Asteroids: Outpost tests out the ore buggy

    
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Classic video game-cum-MMO Asteroids: Outpost is making strides forward in its testing, according to updates on Steam. While the game is in pre-alpha testing with only a “select few” players, the team is able to test systems such as the ore buggy. Unfortunately, they only tell us about it instead of delivering a visual demonstration.

“One of our favorite things we’ve worked on this week is the ore-buggy,” the team posted. “It’s a crazy ride, but a ton of fun hitting a jump in low gravity and flying for a ¼ kilometer. I can see people using their buggy for racing as much as hauling!”

Other current projects include finishing the UI, testing the servers, and fiddling with game balance. Asteroids: Outpost is a survival sandbox set in space, in which players mine, build, and fight on these giant floating rocks. It will not have a single-player campaign at launch, although the team said that it might be creating PvE-only servers for those who want to build in peace.

[Source: Steam]
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Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

I’m amazed I hadn’t heard of this yet. I’ll have to agree with FineFineValentine though, in that we should have ships with asteroid-punching missles, or at least some mention of free-flying (jump to lightspeed) gameplay where you might shoot smaller asteroids, but land on larger ones to mine resources.

FineFineValentine
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FineFineValentine

Why don’t they have fighter crafts instead of buggies? It’s Asteroids – hop in a spaceship to shoot some titular space rocks, or change the name guys. C’mon. Such a weird, underhanded, sleezy attempt to capitalize on an (arguably irrelevant) IP. Just reeks of things like “Ultima Forever” or that horrid mobile version of Dungeon Keeper.

Nordavind
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Nordavind

Mining asteroids while fighting. Sounds like ME. I’m in.

EO_Lonegun
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EO_Lonegun

The screenshots look amazing. I am going to put this on my radar.

goldstariv
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goldstariv

Looks like they should have titled it Missile Command instead..

EpicViking
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EpicViking

Nice change of place if anything, ill keep my eye on this.