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Outpost 13 is a point and click adventure strategy game where you, a monster, must escape an icy planet. A tribute to science fiction.
Outpost 13 is a point and click adventure strategy game where you, a monster, must escape an icy planet. A tribute to science fiction.
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Why a Re-Kick? 

The first Kickstarter campaign did not come together in terms of rewards and community awareness until the last 2 weeks. This time Outpost 13 is coming out of the gate ready to roll with killer rewards and community support from the get go!

Why asking for less?

The original Kickstarter factored in the cost of publishing to Xbox One. Xbox One will now be a stretch goal. Please find the cost break down in the "What are these funds being used for?" section below.

Kickstarter Backer Exclusive!

 

All Outpost 13 Kickstarter backers will receive the exclusive Dr. Meow Meow Jones alternate character to play as! 

Jones in the Kitchen!
Jones in the Kitchen!

There were a lot of requests for a playable cat character, and so here you go!

Alpha-Gameplay Trailer

The Game

Outpost 13 is a point-and-click action-adventure strategy game that takes place at an outpost on the planet Achelous IV. You, the player, plays as a dog named "Fen" who comes into contact with an alien biological agent that bonds the dog/player with an alien life form who calls himself "Tantalus." The player's objective is to leave Achelous and make it to the nearest spaceport by inducing enough fear into the stationed crew members that they abandon their 5 year long mission on Achelous and leave early.

Crew member living quarters.
Crew member living quarters.
  • You're the Monster: Player's will take on the role of an alien monster strategically killing off crew members while maintaining their cover as "Fen" the crew's pet dog. Enjoy barking, growling, and biting crew members!
Fen and Tantalus.
Fen and Tantalus.
  • Stealth, Strategy, and a Fiery Death: Player's will need to form a strategy to separate and alienate crew members by creating distractions, utilizing the ventilation system, and temporarily knocking out the outpost's power. If player's are unable to maintain their cover and stealth, or is discovered as the monster, the crew will respond with flamethrower's and you will be destroyed by fire.
  • Character Progression: As player's make progress via objective progression and killing crew members, new abilities and ability improvements for Fen & Tantalus will be unlocked. Some ability improvements include better sabotaging skills, poisoning medical supplies, and creating better distractions.
  • Alien Planet Setting: Outpost 13 takes place on Achelous IV, a life viable planet several times larger than earth. Winters and summers last several years each, and it is currently 13 earth months into winter on Achelous.
Science Outpost Station #13, Achelous IV.
Science Outpost Station #13, Achelous IV.
  •  A Tribute to Science Fiction Horror: Outpost 13 is a tribute to cult favorite science fiction horror films.

Multiplatform Release

  • PC, Mac, & Linux
  • PS Vita
  • Xbox One (if stretch goal is met)
  • (More to be announced)

Official Outpost 13 T-Shirt Reward!

Outpost 13 "Stalker" T-Shirt, Men and Womens.
Outpost 13 "Stalker" T-Shirt, Men and Womens.

Outpost 13 Has Been Greenlit!!!

Follow Outpost 13 on Steam Greenlight by (clicking here).

Who am I?

My name is Max Hall and I've been working in the gaming industry since November of 2012. I grew up traveling the world as a military brat, I've always had a passion for creating games and animation. I worked for Oe Fun, Inc. for 9 months completing several mobile games (with Unity) as a CG generalist and technical director before branching out on my own in August 2013. Since then, under the alias "Cantina Games", I've developed "Buffalo Sham! Sham!" (2013) and "Senor Pez" (2014) for iOS using Unity, and I now look forward to working on my first PC/Mac game titled "Outpost 13." I currently live with my parents where I help take care of my special needs sister who suffers from Aspergers syndrome.

What are these funds being used for?

(Base Funding)

Legal Fees: $837

Estimated Reward Fulfillment: $800

Kickstarter and Amazon Fees: $182

Taxes: $607

Base Level Grand Total: $2,426

(Xbox One Stretch Funding)

E&O Insurance: $2,037

Foreign Ratings Boards (PEGI, USK): $2,042

Kickstarter and Amazon Fees: $635

Taxes: $2,118

Legal Fees: $837

Estimated Reward Fulfillment: $800

Stretch Grand Total: $8,469

Beta & Final Game Distribution

The Outpost 13 beta will be distributed via email featuring a beta access code and link to download the beta. The final game will be delivered in a similar matter. The Outpost 13 Beta is estimated to be released in December.

System Requirements

The system requirements are all subject to change. I need backers and beta testers to help determine the final minimum requirements.

  • OS: Windows (XP/Vista/7), MacOS, or Linux
  • Processor: 2ghz Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 512 MB 
  • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 Support, 256 MB (dedicated card preferred)
  • Minimum Resolution: 1280 x 720

Risks and challenges

While Outpost 13 is my 1st Kickstarter project, it'll be my 9th professional project completed, and my 3rd project to be completed as my own independent studio. Backers should rest easy knowing that they're backing someone who completes projects.

Please also note that all listed rewards are created by myself or easily procured by myself, this is because I will not compromise the game and it's funding by over promising you 3d printed figurines or trips to theme parks. I'm a game developer first and foremost, however if the Kickstarter does well enough, I'll likely be adding rewards to the existing current rewards. This is completely dependent on the success of the Kickstarter.

Outpost 13 is already in development, with a current goal of releasing a beta to determine and finalize system requirements this year. With that said, it all depends on how well the Kickstarter and Steam Greenlight campaign goes. If the Kickstarter goal isn't reached, then Outpost 13 may never be made. But don't let that discourage you, spread the word and help an indie dev make a cool game by backing Outpost 13.

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    DR. MEOW MEOW JONES DLC

    All Outpost 13 backers will receive the exclusive Dr. Meow Meow Jones alternate character to play as!

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    THE GAME

    Receive the "Dr. Meow Meow Jones DLC" and a copy of Outpost 13 on the platform of your choice when it is released next year on Windows, Mac, Linux, and PS Vita. Windows, Mac and Linux copies will be DRM free Standalone installs.

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    THE BETA

    Receive the above rewards and access to the Outpost 13 Beta on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

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    THE EXTRA SPECIAL

    Receive the above rewards, a PDF art book, a digital copy of the soundtrack and a thank you in the game's credits.

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    SUPERIOR TASTE T-SHIRT REWARD

    Convey your superiorly refined intelligent taste in media and garments to the public (or private) with the Official Outpost 13 "Stalker" T-Shirt. You'll also receive the above rewards. (Shirts will begin SHIPPING IN NOVEMBER.)

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    THE DOUBLE DOWN REWARD

    Receive the above rewards, an extra game & extra beta access for a friend, and an extra T-Shirt. (Shirts will begin SHIPPING IN NOVEMBER.)

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    IMMORTALIZE YOUR PET REWARD

    I will create an alternate playable cat or dog character in your pets image. You will also receive the "Superior Taste T-Shirt Reward" and an NPC named after you. I, Max Hall and/or Cantina Games reserve the right to refuse inappropriate names and designs. (Shirts will begin SHIPPING IN NOVEMBER.)

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    OPULENCE, I HAS IT REWARD

    I will immortalize your likeness in the game in the form of a gold statue or bust with a clickable description featuring your name and an absolutely amazing short description of your greatness. You'll also receive every game I (Max Hall or Cantina Games) ever make (including all DLCs, Alphas, and Betas), the "Immortalize Your Pet Reward", and a very special thanks in the credits. (Shirts will begin SHIPPING IN NOVEMBER.)

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Funding period

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