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Outpost Zero Announced

Publisher tinyBuild announces Outpost Zero, a multiplayer survival first-person shooter from Symmetric Games. Word is: "Imagine playing Starcraft as a multiplayer Survival FPS. You land on a new planet, gather resources, build a base -- and get onto building an army of AI bots to help you in your quest. Then you take this army to your neighbor's base, and start a war." The announcement trailer shows this off, including a look at alpha gameplay, and they say that they are moving towards a public alpha, promising access to all who sign up on the Outpost Zero website. Here's word on what to expect:

About Outpost Zero
A Sci-Fi First Person Shooter with Base Building, Resource Management, and elements of Survival. You play as an AI Overseer sent from Earth entrusted with the future of humankind, and tasked with establishing a habitat that can sustain human life on a mysterious alien world.​

COMBAT
At its core, Outpost Zero is a deep sandbox FPS. Fight against a variety of native alien creatures, and defend your base against roving bands of pirates and enemy raiders. Attack enemy strongholds to destroy their operations and loot their resources. The game will feature scaling combat with upgradeable weapons and armor, and group combat with AI squad mates to lead into battle against enemy bases.

BASE-BUILDING
This hostile planet can become a thriving colony with a fully functioning society of AI robots, under your direction. Harvest resources and build a stable economy, setup mining outposts and supply chains to your automated factories to create components essential for the operation of your outpost. Create a base for safe refuge and infrastructure to keep your AI outfitted, healthy, and happy. Make homes for your colonists, provide them with entertainment, and build defenses to keep out invaders.

AI COLONISTS
Outfit your AI buddies and train them to defend your outpost. Upgrade them with improved weapons and armor, train them to be better at combat, crafting, and resource harvesting, and give them jobs to keep them busy and keep your outpost running at peak efficiency. Build them luxurious quarters and raise their morale by entertaining them and satisfying their needs. Lead them into battle, and set them up to defend your base from invaders. Build a society of happy, efficient, and powerful robot citizens.

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4. Re: Outpost Zero Announced Jan 12, 2018, 15:36 webber
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 11, 2018, 22:58:
Looks like it could be ok. Love the 80s synth music. Makes me want to drive through Manhattan on a Saturday night in a DeLorean.

Edit: Wow, the music is from a Swedish chick - Moonraccoon - does all kinds of crazy good 80s synth music.

Thanks to your edit I'm now listening to her album on Bandcamp. Thanks man!

Regarding the game and the endless supply of (scifi themed) survival crafting games... the more there are the higher the chance of one finally not being total crap ...right?
 
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3. Re: Outpost Zero Announced Jan 12, 2018, 09:56 aka_STEVE
 
Same -- looks cool. not really needed but,...will probably sell ok.

Looks like the Sci-fi version of ARK
 
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2. Re: Outpost Zero Announced Jan 12, 2018, 02:48 Rigs
 
Looks ok, better than some but do we really need another space sci-fi survival base building game? Just off the top of my head, in EA (at various stages of pre-alpha, alpha and beta), Empyrion, Avorion (more ship building than survival but still spaaaace!), Osiris: New Dawn, Planet Explorers, Space Engineers, Astroneer, Eden Star, ARK, Stellar Overload (formerly Planet3 (cubed)), Starforge (ugh), No Mans Sky, Planet Nomads, Rodina, Pulsar, Star Rangers XE...the list just goes on and on. And, honestly, only a few of those have turned out to be even halfway decent. Some like Starforge are just plain rubbish. Others are works-in-progress, like Empyrion (which is my fav and in very active development) and No Mans Sky, which is rumored to have another update coming this month (there's a new ARG in progress that just started a few days ago, which usually happens before a major patch), not to mention a new overhaul mod was released for it that tries to get it to the level of the first gameplay reveal trailers. Still, the game is hundreds of times better than at launch and it's future is bright as long as Hello Games continues to bust their ass getting it to the promised state it was supposed to be at launch.

=-Rigs-=
 
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1. Re: Outpost Zero Announced Jan 11, 2018, 22:58 Cutter
 
Looks like it could be ok. Love the 80s synth music. Makes me want to drive through Manhattan on a Saturday night in a DeLorean.

Edit: Wow, the music is from a Swedish chick - Moonraccoon - does all kinds of crazy good 80s synth music.

 
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