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

Slightly obsessed with the bridging of biological and artificial intelligence, Sam has been studying neuroscience at University College London since 2018. He has interned at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research and is now with the Neural Computation Lab at UCL.

 

Whilst learning how to code in Python and Swift, Sam worked during holidays on a game that would become Final Outpost. He continued to work on new updates with Ewan following the success of the game on the App Store. He founded Exabyte Games in December 2020 and the Ben-Ben duo took the reins of development. Sam is now involved with the strategic, marketing, technical and creative direction of the company.

 

Sam is a fan of the McLaren F1 team, The Walking Dead, Nothing But Thieves, and loves a good management game.

Ben Clothier

Game Developer

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Ben has grown up playing a lot of computer games which has led to a great interest in programming and game design. Because of this, he has been studying Computer Science at University of Southampton since 2020.

 

Over the summer of 2020, Ben learnt how to use the Unity game engine with help from online courses and YouTube tutorials. Both Ben and Sam realised that they could work together to make more games with Ben’s technical skills and Sam’s leadership. This naturally led to forming a start-up together.

 

Ben plays a huge variety of PC games (a lot of which are management games), listens to a lot of modern rock, plays the piano, and appreciates a good game of poker.

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Ross Popovs

Game Developer

Having worked with the Unity engine for over 6 years, Ross has always been interested in game development and combining technology with art. He is currently studying Computer Science at the University of Southampton.

 

Ross has joined the development team as a Unity programmer. Inspired by games such as Portal, Superliminal, and Firewatch, he hopes to create experiences which innovate and challenge player expectations.

 

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

Ewan Hart

Marketing and Design

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Ewan’s previous full-time role as an apprentice Digital Marketer gave him the skills to design, manage and maintain websites and social media accounts. Self-taught in Sony Vegas and Photoshop, Ewan is well-versed in video postproduction and design.

 

Ewan began studying BA Graphic Design at Nottingham Trent University in September 2020. He was heavily involved with graphics production and marketing strategy for the Final Outpost 1.1 update in Summer 2020. Ewan and Sam have been friends since they met in 2016, so it felt natural to join the Final Outpost team.

 

Ewan loves Formula 1 (and has designed many liveries and mods for the games), is a supporter of Forest Green Rovers FC, watches the NBA, listens to The Weeknd, and can’t stop talking about politics. He is a fan of racing and sports video games (not FIFA).

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Sam Clothier

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Game Publisher, Developer & Designer

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Ben Clothier

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Ross Popovs

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Ewan Hart

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