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Planets³ looks amazing

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I’ve mentioned before in my ramblings that I enjoy big open worlds to explore. Planets³ is a Kickstarter project wanting to create the ultimate voxel-based, procedurally generated open world.

Obviously, comparisons are going to be made to Minecraft, but what sets Planets³ apart is the scope and apparent ‘limitless’ creative and building potential. Cubical Drift, the team behind it, is asking for $250,000 (USD) with stretch goals up to one million dollars. The final stretch goal is a whole universe to explore, even outside of the solar system rendered in game.

A $15 (USD) donation will secure you one digital copy of the game, while $20 (USD) will get you into alpha and beta access. On their Kickstarter page, there is a video of an early prototype showing map generation, lighting effects, and the ‘infinite viewing distance’ system. The game is looking pretty fantastic so far, and the crafting system is promising to be very deep. It also includes the ability to create vehicles, which is right up my alley.

So, freaking, beautiful

The first release will be named ‘Planets³: Race to Space’ and the alpha will drop in Fall of 2014, the private beta will be released  in Spring of 2015, while the public beta will be in Summer of 2015. The full release of Race to Space is scheduled to be Fall of 2015. The second release of the game, named ‘Space Enemies’, which will feature a story, will be released as late as 2017.

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This is all really far off, but considering the scope of the game, I can’t help but be excited. I will definitely be donating for beta and alpha access! 

Last Updated: March 17, 2014

23 Comments

  1. I knew it, the planet is NOT round 😛

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    • Hammersteyn

      March 17, 2014 at 12:09

      Not flat either….

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      • Admiral Chief of comments

        March 17, 2014 at 12:11

        • Hammersteyn

          March 17, 2014 at 12:14

          That cat will devour his owners soul.

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 17, 2014 at 12:36

            Surely it’s the wrong fur colour for that?

          • Hammersteyn

            March 17, 2014 at 12:46

            LOL

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 17, 2014 at 12:50

            hahahaha

        • General JJ the Fett

          March 17, 2014 at 12:22

          Looks to me like the cat is still in the bag. Actually.

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          • VampyreSquirrel

            March 17, 2014 at 12:26

            I think the “after the cat got out of the bag” pic was a bit horrific… and red.

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 17, 2014 at 12:31

            Probably true.

    • General JJ the Fett

      March 17, 2014 at 12:22

      You’re taking an Australian’s word for this?

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      • Stephen Snook

        March 17, 2014 at 13:05

        It’s fair dinkum I tell ya!

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        • General JJ the Fett

          March 17, 2014 at 14:31

          I love slang that’s own to a country.

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      March 17, 2014 at 12:39

      Still fake, no turtles.

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      • VampyreSquirrel

        March 17, 2014 at 12:51

        If I can make a Gir on this game, then I’m sold 100%

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  2. Hammersteyn

    March 17, 2014 at 12:09

    Finally, back to the less kak news.

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    • RinceIsIngwer

      March 17, 2014 at 12:12

      Haha. True, MSSA start to a Monday, doesn’t bode well for the rest of the week…

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  3. VampyreSquirrel

    March 17, 2014 at 12:19

    So who has $20 for me? This is right up my alley lol

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    • TiMsTeR

      March 17, 2014 at 12:32

      Here you go just show them the picture.

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      • VampyreSquirrel

        March 17, 2014 at 12:43

        I’ll find you and make sure I get that >XD

        But really… I’d love to support this project with someone else’s money.

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  4. Gerhard Davids

    March 17, 2014 at 12:20

    This looks right up my alley!

    Thanks for the heads up.

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    • Stephen Snook

      March 17, 2014 at 13:04

      Not a problem! 🙂

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  5. ElimiNathan

    March 18, 2014 at 09:19

    So wait, PC gamers have this to look forward to as well ?! How many other things have they got to look forward to ?! PLENTY is the answer

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