This game is a puzzle platformer, inspired by games of the 16-bit era. You play as Yuri, an astronaut armed with a teleportation device, stranded on a planet, hunting down an enemy of his fleet.
User reviews: Positive (39 reviews)
Release Date: May 21, 2014

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"Puzzle platformer, with 16-bit look and feel, great art and soundtrack, from Brazil / Juego de plataformas y puzzle con estética 16-bits hecho en Brasil"

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

About This Game

This game is a platformer with puzzle and action elements. You play as an astronaut, forced to land in a strange alien planet. Low on fuel, now you need to find some way to get an alien power core and avenge your planet, defeating your arch enemy Grigori. The main game mechanic is the clever use of a teleportation device to move around the levels.

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
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
A very pleasant though short (1.5 hrs) game. Atmosphere and mechanics are very well done. Puzzles are just the right difficulty.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
Loved this atmospheric puzzle plattformer! Picked it up and couldn't set it down - just pure fun! Fun gameplay mechanics with great controlls, solid music and... now I want more! :D
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
Most pleasant, intuitive yet enthralling platformer I've played so far.
Just flawless gameplay made me proud to handle that pushing brave Captain through his journey.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
Out There Somewhere is an aesthetically pleasing puzzle platformer that makes use of teleporting and various environmental obstacles. The art and gameplay are both well done, and it is a nice treat.

The mechanics of the game are easy to pick up and there is an even balance between execution and solution in the puzzles (in other words, it takes some thinking as well as fast fingers). Not to be confused with a portal gun (where you make two doors and enter freely), when you fire your telegun you are teleported when your projectile hits a solid surface. There are obstacles (crumbling surfaces, mirrors, glass, some beams, and enemies) that are thrown into the mix to keep things interesting. The controls all feel solid, and, given the length, the game was fair in challenge and pacing.

There is very little combat (most enemies can be avoided) and there are 3 boss fights (1 being a repeat). That being said, unless you get health upgrades, there can be some challenge in avoiding everything or killing everything.

The main game is rather short if you are focused on just beating the game (my first run with very little exploration clocked in just over an hour), however I highly recommend you take the time to explore and find all the upgrades: these areas are some of the more challenging of the game. The story and dialogue feel underdeveloped, and overall I was left wanting more of the game in general, but I do not consider this a bad thing.

Out There Somewhere is light on combat and easy on your backlog, but those looking for a clever puzzle platformer should check it out.
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36 of 49 people (73%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 16, 2014
Pre-Release Review
A Spaceshooter and platformer game all rolled into one with great music.
My only critique is that the game is relatively short.

If you're a fan of retro games that screams Nintendo, then this is definitely a game for you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBtROfikWm0 Gamers-Haven
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 25, 2014
Out there somewhere is a nice platformer with a decent "old-school" feel -- it's not a strained and missed attempt to cash in on nostalgia for "retro" games; quite the opposite it feels and looks solid like all the parts belong where they are.

The platforming can be pretty challenging at times due to the addition of a teleport gun gimmick that teleports the character to wherever the bullet lands. Add in conservation of momentum across teleports, ability to shoot multiple tele-bullets at a time, and special beams of light and you get some neat platforming!

Akin to old platformers the game world has its share of secret rooms and hidden bonuses that await the daring explorer.

Also monsters and other baddies, a big bad boss, and two space shmup sections!

Overall a pretty short experience -- around 1 hour for a casual experience, or under 20 mins for a speed run -- but between the secrets and a speedrunning challenge there's enough to warrant an extra play or two.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 14, 2014
I beat this in less than an hour, but I picked it up in a bundle, so I was happy with that. :)

There were actually quite a few achievements that I could go back and get, but I probably won't with my backlog...

Reminds me of a quality NES game. Totally worth playing.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 30, 2014
It only took me about 80 minutes to beat, but I had a blast with this great little game! It's not too hard but not too easy, the pixel art pops and the jaunty chiptunes keep things jumping along. Would buy another from MiniBoss!
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14 of 25 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 21, 2014
Devs killed all the speed glitches. 2/10 speedgame. 8/10 game.
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 21, 2014
PortalGun, puzzles, awesome music and kickass platforming!
Grab your controller and go mental!
Bang for your Buck/Euro/Social Benefits Check.. and so on. 8/10.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
"My spaceship is ready!"
-Yuri
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 24, 2014
Got this on desura alpha funding.

Developer needs to remove the level "strange gate" it is UBER hard. After I finally passed the level I actually started to enjoy the game.


Grweat music, and awesome animations. A very well done game.

Not your usual puzzle platform game, very original.

9/10
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
It's ♥♥♥♥ing amazing.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
A game about jumping... and teleporting... teleport jumping... telejumping! (Update by Wes)
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
a very cool platformer highly recommend it :D
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8 of 31 people (26%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 22, 2014
Finished the game in just under 1h30m... It's way too short. I expected 4-5h of gameplay. Game mechanic is fun though. Way... Way too short.

I'm Quite disapointed...

I thought it was a space shooter + land exploration adventure game. There's only 2 small part with space shooting which are quite boring (no ship upgrades, etc...).

This is more like a demo than a full game. I really have to wait for reviews on these indie games in the future. You never know what it's going to be like from the video presentation.
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0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Fun platformer.
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1.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
Although the story is not something that will take hours to go through, this game is worth the price. It is a kind of game that you will replay—it has achievements that you likely cannot get in just a few playthroughs. There are hidden easter eggs to be found as well. The soundtrack is fun and the graphics are rather nice too. I've played through the story once and know I will several more times as well, for I still have things to find and achievements to get. This is a pretty good platformer + puzzle game.
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1.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
Really good game, great theme, music, and replayability
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