|a game by||Igloosoft|
|Editor Rating:||8/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||9.0/10 - 2 votes|
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|See also:||Co-op Games, Sandbox Games, Crafting Games, Pixel Graphics Games|
As a guy who loves his sci-fi, Outworlder here ticks many of the boxes for what I look for in a sci-fi game. This game is not yet complete, but the bones for something really cool are certainly in place right now. What is interesting here is that we have a whole bunch of game styles here. You have a sandbox style game, a resource management sim, a colony builder, and more all thrown together in a fun game that at its core is all about surviving on harsh alien worlds.
To The Great Beyond
There is a pretty fun premise at play here which is great as story is not exactly what Outworlder is all about. The idea is that you have crash landed on a strange planet and now you must work hard to not just survive, but eventually thrive and develop the right technology so that you can blast off and explore other worlds. It is pretty neat stuff and the potential of always having a new planet to go and explore is really cool.
As far as the presentation goes, I get some major Terraria vibes from the way that the game looks. There is a lot of diversity to the world that you will be exploring and each one brings with it its own challenges and dangers which is pretty cool.
With These Two Hands
Like any game of this style, you start off very small. You have to take care of your basics needs such as hunger, temperature, and so on. You need to scavenge for items that you can build with, food you can eat, and so on. At first, it is always a fight for survival and eventually, you will start to thrive and then you can expand things.
There are many NPCs in the game and eventually, they can work with you and you can delegate various tasks to them. This is where the management aspect of Outworlder comes into play. You may think that just having a bunch of NPCs to do all your dirty work is the way to go and your life will be way easier, but they have the same basic needs you do so you have to make sure they are well looked after.
Aliens, Always Aliens!
There is also combat in the game and it has some pretty neat physics-based gunplay which you will be thankful for. After all, you are on a strange planet and not everything or everyone you come across is going to be friendly.
I am very interesting to see how the combat plays out once the game is complete. Also, speaking of aliens the whole developing space travel and going to other worlds and there being new aliens on there is something I find very interesting.
If you enjoy games like Terraria and other survival/crafting/management games then I am sure Outworlder is going to be something that you find very appealing. While the game is not yet complete, I do feel that it is showing a great deal of promise and could be a pretty big hit when it is released. They do have playtests on STEAM so be sure to sign up and you may get the chance to partake in the next one.
- I love the idea of going to new world
- The game has a very retro and cool style to it
- There are many things that you have to manage and watch out for
- The prospect of exploring the stars and going to new worlds is very cool
- I am not sure if there will be much story in the game
- The art style may look a little bit too close to Terraria for some people
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP