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Alpha 2: The Rokh Camp

2015-10-14 General

The real name of the game


Today we release the second version of the Alpha.

But before that, I would like to announce that the Planets³ project is now called “Stellar Overload”.

Planets³ was the name of our project. One year ago we needed to seriously think about the possibility to continue to use this name. Sadly it was not possible. There were different reasons for that:

  • When you hear Planets³ you don’t think of a RPG, but more of a survival game or a building game. I wanted the name to put the RPG aspect of the game forward, by being directly linked to the story.
  • The pun with the “³” character was not a good idea. A lot of country in the world do not understand it. And this is not web compatible.
  • Also we needed to change the name for legal reasons (trademark deposit)

I know that, without the scenario, it is difficult today to fully appreciate this new name. But I hope that during the development phase (even if we do not spoil the story before the final version) you will be able to like it as much as we do.

The new alpha version


During the last 3 months we focused on introducing the craft system in the game (and everything required to make it work). On the menu:

  • Exploration through 6 different biomes to “harvest” 140 natural resources and find up to 72 recipes
  • Dozens of materials, weapons, tools to craft using the new crafting stations
  • A new enemy : the Arluloids, we introduced in a news some days ago
 

We temporary disabled the multiplayer mode (at the moment, it is not working), we will release a patch as soon as possible to correct this issue.

There are a lot of new elements to discover in this version, but I will not say anything more. I will let you discover this new version by yourself!

Do not hesitate to give us any feedback or your feelings about this new version, we will open new topics on the alpha forum to talk about that.
Comments
SirDrew Posts: 1 Registration: 2015-04-13
I don't know about the name "Stellar Overload". To me it just doesn't flow. However, I'm not saying I don't like it, I'm just not sure. They could name it "Planets Infinite" or "Planets ∞". It flows good like "Planets3". Anyway, I hope they keep up the good progress, I'd like to be able to make vehicles soon!
#22 2015-11-16
Modified by SirDrew on 2015-11-16.
Insider Posts: 5 Registration: 2014-10-11
> When you hear Planets³ you don’t think of a RPG, but more of a survival game or a building game. I wanted the name to put the RPG aspect of the game forward, by being directly linked to the story.

When I read about the game at Kickstarter, it was obviously positioned as a survival game mostly. I've bought a survival with rpg elements. Now I'm confused.
#21 2015-10-31
Delteis Posts: 11 Registration: 2015-09-12
Meh. Going to miss the "Cubed"
#20 2015-10-22
KingPete01 Posts: 1 Registration: 2015-02-21
This looks amazing!!!
#19 2015-10-20
axemall Posts: 15 Registration: 2015-01-29 Popularity: 1
this is fantastic i must say the name is oky these things are a part of alpha dev great job team
#18 2015-10-20
HappyCamper Posts: 2 Registration: 2015-07-15
Could you have named it Planets Cubed? I really think you will succeed alot more if you make them understand its a game that involves mutiple planets. The name should involve planets in some way. Figuring out a completely different name without adding in the main reason I think this game will succeed if implemented correctly. The ability to capture a planet and make it yours then go off and do it again with your friends. That is what envisions this product. Please consider a different name that somehow captures that in the name. Stellar Overload seems somewhat generic to be honest.
#17 2015-10-19
DerMicha87 Posts: 3 Registration: 2015-09-26
I just finished the second alpha. I really love it. One can see that you have put a lot of effort in the past half year. I just have one question: when will we be able to get vehicles? I would love to test a bike or to fly around on the planet or even discover other planets (not just the moons around the first one). So, continue with your great work :-)
#16 2015-10-18
Bad1z Posts: 2 Registration: 2014-06-02
i just finished up playing for a few hours (i think, i lost track of time), im liking the feel of the game so far
#15 2015-10-15
piepei Posts: 31 Registration: 2014-04-26 Popularity: 26
I dont get it, why not just get rid of the three then and it just be Planets Cubed. Well i guess you guys have put some thought into this and stellar overload is apperently apart of the story. I trust you guys.
#14 2015-10-15
Modified by piepei on 2015-10-15.
ado Posts: 3 Registration: 2014-06-03
Although Planets Cubed has a nicer ring to it, your reasoning totally makes sense. Moreover, since it has meaning in the game, it'll be all good. :)
#13 2015-10-15
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