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 (1,843 reviews)
Release Date: May 21, 2014

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Includes 4 items: Polarity, BEEP, Camera Obscura, Out There Somewhere

 

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"An amazing puzzle platformer coupled with great 8-bit music and good old fashioned collectables!"
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Reviews

“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

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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
64 of 70 people (91%) 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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70 of 86 people (81%) 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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47 of 54 people (87%) 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!

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- 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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62 of 78 people (79%) 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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75 of 113 people (66%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
Paid 19 cents, made profit by selling its cards, 10/10

Seriously though, really nice platformer, a couple of hours of good fun
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