Insomniac Games revealed its first Facebook effort, Outernauts, back in May, and now fans can take a peek for themselves thanks to the just-launched public beta. Outernauts is a Pokemon-like massively multiplayer RPG in which players explore a variety of planets for alien life forms to capture and train; combat is relegated to your animal companions, all of which can be leveled up with improved stats and new abilities.
I dove in to sample a little bit of the new game, which the developer hopes will draw in serious gamers with its "deep story [and] real RPG strategy, coupled with Insomniac's signature sense of humor." There's definitely a lot going on, between the many different types of collectible alien life, abundance of loot, and an entire homeworld of your very own to build up. The art style leans more toward a younger audience, but the array of content definitely seems designed to attract older gamers.