Here's the version 0.1 alpha for Planet Explorers, an open world voxel based adventure RPG game set on a distant planet. The game uses a new 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.
In Planet Explorers, it is the year 2287, one of the first colony ships sent out by Earth arrives at the planet Maria, in the Epsilon Indi Star System. During its landing sequence, something appears in front of the massive ship that causes it to lose control and crash into the planet. Some of the colonists survive in lifeboats, but what they find is an unforgiving land filled with creatures ready to outlast the visitors from Earth. Now the survivors must explorer, gather, build, create, fight, and ultimately, conquer the land.
The gameplay will be in 3rd and 1st person perspectives. Players will be able to customize their character, combine and create weapons, vehicles, and buildings. At the same time, players will have to defeat multitudes of enemies of varying intelligence and defend the remnants of the colonists. There will also be a mission system that features NPCs giving the player goals to achieve to advance the storyline. At the moment, Planet Explorers is a single player only experience. However, Pathea Games plans to include coop and multiplayer maps before final release.
"Planet Explorers Alpha v0.1 will allow you to somewhat see what we're aiming for, I say "somewhat" because a bunch of the things we want to implement aren't in yet. We'll be updating the alpha throughout the summer until Beta in late fall."
Here are the requirements for the alpha:
Dual 2.0Ghz or above CPU
DX10.1+ compatible GPU
2GB HD Space
Dual 3.0Ghz or above CPU
DX 11 compatible GPU
4GB HD Space
"In Planet Explorers, you will be able to get things called scripts, that tells you the required materials needed to craft something. So far in alpha v0.1, there are about ~35 scripts. There are 10 types of material, including wood, dirt, sand, stone, limestone, marble, bronze, iron, steel, and gold. A useful script would be the monster beacon, you can get it from the NPC character Chen. The monster beacon allows you to start a tower defense game at any time, anywhere. There is an end of the world for the alpha, since we only uploaded the voxel data for 1 section of the map. And do be careful, right now the punishment for death is -20% of your building materials.
Please visit our boards at Pathea.net to tell us what you think, good or bad. Or on the boards here. And please, please, please, report any bugs that you may find on the boards! That's what public play testing is all about!
Alpha v0.2 should come in about 2 weeks."