Beacon is a sci-fi action roguelite that plays like a top-down shooter. You're tasked with fighting your way through a randomly generated alien world, trapped in an endless search for your ship’s emergency distress beacon — your only hope to signal for rescue after crash landing.

In your search you’ll not only find weapons and items to help you; you’ll also be collecting DNA from the enemies you defeat. When you inevitably die, you’re given the opportunity to integrate the DNA you've collected into your genome, allowing you to alter your statistics and gain gameplay-altering physical mutations for your next clone's life.

Beacon aims to combine fast, frenetic action with ambient exploration, giving the player a rich world to scavenge on their mission to find rescue.

Beacon is currently targeting Windows, Mac and Xbox One. An in-development version of Beacon for Windows is available now on Itch.io, and Steam Early Access.


Trailer created for Beacon's Steam Early Access release, February 2019.


Logo / Icon

Download logos and icons in a .ZIP file

Selected Press

Xbox/ See what's new from ID@Xbox E3 2016

Game Informer/ The Best Indie Games Of GDC 2016

Xbox Wire/ Explore Alien Worlds and Cheat Death in Beacon for Xbox One

Rock, Paper, Shotgun/ Premature Evaluation: Beacon

PC Gamer/ Sci-fi Roguelike Beacon is all kinds of stylish

/ Science is messy and cloning's unlimited in twin-stick shooter Beacon

Kotaku/ In Beacon, Death Is A Small Victory

IGN UK/ Beacon puts a new twist on the Action Roguelike

Eurogamer/ Gorgeous cyberpunk shooter Beacon is about dying to survive

The Sixth Axis/ Beacon splices DNA, looting and tentacles in the next roguelite you need to play

Here are words/ The Folks at Monothetic Discuss Beacon, a Rogue-like with a Sci-Fi Twist

Team / Contact

Michael Corsaro Programming

Bovornrat Kasemkamolkij CFO


Russ Briggeman Animation


For general enquiries, please email us at