Asteroids: Outpost™ is an open world sandbox survival game. Craft, customize, and upgrade your equipment. Asteroids: Outpost™ is an EARLY ACCESS title! We're constantly adding, tweaking and improving the game.
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Release Date: Mar 26, 2015

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Why Early Access?

The essential ingredient to the success of a survival game is player involvement.

Early Access and community involvement has been a part of our development strategy since we started work on the project. As a socially driven, multiplayer, survival experience it is essential that we design game content that accounts for the way our users actually play and.

We've built this world, we've packed it with incredibly fun mechanics, and now we need YOU to help bring it all to life. While the development team has a clear and pervading vision for the game, Early Access helps us to focus development resources on the content that players are actually engaging with, and deliver a highly customized, player-focused game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Simply put, Asteroids: Outpost will remain in Early Access as long as needed. While we don't anticipate this to go on forever, the launch product can be seen as a core game, with an ongoing, stream of updates as close to monthly as possible.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The game will continue to integrate regular and significant updates throughout Early Access. We will keep users apprised of impending changes and notify users of details with each patch. This process allows us to take in user feedback at regular intervals and react accordingly. We have a number of systems in development including additional environmental hazards, new base modules, expanded suit and rover development and much more.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“At launch, Asteroids Outpost will be a fully playable and enjoyabble sandbox game. We have tons of ways to play including mining, crafting, building, exploration and PVP. From here we will simply be adding content, new gameplay mechanics and more.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We hope this launch will bring in a wide group of players, and serve as our thanks for getting in from the start.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“The game developers and community leads will engage with users through the official Steam Page, Forums, and official social media outlets. We also have a very involved team of developers who will be playing the game, chatting, streaming and rubbing elbows with players once the game is launched.”
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Welcome To the New Gold Rush!

Asteroids: Outpost is an open world, sandbox survival game out now for EARLY ACCESS on Steam.

We are very excited to officially invite the Early Access community into the game. This is a great time in game development to be able to work with players to tweak and tailor a game based on the way people actually play it! We are committed to ongoing development of the title, with tons of new features planned for the coming months and years.

The development teams at Salty Games have been hard at work creating a rich, immersive and challenging universe to explore. We are happy to invite you to join us on our journey to launch. We look forward to sharing more details on game play, in-game assets, videos and more over the next few weeks, so stay tuned.

Add Asteroids: Outpost to your wish list to get the latest updates, and drop by the Community Hub to discuss. Keep an eye on this page for the latest updates!

- Bill Petro, Project Lead, Salty Games

About This Game

Mankind has expanded its reach into the distant corners of the solar system. Near-space vessels, heavy industry on the moon and thriving colonies on Mars extend humanity's empire into the great blackness of space.

With the earth's mines nearly spent, industrialists rely on the wealth of the heavens. Our solar system's massive Asteroid Belt is a mother lode of resources, just waiting to be torn free and shipped home. "The Belt" is the humanity's newest frontier, as wild and untamed as any that man has faced.

Ambitious prospectors blast off with little more than an Outpost Module and a Mining Tool, to tear the hide off these asteroids and find their fortunes. This bonanza doesn't come without risks. Mere survival is a daily struggle. Asteroid storms bombard the surface, destroying Outposts, and hostile claim jumpers can appear at any moment.

For the brave, there is a fortune to be made. For the foolish - there is only death. Welcome to the new Gold Rush.

  • Search, Scavenge, and Build: Mine rare minerals from fallen asteroids and scavenge abandoned outposts to craft and upgrade your technologies.

  • Defend and Upgrade Your Base: Build a highly customized base with a huge range of functional components.
  • Get The Right Suit: Armor up in a hi-tech industrial space suit that allows miners to explore a vast area of their inhospitable environment.

  • The Vehicle: Roam and scavenge the asteroid in an upgradable rover, equipped with survival systems including oxygen, energy, and cargo space.

  • Tools and Weapons: Powerful mining equipment can rip the raw ore from fallen asteroids, and can also be used for self-defense against rival miners and claim jumpers.

  • Maintain Life Support: Survival itself is a challenge in this hostile environment – manage your oxygen, and energy levels to survive.

  • Vast Terrain: Explore an enormous asteroid to discover rare resources, rival miners, abandoned camps and more.

  • Defend Against Asteroids: Life in the belt is dangerous, miners must craft powerful turrets to shoot down incoming asteroids. Accurate shooting will yield more lucrative ore.

  • Interact with other Players: Work with and against other players to protect your home territory and collect more resources. Trade, team up and fight in a struggle to establish dominance.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1
    • Processor: Intel i3 Dual-Core with Hyper-Threading
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 275 series or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any Windows Compatible Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 64-Bit
    • Processor: Intel i5 Quad Core or higher / AMD Phenom II X6 or higher
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 770 series or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 8 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
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Overall:
Mostly Negative (121 reviews)
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ipaxton
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 12
Do not buy this game!!! Servers have been down for over a year now.
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rootid
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 16
Boooooooooooooooooo
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Daneel
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 2
Had potential. Going nowhere. Devs evaporated. The Atari curse strikes again!
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Stiffy69
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: April 4
Dont buy it is a Rip off and a scam this should be taken off steam so other people dont fall for the same scam.
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Pand0rasb0x0286 DBD X[
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 30
5 reasons:

Servers Offline

Webite for game down

Devs last updated in July 2015

User that uploads the game patches has been offline for 244 days as of today.

Atari Silently Killed this project. No explaintion. No refunds for us. $30 down the drain to fund a now non playable product. RIPOFFS SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED. NEW ONES ARE ADDED TO KICKSTARTER EVERY DAY. WE DON'T NEED THAT HERE. WE DON'T WANT THAT HERE.


