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Planetoid Pioneers

9 months ago

Planetoid Pioneers sets out from early access on February 8th

What are you going to do when you retire? Maybe you'll travel, or go and study something you find interesting just for the sake of it. Maybe you'll find a nice lake to sit next to and do some crocheting. Sadly, one option that isn't available just yet is to hop in a rocket and set about exploring new worlds - unless you count playing…

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1 year ago

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Premature Evaluation: Planetoid Pioneers

Every week we abandon Brendan on an early access space rock to test his resolve. This time, the janky, comedy physics of Planetoid Pioneers [official site] My robot head is jammed in a gate. I idled too long by a giant steel door while considering my route through the tunnels, and now the door has closed automatically. My bonce is firmly trapped against the ground…

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Planetoid Pioneers gets a simpler, cheaper edition

If you were balking at the £30/$40 price tag for the Early Access physics-based building game Planetoid Pioneers [official site] then balk no more. Previously you could only buy a Contributor Edition of the game that gave you developers' tools to craft some of the game's world, but now you can buy a 'Game-Only Edition' that unsurprisingly, includes only the base game – or part of it,…

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2 years ago

Planetoid Pioneers Touches Down On Early Access

Wobbly physics crafting game Planetoid Pioneers [official site] makes perfect sense when you see it, but it takes a lot of words to explain fully. Here are those words: it's a 2D physics building game set upon and inside planetoids in which you must survive, gather resources, fight enemies and craft vehicles, with a creative mode in which you can make your own sprites, construct…

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3 years ago

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Planetoid Pioneers Is Spore Meets Garry’s Mod In 2D

Someone could create an incredible game within Planetoid Pioneers [official site], it's just too early to tell whether that someone is its developers. My demo at Gamescom 2015 focuses mainly on the tools being used to make the game, and with good reason: they're impressive, expansive, and they'll ship with the game when it launches on Early Access this autumn.

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