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Thursday, 6 March 2014

Planets3 comes to KickStarter

Planets³ comes to KickStarter!

6 March 2014: Cannes, France - Today, independent studio Cubical Drift are launching their Planets³ KickStarter campaign to help fund the development ofPlanets³.

Planets³ is a beautifully presented, unique mix of adventure, RPG, dungeon crawler and building. Set in a multi-player universe, players can shape their own adventure and visit multiple planets, each composed of nearly 30 trillion blocks. Truly breath-taking landscapes and environments will be achieved through voxel-based graphics and the “Long Distance Display Engine”.

Progress through the game is achieved through “levelling-up” their character, embarking on various story-driven quests, tool-building and habitation and vehicle crafting. All of these things contributing to ever-deeper exploration of the planets in the vast universe. 

Planets³ also offers side quests allowing players to unlock secrets of the game’s world and to find special items only reachable in secondary storylines.

Currently the game is 10% of the way through development. Many of the game design elements are complete, and the graphic identity and the long distance display engine.

The contributions achieved through the Planets³ KickStarter campaign – whose goal is set at $250,000 – will allow for the studio to tackle the remaining 90%, with the priorities going to development and animation. 

“We wanted to use Planets³ KickStarter because it's the number one in crowdfunding business. With its incredible presence, high visibility and strong community of experienced backers, Planets³ KickStarter was the only choice for our ambitious title. Most importantly, it gets us in touch with our backers so that we can form a meaningful community with the would-be Planets³ adventurers, and involve them closely in the games' development.” - Michel Thomazeau, Planets³ Project Director.

The game is targeted to launch on PC in Autumn 2015, with the first part of the adventure: Planets³: Race to Space.

About Cubical Drift

Created in 2013, Cubical Drift is an independent video game studio bringing together video game “passionates”, each 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-year schedule with the release of an extension within 3 years after the initial release, and its development onto console and mobile platforms.

For more information on the game:

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