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In Steam Bandits: Outpost, you play as the newly-hired skyrunner of a burgeoning trade outpost in the floating world of Stratos. It’s up to you to manage your outpost and assemble your party to explore the furthest reaches of the skies.
Release Date: Jan 14, 2014
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“In Steam Bandits: Outpost, you launch into the world of Stratos as a Skyrunner in search of fortune and glory. This is an Early Access title that is just entering its Alpha stage, so please understand that there will be bugs and lots of content updates! Joining us in Early Access will help us refine the game and add cool features. Eventually the game will be Free-To-Play, but right now we are limiting players to only those that get an Early Access pack below. We're not quite ready to let everyone in the world into the game yet. The packs have some great stuff in there, so it's worth it :-)

While we are making a Free-To-Play game, we are not Pay-To-Win; any purchasable content will be strictly for personalization rather than gameplay. Using our Cloud-Based RPG system, you can switch seamlessly between your PC, Tablet, and Smart Phone without the worry of losing your progress and having to start over. Adventure is our name; mischief is our game. Join us and build your fame!”
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New Trailer and Patch 0.2.4c

April 9th, 2014

We've just released a new trailer for the game that gives a voice to our lovable clockbot, Archie! Check it out on our Steam page.

The latest patch (0.2.4c) is looking pretty stable and introduces the game's story-driven prologue. If you haven't checked out the game yet, now's a good time :-)

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Update: 3/18/2014 - v0.2.4

March 22nd, 2014

New Stuff

  • The first version of the Prologue is in! The Skyrunner Recruitment Center is the first area players will experience when starting a new game. If you already have a character made but would like a character reset, let us know in the Steam Bandits forums: https://www.steambanditsoutpost.com/forums/index.php
  • New quest islands: Bristledon Cove, Darkheart Bay, Dry Pines Island, and Bullseye Cove.
  • New instance: Atmid Mining Base (think of an “instance” as a dungeon, but one that could be outside).
  • Level cap has been raised to 17!
  • Lots of new combat, safari, and resource islands, including new islands in the Southlands! Send your captains out on “advanced” captain missions to find them!
  • Two new player islands: one contains flox and one contains silica.
  • The first signs of structure NPCs! Be on the look-out for a few people working in your town buildings. Soon you will be able to meet all of them and go on quests to help them out!
  • Fixed Linux time issues. Buildings should have proper build times now.
  • Loot drop improvements.
  • Snake Grass Enclave improved.
  • The majority of combat animations have had their timings improved.
  • Some quests and conversations have been edited for better grammar and narrative flow.
  • Player leveling rates have been improved to feel less rigid.
  • A few menu function and sizing improvements.
  • Characters now animate more realistically when entering and leaving conversations.
  • Many other under-the-hood improvements and tweaks. Too many to list here.
  • Re-balanced the Engineering Workshop resource crafting.
Known Issues
  • Some objects on Snake Grass Enclave and Rivet’s Isle have the lootable particle effect before they should.

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About the Game

In Steam Bandits: Outpost, you play as the newly-hired skyrunner of a burgeoning trade outpost in the floating world of Stratos. It’s up to you to manage your outpost and assemble your party to explore the furthest reaches of the skies. Armed with only a handful of gold, your dashing good looks, and a kindly clockbot assistant, you’ll run into obstacles and misadventure, but success will earn you a place as one of the wealthiest, most stylish denizens of Stratos. Fortune favors the bold!

Known Issues in This Phase

  • Bugs. Definitely bugs.
  • No pathing for NPC/Monsters except random wandering.
  • No full tutorial.
  • Lack of some sounds.
  • Combat needs improvement.
  • Minimal variety of weapons/ships/monsters.
  • Ability diversity for normal attacks, no buff/debuff spells.
  • GUI for captain missions.
  • GUI systems for crafting.
  • No Encyclopedia (Button still in-game).
  • No Social (Button still in-game).
  • Many clothing assets are simply Captain Equipment.
  • Lack of spell-using items.
  • Requires Steam Bandits account to play (no guest mode yet)

Also, there will be character wipes every other week for a few months.

Alpha v2 - February

  • Tier2 Content
  • All Backer Captains
  • Color dyes/paints
  • T1-3 Captain Missions
  • More combat abilities
  • Multi-monster combat
  • Lots of combat updates
  • UI updates

Closed Beta - March/April

  • Tier3 Content
  • Dungeons/Interiors
  • Social stuff like friending players, visiting their islands, and social rewards
  • (More details later)

Open Beta - April/May

  • Companion party combat
  • Berry farming
  • (More details later)

Launch - June/July

  • Absolutely no bugs
  • (More details later)

Expansion1 - December

  • Tier4 Content
  • Northlands areas
  • (More details later)

Expansion2 - 2015

  • Tier5 Content
  • Pirate bases
  • PvP!!!
  • (More details later)

While traversing the world of Stratos, you will:

  • Explore a world filled with exciting adventures!
  • Recruit airship captains on your path to fortune and glory.
  • Engage in combat against pirates and fierce creatures.
  • Customize your character and outpost with thousands of combinations.
  • Collect tons of unique companions.
  • Show off your outpost to friends and strangers.
  • Build several outposts in exotic locations.
  • Much more will be announced soon!

