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...
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23 de junho

Mac Version Released!

Hello, patient OSX users... the wait is over! I'm happy to announce we just finished testing and uploading the Mac version of Lifeless Planet. If you previously purchased the PC version, you can now download the OSX build here on Steam.

The Mac build is based on version 1.2 so it has the latest updates. If you spot any new bugs or issues, please let me know so we can address. Note that you will want to have dedicated graphics and a decently fast/recent CPU. Intel integrated graphics are not supported.

Thanks again for your patience, and hope you like Lifeless Planet!

-Dave

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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 love... 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!

Key Features:
  • 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.

Requisitos de sistema

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 1500 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 430 or ATI equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 900 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DX9.0c compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 or faster
    • Memory: 3000 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce GT 640 or faster
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Hard Drive: 900 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DX9.0c compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.7 (Lion) or newer
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo or Better (2ghz or faster)
    • Memory: 1500 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia/ATI Dedicated Graphics (Integrated Intel Graphics not supported)
    • Hard Drive: 900 MB available space
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36 de 38 pessoas (95%) acharam esta análise útil
11.1 hrs registradas
Publicada: 11 de julho
Muito Criativo, é oque define este jogo em duas palavras.

Você viaja da terra para um planeta desconhecido muito, muito distante, Com a certeza de nunca mais voltar pra casa, mas, e agora ? Seus familiares e amigos ? Para o protagonista desse jogo nada disso mais importa. Oque foi pra ele um dia tudo, virou nada.

O Jogo começa quando sua nave acaba batendo em algum objeto no Planeta e acaba aterrizando mal, seus parceiros acabam sumindo e só fica você, ali, sozinho no vasto e gigantesco planeta.

Logo adiante achamos uma Base da União Soviética, isso mesmo os Russos já haviam povoado este mesmo planeta, e agora estamos sozinhos ou não ? Descubra !

Dali partimos com nosso protagonista, um astronauta e sem saber se há realmente vida no planeta e seguimos explorando.

A temática do jogo aborda muitos assunto que ao decorrer e com a leitura dos papeis encontrados ficamos por dentro.

  • Temática incrível, historia envolvente.
  • Cenários muito bem construídos, grandes, lindos e gráficos excelente de tirar qualquer marmanjo da cadeira para ver mais de perto.
  • Trilha sonora feita a dedo, escolhida perfeitamente para cada cena do jogo.
  • Mecânica complicada, o personagem as vezes cai no limbo simplesmente porque apertamos o A ou o D na hora errada e ele acaba virando muito.
  • Vastos Cenários, climas (Gelo,Fogo,Nevoeiro,Desertos,florestas...
  • Não há muito oque se dizer sobre a dublagem pois o personagem passa a maior parte do jogo solo, então ela é boa sim, mas nada que podemos avaliar aqui.

    O Jogo é incrível, para quem gosta de jogos com temas e historias profundas é obrigação adquirir na Steam, aproveite os Bundles que incrivelmente o jogo já apareceu em um deles.

    Pelo valor original de 37 R$ Não aconselho a compra, espere alguma promoção. O jogo é ótimo, trilha sonora incrível e lindos gráficos, mas lembre-se o jogo é indie e sem multiplayer, provavelmente não haverá continuação e curto. Mas gaste seu dinheiro como bem entender.

    Até mais.
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12 de 12 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
5.2 hrs registradas
Publicada: 14 de setembro
Zerei o game, e posso dizer que não é nada surpreendente em questão gráfica, ação, suspense e etc..., mas por mais que seja simples, te prende ao jogo, fazendo com que você fique curioso a ponto de continuar em frente com a história... claro que isso só é totalmente possível sendo jogado no seu próprio idioma, no meu caso joguei com a tradução em Português-BR da TRibo Gamer Brasil na qual participei do projeto que será lançada em breve.

