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Outcast Reboot HD heads to Kickstarter

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So which big box PC game is gathering dust on your shelf? I’ve got a couple, but one of the odder titles that I purchased in my wilder years, had to be outcast. A game that pushed my mighty Pentium II 400 Mhz PC to the bleeding edge. And it’s making a comeback.

If you never played Outcast, it was a visually ahead of its time game from 1999, that had many, many voxels. Damn, I miss that weird technology. Open-world before Grand Theft Auto 3 made it mainstream, the game was a challenging romp back in the day.

Fresh3D is handling the HD remake, and they’ve taken to Kickstarter to raise some funds. The project is currently sitting on $80 247 from the $600 000 that they need, at the time of writing. According to the page, this is what the initial funding benchmark will net gamers:

  • All objects, textures, environments and characters entirely remade from scratch in hi-definition.
  • Targets 1080p @ 60fps, and supports beyond HD
  • Enhanced adventure:
    . Annoying story bugs removed
    . Improved HUD
    . Improved inventory
    . Improved notepad
    . Improved dialog interface
  • New Cutter locomotion, control and animations
  • New camera control
  • Xbox and PS4 controller (and other compatible) support on Windows

Stretch goals for the game go from $750 000 to $1.7 million. The more cash that backers throw at the project that goes beyond the $600 000 goal, the bigger the chance that the game can include Oculus Rift support, more visual razzamatazz and even a new-gen console release. Snazzy.

Pledges range from the usual $5 pat on the back, to $20 for a digital release, $200 for a collectors edition that throws in all kinds of goodies and the $10 000 promise that includes all manner of the developers drafting your ideas into the game.

Last Updated: April 9, 2014

70 Comments

  1. I have not played it before. Or yet. But the “old game” I’m still really looking forward to is the Homeworld remastered.

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    • Kensei Seraph

      April 9, 2014 at 12:41

      Homeworld was fun.
      Hopefully the remaster will retain the same sense of enjoyment.

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      • Jedi JJ

        April 9, 2014 at 12:42

        I’m very positive about it. Want that SE though. Considered installing my original the other day, but hungering myself out for it rather.

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    • El Capitan del Blade

      April 9, 2014 at 12:42

      The Original is the the GOG, fyi…

      http://www.gog.com/game/outcast

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      • Jedi JJ

        April 9, 2014 at 12:45

        Mmmm. Tempting. I always second-guess games on GOG, because it’s not on Steam. They’d make a lot of money off me if all their games activated on Steam.

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        • El Capitan del Blade

          April 9, 2014 at 12:46

          I just add them to my steam as “non-steam games” haven’t had a single problem with a GOG release….

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          • Jedi JJ

            April 9, 2014 at 12:48

            True. I did that with my TA commanders pack and the first three Fallouts. But it just doesn’t feel the same if I can’t track all my progress. But I’m really nitpicking now because I’m a bit of a perfectionist.

          • El Capitan del Blade

            April 9, 2014 at 12:49

            a bit OCD there, dont’cha think Mr. Jedi? πŸ˜›

          • Jedi JJ

            April 9, 2014 at 12:51

            Just a bit. But not much
            *aligns papers on desk

          • Rince

            April 9, 2014 at 12:50

            Thank goodness for innovative ideas like uPlay eh? Tehehehe

          • Jedi JJ

            April 9, 2014 at 12:52

            I think you misunderstand the meaning of innovative.

          • Rince

            April 9, 2014 at 12:53

            Trololol

          • Jedi JJ

            April 9, 2014 at 12:53

            Very “innovative”. πŸ˜‰

            Edit: I would also like to take this moment to announce that I have been Cleo free since last week Thursday (And I know by saying this I’m shooting myself in the foot)

          • Rince

            April 9, 2014 at 12:55

            Ah, U playing with me? BWAHAHAHA

          • Jedi JJ

            April 9, 2014 at 12:55

            LOL.
            I can’t even remember where this joke Originated from.

          • Rince

            April 9, 2014 at 12:56

            See if you were always online you would πŸ˜‰

          • Admiral Chief in Space

            April 9, 2014 at 13:01

            Cleo wore eye-liner

          • Admiral Chief in Space

            April 9, 2014 at 13:01

            Almost made a week there Cleo…

          • Jedi JJ

            April 9, 2014 at 13:02

            I like to live dangerously.

        • Hammersteyn

          April 9, 2014 at 12:50

          I love GOG.com and I don’t understand the need for everything to be on Steam tbh.

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          • Jedi JJ

            April 9, 2014 at 12:52

            I have issues.

  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    April 9, 2014 at 12:40

    $121,637 right now.

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    • Rince

      April 9, 2014 at 12:47

      Rather damn generous of you man. Feel good about yourself. Okay, you can stop now. PUT IT DOWN…

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    • Hammersteyn

      April 9, 2014 at 12:49

      I’ve only 50 dollah. Is that enough? Which street do you usually stand?

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      • Unavengedavo

        April 9, 2014 at 13:02

        Just watch out for the peas, carrots and potatoes O_o

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        • Hammersteyn

          April 9, 2014 at 13:03

          XD

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        • Jedi JJ

          April 9, 2014 at 13:03

          O_O

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  3. Hammersteyn

    April 9, 2014 at 12:48

    PC good news day today!

