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Make your way across the galaxy (pictures)

Out There is a new iOS game that challenges you to gather resources for your ship and find your way back to Earth.

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Resources are the key

When you come across a planet rich in resources, you'll either send out a probe (for gas planets) or land on the surface to drill (for metal-rich planets).
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Every choice matters

The star map is how you'll navigate to different star systems. In this screen I have a lot of choices for where to travel within my range (green ring). But sometimes the stars are few and far in between, which means you'll need to backtrack, resulting in almost certain death.
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Identify your planets

Different planet types offer different resources. Here you can see a gas planet on the left (note the white ring) and a metal-rich planet on the right. On the far right is a red dwarf star.
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Manage your inventory

A little later in the game you'll find different ships that can hold more inventory. These are great to have because you can stock up resources to keep your ship moving along with metals you can use to craft technologies.
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Crafting technologies

Touch the wrench-and-hammer icon (upper left) to open the Technologies screen. Here you'll be able to see the tech you already have as well as new tech you find along the way. With the right metals, you'll be able to craft new modules for your ship.
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Follow the story

As you arrive at each new star system, you're greeted with a journal entry or another piece of the story where you may even have to choose between multiple actions.

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