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 (244 reviews) - 92% of the 244 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (4,737 reviews) - 93% of the 4,737 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 14, 2016

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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
    • 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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Nairra the 96th
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
I found this game "Out There Somewhere"

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dihydrogen monoxide
( 9.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Pros:
-Interesting puzzle game
-Cheap
-Achievements are not impossible
-Not hard (However, it may be too easy)
-Controls are fine (cannot rebind them)

Cons:
-Very short (There is an achievement for finishing the game in 20 minutes)
-No plot/story
-Replayable? Not really
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Protato [cas]
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Great little game, anyone should buy this when they can, cheap, good and awesome
The 3 things not all games have.
For anyone who sees this:
Gregori dies.
Also:
Never forget to share the love :)
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[E]lang[R]izky[R]
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Overall i really love the features of this game
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migujorg
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Overall great game and I only saw two downsides. The first would be that there were no difficulty settings, but unlike what some other people seem to be saying it's not very hard to begin with. You will never get the feel that a level is too hard and that you won't be able to figure it out because the puzzle aspect isn't so crazy. You simply need to have half decent reflexes. The second downside would be that the game is short, but considering the fact that it is insanely cheap, (plus I got it on sale for 50 cents) I think that it is definitely exceeds the length of a game at this price. It's the price of the claw at an arcade and I got more than I bargained for.
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shapes345
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
5 minutes in and i already feel like I got my moneys worth. thanks devs <3
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stink
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
If you're tight on cash and looking for a relatively quick fix that's worth your time, look no further, this is the game to buy. The difficulty level is high enough that it'll take a good few runs before you're able to truly complete the game at 100% but it isn't so hard that you'll wanna uninstall immediately after not getting how to double jump (it takes a little practice).

The cutscenes, as few as there may be, are fun to read and that might be primarily because the art is gorgeous in all of its pixel format glory and the story is executed well enough.

Admittedly, I was a little reluctant to play the game given the price (I'm sure we've all made that lousy, cheap purchase and regretted it before) but this is not the case. The low price tag is a bonus.
So, if you purchase this game and didn't enjoy it quite like you thought you would, I would like to know what spoilt it for you seeing as my experience with the game so far have exceeded my expectations but a long run.

TL;DR
This is a great game and for its price, it's a steal.
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AlexButterFingers
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Awesome game!
A lot of replayablility just to get those cheeky achievements :)
The creators sent me a free copy of Polarity, dunno why, but you might get one too. Good luck.
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versxed
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
For the price of this game I must say it's absolutely worth it. A great side scrolling platformer game with really good mechanics and gameplay!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
Product received for free
Basic Information
Title: Out There Somewhere
Developer: MiniBoss
Publisher: EQ-Games, MiniBoss
Genre: Classic style platformer

General Impression
Out There Somewhere is a 2D platformer that emulates the classic side-scrolling action of older titles while offering a breath of fresh air in the almost entire absence of platforming sections. The story is all about a stranded astronaut trying to survive. Quite odd for a platformer is the lack of many enemies as well. You will mostly teleport here and there with ocassional text based dialogue pop-ups. This is definitely more an experience about exploration than combat and avoiding obstacles. Even if the game is rather short it felt a bit boring at times. It features simple graphics and sounds but for it’s price point and considering the inclusion of Cards and Achievements, the game is ultimately worth trying out.

Strong Points
+ Plenty of collectibles.
+ Steam Trading Cards & Achievements.

Weak Points
- Unbalanced difficulty.
- Too short.

Rating 6/10

This review was submitted for Howl Reviews.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 30
Out There Somewhere


It's a small game, but bunch of Fun you'll have. :)

GamePlay:
The gameplay is as simple as the game is and yet sometimes challenging. At the beginning you'll have no weapon, which will change very soon till you get a teleport gun!

Teleporter gun: You can shoot with this gun and the time it hits an object you'll teleport to this point. Anyway this is just the half impressive part of it, because you can jump and while you're moving upward you can teleport yourself, but the physic of moving upward keeps. This is the part where it becomes a bit tricky to time you shoots.

Normal gun: Additional to the telegun you'll also receive a normal gun to shoot enemies. If you acquire the additional upgrade you'll shoot faster and deadlier which makes the run way easier.

