Space-based farming sim One Lonely Outpost launches for Steam Early Access in early 2022
Freedom Games has announced that space-based farming sim One Lonely Outpost will launch for Steam Early Access in early 2022, followed by a full release adding Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S platforms.
Developed by Aurorian Studios, One Lonely Outpost places you on a new space colony where you start from only a handful of seeds and can develop the colony into a thriving community while meeting new characters, fighting robots, and more.
An Early Access trailer, description, and screenshot set can be found below. The official website is here.
A barren, alien world needs YOU to bring it to life!
Start out with just an ancient space-RV, your handy tech gauntlet, a handful of potato seeds, and work to build up your colony. Grow crops to attract colonists, build a town and economy, and work to achieve independence while establishing your colony as a prime destination.
Whether you opt for an all-natural farm or a more high-tech one, you'll need to balance producing food with other activities on your planet. Explore alien ruins to learn more about this strange world, grow your relationships with the many different characters that will join your colony, and have a blast playing various mini-game activities along the way.
It's One Lonely Outpost … but not for long!
Decide: Natural or Synthetic?: Order up some supplies from Delivz-On, fertilize the ground, and plant crops with a unique tending mechanic – blow off dust, clip off dead branches, and watch for bugs! Pursue either a Synthetic route with robo-cows and gene-splicing (watch for glowing cabbages), or take the Natural path where you raise Earth-based farm animals and hand-tend your prize crops for premium produce. With either path, the more and better food you can make, the more colonists you can attract.
Build a Community and Forge Relationships: Every colony starts out with just one person (and a robotic pet), but colonists from around the galaxy will come to conduct research and offer other roles or services to help you grow the colony into a full-fledged town. But our career isn’t everything in life – befriend your fellow colonists to find fully developed people with their own histories, lives, and dreams. Grow your rapport with more than just gifts from your farm; perhaps even one relationship will result in true romance!
Explore Ancient Ruins: Ancient alien ruins have kept their secrets for millennia -- until you’ve come along. Discover why a barren world is full of all of the features necessary for life, even though according to top scientists it shouldn’t. Puzzle and/or fight your way past the robotic guardians and be rewarded with rare items and a deeper understanding of your new farm planet.
Customize Your Character: Develop a unique sense of style and personality with clothing options and character statistics.. Choose how to balance your strengths and weaknesses across farming, exploring, crafting, socializing, and dungeon-diving as you progress on your journey.
Play To Your Interests: There’s no set path to perfecting your colony. Any element of the game can be played in any order. Whether you choose to focus on tending your farm to unlock every perk, spend all day exploring ruins fighting robots, or dedicate yourself to building up the town and connecting with residents, fun and rewards await to be discovered along the way.
Share With Friends: Play online with up to 3 other friends in collaborative co-op as well as competitive minigames. Friends can either visit your existing outpost with a greenhorn character, choose to start a fresh world from scratch together, or take a short vacation on your main to see what other colonies are up to, all while developing new relationships and even building branching families with other player characters or NPCs.