Não me arrependo de ter jogado o game, com certeza indicarei aos meus amigos.
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10 de 10 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
6.0 hrs registradas
Publicada: 27 de junho
Positivo: Jogo tem uma história envolvente.
Negativo: Tem que ter muita paciencia pois o mapa do jogo é grande e o personagem está a pé.
para quem curteenredo do jogo e tem paciencia recomendo
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6 de 6 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
15.2 hrs registradas
Publicada: 20 de agosto
Esse não é um jogo cuja a diversão seja a jogabilidade ou os desafios impostos durante o mesmo. Já adianto que eles quase não existem. Os controles são bem fáceis e nenhuma parte dele representa uma grande prova de habilidade mental ou de coordenação motora. O jet pack que eu já ouvi falar tão mal em outros "reviews" não me deu nenhum problema, ao contrário, é muito divertido.
Entretanto em termos de evocação de uma atmosfera solitária e de abandono o jogo é bem sucedido. O mesmo começa com a nave do player fazendo um pouso forçado no planeta que deveria ser cheio de vida. O protagonista acorda sem seus tripulantes e diante de um deserto calcinado. É desesperador.
Com o decorrer da história que é notadamente linear você percebe que o planeta ainda tem resquícios de vida e restos de uma base russa (ei, você deveria ser o primeiro humano aqui, como há uma base russa?) contendo alguns documentos e gravações sobre a catástrofe impressa em cada cena do jogo.
Particularmente, "Lifeless Planet" me lembra dos jogos antigos onde você tinha que compor com sua imaginação o que faltava na tela, tal como Xcom, Master of Orion e outros onde na tela não estava "tudo pronto". A diversão estava no seu envolvimento e imersão na história. Resumindo, nesse jogo você deve se permitir envolver pelo clima e história e tentar se colocar na pele do astronauta.
O visual conta com muitas paisagens e pontos de escape que ajudam muito na construção da atmosfera decadente e abandonada. Claro que muitos pontos poderiam ser melhor explorados mas devemos ter em mente que esse jogo foi uma produção quase "caseira" e é muito bom para o tamanho da equipe e do financiamento recebido (não foi nenhum GTA V).
A trilha sonora é um show a parte e segura o clima mesmo em algumas partes não tão evocativas, como ficar pulando as plataformas ou resolvendo os (poucos) enigmas.
Se você gosta de ficção científica e se envolve fácil em um clima melancólico, não deixe de comprar esse jogo.
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2 de 2 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
6.3 hrs registradas
Publicada: 4 de outubro
Lifeless Planet

Um jogo solitário com aspecto de mundo aberto.
No que eu joguei até agora entendi: é complexo.
Complexo pelo fato que, você ve coisas muitos estranhas ao longo do jogo.
Eu acredito que ele já esteja morto, e isso ele está em um sistema de lembranças, como se tivesse chegado.
Não joguei ao todo, ainda estou jogando, minha análise é oque penso até agora.
O jogo em si é muito bom, puzzles, gráficos, jogabilidade.
Este jogo, você encontra diversos itens que há na terra, como no 'Lifeless Planet'.
Recomendo jogar, porquê pela história e também pela curiosidade, é muito legal resolver os puzzles.
Além de ficar pulando de vários lugares para lugares.
Tudo é bem complexo mesmo, tente não ficar louco ao jogar.
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2 de 2 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
4.7 hrs registradas
Publicada: 18 de agosto
Esse é um daqueles jogos que ou você ama ou você odeia. Compre-o durante uma promoção para evitar aborrecimentos.
Eu sou um daqueles que amou o jogo. Afinal, temos dois dos meus assuntos favoritos - União Soviética e astrônomia - comprimidos em 4-5h de campanha sobre um astronauta melancólico que busca a entender as causas da decadência do planeta e seus habitantes, além da presença de uma jovem russa que anda livremente pela terra inóspita.
O jogo é completamente linear e desenvolve-se através da leitura de pequenos registros deixados pelos colonos. Dizem por aí que o jetpack do jogo é todo bugado, mas eu não tive nenhum problema para realizar os saltos.
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2 de 2 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
72.1 hrs registradas
Publicada: 12 de dezembro
Graficamente o game é simples mas não é feio, graças aos ambientes estranhos que são apresentados. O jogo tem uma atmosfera intensa onde você deve explorar, descobrir segredos aos poucos e sobreviver. Se você gosta de jogos com um mistério envolvido "Lifeless Planet" vale muito a pena. Diferente, desinibido, interessante e original. É isto que procuramos num jogo independente.
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2 de 3 pessoas (67%) acharam esta análise útil
5.3 hrs registradas
Publicada: 31 de agosto
Eu tinha lido sobre esse jogo há algum tempo e me interessado pela premissa, como ele ainda estava em Early Access esperei um pouco pra pegar.

Basicamente você é um astronauta que faz uma viagem há um Planeta fora do sistema, mas ao chegar no planeta acontece um acidente.
Você se vê sozinho em um planeta que at;e onde se sabe, não há nenhuma forma de vida.
Mas logo descobre várias casas e evidencias de vida, até ai tudo bem.
Mas o que o personagem não entende é porque tem bandeira da URSS em todo lugar.
Neste momento o Astronauta começa a procurar o que aconteceu ali e também procura uma maneira de voltar pra Terra, mas enquanto faz isso, descobre que há outra pessoa viva no planeta.

