Characters in the game
On this page you can find an overview of the most important characters in the game Beneath a Steel Sky and a short profile of the person
as well as an image of every character.
Robert Foster comes from the Gap, a wilderness out of the huge metropolitan
town, called Union City, in this near future. His parents died in a helicop-
tercrash. A tribe of wild, uncivilized (whatever that means) people have
The thing is, his name actually isn't Robert Foster, and that's the reason he's
kidnapped out of the Gap and taken to town. So what else should happen, than
the helicopter crashing again and Foster surviving again. At once the security
man Stephen Reich is after him, but he will be history more soon than late.
Joey is a robot, build by Foster. He's kinda C3-PO for Anakin Skywalker. Just
that it's Joey and Foster. At the beginning of the game Joey is damaged and
Foster just carries Joey's main circuit board around.
But if Foster manages to stick the Circuit board into another soulless robot,
Joey can take over this guy and talk stupid to Foster. Very funny sometimes. At
the end Joey mutates to a jerk and is called Ken then.
Howard Hobbins works in the repair shop in the recycling plant. Foster can
steal his sandwich. hehe.
Hobbins will be punished very hard later because of the things YOU did.
Well, in the end it turns out that he will get a good job.
He looks kind of Irish to me, but that could also be, that in the Talkie
version all english speakers with strong accent do the voicing, even though the
game is set in a futuristic Australia, and this makes me thinks so. Well, he
looks like an Irishman, and I say he is, but I have no proove on this. Hell, I
would ask him if I could. And I would eat all his sandwiches all the time if I
Gilbert Lamb is a controller in the Pipefactory, in which also Anita is working.
He's an asshole but he's very usefull for your aims. It's very nice when you
can downgrade him to a D-LINC.
He loves his cat and shows her Videos titled Pussys on Parade. Does this make
him a pervert. I think not, but he sure is pervert.
Stephen Reich is a Safetyman. First he's after you, then he's gone very fast!
He has a LINC Status of 5 and lives in Belle Vue Gardens 2291. You will make
your way through half of the game with his ID Card. He also has a pair of cool
Anita is a beautiful girl that works in Lamb's pipesfactory. The sad thing is
she gets displaced to the Reactor and was a D-LINC before. She has no future.
Anita is a hacker and she's on your side. She wants to help you to destroy LINC
and hosts a virus for you in the Cyberspace of LINC. Now you only have to get
it. But that is harder than you think it could be. Or something like that.
In the middle area of the big steel city is Dr. Buke's practice. It seems like he's
addicted to the narcotic that he's sniffing all the time. It should be for his
patients, but he uses it for himself.
Dr. Burke is specialized in plastic surgery. He can implant you a Schriemann-
Port and he can also change and manipulate your fingerprints.
You can also talk to his patient with the opened stomach. heheheh!
Miss Danielle Piermont is a nice old lady, that always walks her dog. She
has got some very god connections and can introduce you into the club in the
lowest area. But before that you have to torture her dog. Only a bit ;)
So here is the big Spoiler, the socalled Plotkiller (at least withoit a spoilering image...), so don't read on when you
want to find out by yourself!
LINC is a virtual Programm, written and created by your father. He did spend more
time with LINC than with you and your mother. Then LINC took control over
your (Fosters) father and cLINCed directly into his brain. LINC controlls
everything in Union City, LINC wants you as a replacement for your father,
because he is too old now. If you take the job or you delegate it to someone
else just standing nearby is your own choice. But be fast and think about
where you come from.