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.

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Hey all, Planet Explorers a0.3 is now available for download in the download section. Check it out and if you like it, please spread the word.

Posted by zede05 on Sep 25th, 2012

Its been 3 months since we released Planet Explorers a0.1 and we've been working hard at Pathea Games since that time. Now, we have something to show for, in the form of a0.3. It is available now in the downloads section.

With a0.3, we've added lots of new features, including:

- LOD 1km view distance voxel terrain
- AI coding structure change
- New grassland species
- New enemy attack behaviors
- Species will attack each other
- Some species will not attack player unless attacked
- New adventure terrain map
- 5+ new materials
- small Forest demo area
- 3 more NPCs with another mission from the main storyline
- 10+ new FX
- Female back in
- Hair changing
- New armor sets
- Creation system (weapons)
- Range weapon (bow and arrow)
- Mission guidance
- Day/night cycle
- Random NPCs with random missions
- NPC partners
- Using the ctrl key to drag horizontal when building with voxels
- Trading system involving meat
- Simple multiplayer coop tower defense map
- Autorun (middle mouse to start and stop)

Forest Area Forest Area

There are several systems that we're extremely proud of including the LOD and the creation system. With LOD, one can see a long ways off, giving the world a real sense of scale. With the creation system, we're allowing players to build whatever hand held weapons they want (with more options such as cars and planes later). There are still bugs and incomplete features, heck, we had to pull off several all nighters over the last week just to get this build stable enough for you guys to check out. So please bear that in mind when you play it.

NPC combat screens Partner screens

With that, please also look for a0.4 coming in a month time. In that version, we'll be adding a randomly generated multiplayer adventure map, swimming, forest creatures, and more.

Also a note on the multiplayer, we only have 1 server up for this (so maybe 4-5 games at the same time?) and there are some notable bugs, so this might be a bit frustrating to play with for now, we'll hopefully put up an update in the next week to get some of the bugs fixed.

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canis_lupus
canis_lupus Sep 25 2012, 8:56pm says:

Omg its here the ALPHA!!!!

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Healstation
Healstation Sep 25 2012, 11:06pm says:

I couldn't wait for this release!

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Expack
Expack Sep 26 2012, 9:43am says:

Awesome release! Nice to see a fully-working player customization screen. However, there still seems to be an interesting bug which is caused when a first-time player attempts to skip the into cinematic after making a new character for a new game. Instead of successfully getting past the ensuing loading screen, it causes the game to CTD (Crash To the Desktop). However, after you've successfully past the loading screen, if you create a new game and character and skip the intro cinematic, the game doesn't crash.

Nevertheless, awesome update guys! Can't wait to see what you come up with next.

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Xenogray
Xenogray Sep 26 2012, 9:47am replied:

It seems to crash with "High" graphics parameters (High distance etc..). And do you have the about having no alien animals ? I only have NPCs in my game, no monsters.

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Xenogray
Xenogray Sep 26 2012, 10:11am replied:

Nevermind, everything seems to have fixed after a third try xD

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zede05 Author
zede05 Sep 27 2012, 1:17am replied:

We've been hearing about this bug from some people, it might be because when it's running for the first time, it tries to load a bunch of asset bundles causing the ram to go over the limit and crash. We'll look into it.

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Inny
Inny Sep 27 2012, 5:30am says:

I tried to play but each time I start a new game, I fall through the ground level (there is no ground at all, only floating grass) after the intro and I can only drown.

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zede05 Author
zede05 Sep 27 2012, 9:46am replied:

Can you send your game output log to admin@pathea.net as well as your PC specs. Thanks.

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awsomeeye
awsomeeye Sep 29 2012, 12:49am says:

THIS IS ALFA!!?

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