Cassette Beasts

Grab your cassette player, it’s time to transform!

Collect awesome monster forms to use during turn-based battles in this 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!

“Put the tape in and listen to it… Don’t ask me how it works, it just does.”

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!

“There is a way… a way for us to combine our strengths and win this!”

Fuse monster forms

Getting close to your companion has benefits–while transformed you can combine your strengths to gain the upper hand in battle! Any two monster forms can be fused to produce unique, fully-animated new fusion forms.

“Okay, don’t freak out–but you’re in a different world now.”

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!

“It’s us, out here, surrounded by monsters. To be honest, we need all the help we can get.”

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 and Linux! Consoles TBC 🌟
Price & Release Date: TBA

We’re currently looking for funding and publishing partners. If you’re as excited about Cassette Beasts as we are, please help to spread the word!

In the meantime, you can support Cassette Beasts by wishlisting it on the Steam store page here:

About Us

Bytten Studio is an indie team based in Brighton UK, co-founded by Jay Baylis and Tom Coxon.

Jay Baylis
Artist, Writer & Designer

Tom Coxon
Programmer & Designer

Joel Baylis
Composer

We have over a decade and a half of combined experience working on successful pixel art indie games. Our first release as a studio, Lenna’s Inception, was a procedurally-generated action-adventure RPG, with a branching narrative and two complete art styles. It released on PC platforms in January 2020.

Other games we’ve worked on include:

  • Stardew Valley: a farming sim released in 2016 to huge critical and commercial success. It has sold over 10 million copies and been ported to all major platforms.
  • Starbound: a multiplayer sandbox adventure game that developed a large following across its development from crowd-funding, early access and through to release.
  • Wargroove: a turn-based strategy game inspired by Nintendo’s Advance Wars series, which was a major success despite its niche genre.

Cassette Beasts is something of a dream game for us. We can’t wait to share it with you all! 🙂

Traffikrab <3