Memphis-based studio Pathea Games concluded their Kickstarter campaign for their title Planet Explorers yesterday. The team raised $137,765 dollars with 4,550 backers to the project, surpassing their initial goal of $100,000.
Last week, Pathea also heard the excellent news that their game was Greenlit on Steam. It was accepted along with other successful Kickstarter projects such as Legend of Dungeon and Shovel Knights.
Planet Explorers is an open world voxel-based adventure RPG. The game uses a new OpenCL system based on the Unity 3D engine to allow players to change the terrain in any way and create new objects anywhere in the game world.
The story of the game is set in the year 2287 with one of Earth’s first colony ships reaching the planet Maria. During its landing, something causes the massive ship to crash land onto the planet’s surface with many of the colonists surviving in lifeboats. On the planet’s surface, the colonists find an unforgiving world where they must explore, gather, build, create, fight, and ultimately establish a lasting new home.
The game features third- and first-person perspectives with players customizing their own character. You can combine and create weapons, vehicles, buildings, and more to defend the remnants of the colonists. It features RPG elements with a full story arc, complete with missions and side quests, in addition to multiplayer.
Multiplayer will feature LAN as well as networked play and feature several different game modes split up over co-op and versus play. Co-op will include such things as an adventure mode and free-build, while versus will include capture the flag, base defense, and a MOBA-inspired game type.
If you missed the Kickstarter and want to contribute, you can check out their PayPal Pledge page that provides the same rewards tiers as their Kickstarter. If you visit the Planet Explorers website, you can also download and play the games alpha right now. Planet Explorers has been in production for over a year now and early estimates put its development on track for a February 2014 release on Windows, Mac, and Linux.