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Hooded Horse and Beyond These Stars head to PAX Australia

Experience an exclusive first peek at city-building game Beyond These Stars, and try out other Hooded Horse titles at the show

October 5, 2023

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Hooded Horse | October 5, 2023 - Hooded Horse is packing its bags and heading down under to attend PAX Australia. Along with an array of playable demos from across the portfolio, Balancing Monkey Games will be in town with an exclusive playable build for spacefaring city-building game Beyond These Stars. We’re marking the occasion with a new gameplay trailer, as well as refreshed screenshots and store page assets.

Playable for the first time at PAX Australia, Beyond These Stars is the follow-up to the studio’s previous hit Before We Leave, and tasks players with rebuilding society on the back of a gigantic space whale, Kewa. They aren’t some silent carrier, though – Kewa is a sentient being with thoughts and desires, and players will need to learn how to communicate with Kewa as they travel the galaxy and try to convince them to go where players want to go.

An early demo will be playable exclusively on the show floor at the CODE NZ booth, 1140, giving players a glimpse of the game and a preview of a future demo dropping next year. Attendees can also head over to the Hooded Horse Indie Pod at Indie Booth 25 to try out demos for: 


Beyond These Stars will release in early access for PC via Steam, GOG, and the Epic Games Store. A press kit is available, and assets for all other Hooded Horse games are available online.

PAX Australia runs October 6 - 9 in the MCEC, Melbourne, Australia.

Press inquiries: [email protected] -End- About Hooded Horse™
Hooded Horse is a publisher of deep strategic and tactical games with people and partners worldwide. Starting in 2019 with a single title, Hooded Horse’s portfolio has grown to 27 games and counting. Our goal is to empower and support developers in doing what they love so that they can create world-class experiences for their audiences. From the distant past of Manor Lords and the haunted woods of Against the Storm, to the depths of space in Terra Invicta and Falling Frontier.

You can find out more about us on our Steam publisher page, as well as our social channels; Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Discord, and website.

About Balancing Monkey Games™

Balancing Monkey Games is an independent game developer based in New Zealand (Aotearoa), that specializes in non-violent games that aim to relax and entertain players. It is the studio’s mission to build a positive and thoughtful community, as well as create peaceful, accessible, and culturally relevant experiences that enable the team to support their local community in Dunedin (Ōtepoti).

You can find out more via the studio’s official website and social channels, such as Discord, Twitter, and YouTube.

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