Gamers.Media — January 08, 2018

Outreach places players in the fragile position of a cosmonaut at a time when space travel was more important for the pride of the country than for scientific endeavor.

by MOHAMMED HIDHAYAT

'Outreach' is a video game narrated from a Soviet perspective that takes place in the last remaining days of the Cold War.

The Cold War was a period of misunderstanding, distrust, tension, espionage, jingoism and propaganda. This hypertensive atmosphere between the Western and Eastern blocs had variable effects on countries all over the world and came to an end in 1991 after 45 years. It was also the time a major space race commenced between the USSR and the US. The Soviets launched the first artificial satellite, beating the US to put the first human in space to conduct a space walk in 1961.

Back in the USSR

Outreach is a video game narrated from a Soviet perspective that takes place in the last remaining days of the Cold War. A lone cosmonaut is sent into the exosphere to investigate the disappearance of the crew of a covert Soviet military space station.

Pixel Spill, the developer of Outreach, has released a full-motion video announcement, set in the city of Korolyov in 1996. Korolyov is the cradle of Soviet and Russian space exploration. The entire game revolves around Operation Outreach. Cosmonaut Radomir Volkov, now in his dotage, was the flight director with ground control during the supposed incident and he seems to be the final puzzle in the mystery box. The announcement trailer serves as an epilogue and a good appetizer.

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