Beneath a Steel Sky

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Beneath a Steel Sky
First release 1994
Also known as BASS, Steel Sky, Sky
Developed by Revolution Software
Published by Revolution Software
Distributed by (unknown)
Platforms Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS
Resolution 320x200, 256 colors
Engine Virtual Theatre
Support Since ScummVM 0.5.0
Available for
The full game can be
legally downloaded from
our downloads page

Beneath a Steel Sky uses a variant of Revolution's virtual theatre engine. The game takes place in the future, after the world is damaged from the ravages of humankind. The game first follows Robert Foster as he tries to escape from an enclosed city after he was kidnapped and brought there from his home in the Australian outback. Later, Robert discovers a plot involving the death of his mother, a government coverup, and the secrets about his own father.

Legal Status

In August 2003, the creators and copyright holders of Beneath a Steel Sky, Revolution Software, released the game as freeware for use with ScummVM. It is available for download from our Downloads page.


Required data files

For more information on how ScummVM uses game data files, see the user documentation.

PC, CD and Floppy


The sky.cpt file is also required, but it comes bundled with most ScummVM distributions. In most cases, no further action is required. However, if you are missing this file, download it here.

Game languages

The following language choices are available when using command-line arguments or the "Language" option in the game-specific settings. For more information, see the user documentation

  • gb - English (Great Britain) (default)
  • en - English (USA)
  • de - German
  • fr - French
  • it - Italian
  • br - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • es - Spanish
  • se - Swedish

Default controls

To change these controls and more, use the Keymaps tab in the global or game-specific settings. For more information, see the user documentation

Hotkey Description
Ctrl + Alt + d Starts the debugger
Ctrl + f Toggles fast mode on/off
Crtl + g Toggles really REALLY fast mode on/off
F5 Displays the save/load window
Escape Skips the game intro
Period . Skips current line of text

External links