Incoming Transmission

Hello out there!

We wanted to take a moment to let you all know what we’ve been up to lately.

It’s been a great few months for Outer Wilds. In addition to a lot of tech enhancements, we’ve spent a lot of time finalizing the high-level narrative design and making sure that all of the pieces fit together. Questions like “what exactly is the Quantum Moon” or “what fell into Giant’s Deep” now have answers that feed into the game’s central mystery. We’ve also been hard at work developing the culture of the Ancients (who are now called the Nomai) and developing the tone of their writing. Next up, evolving our planetary level designs!

We wanted to give a shout-out to all of you who have played the alpha and shared your enthusiasm (and/or terror…) with your friends. We’ve enjoyed watching your Let’s Plays and hearing your harrowing tales of close encounters in Dark Bramble.

We can’t give you a release date for the time being, but we’ll leave you with this image of a recent addition to the observatory. All we can say is that it’s heavily tied to what’s really going on in the solar system.


Mission Status

It’s been a while since we last broke radio silence, so we just wanted to confirm that development on Outer Wilds is still underway!

We’re currently working towards a full release of the game, which will feature (among other things) a completely fleshed-out version of the overarching mystery. The alpha release will remain available in the meantime, so feel free to check it out (if you haven’t already exhausted its secrets) while we work on the full release.

A big thanks to everyone who’s been playing, writing, talking, and trading crazy theories about the game. Stay tuned for future developments, and happy trails!


Welcome to the Outer Wilds

Outer Wilds is a space exploration game that invites you to embark on a cosmic expedition into a turbulent world driven by forces beyond your control. Let curiosity be your guide as you fly into the heart of a gas giant, meet fellow travelers on quantum moons, and roast marshmallows beneath alien skies.

The game is a seamless first-person experience that gives you just 20 minutes to freely explore a miniature solar system as it dynamically evolves over time. After those 20 minutes are up, the Sun goes supernova and the entire Universe ends. Fortunately, the Solar System is stuck in a time loop, and only by exploring over the course of multiple playthroughs will you come to understand the forces and secrets that drive the Universe.