The fan favorite sci-fi adventure is making it’s console-exclusive debut on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, as Lifeless Planet: Premier Edition. This remastered edition takes advantage of the unique power of the Xbox One to tell this exciting, emotional and thought-provoking story. Lifeless Planet: Premier Edition will release on Xbox One via the ID@Xbox self-publishing program on May 13!
Stage 2 also revealed Lifeless Planet: Premier Edition will be priced at $19.99 (US) £15.99 (UK) €19.99 (Europe) and will be on sale at 20% off for a limited time to celebrate the launch on Xbox One!
The Premier Edition includes new original music from acclaimed Lifeless Planet composer Rich Douglass. In addition, there's also a number of visual upgrades throughout, most notably the addition of normal-mapped terrains. This visual effect is quite striking and adds significant depth and detail to the landscapes:
The game also contains previously unreleased content in the form of new audio and text logs. The Premier Edition includes additional new Russian language voice acting, adding further richness to the already immersive experience.
INSPIRED BY CLASSIC SCIENCE FICTION
While seeking life on a distant planet, an astronaut discovers an abandoned Russian town. He suspects his mission is a hoax until a mysterious young woman saves him from a strange and deadly phenomenon... Lifeless Planet is a third-person action-adventure that features an old-school sci-fi story and spectacular environments in the spirit of classic action-adventures.
After a hard landing on the planet, the astronaut discovers the planet that was reported to be rich with life is instead a barren wasteland. When he goes searching for his crew, he makes a more startling discovery: evidence that humans have already been to this planet years ago! When he comes upon a deserted Soviet-era Russian town, he struggles to make sense of his mission. Did his light-speed travel to the planet send him back in time? Or is this all some strange Cold War hoax?
Along the way, the astronaut meets a Russian woman, Aelita, who is somehow able to survive the hostile atmosphere of the planet. Through an unusual natural phenomenon, her skin causes the soil to glow green under her feet. The player must use these glowing tracks as a guide across the planet past treacherous and deadly threats. Is she leading him to safety... or an untimely death?
Lifeless Planet was inspired by Cold War era science fiction stories, posing questions about humankind's desire for space travel. What if you journeyed across the galaxy to another planet, only to find humans had already been there? What kind of person would sign up for a one-way mission, leaving behind planet Earth and everyone they've ever known and loved... to go in search of an Earth-like planet?
Equipped with a limited-use jet-pack and a mobile robotic arm, the player must use wits and skill to solve puzzles, unravel the mystery, and survive the Lifeless Planet!
Explore 20 unique and atmospheric environments on a vast and treacherous planet.
Follow a mysterious young woman as she guides you past dangerous terrain and deadly life-forms.
Investigate the startling discovery of an abandoned Russian town.
Experience an exciting and intriguing story through rich graphics and cinematic cut-scenes.
DESIGNED & DEVELOPED IN ALASKA
Lifeless Planet was created by David Board of Stage 2 Studios while he lived in Alaska. His inspiration for the game stems from a love of classic 1950’s and 60’s sci-fi movies and TV shows. Coupled with a love for video games (and frankly not much else to do during those long dark Alaskan winter nights!) he has turned this passion into something unique and original. Lifeless Planet was one of the first games to be successfully funded on Kickstarter. David also looked to the Kickstarter community to find talent for music, voice acting, testing and many other aspects of the project. Alaska-based programmer and game developer Jazon Burnell lead the effort to bring Lifeless Planet to Xbox One.