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    • Jedi JJ

      April 9, 2014 at 12:49

      It really is.

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    • El Capitan del Blade

      April 9, 2014 at 12:51

      Yup, also, Goat Simulator is getting local Split screen multiplayer and a new Map πŸ™‚ (more good PC news)

      The only news bite missing today is that Ken Levine is working on his next game, and it’s a PC exclusive….

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  4. Admiral Chief in Space

    April 9, 2014 at 13:00

    Here are my old classic games:

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    • Jedi JJ

      April 9, 2014 at 13:01

      We need a new Tiberian Sun

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      • Admiral Chief in Space

        April 9, 2014 at 13:02

        You said it!

        Or System Shock 3!

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        • Hammersteyn

          April 9, 2014 at 13:04

          Must have new System Shock!

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          • Jedi JJ

            April 9, 2014 at 13:06

            I can take a new Sytem Shock now that I’ve made peace with not getting HL3

          • Admiral Chief in Space

            April 9, 2014 at 13:08

            SHAAADDDDDAAAAAPPPP YOU WE WILL HAVE BOTH!!!!

          • Jedi JJ

            April 9, 2014 at 13:09

            Probably shouldn’t jinx it then

          • Hammersteyn

            April 9, 2014 at 13:10

            About the same time as RDR or GTAV?

          • Admiral Chief in Space

            April 9, 2014 at 13:10

            And TLOU

          • Hammersteyn

            April 9, 2014 at 13:10

            Yeah… I’ll sell you my PS4 one day with TLOU pre-installed πŸ˜›

          • Admiral Chief in Space

            April 9, 2014 at 13:11

            FIVE DOLLAHS!!!

          • Hammersteyn

            April 9, 2014 at 13:19

            The way the Rand is spiraling I might accept that offer in a few years

          • Admiral Chief in Space

            April 9, 2014 at 13:24

            *gasps*

            Good point

          • Jedi JJ

            April 9, 2014 at 13:11

            Don’t mention RDR. I am not ready to accept that yet.
            But at least we know that EVERY gamer will be able to enjoy Star Citizen. Trolololo!

          • Hammersteyn

            April 9, 2014 at 13:12

            But at least me know? You couldn’t wait to burn me could you πŸ˜›

          • Jedi JJ

            April 9, 2014 at 13:12

            Haha. Fixed it.

          • Hammersteyn

            April 9, 2014 at 13:14

            @Admiral_Chief:disqus knows this by know. I play PC games as well. Downloading the new FTL soon πŸ˜‰

          • Admiral Chief in Space

            April 9, 2014 at 13:12

            πŸ˜‰

          • Hammersteyn

            April 9, 2014 at 13:09

            *Sigh

          • Admiral Chief in Space

            April 9, 2014 at 13:10

            Well the studio that made SS2 closed down…. ;-(

      • Admiral Chief in Space

        April 9, 2014 at 13:02

        Ever played Heavy Gear II?

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        • Jedi JJ

          April 9, 2014 at 13:04

          Have not.

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          • Admiral Chief in Space

            April 9, 2014 at 13:08

            So good, ahead of its time, sadly, last of its kind as well

        • Norm the Horrible

          April 9, 2014 at 13:55

          Heavy Gear!!!

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          • Admiral Chief in Space

            April 9, 2014 at 13:57

            FINALLY, someone else!!!

          • Norm the Horrible

            April 9, 2014 at 13:58

            GAWD! The memories!

      • Kensei Seraph

        April 9, 2014 at 13:02

        They tried that.
        It was the only game I’ve ever wanted to trade-in.

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        • Jedi JJ

          April 9, 2014 at 13:04

          I’ve been avoiding Command and Conquers pretty much since Tiberian Sun.

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    • Hammersteyn

      April 9, 2014 at 13:04

      Just like you. Old and classic

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      • Admiral Chief in Space

        April 9, 2014 at 13:08

        Oh you, stahp!

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      • Jedi JJ

        April 9, 2014 at 13:08

        And rough around the edges

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        • Admiral Chief in Space

          April 9, 2014 at 13:09

          You guys are making me blush here dawwww

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  5. Gr8_Balls_o_KFM_Fire

    April 9, 2014 at 13:04

    Anyone ever played Cyberia?

    Or Dark Earth?

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    • Jedi JJ

      April 9, 2014 at 13:07

      Seen it. Not played it.

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    • El Capitan del Blade

      April 9, 2014 at 14:01

      I played the hell outta Dark Earth! Just wish I could find it again πŸ™ It’s not on GOG, and obtaining Illegally is not ideal….

      Reply

  6. Jpa Balnu

    April 9, 2014 at 15:17

    If there is one kickstarter game you want to support, its this one!

    I know many have not even heard of this game, but as gamer from 1996, I can honestly say that atleast for me it’s the best action-adventure, one of the few I would give 10/10.

    So do yourselves a favor and fund this project, if you want to experience amazing scifi action-adventure, you wont regret it! If this reboot is succesfull we might even get already once cancelled Outcast 2 one day.

    Personally funded this with $200, and it has gotten good start but there are not many of us old Outcast fans, people who have never played it simply have to join in and contribute.

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  7. Warren Ross

    April 9, 2014 at 19:43

    The return of the Ulukai! Sweet!

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