You step out of the confined pod, disorientated and blinking. As your vision clears, a desolate view forms to greet you. The burning wreckage of your ship - your home - lies scattered cruelly across the surface of an alien landscape.

You must have come down hard. Picking your way through the remains of the ship, you look for answers, a weapon, a radio. Instead, you find a body. Your body.

Well, you think, at least the cloning bay still works.

Unfortunately, it seems like that’s about all that does. If you want to get off this planet, you’re going to have to explore it. You need to find equipment. You need to build a beacon. The forests look hostile, but you’ve got your gun.

And if the worst comes to pass, well, at least the cloning bay still works.

Beacon is a sci-fi themed Action Roguelike. Played as a top-down shooter, you must fight your way through a randomly generated hostile world, all the while trying to locate your emergency distress beacon and escape the planet into which your ship has crashed.

While you’re making your way through these areas you’ll not only find weapons and items to help you; You’ll also be collecting DNA from the enemies you defeat. Then, when you inevitably die, you’re given the opportunity to combine the DNA you’ve collected to your own, granting you different stats and potentially gameplay-altering physical mutations for your next run.

Beacon aims to create a bridge between fast, frenetic action and long-term strategy, where your actions can be felt and built upon hours down the line.

Which platforms will Beacon be available on?

We are currently planning to release Beacon on Windows, Mac and Xbox One, but may expand to other platforms at a later date.

Which engine is Beacon built on?

Beacon runs on Unity 5, allowing us to build a game that scales well on a wide variety of machines. We will be releasing minimum hardware requirements within the year.

When will Beacon release?

We don’t currently have a set release date. You can keep up with Beacon’s development at our Devblog, or on Twitter at @MONOTHETIC.

Is there a Press Kit for Beacon?

We’ve put together a press kit for Beacon and Monothetic in general, which you can find here. Additional material can be found in our Media section.

Who do I talk to for ______?

For general enquiries, send emails to Alternatively, check the Contact page on the Monothetic website for addresses for individual staff.