Atmospheric space roguelike Out There gets a huge update, is coming to the Mac

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Back before the popular starship sim roguelike FTL had come to the iPad, France’s Mi Clos Studio released a charming little game called Out There that scratched a lot of the same itches. Like a randomized choose-your-own-adventure novel with resource management, Out There allowed you to explore alien universes, learn extraterrestrial languages, fight an evil alien civilization, and more.

Not everyone loved the game, saying that victory in Out There was too random, but I always had a lot of fondness for it. It had an incredible sense of atmosphere, thanks to wonderful art and music. I’m delighted to hear, then, that Out There isn’t just getting a sizable update… it’s clso oming to the Mac.

Mi Clos Studio is calling the update Out There: Ω Edition, and they are promising that the free expansion will add new aliens, new space ships, and a totally new ending, as well as over 50 new interactive stories and “uncharted planets and environments delivered by a new graphic engine.” Even the soundtrack by award-winning composer Siddhartha Barnhoorn is getting beefed up!

If you already own Out There on iOS, the update will be free. Otherwise, the game can be purchased on the App Store for $3.99. As for the Mac version, you can pre-order it directly from Mi-Clos Studio now to get access to the beta.

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