Inspired by Cave Story, Super Metroid, and Portal, you play an explorer stranded on a dangerous alien planet. Low on fuel, your only hope for escape is to find the planet’s core in this incredibly clever action-puzzle-platformer.
User reviews: Very Positive (2,384 reviews) - 92% of the 2,384 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 21, 2014

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"An amazing puzzle platformer coupled with great 8-bit music and good old fashioned collectables!"
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“This is challenging stuff, but it's wonderfully creative with it, and I'm not sure I can recommend it enough.”
9/10 – Eurogamer

“Out There Somewhere might just be the best puzzle platformer you’ll play this year”
5/5 – Gamezebo

About This Game

From the artists behind the smash hit Towerfall comes the critically-acclaimed Out There Somewhere.

Inspired by games such as Cave Story and Super Metroid, you play as an astronaut stranded on a strange and dangerous alien planet. Low on fuel, your only hope for escape is to make your way to the planet’s core.

It will take brains and quick reflexes to survive in this incredibly clever action platformer.

“Out There Somewhere isn't a normal game, though: it's a platformer with a devious twist and a truly shocking difficulty curve. It's a platformer with a very late level, for example, that contains absolutely no platforms at all - just empty space and a doorway right near the ceiling. This is challenging stuff, but it's wonderfully creative with it, and I'm not sure I can recommend it enough.”

-Eurogamer 9/10

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP and up
    • Processor: 1.2 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7 and up
    • Processor: 1.2 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7 and up
    • Processor: 2 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
104 of 115 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
Put a quarter into the arcade machine and play this one. Ignore the cheesy chip tune (or turn it off in the options), ignore the shooter game it starts with, because in a sudden twist you'll find yourself in a platformer with a teleport gun that handles arcade style: no blue and orange portals, just straight up teleports and precision jumps that let you reach where you want to reach, provided you can figure out and make the jumps.

Don't pass this one by while it's on sale.
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53 of 64 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
**Versão em Português abaixo**

- English Version

-- Edit.: When I wrote this, I just wanted to point that 20 cents is a impressive deal you should not lose (in my opinion). There are enough and more detailed reviews, I'll not repeat them. Since then the massive discount has returned a couple of times, but I will keep this text with the original date anyway. --

Normally I don't like to make reviews, but I feel a sense of duty to do one today (April 20th 2015).

Today this game has an unbelievable discount of 96%. I don't know how much it's in your currency (mine is R$ 0,41, it's less than U$$ 0,20).

If you have to believe me in one thing, please trust me now, this game is worth far more than some cents. It's a very short game, but definitely it's worth some bucks. Just take a look at the reviews, they say enough. Sell some cards and buy it!


- Português

Resumo: eu não gosto de fazer reviews, mas hoje me vi no dever. Hoje (20 de abril de 2015) este jogo está custando meros 41 centavos.

Este jogo definitivamente vale mais que 41 centavos. Olhe os reviews, eles dizem o suficiente. Este jogo é curto, mas é bom, bem feito, e recomendo que vc venda algumas cartas e o compre já!
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77 of 104 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 17

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An amazing little puzzle platformer coupled with great 8-bit music and good old fashioned collectables!
Verdict - 8.0/10

Scroll to the bottom for an 'Overall' on the game.

Gameplay - 9/10:

Out There Somewhere starts off as a side-scroller shooter that you're pretty much destined to lose causing you to crash down to the planet below - this is where the real game begins. It's a pretty simple platformer but the twist is the teleport gun you get, it shoots like an ordinary gun and you'll be teleported to where it hits instantly with all of your momentum preserved. It flows really well making the movement of the game extremely fluid. You also get a 'Guass Gun' which is basically just a pew pew that kills enemies and breaks blocks. There are a few NPCs with a little bit of inane dialogue, and collectables littered across the landscape which - a majority of them - are puzzles. I played the entire game with the controller and it worked perfectly, haven't tried it with a keyboard though and quite frankly I don't want to.

