Outpost Games Announces SOS Closed Alpha Dates

Outpost Games Announces SOS Closed Alpha Dates

Outpost Games has opened three closed Alpha testing weekends for their debut game, SOS, an online multiplayer survival game where 16 players face off in a 30-minute challenge to escape a deadly island.

The first closed Alpha weekend will run September 30-October 1, followed by additional tests on October 14-15 and November 4-5. Players who would like to be a contestant and take a crack at escaping the island can sign up at www.sosgame.com.

In addition to retrieving a prized relic and claiming one of three seats on a helicopter, SOS players will also need to build bonds, whether on mutual trust or mutual gain, with other contestants and navigate the dangerous territory to escape the island. Forming alliances, avoiding Hupias, and sometimes backstabbing other players are commonplace, and the contestants who do them most skillfully have the best chance of survival.

SOS integrates with Outpost Games’ Hero platform, which is built on top of existing streaming services, such as Twitch, Mixer, and YouTube, allowing live audiences to give real-time feedback and influence gameplay. By entertaining the crowd, players can become the star of show. Interested in watching? You can interact with the performers during the closed Alpha at www.hero.tv.

Outpost Games also recently announced some new features to SOS. Those who make it into this round of testing will get to experience a host of animation improvements during the pre-game intros, an expanded end-sequence of each match, as well as many little improved details of the game that will enhance the overall experience for players and viewers alike. You can read the full list of their updates here.

For more information on Outpost Games and SOS, check out the developer’s official website at www.corp.outpostgames.com, the official SOS website at www.sosgame.com, or follow SOS on Twitter at @playsosgame.

Let us know if we will see you on La Cuna Island.

Joanna Nelius is a Southern California native who was raised on age-inappropriate games, yet somehow turned out alright. She has been an editor and contributor for several small gaming publications, as well as speculative fiction and academic magazines, for the last few years. When she has some free time, she usually spends it exploring abandoned buildings or watching Unsolved Mysteries—and finding good homes for her twisted horror and sci-fi stories.

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