Posts Tagged ‘Cubical Drift’

No Mine’s Sky: Planets3 Alpha

gives me an excuse to break out the superscript html, anyway

It’s got a name so silly that searching my inbox for it is invariably fruitless, but Planets3 has nonetheless caught the hivemind’s eye. A bit of Minecraft, a bit of No Man’s Sky, the promise of cosmic construction freedom, and even a story structure of sorts so it doesn’t feel entirely aimless. Also, voxels. Love a voxel. Particularly when they look quite this pretty. After a successful Kickstarter earlier this year, it’s just released its first alpha.
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What’s in a Name? Planets3

It’s not a sequel, neither is it pronounced “cubed” so what exactly that superscript 3 is doing on the end of this RPG/block-em-up hybrid is anyone’s guess. What I can tell you is the absolutely gorgeous Planets3 is currently chilling out on Kickstarter with a few days (and thousands of dollars) to go. It caught my eye for two reasons: a creative element that allows for more customisation – wheels, triangles, and so on – and an integrated story/adventure that helps to direct the action. While I’m often enamoured with the idea of being totally free to build, explore and create as I like, actually doing it usually bores me after a few hours. A pre-planned mystery to solve, procedurally included in the world, helps to keep me interested. Have a look at their trailer and some thoughts on a very early Alpha build once you’ve mined through the crust below.

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