Level Design - 9/10:

Level Design - or essentially the Puzzles - are all pretty great but most are based on timings and not necessarily using any logic, there are some red herrings with some of the puzzles but generally there are more 'jumping puzzles' than 'actual puzzles'. There are different types of blocks you'll encounter while you progress through the game like Glass, Mirrors, and Broken Blocks that spice it up a little, but I won't go into detail as it is a puzzle platformer after-all. Finally, there are enemies, all of which are pretty stupid, the AI is kind of dumb and mostly set up in way where they are only required to do one action. Don't expect to be doing any combat in this Platformer! The world itself is pretty cool though, coupled with the secrets and collectables it - partially - rewards exploration, I would have liked it if they made exploration more rewarding and beat off the linear path every so often with more easter eggs.

Audio - 7/10:

The music is pretty great, it's an 8-bit Techno-Sci-Fi style and fits in the game perfectly, the soundtrack of this game is excellent. Unfortunately that's about it though, sound wasn't used as well as it could have been and there's no voice acting with the dialogue...

Graphics - 7/10:

The graphics, which you can probably gather from the screenshots or from my gameplay footage are a dark, pixel art style, it reminds me of Risk of Rain, whilst I'm not the biggest fan of pixel art - as I normally feel that it's more of the lazy way out of the graphics situation - it does fit in with the game nicely.

Overall - 8.0/10:

A bloody great platformer that I thoroughly enjoyed playing! If you're a fan of puzzle platformers then Out There Somewhere definitely needs to be in your Steam Library. I completed it in about an 1 and 1/2 hours - but not 100% collectables/achievements. I did feel that it may have been a tad too easy though... I like my Platformers to be challenging!

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33 of 34 people (97%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Let me start by saying that I bought this with 96% discount for 19c. The title grabbed my attention, and so I just had to try it. What else could I buy for 19 cents anyway? I can't think of many other things, and certainly not something that could keep me entertained for several hours like this little gem did.

What is it about?

Out there somewhere is a short 2D puzzle-platformer with a few simple but interesting mechanics. For me personally, it feels like a mash-up of Portal, The Swapper and You Have to Win the Game, which is a good thing because I like all of those games.
You take a role of Yuri - the space cop, who tries to protect the mothership from a bad guy Grigori. Your ship was shot down and crashed on an unknown planet. Now you have to find missing parts, repair your shuttle and face Gregori once again…


Although the very first segment of the game is a classic arcade-machine-style space shooter, don't be fooled. The whole gameplay is based on jumping around with teleportation gun, solving puzzles. How it works is, you fire "teleshots" and you are instantly teleported the moment they hit the surface. Your telegun also stores your momentum, which is another important little mechanic to keep in mind. There are obviously different surfaces, obstacles and problems throughout the levels, and it's all up to you to solve.
Later in game, you'll get a pew pew gun to deal with enemies if you so desire, but you can very well just avoid most of them...


Puzzles are challenging but fun. There are plenty of checkpoints, so even if you die, it's not a major setback most of the time.
Even though the visual style is simple, I really dig the concept art and the cutscenes, as well as chiptune soundtrack - it's surprisingly not as monotonous and annoying as I thought it would be. I think it all works well with the space theme, too.
Not to forget, there are even some funny little easter eggs and references here and there, and I'm always a big fan of those.
Like I mentioned before, this game is short. Even taking it reaaally slow and casual, it took me only 3 hours to beat. You could very possibly manage to do your first playthrough in 90 minutes. There's even achievement for finishing the game in under 20 minutes… There's some replayability thanks to Steam achievements, but even then, you shouldn't expect endless hours of fun. On the other hand - it's a very simple game in terms of game mechanics, and it could get boring and repetitive if it took too long. I guess it depends on how you look at it. I would say it's reasonable for what it is.


What can I say, it's a nice little game. It requires thinking and quick reactions, and thanks to that, it can be pretty challenging. It's a kind of one-trick-pony, but well executed IMHO. I know some people might feel it's too short for the full price, but I definitely do recommend it when it's in sale.
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81 of 116 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Short story, unusal game mechanics, pretty good soundtrack. But I don't know, there is something wrong with jumping... Sometimes you just can't jump again after using a teleporter and it's really annoying. Actually this game is about teleporting and reaching new grounds.
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