This is the Mac version of the Planet Explorers Alpha 0.55m build.
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 explore, gather, build, create, fight, and ultimately, conquer the land.
We wanted to release alpha 0.55m last week, but we ran into several major bugs. But whatever, here it is:
Now, this build is multiplayer only! It still has some minor bugs, and it's not very optimized, so there will be lag sometimes. You can, however, get an idea of what multiplayer will be like. In this build, you can already build, dig, host, have tower defense with the monster beacon, and place down turrets. The terrain is now infinite as well.
To host a server, you must have the private server unchecked (unless you want to host LAN). The game will still show up in the main internet lobby even if you're hosting LAN (it's a bug), so some of the games on the lobby won't let you log in.
Here's a vid of the build:
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Alpha 0.6 will be arriving in a couple weeks. Work on it has been proceeding somewhat smoothly, there just way too much we want to add in, heh.
Latest tweets from @patheagames
Planet Explorers Alpha 0.55 multiplayer build has been released: T.co
May 21 2013, 12:44pm
Preview of the alpha 0.55 multiplayer build: T.co Will be out as soon as we fix a big bug.
May 15 2013, 12:26am
@Tactless44 We're still discussing how to do that.
Apr 25 2013, 10:54pm
@ChessboardMan You can.
Apr 25 2013, 10:53pm
@darker70 I think in the end, the playable alpha really helped, every game related KS should do that.
Apr 21 2013, 10:45am
The Planet Explorers KS ended at $137,765, thank you all! For anyone who missed it, we have an extension here: T.co
Apr 21 2013, 10:36am
@DJSnM We wrote a new shader to fix the moon phases, just for you. :) And we'll eventually have 3 moons with different orbits.
Apr 19 2013, 11:51pm
So where do we go from here after getting on Steam: T.co
Apr 19 2013, 12:55pm
Planet Explorers has been Greenlit by Steam, yay! T.co
Apr 17 2013, 1:38pm
A little bit about the player character looks in the upcoming alpha 0.6 in Planet Explorers: T.co
Apr 17 2013, 7:26am