"From Earth" takes place close to the year 3,000 when one woman and one man, Zenaida and Anthony, are sent to a remote alien planet. After fifty years in cold sleep, they find themselves on a recently industrialised world being hunted by an alien government. They have only their wits, athleticism and the remains of their equipment to keep them alive. In this first person singleplayer experience, the player takes control of Zenaida Liu upon arriving on the planet. From Earth's gameplay is very much about your relationship to this world and its technology, requiring you to figure out how it all works and encouraging cooperation with the local population. Nothing about the alien technology is explained to players. It's about experimentation and learning what's what and how things on this planet work. The player also has some athletic abilities, such as climbing, wall running, hanging on ledges and so on.

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The From Earth public beta is now available for download via Steam here. From Earth requires you to own Half-Life 2 on your Steam account, but you should...

Friday Update I

Friday Update I

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So, if you didn't catch it last week: From Earth is now available for download on Steam. We have already shipped a bunch of updates to From Earth. Read...

Public Beta Release Date

Public Beta Release Date

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So, the current release date for the public beta will be 10th of March 2016. There was some big bugs that I wanted to fix so I had to delay it a little...

Public Beta

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So, right now our plan is to release a public beta in the end of February on Steam as a free download. There's still some things I need to figure out...

Merging Items

Merging Items

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If you missed the previous article about Custom Items consider reading it first, as it explains some of how the items work in From Earth. Item Merging...

Teaser Trailer

Teaser Trailer

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So luckily I managed to get my PX fixed. Turns out only the power source was fried. Last week I talked a bit about the Custom Items in From Earth. It's...

Custom Items

Custom Items

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I talk a little bit about how custom items work in From Earth.

Voice Actors Streams and Alien Posters

Voice Actors Streams and Alien Posters

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I have been a bit quiet recently, though I have been posting a bit more on our Twitter page. Still, things have been progressing nicely since we got accepted...

Asi pos Ruumste

Asi pos Ruumste

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First of all, big thanks to everyone who voted for us on Steam Greenlight. I am super happy about From Earth being accepted. I can't wait to get the game...

Steam Greenlight

Steam Greenlight

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Today we are launching our Steam Greenlight campaign. Getting From Earth to Steam is super important for us. It will allow us to make our game available...

Language Barriers

Language Barriers

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If you are not familiar with From Earth, it's a game where you, Zenaida Liu, land on an alien planet. You don't speak the language. You don't know anything...

Language System

Language System

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So what is the Language System in From Earth? Simply put, it's the system that allows players to learn the alien language, and speak it to the aliens...

Fighting System

Fighting System

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From Earth will allow players to either take completely peaceful road or to attack their hunters. Here's a short look on the fighting system in From Earth...

Level Designers and a Voice Actress

Level Designers and a Voice Actress

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Last month Robert Yang from the Radiator fame tweeted about us and as a result we got a bunch of applications for both writers and level designers. I...

Playtesting From Earth

Playtesting From Earth

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We have had more playtesters for From Earth already than we had in total for Human Error. Since we are still in the process of designing new puzzles it's...

Alien AI

Alien AI

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When I started the Half-Life 2: Short Stories team, the idea wasn't really to focus on creating stories, but rather on creating new NPCs. I wanted to...

From The Darkness

From The Darkness

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Today, I am going to talk little about some lighting challenges I had in From Earth. In the Source Engine 2007, the lighting for non static props is kind...

Climbing System

Climbing System

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The climbing system kind of started from aesthetic point of view. I didn't want to use standard first-person jump techniques, ala Half-Life 2, where you...

Interaction System

Interaction System

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One of the biggest systems in From Earth is the complete overhaul of how weapons and items work in Source.

From Earth - First Person

From Earth - First Person

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In From Earth I wanted to try something different from Water and Last Zombie. I still wanted to be able to see the player model, but I didn't want to...

From Earth

From Earth

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"From Earth" takes place close to the year 3,000 when one woman and one man, Zenaida and Anthony, are sent to a remote alien planet. After fifty years...

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