Posts Tagged ‘Out There’

Oh Mah Gawd – Out There: Ω Edition

By Alec Meer on July 15th, 2014.

Space exploration adventure/suicide mission Out There was my favourite mobile game of last year. While this may sound like the grandest of statements, please do bear in mind that I only played about four mobile games last year. Even so: Out There was and is brillo. It plays like FTL converted into a tranquil, slightly forlorn gamebook – this is not a game about being disintegrated by alien death rays, but one of trying to stay one step ahead of a slow, sad death lost in space. Exploration and risk-taking are in its bones, and at heart it’s a Fighting Fantasy book adorned with solemn, sparse, affecting writing and prettily minimal art. There isn’t much to it, but it turns what it does have into offbeat effectiveness.

A PC version has been promised for quite some time, and now it’s finally been announced, titled and explained. The expanded Out There: Ω Edition will be with us soon.
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So I’ve Been Playing Android Games On My PC

By Alec Meer on March 12th, 2014.

I’ve cracked it! I’ve discovered the formula for eternal and invincible perversion! I have, this day, established a way in which PC gaming website Rock, Paper, Shotgun can post about intriguing mobile games without the slightest concern that we’re stepping beyond our self-elected remit! Well, maybe a little, occasionally, hesitantly, sideways.

Three exclamation marks in that introduction. That’s how pleased I am that a program called Bluestacks has meant I’ve spent the morning playing Android games from the big-screen comfort of my computer.
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Time To Dive Into: Sea Of Stars

By Adam Smith on March 3rd, 2014.

My excuse for not spotting the latest video of Infinite Space 3: Sea of Stars is a worthy one. I’ve been too busy playing Out There on my Android CleverPhone. Like the Infinite Space series, it’s a mysterious RPG that drops the player in space, surrounded by the unknown. You should try it and I shall try to find out if it’s still coming to PC, as was originally planned. Enough of that for now though because the new video for Sea Of Stars contains plenty of information to drool over, including diplomacy, alien life and homeworld shipyards. The beta release is planned for the end of March.

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