About one month ago, we got our hands on the early access version of Lifeless Planet and put together an impressions piece on what the game had to offer so far. We were impressed to say the least and have been looking forward to the full version so we could see how the story concludes. Today our press codes have been given access to the full version of the game and my plan is to go home this evening and finish the story. You can look for a full review of Lifeless Planet from me some time this weekend.
For the rest of you into Sci-Fi, Exploration games, this is one you should definitely pick up. Below is all of the information surrounding this highly anticipated title which has just releases as of today. Visit Steam to pick it up and enjoy a great game. More details from Steam below:
The full version of Lifeless Planet releases on June 6th 2014! And if you bought the early access build, you’ll get the full version automatically on release day. If you haven’t bought the early access build, you can still do that up until release and get the lower price.
It’s been a long journey from our humble Kickstarter project over two years ago. Being a one-man dev team has been particularly challenging, but rewarding as well. It’s been especially great to hear all the positive feedback to the early access beta on Steam. And somewhere around 96% of the user reviews have been positive, which is more than I ever imagined it would get!
Speaking of feedback, I haven’t been able to reply to all those comments and suggestions, but I’ve read them all and I’m extremely thankful for everybody who played the early access build and took the time to share their thoughts. MUCH of what you’ve suggested has gone into the final game, including:
- Subtitles for all voiceovers.
- Localization for German, Russian, French and Spanish (Italian is coming shortly after launch).
- Added Steam Achievements.
- Fixed checkpoint system.
- Numerous gameplay refinements.
- Lots of little bugfixes.
The only bit of disappointing news is that I haven’t had time yet to finalize testing on the OSX version and I’m not sure we’ll have the Mac build ready on launch day. BUT, the good news is if it is delayed, it will not be for more than a week or so at most. I promise I haven’t forgotten you Mac users, and I am working hard to get this out the door as quickly as possible.
Thank you again for playing Lifeless Planet, and another huge thanks to everybody who provided feedback and bug reports. It’s finally time for liftoff!
—Dave (Game sole developer)
About the Game
While seeking life on a distant planet, an astronaut discovers an abandoned Russian town. He suspects his mission is a hoax until a mysterious young woman saves him from a strange and deadly phenomenon… Lifeless Planet is a third-person action-adventure that features an old-school sci-fi story and spectacular environments in the spirit of classic action-adventures.
After a hard landing on the planet, the astronaut discovers the planet that was reported to be rich with life is instead a barren wasteland. When he goes searching for his crew, he makes a more startling discovery: evidence that humans have already been to this planet years ago! When he comes upon a deserted Soviet-era Russian town, he struggles to make sense of his mission. Did his light-speed travel to the planet send him back in time? Or is this all some strange Cold War hoax?
Along the way, the astronaut meets a Russian woman, Aelita, who is somehow able to survive the hostile atmosphere of the planet. Through an unusual natural phenomenon, the her skin causes the soil to glow green under her feet. The player must use these glowing tracks as a guide across the planet past treacherous and deadly threats. Is she leading him to safety… or an untimely death?
Lifeless Planet was inspired by Cold War era science fiction stories, posing questions about humankind’s desire for space travel. What if you journeyed across the galaxy to another planet, only to find humans had already been there? What kind of person would sign up for a one-way mission, leaving behind planet Earth and everyone they’ve ever known and love… to go in search of an Earth-like planet?
Equipped with a limited-use jet-pack and a mobile robotic arm, the player must use wits and skill to solve puzzles, unravel the mystery, and survive the Lifeless Planet!
- Explore 20 unique and atmospheric environments on a vast and treacherous planet.
- Follow a mysterious young woman as she guides you past dangerous terrain and deadly life-forms.
- Investigate the startling discovery of an abandoned Russian town.
- Experience an exciting and intriguing story through rich graphics and cinematic cut-scenes.
Be sure to check out our full impressions on Lifeless Planet.