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Premature Evaluation: Planetoid Pioneers

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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 as if by a giant mechanical boot. By the time I wriggle free, my bot-body will be all scratched and scraped. I’d like to say it’s the worst thing to happen during my time with Planetoid Pioneers but this isn’t the only ignominy I’ve suffered in my exploration of the physics-based platformer. I’ve been roasted alive, crushed by a boulder, trapped under an elevator, gunned to shreds by turrets, and completely de-limbed by other robots. But I’ve also giggled quite a lot.
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Planetoid Pioneers gets a simpler, cheaper edition

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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, anyway.

The new £7 edition will eventually be upgraded to have the editors when the game leaves early access. But if, for now, you and your mates simply want to hop in, solve 2D physics-based puzzles, and make robots fall over comically, this has you covered. There’s lots of crafting of contraptions, vehicles and weapons, if that’s your thing. Read the rest of this entry »

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 your own planets and creatures, and share them with others via PNG image files. It’s on Steam Early Access now as a ‘Contributor Edition’ designed for those who want to make things for the game, but there’s more you need to know below.

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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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