Hi folks! It’s Tom and Jay of Bytten Studio here! You might have seen our previous release as a studio: Lenna’s Inception–a procedurally-generated action-adventure RPG, with a branching narrative and two complete art styles. Other games we’ve worked on include Stardew Valley, Starbound and Wargroove!
Today we’re revealing our new project: Cassette Beasts. This has been in the works since late last year–keeping it quiet all this time has been quite a challenge to say the least! So without further ado…
Grab your cassette player, it’s time to transform!
Collect awesome monster forms to use during turn-based battles in our indie open-world RPG. Combine any two monster forms using Cassette Beasts’ Fusion System to create unique and powerful new ones!
Welcome to New Wirral, a remote island inhabited by creatures you’ve only dreamed of, nightmares you hopefully haven’t, and a cast of brave folks who use cassette tapes to transform for battle. To find a way home you’ll need to explore every inch of the island, and record monsters to tape to gain their abilities!
Transform into monsters using… retro cassette tapes?!
Faced with the constant threat of monster attacks, the residents of Harbourtown, New Wirral choose to fight fire with fire. Record a monster to tape, then play it back to take on its form for battle!
Fuse monster forms
Getting close to your companion has benefits–while transformed you can combine your strengths to gain the upper handle in battle! Any two monster forms can be fused to produce unique, fully-animated new fusion forms.
Explore a rich open world
Certain monster abilities can be used in human form. You’ll need these to help you get around, solve puzzles, and locate dungeons. Glide, fly, swim, climb, dash, go invisible, or turn magnetic!
Travel alongside a diverse cast of human companions
Never fight alone! Form bonds, spend time together, and help your selected partner complete personal goals to become a better team. The strength of your relationship determines how well you’re able to fuse!
Master a deep battle system
Take advantage of elemental chemistry to apply extra buffs or debuffs alongside your attack, or even alter your opponent’s elemental type!
🌟 Coming to Windows & Linux! Consoles TBC 🌟
Price & Release Date: TBA
Cassette Beasts is something of a dream game for us. We can’t wait to share it with you all! 🙂
We’re currently looking for funding and publishing partners. If you’re as excited about Cassette Beasts as we are, you can help spread the word by sharing this post!
PS. For anyone wondering if this announcement changes it–the 1.1 update we announced for Lenna’s Inception is still on the way.