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About Outlier

Based in Dublin, Ireland, and Toronto, Canada, Outlier is an independent video game development studio focused on innovative strategy games.

Design Pillars


Insight-led decisions based on data analysis


Challenging and thought-provoking gameplay that engages players over many hours


Utilising procedural generation and player creation to form endlessly replayable experiences


Integrating player feedback throughout the development cycle

Meet The Team


Paul Froggatt

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Paul is the lead programmer on This Means Warp. Prior to Outlier, he had a 10 year career at Google and also created, ran, and sold a multi award-winning restaurant business.


Since moving in to game development he released mobile puzzler 'Zombles' on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store in 2018


Matt Rathbun

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Matt leads game design for This Means Warp. He is an experienced game developer, having worked at Biba Ventures  releasing games like Biba Zombots, Biba Dino-Dig, Biba Drive, and many others.


Matt subsequently created Beyond Technical, a gaming tutorial platform and development studio who released the fast-paced platformer 'Super Robot Jump Jump' on Steam in 2016.


April 2018

June 2019

September 2020

December 2020

June 2021

February 2022

March 2022

January 2023

Outlier is founded and This Means Warp begins production

First playable build of This Means Warp for closed testing

First public playtest of This Means Warp, with thousands of players applying to help shape development

Outlier partners with Enterprise Ireland via the Competitive Start Fund

This Means Warp beta testing begins

Outlier partners with Jagex, creators of the $1bn+ RuneScape franchise, to publish This Means Warp

This Means Warp is launched on Steam Early Access!

Production begins on Outlier's second title, a strategy/simulation game set in the world of a cult-classic IP

May 2023

This Means Warp v1.0 is launched on Steam!

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