This is the Charakter Gameplay. There are also objects in the world which tries to build up riddles for you. ;)
I love the idea. <3 (One point loss because it's really short 1h 20min. first run. :/ I wish I could be longer)
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Graphics:
The graphics is a pixelstyle and not very impressive.^^ It looks very nice, but I just cannot give all points!
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Story:
The Story is also well made. "Brevity is the soul of wit!" this is something fitting to its story. It's indeed not very long, probably because of the length of the game, but you don't forget storypart which confuse you in futher progress.

I really liked it. With some nice Cutscenes and dialogue.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Leveldesign:
If you want all Achievements then you should know that you have to visit (nearly) every screen in this game. literally!
There are screens with no name and you'll have to see them to get the 107% Achievement. (I think it's pretty obvious why it's called 107%. :p)
The normal screens are well created to make puzzles, as I've said it befor. ↑ up there ↑
I don't see any reason to give less than the max. points.^^
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Music:
My favorite part of any game with good music recommendation. <3 Well, this game contains so many good soundtracks. I nearly love all of them and for a good reason. If you wanna take a look at the main Theme: Menu Theme
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The summary is, I would buy it again and the most time it is in sale for less than 30c. xD Get it. It's worth to play!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Not bad, but not memorable. The teleporting mechanic itself is unique, but the overall game feels all too familiar for those who played many puzzle-platformers. If you haven't played a lot of games from this genre, it may seem all new and exciting to you, but there are gems out there, somewhere, that deserve more your attention; if you are a veteran, I recommand it if you can never get enough of this kind of game.

I had a fun ride, but I will probably forget this game in a few weeks, especially since it's so short. I gave a positive review because I had a nice experience, but I would give a neutral review if possible since you have to consider everything above to determine whether or not it's worth it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
this game got me so ♥♥♥♥♥♥ every time i die
but good thing its fun

it has fun challenging puzzles that annoys you badly
dam bats that fly around stalking you
weird racist slimes
japanese hentai worms
some monster that spits sperm
had to kill boss with 1 health until i start over and found health capsules

10/10 worth the cheap game
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
I have to say, this may verry well be the best $.49 I have ever spent

Pros
-Amazing teleport mechanic
-Good difficulty curve
-Great Music
-Treeman
-Overall gameplay is great


Cons
-It's short
-Bats
-somewhat annoying combat system

Bartle Taxonomy
Killers: Not the best game for these guys. You only get one gun, and it's not that powerfull. Not the best game for this type of player.

Achievers: Many achivements and ingame collectables to get. A great game for this type of player.

Socialisers: There is some interaction with aliens, but not a whole lot. Most aliens only have one line. There won't be much of any replay value for this type of player, but for the first time through it will be decent.

Explorers: Explorers should have a great time with this game. When playing through it, I often saw places I couldn't reach from my current position and thought "How can I get over there?" There are many hidden places to find. This type of player will have a great time with this game.

Score:
7/10
Make the combat less annoying, have more interaction with aliens, and make the game a bit longer. These are the only complaints I have about this game. However, for it's price, I highly recomend this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
This is a great little game! I am a huge fan of 2D side scrollers and this one is quite good. While the gameplay is tight and the puzzles are, well puzzling at times, the only complaint I have is that it's not that long. It took me about an hour and a half to play through on the first go. However, the smart achievements and great gameplay had me coming back for more. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a good 2D side scrolling game. I was able to grab it on sale but if I had known how good the game was, I would have bought it at full price. Well worth it. Oh, and there are some great 8 bit scores that go perfectly with the tone of the game (lol see what I did there). Do yourself a favor and pick this one up, you won't be disappointed that you did. Enjoy!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
It's okay, but you should probably get it on the sale.
Two dollars for something that can be completed in less than an hour is too much, in my opinion.
It's funny how you can complete some of the early puzzles faster once you know how they work.
Progress.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
If you liked cave story, you will definitely looooove this game ! Too bad it is sooo short :( I can't really find any flaws in it! It needs a sequel ! A long one !
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.9 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: June 26
nice game
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: June 1
Nice short platformer.

Really fun original style and cheap. (i love the gun teleport system)
Just wish at was longer I want more.

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