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WORDS FROM THE CREATOR

"I've always loved gaming because it brings people together. This is important for people whether it's in the same room or over an internet connection, as shown by the recent pandemic.

 

Final Outpost was developed from 2018-2020 and was released as SARS-CoV-2 began to have devastating effects on our society. Seeing our community emerge during this time was initially surprising and subsequently reassuring. But it also showed what our games could do for people.

 

As we slowly emerge from this uncertain period, we hope to continue creating with the community and with each other at Exabyte Games."

 

- Sam Clothier, Final Outpost Creator

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MEET THE TEAM

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Sam Clothier

Game Publisher, Developer & Designer

Meet Sam, the creator of Final Outpost who made the exciting transition from neuroscientist to game developer. He leads the company while playing a critical role in our technical and creative teams.

Self taught in Swift, Python, and now C#, he designed, built and published the popular mobile title Final Outpost in 2020 and currently works with our cross-platform Unity development team.

 

Fluent in German, Sam indulges in Formula 1, listens to Nothing But Thieves, and explores all sorts of PC games in search of innovation.
 

Ben Clothier

Lead Game Developer

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Ben grew up playing games as much as he could, often competing with Sam for access to the family computer. Through this he developed a passion for programming and game design that led him to obtain a Computer Science degree at the University of Southampton.

 

Proficient in Unity, Ben leads the development team on all projects as our Lead Game Developer.

Over the years he has enjoyed exploring a vast array of game genres and experiences as a player. Though as a developer, the domains of simulation, management, and emergent narrative capture his particular interest. Outside of this, Ben finds joy in both playing the piano and climbing. 

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Ross Popovs

Game Developer

Ross has worked with Unity for over 8 years and has been supporting the development of Final Outpost ever since the first Android release in 2021.

When not working on Final Outpost, his daytime job is at the University of Southampton teaching Unity and other tools for Game Design students. Inspired by games such as Portal, Superliminal, and Firewatch, he hopes to create experiences which innovate gameplay and tell fantastic stories.

Ross is always up to start a Minecraft server and join friends for Overwatch. Outside of gaming, he enjoys Eurovision and Avatar.

Harriett Lewis

Graphic Artist

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Having lived around the world, Harriett has been inspired by a multitude of art styles. She currently works full-time as a Graphic Designer, where she develops her skills in animation and design across the Adobe Suite and more.

Working at Final Outpost as a Graphic Artist, Harriett hopes to bring to life exciting new characters and worlds for players to witness.

Harriett is also studying towards her Masters degree in Illustration at Falmouth University, where she is exploring and expanding her illustration practice.

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Ewan Hart

Marketing and Design

With a background in Digital Marketing and ongoing studies in Graphic Design at Nottingham Trent University, Ewan's primary focus lies in creating amazing content and managing our website and social media accounts.

Ewan has been part of the Final Outpost team since 2020, joining Ben and longtime friend Sam to establish the branding behind the game. Together, they are setting the foundation for content creation that will shape the company's future for years to come.

In his downtime, Ewan watches Formula 1 and the NBA, supports Forest Green Rovers FC, and listens to The Weeknd. He's also actively seeking thrilling experiences to conquer his fear of heights.

JJ Snedden

QA Tester

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JJ's journey into the realm of technology began in their early years, immersed in playing and observing video games on the family PS2.

With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Southampton, JJ is our QA tester, helping the development team find and eliminate bugs for future game updates.

While their main interests lie with computing and engineering, they love playing games with friends, water sports and skiing. They are also hoping to try scuba diving this year!

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