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Encyclopedia > Outcast
Outcast
Developer(s) Appeal
Publisher(s) Infogrames
Release date(s) 1999
Genre Action-adventure
Mode(s) Single player
Rating(s) ESRB: Teen (T)
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Media CD-ROM


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Plot

In 2007 the U.S. government successfully sends a probe to an alien world in a parallel universe. The probe starts transmitting video images of the world back to Earth. Then, just minutes into the mission, an alien life form discovers the probe and damages it, causing an unforseen backlash of energy to create a black hole threatening Earth. Cutter Slade, a former U.S. Navy SEAL, is given the job of escorting three scientists on a mission to this alien world to recover the probe and close the black hole. 2007 (MMVII) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with parallel world. ... This article needs copyediting (checking for proper English spelling, grammar, usage, tone, style, and voice). ... Earth, also known as the Earth, Terra, and (mostly in the 19th century) Tellus, is the third-closest planet to the Sun. ... Look up alien in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A black person is a concentration of mass great enough that the force of gravity prevents anything from escaping from it except through quantum tunneling behavior. ... Insignia Official force name SEALs Nickname Frogmen Branch U.S. Navy Chain of Command U.S. Navy Special Warfare Command NAVSPECWARCOM Although Controlled by USSOCOM Description Sea, Air, or Land Special Operations/Counter-terrorist Force trained for Basic Underwater Demolition (BUD), direct action, counter-terrorism, counter-drug operations, raids, kidnapping... A scientist is a person who is an expert in at least one area of science and who uses the scientific method to research that area. ...


Arriving in this alien world, Cutter is separated from the other scientists and is hailed by the natives as their messiah. In Judaism, the Messiah (מָשִׁיחַ anointed one, Standard Hebrew , Tiberian Hebrew ) initially meant any person who was anointed by God. ...


Technology

The game used a voxel engine to render its outdoor landscapes. A voxel (a portmanteau of the words volumetric and pixel) is a volume element, representing a value in three dimensional space. ...


Sequel

A sequel, Outcast II[1] was originally being developed for Sony's Playstation 2 console. During developed, the development company Appeal went bankrupt and development ceased. Appeal had been requesting funds from publisher Appeal to help finish the game for release although this plea fell of deaf ears.


The Open Outcast project[2] is developing an open-source, free sequel using the Crystal Space 3D engine. This article is about a program that is hosted by SourceForge. ...


External links

Official websites
  • Outcast
  • Outcast II
  • Open Outcast
  • German Outcast 2 Fan Homepage

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