É um jogo indie feito por uma só pessoa (o Russo Gagarin Krokov) a premissa, como eu mostrei acima é legal, mas o ruim é que todo o resto do jogo não acompanha, tecnicamente ele é muito fraco, a fisica falha direto, os gráficos são fracos e o frame-rate cai do nada as vezes, girar a camera é pedir pra ver tudo em camera lenta na maioria das vezes.

E o andar do jogo é um pouco estranho as vezes, em alguns momentos o jogo te teletransporta pra outra area do planeta sem nenhuma explicação aparente.

Vale jogar só pela história?
Olha, o jogo é um pouco longo, meu gameplay deu 5h, mas tem conquista pra zerar em menos de 4h, então dá pra fazer em menos tempo que eu.
O jogo começa bem, o meio é um pouco chocho, mas o final dele eu curti.

Nota: 5/10
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3 de 5 pessoas (60%) acharam esta análise útil
4.6 hrs registradas
Publicada: 28 de junho
otimo jogo de aventura, n entendi a historia bem pois esta em ingles, mas como jogo gameplay eu achei otimo muito semelhante a jorney e shandow of the colossos, o cenario enorme, vc anda e anda e numa hora vc ve onde vc passo la longe me senti uma formiga, senarios colossais zerei em uma so jogada, queria q fosse maior o tempo de jogo, senarios bem variados, gelo, deserto, nevoa, noite, arvores gigantes, lava e crateras gigantes muito ♥♥♥♥ recomendo muito

ps: quem conhecer um jogo parecido com esse me avisa pq eu gostei muito
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191 de 230 pessoas (83%) acharam esta análise útil
18.2 hrs registradas
Publicada: 3 de agosto
Lifeless Planet is a game well worth playing, surely one of the best Indie games I have played this year. It had a successful Kickstarter and passed through Greenlight to go to Early Access and to be released as completed game.

Its made by Stage 2 Studios which consists mainly of David Board, and the game is the outcome of years of passionate hard work, while it utilized all the stages an Indie project can pass through, till its released on Steam.

This game is a unique work of art that inspires and entertains with its beautiful visuals and its story, unlike anything you can find in big budget titles. Words hardly can express the accomplishments this game reached. Its a Sci-Fi Story Adventure comparable to the books of Isaac Asimov or Games like The Dig.

The atmosphere is carrying this game. It makes you feel lost, helpless and afraid, even sad and isolated, but then again it evokes curiosity, hope and amazement. It has very little action but a lot of exploring and platforming and a bit of quite easy puzzling. Its pretty linear, but that's to be expected from a game that tries to tell a story I guess. There could be a bit more to do in some parts of the game.

I will not reveal anything of the story, its yours to discover for yourself, because that's what the game is about. But I can assure you that it is very much worth it, if you have an open mind and search for something meaningful that you can enjoy without feeling pressured. It will take you around 5 hours for a playthrough. This is not a game for the impatient or simpleminded tough, those players will get bored or fail to grasp the storyline.

If there's one thought that I had while playing it, it was that the more you think you know about the world and the universe, the more you discover what you actually don’t know. The Storyline and ending is partly open to interpretation. Its not very strictly explained, which gives room for your own imagination. A freedom very few games ever trust the player with, and therefore it has to be complimented on such bravery.

The technical aspects of the game are robust for such a small team, reasonable performance, hardly any bugs, no crashes for me. I had to restart a level because something to advance the story didn't trigger first time, but that wasn't really a problem. Controls where fine for me with KB & Mouse, jumping around with the jetpack is a lot of fun. Gamepads are supported.

The graphical style is fitting for the game, although the way its done, also means that its looking pretty simple at times. Its definitely not a Crysis, but the aesthetics and level design make up a lot for it and make the game nonetheless a pleasure to explore and screenshot. It also has nice particle effects like dust, and the levels have a great variety of environments.

The musical score and sound is very good also, it really works well in combination with the storyline to emphasize important moments and add tension to the game. The voice acting is great, there are native Russian speakers who did the voiceovers and this makes this aspect really shine.

In conclusion I can say this game is well worth its price. The game has to be played and developers like these have to be supported. Buy and play this game, so we hopefully see more of this studio!
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76 de 86 pessoas (88%) acharam esta análise útil
6.2 hrs registradas
Publicada: 1 de novembro
I wish I could recommend this game, since it does have a certain beauty. But in the end too many negative bits sucked the fun out of it for me. It just felt tedious towards the end. Here is what is good and bad.

The good:
  • Beautiful Landscapes: You basically “run” (more on that later) through a series of truly well-drawn landscapes. The graphic textures are not always the greatest, but overall you get some stunning visuals. Especially the vertical elements can be quite remarkable.
  • Atmospheric Sound/Music: Minimalistic, but appropriately used. Simply good.

