I was recently told about a Kickstarter campaign for Planets³, a game that was described to me as Minecraft/Terraria/Starbound mixed with deeper RPG elements inspired by games such as Mass Effect, Skyrim, and Zelda. Having played all of those games for more hours than I can count, my interest was certainly piqued.
After checking out their Kickstarter, the early in-game footage (only about 10% complete at this time) gave me a definite CubeWorld vibe. Planets³ differentiates itself from CubeWorld by adding in more of a Sci-Fi scope. One of the ultimate goals of the game is to build or acquire your own spaceship and travel to other planets.
Planets³ is definitely an ambitious project, and the team at Cubical Drift have a lot of big ideas that they’d like to implement. They’ve taken a cautious approach to the development of this game, and have reflected that approach in their current timeline to release.
Cubical Drift is a small team, but with Kickstarter’s help they should be able to do big things.
We are three friends who graduated from the same engineering school in France. We share the same passion for video games. After gaining experience, during 9 years, developing a range of applications (professional applications and/or video games) for Windows, Mac, mobiles and even consoles, we decided to found our independent game studio, Cubical Drift, last year in october.
We surrounded ourselves with competent and truly motivated people from different horizons (creative artists, graphics and musician) to develop the game of our dreams
Every aspect of Planets³ reflects what we like in video games: old classic RPG, new open world RPG, adventure game and ‘sandbox game’.
Today we aspire to dedicating all our energy to this game.
Take a look at the Kickstarter, and if you like what you see, please consider backing them. There are only 11 days left in their campaign, and they could still use a little bit of help to reach their goal. I’d really like to be able to play this game! Please also keep an eye on Techaeris for more information on Planets³. We’re hoping to have an interview with the developers at some point in the future.