Steam Bandits: Outpost brings a new outlook to casual games.

The first and most important thing to know is that you will never have to expect to “pay to win,” nor will you ever have to bother your friends to progress through the game. You can play as long or as little as you want without having to beg for help.

You’ll be exploring the world and embarking on story-driven quests. At any given time, you may find yourself harvesting the fruitful crop of your outpost, or taking on jobs from NPCs visiting your island in the sky. Utilizing our cloud-based system, you can play on desktop, tablet, and mobile devices during a single gameplay session.

We at Iocaine Studios want you to view Steam Bandits as more than just a free-to-play game; we want you to truly feel that you belong with us among the clouds.


Stratos is a world of floating islands, fragmented and strewn across a seemingly-infinite sea of clouds. Although it is unknown whether it has always been this way or whether the islands were once a part of something far below, Stratians are well-adapted to their setting. Societies have been established on the largest of the sky islands, and their peoples have learned to use flox--the very mineral that keeps their world afloat--and other natural resources to their advantage.

PC System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP2 or later
    • Processor: 1.6Ghz or Higher
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card with 256 MB shared or dedicated RAM (ATI or NVIDIA)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 700 MB available space
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c

Mac System Requirements

    • OS: 10.6 Snow Leopard or later
    • Processor: Intel Mac
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card with 256 MB shared or dedicated RAM (ATI or NVIDIA)
    • Hard Drive: 700 MB available space

Linux System Requirements

    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or later
    • Processor: 1.6Ghz or Higher
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card with 256 MB shared or dedicated RAM (ATI or NVIDIA)
    • Hard Drive: 700 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
26 of 32 people (81%) found this review helpful
87 products in account
8 reviews
30.6 hrs on record
When reading, keep in mind this is not a finished game! I am giving it a thumbs up based on the direction I see it heading and its potential. Never buy an early access game if you want a bug-free, totally polished experience.

That being said, Steam Bandits: Outpost has great potential. It plays a like a mix between Kingdom for Keflings/World of Keflings and Torchlight/TL2, but with a good old fashioned turn-based fighting system. I like real time fighting as much as the next gamer, but it's been a while since I played a game with turn-based fights so it's a fun change.

The art is lovely. The quests (past the tutorial) have a nice sense of humor. In fact, the whole game has a lighthearted feel that I enjoy. The writing, combat, and parts of the UI need some work, and sometimes it feels a little too much like a Zynga game (such as weird wait times for things to complete), but remember, this is still in beta.

For things that need improvement, the dev team is extremely responsive to suggestions and bug reports.

Do get this game if you like town-building and questing, and want to be part of the development process. Your feedback very literally will shape the direction of the game. That's pretty cool.
Posted: January 14th, 2014
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
71 products in account
4 reviews
22.8 hrs on record
If you spend less than a few hours in this game, you may quickly draw the conclusion that this game belongs on Facebook among the likes of animated farming simulators and kitchen-cookeries. However, like I have found - - you will reach the conclusion that this game is geared to have vast content and that between daily tasks, leveling, gearing, and keeping a tie-down on whats going on in your village you will have more than enough to do. The game is still in development, and there are bugs; some of which can be a bit on the annoying side. Combat is bland for the time being, and looks like something out of a flash game; but that is quickly being fixed.

If you buy into this game you have to think of what it will be, not what it currently is; having said that i'm a few hours in and still having a good time.
Posted: January 23rd, 2014
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11 of 20 people (55%) found this review helpful
150 products in account
13 reviews
0.6 hrs on record
Although I have only spent an hour with the game, I can already see a ton of potential. The game plays like any other facebook game, but the depth of this far exceeds expectations. This is a rare gem of a point and click adventure. The combat is awesome turn based style. If you like point and click adventures, buy this game. The customization is surprisingly ample. Give the game a try, i see alot of potential in this early access.
Posted: January 15th, 2014
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10 of 19 people (53%) found this review helpful
1,081 products in account
6 reviews
1.3 hrs on record
The game is absolutely delightful. Great turn-based combat that reminds me of classic Final Fantasy. Managing your town is pretty fun while you set out on adventures with your crew. Quests seem unique and well done. Can't wait to see what else is added in future updates.
Posted: January 15th, 2014
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4 of 9 people (44%) found this review helpful
210 products in account
110 reviews
1.9 hrs on record
wanted to like it
Couldnt get into it
Posted: March 30th, 2014
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