Out of Space Review

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Posted: 7 weeks ago, last updated 13 days ago.

Author: @AntHaigh and @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Out of Space is a co-operative game about living together on a space ship. You and your cohabitants have to build a sustainable spaceship, as well as making it a cosy home. All is not plane sailing though, as you come across deadly alien infestations, a lack of resources and (not forgetting) a long list of housework to get done.

Each of the spaceship levels are procedurally generated so you have a different challenge each time you play. This combines with the fun of playing with other people to make it a game that's easy to pick up and play while also requiring some strategy about prioritising your short and long term commitments and challenges.

As you play you unlock items you can purchase with in game currency and place in your spaceship to make it more of a home.

DetailsGame Details

Rating: PEGI 3+, ESRB EVERYONE

Release Date: 25/11/2020

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Puzzle, Simulation and Strategy

Developer: @BeholdStudios

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 10 minutes and 15 minutes to play a round of this game. Out of Space has short matches of around 10 minutes with procedural ships created each time you play, length of play depends how well you deal with the ships issues.
 
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. You can play on the same system with up to 4 players who each need a controller and share the same screen.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 3+ and ESRB EVERYONE.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:

Difficulty

How you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.

Select Difficulty: Select difficulty from a range of presets.

Adjustable Anytime: You can adjust the difficulty while playing.

Assistance

View Control Mapping: You can view a map of controls during play.

Assistance With Direction: Indication of where to go next with arrows, cookie trail and the like.

Tutorials: There are helpful tutorials, instructions and tips.

Reading

How much reading or listening comprehension is required, and how accessible this is.

Simple Minimal Reading: Minimal reading is required.

Controls

How you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.

Multiple Buttons & Single Stick: Can play with multiple buttons and a stick.

Mouse and Keys: Can play with mouse and multiple keys.

Audio

How you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.

Balance Audio Levels: Set music and game sound effects separately.

System Settings

Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). PlayStation 5 has a range of system-wide accessibility settings. Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.

Supported by PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors: @AntHaigh


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