This first Wednesday of 2015 you can finally download Pre-alpha version of Planets³!
In order to download the pre-alpha, log into your Planets³ account, and go to my game licenses. You will see a "download" button.
This option is only available for people who preorder the game (here on our website or on Kickstarter). And, as a reminder, every backer needs to register on our website using this form: https://www.planets-cube.com/kickstarter-backers-registration.html
This version is compatible with Win7 SP1 (32 & 64 bit), Win8 (32 & 64 bit) and Mac (OSX 10.9.2 or above).
This pre-alpha is mainly the migration of the prototype on Unreal Engine. This migration has required some adaptations, like the size of our universe, the size of the planets, the sun position, and so on… If your hardware enables it, set the quality on “Epic” in the options, the game will look way better in this mode.
In this version you also have the possibility to play in multiplayer!
To do so, a first player needs to launch the game by clicking onto the “Play” button.
The other players just need to enter his IP address in the IP address field and click onto the “Join” button. The first player’s computer will be the server.
On the way to the Alpha
In a few months, during the second quarter, we will be releasing the Alpha version. This future release will be offering the following features:
The possibility to use weapons and armor sets against enemies
Thanks to the harvesting of minerals, the use of the crafting interface and a bunch of objects, weapons, armor sets and tools for you to craft.
- A first "Planets³" landscape
Thanks to the detailed generation of a first zone: the moors.
- And other improvements like for example a dedicated server, a game “launcher” (to facilitate the downloading of updates) and so on…
In addition we updated the progression chart on the website.