find the ANCHOR sign. Use your cleaver to cut the tether holding the hanging anchor. It will crash into the gas pipe below.
Climb back down and find the anchor. Make sure the light is off and place the unicorn inside the lamp. Then turn the light back on and watch the explosion.
Head back down the stairs and into the door of the furnace room. Now the furnace is off and you can see a ladder leading to a room above. Head up it.
Here you’ll finally meet the real Leet! Talk to him as much as you want and then sit in the chair to connect to the LINCspace and MINOS. This is where I ended this video.
In this video, I take you through these steps:
The LINCspace is pretty straightforward. Try to get past the firewall. You can’t. So head to the floating safe on your right. It’s a portal that will teleport you to another platform
On this platform, grab the fire extinguisher and the duct tape. Also, notice the safe is encrypted. Then go back through the portal.
Use the fire extinguisher on the firewall. It appears to work but then a virus blocks you again. Looks like we’re not done here.
Use the tape to repair the stairs to the left. Then head up.
Head first through the portal with the Z-like symbol on it. Repair the floor and get the blindfold, then go back through the portal.
Use the blindfold on the giant eye.
Then go through the cog portal. Repair the floor and then pick up the magnifying glass, which decrypts data. Then go back through the portal.
Go through the floating rock portal and grab the Divine Wrath. Then head back through the portal.
Go through the knight chess piece portal and use the Divine Wrath to destroy the virus. Then head back through the portal.
Go through the safe portal again and use the decryption software to unlock the safe and download the data inside.
Go back to the firewall and use the fire extinguisher on it again. Now it will stay down. Go through to access MINOS.
Head along the path and convert the little disc to the left. I’m not exactly sure what that accomplishes. (Update: Apparently this gives you the retro outfit in your closet from Beneath a Steel Sky).
Then interact with the big navigational wheel to open a new path. Head along it and through the door.
Talk to Greta here and learn what you can. Then solve the Towers of Hanoi puzzle. It’s not too bad as long as you realize you can load the “masks” onto Greta’s back. Move them around, stacking smaller ones on heavy ones. You need to make them look like the photo below.
Now you’ll exit the program and meet Joey in a new body. Learn everything you can from Leet and then head out.
Since Leet told me to throw the Bilby toy down the furnace hole, I decided to do that on my way out. I don’t know if there’s an alternate path where you give it back to Songbird instead. So you might want to hold onto it just in case. NOTE: Apparently if you give it to Songbird and show her the photograph you have, she’ll help you later in the game.
Head back to Graham’s Apartment and read all his messages. One has a fire attachment. View it in the Holo-Plinth program and then check out the holo deck. Use your hacking device to swap the tracker and the holo-plinth again.
Now you can see some fragmented data. Swap out the hololens for the damaged hololens in your bag to see a message telling Graham to go to the Aspiration Gala at midnight. Afterwards, I switched them back so no one else would see the message.
Next, talk to Chipworth and Songbird about the Aspiration Gala to find out what they know.
Leave the apartment and talk to Tarquin. Ask him about the Gala. He says he’s hosting it alongside Reginald and will be reciting poetry. Ask him where to find Reginald and also make a deal with him to help him find inspiration if he gets you into the gala.
Then head back to the Piazza and toward the cafe. This is where this video ends.
Ok this video, I take you through these steps:
Head inside the cafe and hack into the the VIP lounge. Reginald is here, so talk to him. He refuses to leave the room because he finds the music peaceful.
Leave the cafe and head to the left side of it to find a diagnostician listening to music. Hack her music to switch it with the cafe’s music.
Now Reginald will be annoyed and try to leave the room, demanding the music be changed. You may need to hack the VIP room door back to its original state so he can get out.
Next, hack the bar. Make it so the alarm goes off when you scan your ID for a Spankles.
Then scan your chip and set off the alarm until one of the Speaker (5H0-UT) drones comes into the cafe. Stand between the speaker drone and Reginald and use your hacking device to swap the Aspiration Day Announcement with either the Aspiration Gala Poem or the Private Poem from Reginald’s portable e-reader. I chose the Gala poem. You only get to hear one, so choose wisely.
If you follow the droid, you can hear him recite the poem. Follow him to the Brooch station and swap the poem with the hologram. Then use your brooch with the station and change it to the poem. Now you have the poem on you!
Head back to Graham’s Apartment and give the brooch to Tarquin. He’ll then send you up to Graham’s room to change into something fancier. So put on the suit and then head back down.
Songbird will be waiting best the monopod. You can either lie to her or tell the truth. I chose the truth and she hated me for it. So you might want to try lying. There’s a path that gets her to come with you to the gala but I didn’t get it.
Then you’ll automatically be taken back to Aspiration Platform for the gala. Talk to Alonso. That’s where this video ends.
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