In the first part of the 21st century, scientists discovered a huge asteroid named Vulcan's Hammer headed straight for Earth. A single corporation decided the only way for survival was to colonize other worlds. One ship was launched and as it sat in orbit around Jupiter, Earth was no more. Now it is your task to seek out a new planet and repopulate it with human life. The game is set in an isometric third person perspective, like that of SimCity
, in which you must re-colonize the planet while dealing with the intricacies of day-to-day life.
- "生存" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
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Despite being released on CD-ROM, version 1.0 of Outpost
also included a "Launch Control Disk" in the box on a 3.5" Diskette. This floppy diskette contained BLDGBLD.DAT, BLDGOPS.DAT and OUTPOST.EXE, three files that were required to install the game.
Despite being considered one of the buggiest games of all time, Outpost
was on PC Data's Top Ten best selling games list for several months.
The orchestrated soundtrack is the classic Mars, the Bringer of
movement from the Gustav Holst
symphony The Planets
There was an extensive Strategy Guide written for Outpost
by the games designer, Bruce Balfour
Information also contributed by
- Computer Gaming World
- November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – Worst Game of All Time
- PC Player (Germany)
- Issue 01/1995 - Most Brutal Customer Stultification in 1994
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