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Mutate yourself to victory as you scavenge an uncharted alien planet in this stylish sci-fi action rogue-like. · By monothetic

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A topic by monothetic created Apr 14, 2018 Views: 2,388 Replies: 8
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General FAQ

How long will First Access be open?

Currently we estimate the first access to run for 6-8 months leading up to the full release of the game. Over first access we'll continue adding more content to the game, including a large patch in the summer with Level 5, and will be tweaking and balancing the game based on feedback from our First Access players. 

Which platforms will Beacon be available on?

The First Access will only be available on PC. We're currently planning to release the final game on Windows, Mac, and Xbox One, but may expand to other platforms at a later date.

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 on our website.

Who do I talk to for ______?

For general inquiries, send emails to

Will I get a Steam key once Beacon launches on Steam?

Yes! Anyone who buys Beacon on before the Steam release will get a key to redeem on Steam

Technical FAQ

What are the minimum requirements?

We don't have a real set of minimum requirements yet, but roughly:

  • An i5 or equivalent processor
  • A GPU that supports DX11, (Nvidia GTX 660 equivalent or better)
  • 4 GB of RAM or more
  • 2 GB of disk space
  • Windows 7 or higher

Which engine is Beacon built on?

Beacon runs on Unity 2018. If you'd like to know more about specific technical aspects don't be afraid to ask on our Discord here.

Does Beacon have DRM or anything like that?

Beacon does not have DRM, or even an installer.

Where does Beacon store data on my PC?

Beacon stores data in the following locations:

C:\Users\%USER\AppData\LocalLow\Monothetic\Beacon\playerstats.bsgGeneral stats such as items discovered
C:\Users\%USER\AppData\LocalLow\Monothetic\Beacon\settings_audio.jsonAudio settings
C:\Users\%USER\AppData\LocalLow\Monothetic\Beacon\settings_input.jsonController settings

Any chance of Linux support? Looks incredible.


Thank you! Sadly we currently have no plans for Linux at the moment, but will revisit it once our mother platforms have received releases (PC, Xbox, Mac) 

Can First Access version play on Mac? Or only for Windows PC?


Hey! Just Windows for now I’m afraid! But we will update you on an a Mac build when we have one ready! Thanks.

How will the communication look like? Should the suggestions and bugs be posted here, or do you prefer the e-mail?


Hey! Thanks for the question! We will be setting up a bugs/issues thread in the next few days for any issues players have! We’re also in the process of setting up a discord server for the game that will run alongside this forum! Any new details on bug reporting will be updated in both communities respectively! 

Please include it in an announcement/email when you have the Discord server setup! Might be worth setting up a public facing Trello for bug reporting :)


we have one available now!