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Continuing my search for Linux games to come next year, I came across Far-Out [Steam, Official Site], a hardcore retro-futuristic adventure game and damn it looks good. It's being developed by one person, so I'm quite eager to see what they've been able to achieve.

In this classic mix of horror and adventure, you play as geneticist Zack Paterson, the lone survivor of the Selene. Find out what happened to the ship and the crew and possibly escape. The developer said they've been inspired by games like The Dig, Space Quest, Full Throttle, Blade Runner and more.

I do love seeing that little tux icon at the end of a trailer!

It will feature dynamic gameplay, resulting in multiple endings. What makes me a bit wary of it, is that the developer has said there's no save feature. I can't imagine it being very long due to that, unless they're intentionally making it rather difficult. It sounds like there's many ways to die, with a fair few unexpected events. I'm always excited by space sci-fi so it could be good. As long as it's not as scary as Alien Isolation, I might enjoy it a lot.

It's due for release on February 8th, 2018. A little while to wait, but it sure does look exciting.

11 Likes, Who?
Comandante Ñoñardo 11 November 2017 at 8:05 pm UTC
It looks interesting indeed..
Sadly it doesn't have spanish support.
Xpander 11 November 2017 at 8:25 pm UTC
i have been keeping my eye on it quite some time, they delayed the release also afaik. so they are hopefully polishing it like crazy can't wait
micha 11 November 2017 at 9:05 pm UTC
Looks amazing!
Luke_Nukem 11 November 2017 at 9:23 pm UTC
I hope they're not trying to increase difficulty by omitting save functionality..
PublicNuisance 11 November 2017 at 9:47 pm UTC
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Looks like my kind of game. Hoping for a DRM free version as well. I started an entry on the GOG wishlist for it for those interested:

https://www.gog.com/wishlist/games/farout

I also asked them about it on their Facebook page. Either way i'm happy they're planning a Linux version.
Feist 11 November 2017 at 9:48 pm UTC
I´ve had it on my wishlist for a while. Hopefully, either this game or "The Last Night" will become an early hit in 2018 (or both if we´re really lucky).
Arehandoro 11 November 2017 at 11:16 pm UTC
WOAH! Looks impressive O_o
Shmerl 12 November 2017 at 3:25 am UTC
Steam only?
PublicNuisance 12 November 2017 at 4:46 am UTC
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ShmerlSteam only?

At the moment. Hopefully they consider a DRM free version at some point.
razing32 12 November 2017 at 10:00 am UTC
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Quoteis that the developer has said there's no save feature

So do you just keep this game running in the background perpetually ??
Guess it's designed to be pid -1
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