We posted about the upcoming Out There in late June- A game that totally tickled our FTL-loving fancy. In a nutshell, you play as a lone engineer stranded in space on a quest to explore the universe for resources and adventure. If this sounds neat, check out the new trailer:

Out There's release date is the nebulous "soon," which I'm thinking might actually mean very soon if they're showing off extended trailers and going wild at Gamescom. Either way, when we know more, we'll be sure to post about it.

  • B30

    Cool comic art, looking forward to this one.

    • loophole

      Yeah like FTL with cooler graphics!

  • ImJPaul

    Actually not impressed by that at all. More disappointed then anything. Sad.

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      Internet comments.

      • wstutt

        I actually feel the same way about this game.

        I'm a fan of FTL and star command back in the day.. And also the excellent Escape Velocity series on the Mac...

        I can't tell a lot about the game play of this game other than it has elements and looks more like it plays like king of dragon pass than anything else.. It does not look fun.

        I was excited when you said FTL and let down when I saw it was KoDP in space.

      • regh

        KoDP not fun !? a King of Dragon Space would be an instant buy for me ! (... well an FTL like too :p )

    • MrAlbum

      How so? I can't take a look at it now, so I personally cannot make a judgment, but can you elucidate on why you feel the way you do? That would be most helpful, indeed. Thank you in advance!

      • Scot D

        He is an example of what we call a troll, just for the sake of it.

      • MrAlbum

        The only way to begin to tell if someone is a troll or not is how they respond to a question. Trolls have no respect for the question, ergo folks who do not respectfully respond to a question are more likely to be trolls. And even then, they could simply be having a bad day. Ergo, one must engage them in lengthy conversation in order to better reach a judgment.

      • Scot D

        Haha yes it is indeed a brave task engaging said trolls. One must be up to the challenge indeed!

      • http://ask.fm/MidianGTX MidianGTX

        Yeah... or they just talk crap and then leave, ironically paving the way for naïve commenters to stick up for their possible credibility.

      • MrAlbum

        The lack of a response is indeed telling!

        Naïveté has nothing to do with engaging a potential troll, though. Naïveté is "lack of sophistication or worldliness"; engaging a troll must be done in a thoughtful, experienced, flexible and considerate manner in order for the truth to be found, so naïveté would be detrimental to that requirement.

        In fact, one could call trolls in general naive based on the above definition, because they often refuse to consider anything that contradicts their personal viewpoint. They espouse their own fantastical way of seeing things even when such a way contradicts reality.

        But how can one tell if a person is a naïve troll or not? By asking them a reasonable question and seeing how they respond. Since the person I initially asked did not respond yet, I cannot judge, because I have no data.

        Then again, it could be that the person decided not to respond due to the accusation levied against the person; he or she may be afraid of fueling that fire and staining his or her public image, for whatever it may be worth.

        Or, maybe he or she simply forgot about the comment he or she made and has moved on.

        Without data, there is no way to tell what is truth or fiction. The person could very well be a troll, but there is no way to confirm or deny that accusation.

        So why make it in the first place? Could it be that the accuser is so focused on his or her own interpretation of events that they did not stop to consider if their interpretation was fact or fiction?

        Isn't such an action naive by definition?

        I mean no disrespect. It's just, there was some hypocrisy in the replies that I had seen. Good, honest people who do not troll can still be naive, and sometimes they may not notice it.


    • Scot D

      Did you over do it on the Haterade today? Maybe just a tad?

  • Pivi

    One of the most anticipated game for me so far. It looks gorgeous, and promises everything I like in a game.

    • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

      Yeah, what Pivi said!!

  • Skullinton

    Finally the deep space sim I have been craving for! FTL concept with the Star Command promises!

  • TrencH

    Looks great! I am hoping there is plenty of exploration with very little on-rails involved. I will be watching this one.

  • Bool Zero

    Sign me up! This type of game is right up my alley!

  • Boobi

    I like the look and setting, love the art approach and the more statistical gameplay then new graphic exploding power hungry approach.

  • Tyler Piderit

    Had no idea this was being created. Looks like a ton of fun and I cannot wait to try it!

  • Jake7905

    I like the look of this one, it's has a simple charm to it, almost a 50's sci-fi cheesiness, but in a good way. And while Star Command went for more of an arcade/action vibe, this feels like the space sim I've been waiting for.

  • Rusothil

    Can't tell if there will be action in this game from the trailer. If it isn't supposed to then disregard my comment but it doesn't look like fun as is.

  • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

    A few points -- I like the art (ie 2d comic). I like the premise. I like the 4x games, but not sure this has all 4 x's, which is also ok.

    As for Star Command -- I liked their idea, they gave it their best shot, and it was ok. I think they're fixing it/adding to it, once they get all their ports (Android, PC, etc) done. Pretty ambitious I thought.

    As a non-FTL player, this looks awesome. I would play FTL, but there's no mobile version I'm aware of & I don't generally play PC games nowadays.

    Bring it on!!!

  • Netmute

    I'm super excited for this and will probably buy it the very minute it is available.

    That said, please don't compare it to FTL or Star Command. It has nothing in common with those two apart from taking place in space.
    Out There has no combat whatsoever. Personally, I love that. But I guess other people might not.

    Out There will be a super awesome game, but it won't be "FTL on the iPad".

    • VirtualBoyFreak

      I completely agree with you. From the trailer I didn't think it was even remotely similar to FTL, aside from graphic style and seeing what you're carrying on the ship on a layer over the ship itself, as you see the different rooms of the ship in FTL.

      I think gameplay will be quite different, but of course we'll have to wait and see. I'm very interested in this game, but I'd also love to see FTL on the iPhone/iPad. I don't like playing games on my computer, and FTL is the only recent PC game I've played in years.

  • Dark NRG

    Um what ever happened to M.U.L.E.???

  • Bloodangel

    Says fall 2013 but it still isn't out and it's only 4 days till 2014

  • Bloodangel

    And now we only 4 weeks away from spring

  • vonknut

    yeah, gimme allready 🙂