Alpha demo available now!
Beyond the Sky
Beyond the Sky is a dark point and click graphic
adventure. The protagonist is Selene, a young lady who,
tricked, finds herself alone in a dark wood and must find a way to escape and fullfill her
dream of reaching the Moon. Beyond the Sky is a narrative
game which features challenging logical puzzles but it's also a mysteroius journey of self-discovery.
The game will be available for Windows and Mac OS.
- Narrative point and click adventure
Beyond the Sky is a point and click adventure, but also a visual novel: an experimental mix of game and literature.
- Focused on logical puzzles well integrated with story
In Beyond the Sky all puzzles are part of the story and are based on logical deduction. There's no item combination and no pixel hunt.
- Philosophical game
Beyond the Sky is a mysterious journey in which Selene (and therefore, the player) will have to deal with important themes like the sense of life and death, loneliness, sadness, uncertainty, power, war and so on.
- Game about self-confidence
At the beginning Selene can interact with the surrounding world in a limited way, but during the game she'll become more self-confident and she'll learn to look beyond appearances and interact with the world in a deeper way.
- Unique and peculiar graphic style
The graphic style of the game is inspired by the masters of the genre and the masters of art and is entirely hand-drawn.
- Two game modes
You can either play using the in-game journal or common pen and paper. In the first case Selene will take note of every useful information, otherwise you'll need to use the old-fashioned pen and paper.
- Interesting dark atmosphere
Inspired by pop culture, European literature and art.
- Great original soundtrack
An original and evocative soundtrack specifically composed for the game.
The alpha demo of Beyond the Sky is finally here! Download it from here. Please, keep in mind that this is just an alpha demo and the full varsion may substantially differ from it.
Minimum system requirements
- CPU: 2 GHz Dual Core CPU
- RAM: 2 GB
- Video card: ATI Radeon HD 3400 Series, Geforce 9400 Series or a dedicated video card with at least 512 MB VRAM
- OS: Windows 7 or newer
- Free disk space: 200 MB
Some concept pictures, screenshots and videos. Beyond the Sky is in the early stage of development and these pictures may not represent the final product.
We’re Iperurania Arts, a small Italian team of two game developers and a cat: Federico Mercurio, Giulia Mariella and Jones. Now we’re working on Beyond the Sky, our biggest and most important project. Our goal is to make intriguing and good-looking games, fun to play and with a unique style.
First of all, we’re lovers of games, music, movies, literature and art and we’d like to show this in our creations. We’re inspired by classics and masters of videogames (i.e. Double Fine games and LucasArts adventures) and by the dark and gothic tones of Tim Burton’s and Guillermo del Toro’s cinema or by movies like Bram Stoker’s Dracula. We’re also inspired by literature, especially by Latin and Greek classics, French chivalric romance, Italian medieval literature, Shakespeare’s works, English romanticism and the biggest contemporary authors as well as by masters of art like Caravaggio, Canova and Gustav Klimt. Our purpose is to put whatever we love in our works making something new, beautiful and engaging.
Get to know us better:
I’m Giulia, co-founder of Iperurania Arts, co-maker of Beyond the Sky and artist of the team. My tasks include whatever regards graphics, from character design to animations. In short everything you’ll see in the game – characters, places, animals and so on – has been hand-drawn by me.
Co-founder of Iperurania Arts along with Giulia, I’ve always had a passion for toys and games, either board games or videogames, as well as for computer programming for entertainment. I’m the game designer, writer and programmer of Beyond the Sky.
Jones is 6, is a cat and is a vital member of the team. His tasks include reminding us to take a break and eat, alleviating our stress and covering all team members of scratches. He takes his chores very seriously!