Over the past year and a half, millions of fans around the world have explored the galaxy, captured an ever-expanding variety of exotic beasts, and battled one another in Outernauts. What began as a one-person experiment took on a life of its own. And we’ve learned so much! Being our first browser and free-to-play title, Outernauts experienced some growing pains (remember when we used to have Energy?), but we are truly proud of it and the evolution it has gone through. Part of that evolution came from suggestions from our fans and their constant passion. We are forever thankful.
However, the time has come for us to create a new Outernauts adventure that will be available on iOS. While we’d love to be able to keep running Outernauts on Facebook, Kongregate AND iOS, we simply don’t have the resources to do so at our high standards. What does that mean? Honestly, it means we wouldn’t be able to create new content for all three platforms and more importantly, properly address player inquiries. We have to pick where we focus, and we’re going to focus on iOS (and eventually Android).
So, we have made the difficult decision to shut down Outernauts on Facebook and Kongregate on January 31st in order to concentrate on making our iOS version the very best it can be. As of right now, we have stopped in-game purchases and will offer triple the purchased Star Gems to those who bought them within the past 24-48 hours. In addition, we will soon announce a detailed rewards structure as a thank-you to the many dedicated Outernauts browser players who may wish to try Outernauts on iOS. This is important to us, as we have come to really connect with the hardcore Outernauts community members. We want to make sure you stick with us and continue enjoying and helping make the franchise better.
We understand this news may come as a surprise to our players. We know some of you may be upset, and we truly apologize for that. You can reach us on the forums, via social media, or through this e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please know that we are always listening. We hope our pending rewards will serve as a token of our gratitude and will at least encourage you to try Outernauts on iOS. Speaking of which, we have overhauled the game, while retaining the core charm and features of the original. That means it’s a more streamlined experience focusing primarily on breeding and battles — with more beasts, worlds, missions and well…more. In other words, we’ve evolved Outernauts specifically for iOS. This ain’t no simple port. We’re very excited about it here.
Thank you, from the entire Outernauts team, for your understanding. We hope you’ll continue to tame the galaxy with us again soon!
P.S. – Yes. Perchie and Pudoo are in Outernauts iOS. Maybe with a little extra flair…