Developer Balancing Monkey Games has today launched the free “Biomes and Beasties” update to its hit title Before We Leave. The update brings new island locations, a new storyline, new forms of life to interact with, the ability to unlock extra end-game buildings, new resources and research, and much more.
The new island types include Rainforest, Swamp and Crystal biomes which bring diversity in environments and landscapes. The update also rebalances game generation algorithms to make early islands more crucial to the game and necessary to succeed in later islands. The new Crystal biome includes a new type of research, a new resource, and the ability for the players to reconstruct one of their ancestors’ most advanced buildings.
In addition to new environments, the developers are adding a backstory into the game that was partially formed from various ideas of the game’s Discord community. As players explore the world they will find new chapters of the story which can be further explored. Lastly, small animals will also be introduced. More details will be revealed soon.
A full list of features for the “Biomes and Beasties” update includes:
- New island biomes such as Rainforest, Swamp, and Crystal
- New type of research and resource through the Crystal biome
- Ability for players to build their own transmogrifiers
- New island shapes variety
- New backstory written in partnership with the Discord community
- Inclusion of small animals for Peeps to interact with
In Before We Leave, players are tasked with rebuilding civilization to expand society to other continents and eventually other planets.
Before We Leave is available for purchase on the Epic Games Store for $19.99.