From today's announcement by Mi-Clos Studio - makers of the fantastic Out There - it appears the developer is doing a reverse FTL.
Spaceship management sim FTL came from PC to iPad earlier this year in the form of FTL: Faster Than Light Advanced Edition - a bumper new edition with loads of added content. Mi-Clos Studio is going the other way with its multi-platform release of Out There, as the spaceship management/gamebook adventure hybrid heads out from iOS and Android towards its release on Mac and PC.
Entitled Out There Omega, Mi-Clos has teased loads of additional content, such as new alien breeds, spaceships and planets, a brand new ending, and more than 50 new interactive stories.
Another intriguing tease from the studio is the announcement that the additional content will be delivered via a new graphics engine. We were pretty impressed in our review with the graphic novel presentation of the environments in the original release, so it will be very interesting to see how the look of the game will be altered in this updated edition.
The already excellent soundtrack by Siddhartha Barnhoorn will also be extended. But the best news of the announcement is that the Omega edition will come as a free update to owners of the original version. Happy Days!!
No date has yet been announced for Out There Omega's release, but as soon as we hear more, we'll let you know, and of course we'll take the new edition for a hands-on spin as soon as we can and post our impressions.
You can check out our full review of Out There (and our exclusive interview with the developer) in Grab It Episode 3. Our 4.5 out of 5 star verdict concluded; "Imaginative story pages and cerebral resource management have come together to form a unique and compelling journey." So we also recommend just jumping in with the current version by grabbing it here.
This atmospheric lost in space adventure is not an easy game to finish, and you'll die many times before reaching any of the possible endings. For tips that will stand you in good stead as you head out on your journey, read our Essential Tips for Surviving Out There.
Also, for a bit of fun, you can check out my own personal (and somewhat disastrous) experience with FTL: Faster Than Light Advanced Edition here. Spoiler alert - I did not fare well.
- Out There
- FTL: Faster Than Light Advanced Edition