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Release date: Early 2023
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux *
Price: RRP £17
Availability: Digital download
Languages: English, Hungarian (text only) *
Press contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other places: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Twitch | YouTube | Discord
*More to be announced
Behind the Beyond is the tale of a young lad who sets off to find a job, but finds a wondrous adventure instead. Explore a truly magical world and solve the mysteries of the Kingdom Behind the Beyond playing as Johnny, the youngest son of a poor man, and his companion the Fox.
An immersive folk experience
You follow Johnny's adventures in the format of a Hungarian folktale.
On your way you are drenched in carefully detailed and wonderfully weird artwork based on folk art and various embroidery styles.
Your adventures are accompanied by the unique and beautiful music of the amazing Kerekes Band.
Not your regular point & click
Behind the beyond is a mix of the good old point & click genre with some RPG elements!
In addition to the usual interactions you have 3 special actions that require you to improve Johnny's skills of Strength, Charm and Dexterity. Some choices and solutions will not be available if Johnny is not skilled enough*.
*Don't worry, you will still be able to finish the game though, we are not THAT evil.
Your choices matter
There are multiple endings, and numerous side quests where you will have to decide how things go down and that will affect the outcome of the whole story.
You will also find that many situations have multiple solutions too! Can you find them all?
- Huge, immersive folktale world to explore
- Featuring beautiful folk art and music
- Multiple solutions and multiple endings
- Witty point & click with RPG elements
- Bad puns and pop culture references
- English voices, with subtitles in English and Hungarian
Sugarpunch Games is a dynamic independent development studio started by the currently only permanent member, Katalin Rabel. Kate is an engineer, a published board game designer, an artist and a mum. A couple of years ago she decided to quit her job in business software to focus solely on games.
The idea for Behind the Beyond sparked in 2016 when Kate and her husband decided to enter Adventure Jam, a yearly game jam event where participants have about 2 weeks time to come up with an adventure game from scratch. Once they finished thier entry, they thought this idea deserves to be made into a proper, full-feature point and click adventure game. For the past few years Kate has been working on the demo full time, aided by a bunch of really talented people. For them, this is not work, but a labour of love and they all hope you will enjoy playing the game as much as they did making it.
Please be aware that at this moment, this is NOT a definitive list and we will be updating it as more people join us.
Marton Adam Marton
TECHNICAL ART & ANIMATION
HU - Katalin Rábel
Narrator - Howard Collis
Johnny - Tom Hounsham
Fox - Bethany Landskroner
Johnny's Father - Kev Summers
Gingerbread Man - Gary Woodlock
Master - Chris Dale
Master's Wife - Jane O'Sullivan
Angry Dude - Kev Summers
Drinking Dude - Gary Woodlock
Sleeping Dude - Gary Woodlock
Innkeep's Daughter - Adrienne Cox
Innkeep - Chris Dale
Elder - Kev Summers
Anna - Lara Powell
Kefro (Anastasia Shipul)