Result: Atari won't be getting any more money from me. not even buying a roller coster tycoon game. Early Access is about as risky as crowd funding, And I am going to wait for relases if a game is in early access from now on. If it's released, I will buy it.

Steam should not have early access game be under the refund policy. They should be EXEMPT UNTIL RELEASE. Also a red flag system should be in place for people who work for steam to review the game. IF STEAM REMOVES AN EARLY ACCESS GAME UNDER A RED FLAG, ALL PEOPLE SHOUD GET A REFUND REGUARLESS OF WHAT IT WAS OR HOW MUCH TIME.
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Vespy
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 23
Pointless and buggy.
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BG
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 19
Asturds: Outhouse™
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Max
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 1
This is a SCAM and should be removed from Store.
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Mase
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: February 28
Do not buy this game, it is a rip off! You could say fraudulent!!

They promised so much and delivered absolutely nothing, it is not a MMO not a Builder not Survival game it is total and utter crap!

Payed full price big mistake!

Cannot beleive Atari would choose to have their name attached to this product!

Do not buy!
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-CML- Mr.Mustard8
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: February 23
This game needs some serious help, like intervention-level help. The trailers are misleading too - if you want a real look find some game footage on youtube, its just horrible.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
57 of 61 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 1, 2015
Do Not Buy

They are not making the game they have outlined here.

They are taking what looked like a potentially interesting survival crafting game and making some sort of PVP game. They have decided to return to the proverbial drawing board on this and make something other than what they have listed in this description. Save your money and wait to see what happens in the next couple months.

I'm personally shafted on a refund on this game even though what they sold me is not what they are planning on shipping. I played more than 2 hours and it's more than the 14 days since I purchased. Their shift in direction happened well outside their initial early access release so anybody that like what they were presenting and decided to help support it are all burned. So save your money and don't buy the crap they are selling in the description.
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55 of 59 people (93%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: November 12, 2015
Last post from an admin in news ''7/7/15 Working Hard! New assets coming soon''
No more news since then from any developer and servers are down making the game unplayable. Twitter, Youtube and Facebook accounts are also abandoned since very long ago.

Nice scam..
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46 of 48 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 13, 2015
The promise of getting a game that involved building a base and surviving a hostile sci-fi environment made me get this early access game. At first, a steady stream of improvements to the shoddy gameplay kept me interested. The dev reacted to forum posts with relevant posts.

Then forum replies became shorter and more generic. "Thank you - we thought of that too". Then the updates stopped completely, and now it feels like the devs have scooped up the early acces revenues and went on a nice vacation.
No replies in the forums for a month or so, no updates, no news... There is just silence.

In this state the game is not finished and running around the map has no point. Because of this, nobody logs in, and the game is empty. No players, no goal. A huge potential though, and lots of ideas and input from the community. Unfortunately Salty does not seem to work on the game anymore.

Atari and Steam have both attached their name and reputation to this, so I did not expect to lose my 30 EUR this easy. A (partial) refund would be appropriate in case the developers decide not to finish the game, since development stopped after only a few weeks.

DO NOT BUY.

My last "early access" purchase, certainly in this price range.
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80 of 104 people (77%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 28, 2015
It's really not sandbox (you can only mine the asteroids that you shoot down), the costs for upgrades is displayed incorrectly, and once you do get the upgrades (after like 10 minutes) then there is nothing else to do - you have won at this game.

Interesting concept, but horrible execution. "But it's early access! You shouldn't expect anything good that doesn't have tons of bugs!" Yeah, well for $20, companies shouldn't be trying to sell you some shiny (good graphics but no substance) crap. This is terrible and not worth even $2. But my bad, I should have realized this beforehand. Hopefully I won't be dumb enough to purchase something this awful again.
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38 of 40 people (95%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 24
Do not buy.

Zero servers at time of writing this review rendering the game completely useless.

Not worth a cent as is right now.
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36 of 40 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 1
Do NOT buy.
It looked potentially interesting but the development was abandoned
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28 of 30 people (93%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 25, 2015
Avoid! Avoid like the plague! It's a scam. I bought this right after it was released, stupidly thinking that with the name of Atari attached, it would be a good one. I was wrong. They're still selling this game, and Atari is still advertising it on its website, but the servers have been inaccessible since about the 15th of May. That means the game is unplayable. There has been no communication or updates from the developers since April. Again. Avoid like the plague. It is, or rather was, an online game, and without servers, you cannot play. Game is dead. Buyers like me were cheated. UPDATE: Servers were down (or just not allowing connections), from the 14 of May until the 28th of May. They're back up now. Still no statements from the developers. Will update review further with any new developments.
Update. It's September. Servers are down again. Have been for days....no word from devs. It is now November...still down. Not a word from Atari. What's funny is that Steam is still selling this.
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30 of 34 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 29, 2015
Dont buy it, devs have basically ditched the whole thing. i just wish steam refund came out before i bought it. Q_Q
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27 of 29 people (93%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 10, 2015
JUST DON'T BUY IT, THE DEVS GIVED UP ON THIS GAME!!!
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39 of 52 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 28, 2015
The settings don't actually do anything and the gameplay is non-existent.

I'm having a really hard time understanding the decision to start charging money for this. For an earily access, I don't expect much but I do want to see a workable concept if you are asking for money.

Is there some alternate dimension where the devs are actually able to have fun with this?
Are the they just nefariously milking the concept for cash before folding?
Time may tell but, unless you have cash to burn, feel free to wait until this block of random code actually develops in to a game.
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