Mar 07, 2014

Planets³ – the 3D open-world, voxel-based RPG is up on KickStarter

Independent studio Cubical Drift are launching their Planets³ KickStarter campaign to help fund the development of Planets³.

Planets³ is a beautifully presented, unique mix of adventure, RPG, dungeon crawler and building. Set in a multi-player universe, players can shape their own adventure and visit multiple planets, each composed of nearly 30 trillion blocks. Truly breath-taking landscapes and environments will be achieved through voxel-based graphics and the “Long Distance Display Engine”.planet3-logo-600px

Progress through the game is achieved through “levelling-up” their character, embarking on various story-driven quests, tool-building and habitation and vehicle crafting. All of these things contributing to ever-deeper exploration of the planets in the vast universe.

Planets³ also offers side quests allowing players to unlock secrets of the game’s world and to find special items only reachable in secondary storylines.

Currently the game is 10% of the way through development. Many of the game design elements are complete, and the graphic identity and the long distance display engine.

The contributions achieved through the Planets³ KickStarter campaign – whose goal is set at $250,000 – will allow for the studio to tackle the remaining 90%, with the priorities going to development and animation.

“We wanted to use Planets³ KickStarter because it’s the number one in crowdfunding business. With its incredible presence, high visibility and strong community of experienced backers, Planets³ KickStarter was the only choice for our ambitious title. Most importantly, it gets us in touch with our backers so that we can form a meaningful community with the would-be Planets³ adventurers, and involve them closely in the games’ development.” – Michel Thomazeau, Planets³ Project Director.

The game is targeted to launch on PC in Autumn 2015, with the first part of the adventure: Planets³: Race to Space.