3-22-13 Update: Alpha v0.53 is here: http://www.pathea.net
Help us reach the goal on Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1757963851/planet-explorers
Ok, gonna get this devlog started. I was going to do it sooner, but we got really busy trying to put the early build together for a demo at GDC, so...Anyway, I'm part of Pathea Games, a small indie studio. We've been working on this game called Planet Explorers since August 2011.
Planet Explorers is an open world voxel based sandbox adventure rpg game set on a distant planet. The game uses a proprietary OpenCL system based on the Unity 3D engine to allow players to change the terrain in anyway, create new objects in any form, and do it anywhere. The game takes elements from games such as Skyrim, Minecraft, LittleBigPlanet, Tower Defense, and adds more ideas.
In this game, we're aiming for total freedom for the player (or, as much as the hardware limitations at the time of completion allows), which means, the player can build almost anything, weapons, vehicles, etc. On top of that, there will be a story driven adventure, which will probably give motivation to the player to come up with unique ways to complete such missions. The terrain of the game will not be procedural, it will be a continent of about 18X32km.
It's pretty ambitious, hopefully we can pull it off, haha.
Here are some screens from the alpha v0.3 build:
Here are a couple of vids:
Alpha V0.5 Trailerhttp://youtu.be/BxcaRhmHm18
Alpha V0.4 Trailer 1http://youtu.be/uMBa5kLxf24
Alpha V0.4 Trailer 2http://youtu.be/Z3wZM8SVzgI
I'll try to update this devlog as much as possible, but it'll probably be slow going, as the systems we're trying to implement are...hmm, complicated. We're aiming for a playable alpha version (probably closed) sometimes in May and an open beta in July. If you have any questions, just ask them on here and I'll try to answer to the best of my ability.
Here are some other links you can use to follow the game, we'll get a facebook account up soon-ish.
Pathea Games http://www.pathea.net
Planet Explorers on Indiedbhttp://www.indiedb.com/games/planet-explorers
Pathea Games on Twitterhttps://twitter.com/#PatheaGames