Cannes, France – January the 14th 2014 – Cubical Drift, an independant video game studio, is pleased to present the first look at gameplay elements and assets of its debut title: Planets 3 , whose development will be supported by a Kickstarter campaign in the coming months.
A perfect blend of adventure, RPG and construction elements, Planets 3 will ship players through a spatial epic in an all in cubes universe. Alone or with friends, they will raise their character’s levels, solve the different storyline quests, build tools, houses and vehicles to explore the many available planets and defeat monsters and bosses in the dungeons.
Planets 3 playground: an infinite universe
The Planets 3 world is constructed entirely from blocks of different shapes and sizes. With the right tools, players will be able to pick up these blocks to use them at will by using blocks as-is or by breaking them down into materials to create new objects. Planets 3 truly allows players to unleash their imagination.
Planets 3 is a massive universe, comprised of several solar systems that players can freely visit. Each solar system is replete with planets and their moons, full of resources waiting to be captured.
In Planets 3 , planets are cubes, their trajectories are square and relatively close to each other. Because of this unique trajectory, the severity of gravity can be different on each planet’s side!
The history of Planets 3
Aliens in human form crashed on Earth a few decades ago…and never left.
As the story progresses, players will discover why these aliens stayed on the planet and will have to rescue these visitors, and even help build a ship so they can go back home.
Planets 3 also offers side quests that will allow players to unlock the secrets of the Planets 3 universe and find objects only available in these optional storylines.
“W e started the Planets³ adventure because we believe that there is still plenty of exploration left to be done in the world building genre. Imagine: a world of cubes that has nearly endless possibilities, while also providing a unique look.” explains Michel Thomazeau, Cubical Drift’s founder. “We wanted to bring in the third dimension that is often lacking in the genre.”
Equipping different pieces of weapons and armor, the player will be able to
customize their fighting style: stealthy approach, ranged or close fighting...
This flexible system will allow players to quickly change their style in combat:
starting a fight with ranged abilities and finishing their foe off with hand-to-hand
Master crafters, scattered throughout the world, are true masters of art, and
can teach players to create many of the weapons and objects that will allow
them to evolve and explore the entire universe.
Planets 3 Is Scheduled to Release in the Summer of 2015
The Kickstarter campaign to support the development of Planets 3 will start within the next 2 months.
Created in 2013, Cubical Drift is an independent video game studio bringing together video game passionates, each one of them being an expert in their field.
Planets³ is the studio’s first project, which is ambitious both from a technical and artistic point of view. The studio foresees a 5 years schedule with the release of an extension within 3 years after the initial release, and its development on consoles and mobile platforms.
On a longer term, the studio wants to work with a research laboratory that develops for several years a real time "reality capture" technology. Cubical Drift estimates to be able to propose by 5-6 years fun and original games using this technology.