Planet Explorers is an open world sandbox adventure RPG game set on a distant planet. The game uses a new OpenCL calculated voxel system to allow players to change the terrain in any way, create new objects such as weapons, vehicles, objects, and do it anywhere.
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Release Date: Nov 8, 2016

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November 30

How to Add New Translation in Game

We’re opening up the language spreadsheet to players who want to help with the localization of Planet Explorers. Everyone who would like to translate the story or any UI content can edit this sheet. Here is the how-to:

First open Steam. Right click Planet Explorers and choose properties. Click local files tab in the new pop-up window and choose browse local files.




The folder you’ve just opened is where your game is installed. Find the file named i18n. This is the database for all the text in the game. The extension of this file is .db, so you will need the right software to open it. We use SQLite v2.1.


You can edit all the text under Browser data tab by double clicking the text field.


Or if you like, you can modify the table and create a new language sheet. Just to make sure the field type is text.




Save and apply all the changes. Now you've finished most of the work, the rest is to load the new spreadsheet in game.

Click into the Option in launcher and switch to the language you would like to use. Then you are ready to go.



These edited databases will not be attached to the game (the game officially only has English and Chinese), so for anyone who wants the translation to be other than English and Chinese, you will have to download the text databases that other people have shared.

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November 24

V1.0.4 Released

A bunch of fixes this week. We fixed the skill tree resetting bug for real this time! We are also continuing to optimize the multiplayer code. Starting next build, we’ll be adding in more features and missions to the game. Once the current build stabilizes, we’ll be putting out the 32bit version and the standalone version on our site.

Also, we're resetting the official servers as the buildup is causing a lot of lag, we suggest that everyone playing on these servers save your buildings so that you won't lose them very easily.

Added stamina expenditure for axe and sword use
Added settings for getting ISOs in dungeon (you will get different ISOs based on the level of dungeon)
Fixed firing sound not synchronizing with the animation
Fixed skill tree data issue
Fixed spelling errors in UI
Fixed no transmitter script in adventure
Fixed items being sold in the wrong store
Fixed several UI crash bugs
Fixed the scroll bar in the repair machine not being able to scroll
Fixed NPC job title not being updated after player assigned jobs in Personnel
Fixed zero durability loss for ISOs in multiplayer
Fixed the usage of monster beacon in multiplayer (now a team can only place one monster beacon)
Fixed multiple players cannot proceed with multiple monster beacons at different locations in multiplayer
Fixed load file error when saving game after loading old saves in multiplayer
Fixed skill tree not being able to save in multiplayer
Fixed the data storage error for terrain and plants in multiplayer
Fixed NPC skills not being able to initialize in multiplayer story mode
Fixed multiple ashboxes in coop story
Fixed firebear shooting multiple fireballs in coop story
Fixed NPCs following other players in adventure multiplayer
Fixed Tariq fighting the Puja when he should be running away
Optimized ISO export in multiplayer
Optimized the network in multiplayer

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About This Game

In Planet Explorers, it is the year 2287, one of the first colony ships sent out by Earth arrives at the planet Maria, in the Epsilon Indi Star System. During its landing sequence, something appears in front of the massive ship that causes it to lose control and crash into the planet. Some of the colonists survive in lifeboats, but what they find is an unforgiving land filled with creatures ready to outlast the visitors from Earth. Now the survivors must explorer, gather, build, create, fight, and ultimately, build a new home.

Game Modes


Planet Explorers features single and multiplayer modes.

In single player there are 3 distinct selections

  • Story Mode – Story mode is the main meat and bones of the game, it is the action-adventure-rpg-somewhat-4X segment, offering npcs, missions, colony building, farming, training, diplomacy, and of course, a storyline that you can follow or ignore. This story features a 17X8km world map with many unique character, landscapes, biomes, locations, and over 140 types of potential enemies. Even though we’ve made it seem like a very action oriented game in the trailers, in reality, players can choose to not fight so much as to just plant a farm, make some food, keep the colonists alive, negotiate with the sentient aliens, and defend the perimeter from the local life forms. That can still eventually arrive at the ending. And yes, there is an ending. Story mode also features coop with other players.

  • Adventure Mode – This mode is based on a procedural map generated from a seed. It comes in a 40X40 kilometer map. Players will be able to complete random missions, defeat bosses, dive through dungeons, and explore different landscapes. This mode also features survival and versus.

  • Build Mode – In this mode, there are no enemies and an infinite amount of building material. It also currently comes in a 40X40km map. Players will be able to build whatever they want in this mode, including everything in the Creations Editor. Think of this as the perfect testing ground to test everything you build. Or…it’s your place to build your garden without ever worrying about the pesky aliens.

Multiplayer allows Local Area Network and player hosted servers. We also have many official servers in the lobby.

  • Coop – Coop comes in many selections, such as adventure mode, story mode, build mode, etc. This is pretty much an open world sandbox.

  • Versus – This mode allows teams of up to 16 players to battle against 16 players from another team. We allow full terrain manipulation in this mode. It's a point based system where one team wins if they reach a certain point level based on kills, built objects, resources mined, etc.

Game Features


Current

  • 30+ hours of storyline
  • Coop storyline
  • 140+ types of enemies
  • 40+ unique mainline NPCs
  • Able to dig
  • Able to build
  • Able to plant farm
  • Able to build colony
  • Able to have followers
  • Creation Editor to create vehicles, weapons, objects, vtols, boats, armor, and more
  • Day/night cycle with realistic moon cycles
  • Weather system
  • 15+ types of mineral types
  • 200+ unique items
  • Resource scanner
  • Realtime AI pathfinding
  • Multiplayer COOP
  • Multiplayer VS
  • Realtime water physics
  • Multiple boss types
  • Story Editor
  • AI robot follower
  • Negotiation with aliens
  • War with aliens

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Win 7 64bit
    • Processor: i3+
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 460+ HD 5770+
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Must have OpenCL compatible CPU or GPU (DX10.1) 32bit can run, but will experience some memory crashes on higher qualities
    Recommended:
    • OS: Win 7 + 64bit
    • Processor: i5+
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 760+ HD7000+
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Must have OpenCL compatible CPU or GPU (DX10.1)
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.7
    • Processor: i3+
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 460+ HD 5770+
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX 10.7+
    • Processor: i5+
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 760+ HD7000+
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Linux Kernal 3.2
    • Processor: i3+
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 460+ HD 5770+
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Must have OpenCL compatible CPU or GPU (DX10.1)
    Recommended:
    • OS: Linux Kernal 3.2+
    • Processor: i5+
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 760+ HD7000+
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Must have OpenCL compatible CPU or GPU (DX10.1)
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