MEMPHIS, Tenn (November 29, 2012) - Pathea Games has released the latest Planet Explorers alpha, 0.41. The alpha is free to play and will offer players a chance to see what the world of Planet Explorers is about as well as give the developers some much needed feedback on the direction of the game. Planet Explorers is an open world voxel based adventure rpg game set on a distant planet. The game uses a new OpenCL system based on the Unity3D 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 is in 3rd and 1st person perspectives. Players are be able to customize their character, combine and create swords, guns, 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 in future builds.
Alpha 0.41 can be downloaded at: http://www.indiedb.com/games/planet-explorers/downloads/planet-explorers-alpha-041