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About Outpost - Save Yourselves with 0 comments by Outpost-game on Apr 24th, 2014

Outpost - Then and Now

To celebrate passing 3000 YES votes on Greenlight, I thought I would post a look at what Outpost used to look like, and how far it has come since it stumbled blinking into the light on it's Greenlight concept page just 6 months ago!

Beta 0

This was the very first build of Outpost you could actually play!

There where no attacking enemies at night, no weather effects, no base freezing, no commander and you had to stand on the white boxes to heal or eat.

Come to think of it - I think "playable" was perhaps over-optimistic! :)

Beta 1

Ahhh this is a little better, a couple of months later.. weather effects are in, the base now freezes when cold, the commander was in (sort of, he just stood outside. More like rent-a-cop than commander!), the day/night cycle was also added. Originally the game was ALWAYS daytime, which wasn't very scary..

Beta 1.5 - The Present Day

Wheee! The (almost) finished article! In between Beta 1 and 1.5 the GUI got a total revamp, including the news ticker, which you can see in the top right, to help players keep up to date with events as they occur. Players also got weapon and inventory item controls - sounds dull, but not when you can activate your fire suppression and stop the place burning to the ground!

The mining unit was added to the game early in 1.1 - before that you simply charged the radio, hit the button, then you escaped! Sounds fun right? Not really. :) We like it better when we hear the scream of an incoming M1000 and counting all the lovely money it generates! Talking about that...

Money! We included an Outpost upgrade system from beta 1.4 - the interface for this is still a little ropey shall we say, but it adds so many new layers to the game.

Also LOADS of cosmetic changes like lighting, new sprites, shading and weather effects plus how could we forget...

Enemies! Ah the faithful enemies - Who are they? Where do they come from? All will be answered in...

Beta 2.0 - The FUTURE!

How will your team escape? Who are the mysterious hordes that come in the night to attack you? Could the Walruses be behind it all? (hint - no.)

All (well most, I'm saving the best for last :P) will be answered in the next iteration of..


^^ shameless plug.

Hope you enjoyed reading! Let me know what you think in the comments!

Ross Edgar
Highland Gaming.

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