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.
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Very Positive (117 reviews) - 94% of the 117 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (5,115 reviews) - 93% of the 5,115 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 14, 2016

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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

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Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP and up
    • Processor: 1.2 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7 and up
    • Processor: 1.2 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7 and up
    • Processor: 2 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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I Greet You
2.0 hrs
Posted: September 26
A cute little platformer that reminds me of a 2D Portal. There's a lot going on here for the price. The game has a nice ramping difficulty, but none of the puzzles get so insane you won't be able to solve them. The soundtrack is awesome, and the artstyle is new-age retro, which is definitely up my alley. The combat (while not a major focus of the game) feels a little clunky, and there are some sections that seem like filler (not intutive level design) but a solid game overall.
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Caddoko
1.1 hrs
Posted: September 26
A fun little game worth it's humble price; tests some skills but is by no means unbeatable. The extra collectibles make for a bit of replayability.
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Fugitive Mind
2.1 hrs
Posted: September 26
Short action-puzzle hybrid that's surprisingly fun for the hour or so you'll spend on it. Check it out when it's on sale!
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Spartan
2.0 hrs
Posted: September 25
Neat little puzzle platformer. It is quite short but worth $2, plus the secrets are well hidden which adds some replayability.
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CreamyIsMyDaddyAndIWillObeyHim
2.8 hrs
Posted: September 24
My initial reaction: Hey. That's pretty good!
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Wayne Kerr
4.4 hrs
Posted: September 23
Fun game to play when u high af
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Luihutin
3.6 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 21
It's charming and nothing special, but it's so cheap that it's surprisingly good. But even at 5€/$ I'd still say it's worth playing.

The music sounds good, the character design is cute and the game mechanics work without any hassle. There isn't much point looking at the "inspired by" list though, this game is nothing like those.

Recommended for any "retrovania" fan, for sure.
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 14
Product received for free
A space metrovania game. I believe i got this game for free as a gift from a friend if i recall.

Anyways this game is quite short. Notice my time above the review? That is how long it took me to beat the game. Be aware i probably did not find every secret or searched the levels extensively.

One thing i found annoying about this game was the fact on some maps your forced to go only one way, even though the game is clearly meant to be like a metrovania game that should let you go back to older maps, but some maps it is incredibly hard, if not impossible to do.

Because of the way the maps are, i cannot recommend this game. Playing it again got very repetitive very fast. If your into these type of games, this might be fun for you...but due to shortness, very difficult traversing maps, and also, the music was a bit bland to me.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
Fun game to play on my [Steam Link] when I want to kill some time and take a break from the Triple AA titles. 9/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
Great game honestly. I paid £0.19 for it, it runs amazingly. It's hard so it's a challenge. Not a fan of the controls, but I'm not a platformer player, so it could just be me.

I'd recommend this to anybody with a few pence extra on their account any day. I know if I'm ever bored I'll play this. Also, the cards aren't too hard to get. Played for 10 mins and got a car already.

9/10. -Jord
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
Very much recommended for the price. Sure the game is short, but with an amazing soundtrack and fun speedrunning challenges it is worth it. The "Portal" concept in a 2D Platformer works brilliant, though it could've been used in way more fun ways. Like I said, it's worth for the small price and has some cool achievements to unlock. Recommended.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
I got it only because the cards, and it was on 90% sale. I usually don't like platformers. However, this was quite decent, so I guess I could say it's pretty good, if you like platform games. I only managed to play couple of levels, until it got too frustrating for me. Well, I still got few achievements, cards, and a new game for my collection for a nominal price.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
tl;dr A one-hour well-designed Portal-based platformer.

Pros:

* Sort of like a 2D Portal, but with a Metroid vibe
* Clever and challenging level design - the kind that makes you feel clever for solving it
* Great retro-style soundtrack and visuals
* Character design is very "90s" - simple, clear, concise, and not trying too hard to be funny/cute/anything

Cons:

* Keyboard support is clearly hacked on. Can't even map spacebar to jump.
* Combat is repetitive and feels like an afterthought
* Incredibly short, ~1hr.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
This game is an incredibly fun 2D platformer that plays similar to Metroid, albeit with a much greater emphasis on platforming puzzles than shooting and exploration. I haven't played Portal, but from what I gather, this is what Portal would be like if it were a 2D game.

The controls are perfect, and the game even detects and gives accurate input suggestions for my original Xbox controller that I am using via an unofficial USB adapter and the XBCD third party driver.

For the great asking price, you almost can't afford not to give this game a try if you need something fun to play. It's worth getting simply to listen to the catchy music.

The developer has really impressed me with this title. Bravo!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
Out There Somewhere is a simple as well as simply priced game on Steam with a lots of detail added in such a short little space adventure. While it is short in stature, it makes up for it with the quality put into the the low price, sprite-work, and the gameplay.

The game itself costs two dollars on Steam, so it is very unlikely you will regret your purchase with all of the fibers of your wallet if you dislike it, unless of course those two dollars were needed to save you from dying of hunger. Of course, there is a chance one might receive a coupon for it upon crafting a badge or something, further decreasing the affordable price.

The sprites give off a very solid Metroid reminiscence, which is fair because the game was reportedly inspired by Super Metroid. Each of the environments are tailored almost exclusively with each screen that your character passes through. They may have an underlying theme to it all, be it uncharted wasteland to menacing metal, but they all have something unique in level design incorporated within the game.

The game is built around a teleportation mechanic. A specially designed gun fires a blue bullet that, upon impact with any solid platform, teleports you to that specific location. The gameplay revolves around you, and how you determine when to fire, not to mention time how long the bullet takes to reach your designated location.

Of course, with all of those pluses, the game itself is rather short. If you do not go out of your way to find any collectables, (and even if you do) the game boils down to a solid hour or two of total playtime. Which is a shame, because the teleport gun mechanic is rather fun to play around with. Another issue I have with the game is the way the levels are organized. I feel as though game is very linear, each level designed to be a simple obstacle that prevents you from proceeding, so any unique level concepts are used once and left behind. If one wanted to find the collectables aforementioned, they would have to backtrack through each of the levels that appeared to be designed in mind for separate challenges meant simply for providing something to hop through once and be done with, compared to games like the original Metroid or its remake, Zero Mission where there are several tunnels connected in a sense where you can be familiar with the layout and return without it feeling like you have to return through a single linear stretch.

However, the game is a solid buy through and through. If you feel like adventuring on an alien planet with a trusty teleportation machine, feel free to buy for a short yet sweet playthrough.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
This is a truly innovative retro puzzle-platformer. It mechanics I have never seen used in another game. It has a really good difficulty curve and you gradually learn more and more complicated moves that use the same basic mechanic. The world is interesting and the soundtrack is top notch. The only downside is that a normal playthrough will only take about an hour. It does have some replay value as there are plenty of hidden items to collect that require some pretty advanced puzzle-solving. I recommend it highly, even though it is a short game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
One of the best platformers I've played, totally worth it!
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