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    Published: 2014-03-06, by Peter Warrior.

    A modern take on pulp sci-fi and gamebooks

    8.7
    • High replayabiilty
    • Great mix of graphic design and text
    • No lite or trial version
    • Lack of animations
    • More languages would have been appreciated

    "To Pluto and yonder!"

    Out there follows the usual premises of gamebooks, or choice-you-own adventure, no matter how you call them. However, your choices aren't limited to choosing this or that path, as you have also to manage your ship and its upgrades, gather hints to decrypt alien languages and explore and probe planets you come by.

    This game is vast and throughout all of it you will feel like, well, like an astronaut lost in an unknown galaxy, where every single choice can save your life (especially true if you're running our of oxygen) or throw yourself into a cold and quiet death. As many of the non-key elements ('triggers') are randomly generated, replayability is assured since the very first (of many, we hope) replay.

    On the other hand, the lack of animated cutscenes and the poor quality of the current animations, regardless of how much of gamebooks can be found here; and the fact it's only translated to Alien, French and English and it'd hard to enjoy the game if you can't read fluently one or another.

    Anyways, suited for teens and grownups and anyone knowledgeable about how the biggest adventures start by opening the cover of a book...or tapping on an icon on the desktop.

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    by Peter , Appszoom

    Mar 06, 2014

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    5/5 - TouchArcade
    5/5 - PocketTactics
    9/10 'Gold Award' - PocketGamer
    Grand Prize - DevGAMM Moscow 2015
    Excellence in Narrative - DevGAMM 2015
    Best Game Design Award - Casual Connect EE 2014
    Excellence In Narrative Finalist - IMGA 2015
    Best iPhone and iPad Games of 2014 - TouchArcade
    Best Mobile Games of 2014 - Game Informer
    Best Mobile Games of 2014 - Gamezebo

    Official Selection : Leftfield Collection - Rezzed Show 2013
    Official Selection : Indie Games Arcade - Eurogamer Expo 2013
    Official Selection : Indie MEGABOOTH - PAX East 2014

    WARNING : This game is hard. Check the forum for strategy tips : http://outthere.forumactif.org/

    You are an astronaut awaking from cryonics not in the solar system, but... out there... in a far and unknown place of the galaxy. In Out There, you will have to survive, tinkering your ship with what you can gather drifting in the void, and spot garden planets to refill your oxygen supply.

    Space is an hostile place ; dangerous and mysterious adventures will mark each step of your travel. You will not only meet intelligent species that won’t care about you, but also deal with ancient powers linked to your destiny and the fate of mankind itself.

    Survival and understanding of what is really at stake in the galaxy is the core of what Out There has to offer.

    Music by award-winning composer Siddhartha Barnhoorn (Antichamber, The Stanley Parable)

    • Google Game Services : 59 achievements, 1 leaderboard
    • A dark and melancholic, hard sci-fi adventure
    • Explore a freshly procedurally-generated galaxy every new game
    • 350+ multiple choices handwritten game book adventures
    • Epic main storyline with 4 different endings
    • 10 spaceships with different specs to discover
    • Crafting system with 20 alien technologies built from 15 materials
    • Engage with alien life forms and learn their language
    • No combat ! It’s you against the environment
    • Eerie score by award-winning composer Siddartha Barnhoom (Antichamber, The Stanley Parable)
    • Fantastic pulp comics graphics
    • High replay value

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