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Outer Wilds releases an alpha to drum up crowdfunding

Outer Wilds, the first game to seek crowdfunding on new platform Fig, has released an alpha.

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Last month, former Double Fine COO Justin Bailey founded Fig, a crowdfunding site for games that will be overseen by several studio heads, all of whom have been involved in successful crowdfunding campaigns in the past.

The site's first game, Outer Wilds by Mobius Digital, has just under sixteen days left in its campaign. The pitch describes the game as "equal parts Myst, Kerbal Space Program, and Majora's Mask".

The game "puts you in the cockpit of a fledgling space program searching for the secrets of a wild, constantly changing solar system". At the time of writing, it has earned just over $100,000 of its $125,000 goal.

Today the sixth update of the campaign has gone live, bringing with it an alpha demo. You do not need to be a backer to access it, and it weighs in at 304MB.

Any pledges $20 or above to Outer Wilds will award you with a digital copy upon release. At the other end of the scale, a $10,000 pledge earns you "an astronomy filled adventure with Masi, Alex, and the Outer Wilds team", and a two night stay in a hotel.

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