The not-so good:
  • So… much… walking… : Unfortunately your movement speed is not very high. Which means that you transverse above mentioned landscapes step by step by step for what simply feels way too long. It certainly contributes to the atmosphere of solitude/lifelessness (because very little is happening while you walk). Just, that is not a very neat atmosphere to build up. The whole thing is compounded by the fact that:
  • The story does not move forward: Most of the time you are running somewhere you are doing so without much motivation, but simply because you are following the only viable way through this world. Not everything has to be open world, but at least give me a reason why I should now be traversing the lava level. God, I felt with my character when he character said “I demand answers! Now!” some hours in. Neither of us would get any for many more hours.
  • Unmotivated Discontinuity: Sometimes a new level begins without any discernible transitions from the last. Example: Last minute it was daylight and you were standing on a cliff. Next second you are in a canyon and its night. Eh, what?
  • Puzzles are way too easy: Most of the game you are following a giant “follow me” trail of glowing green, the only challenge being to keep your motivation for these long minutes. Puzzles are sparse (which in itself is a bit of a problem for a puzzle platformer), and never pose the slightest challenge. Like one-moveable-object-besides-one-landmark-easy: move object to landmark, done. When you get stuck, this it is very likely because you overlooked a required booster pack that is hidden a few hundred meters back. And who explores slightly off track at this walking speed?
  • Abilities are arbitrarily removed: At some points you get a cool booster pack. Not only does it allow you to solve some platform puzzles, it also allows you to move quicker (yay!). Now you can spend an hour flying around with this thing in one level without a problem. But as soon as you cross a line the game declares it has run out of fuel (regardless of how long you have been using it). This is feels completely arbitrary. Similarly, sometimes the plot will decide you need more oxygen, regardless of when you refilled last or what you have been doing in the meantime.

Overall, a tedious experience with some visisal perks. Did not go into the story becuase it might be subjective, but personally I am not blown away.
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53 de 62 pessoas (85%) acharam esta análise útil
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Publicada: 20 de outubro
See TL;DR/BOTTOM LINE at the bottom if you are lazy.

Lifeless Planet is an incredible game filled with atmospheric joy and a story that only gives you just enough to figure out what is going on. You play as an American astronaut that is sent to explore a planet that your readings suggest is brimming with life. Upon arrival you find that this planet is nothing like you expected. It houses strange secrets of past explorers and a nation trying to find the perfect life away from Earth only to find that meddling with things they don't understand almost never ends happily. An interesting mix of casual exploration and platforming, it keeps things relatively fresh most of the time. You should feel the want to get to the end to see how everything pans out and what the mysteries of this Lifeless Planet are, but at the same time your feeling of eerie isolation and the ambient sounds of the world make you want to take your time looking at the planet and chilling out as well. I became lost in the isolationist atmosphere and didn't want it to end.

If you peer at the store page for this game and look at the user tags you would think that this is a game in the same genre as Dear Esther and the other "walking simulator" sorts of games. In some instances this is accurate, but in Lifeless Planet you have more than just your feet to work with. You are in a space suit with a jetpack! So while this game is semi-casual most of the time, there are a fair amount of platforming situations in which you must use the jetpack to make some pretty intense jumps now and then. I wouldn't say that this is extremely difficult to do, but you don't just walk from point to point here like a "walking simulator" would suggest. Not only that, but there are puzzles that you will come into contact with that force you to ponder the environment a bit as well as some technology to help you solve these puzzles. So it definitely delves into much more gameplay than just walking from story point to story point.

Besides the tags being somewhat misleading, that META Score (lol Metacritic I know) is completely off base in my humble opinion. Lifeless Planet is a fantastic game with a fantastic atmosphere, a cornucopia of map changes that will give you an explosion of color in some areas that is intensified by the more “Lifeless” areas you will find. The game has about 20 different areas with about 15 of them feeling like something completely different from the rest. Each area can be blown through in 10-15 minutes if you want to unless there are puzzles to get through, but anyone that enjoys looking at scenery and taking their time to explore game worlds should find more joy. (While discussing the want for even more little discoveries outside collectibles like random gravestones and such to add to the flavor of the world on the forums the developer said that they will be adding in more of this in a future patch, which would be incredible.) It is not open world, but the areas feel wide and spacious enough that you will be able to wander a bit. Not to mention that there are some collectible items such as minerals and documents found in the game to give you a reason to check some of the back corners. Documents, which add a great deal of the story aspects to the game tend to be on the main path, however so you shouldn't miss any of these.

The soundtrack is used sparingly, but feels like when the music comes into play it is escalating the situation and your feeling of isolation and the importance of where you are. It creeps into the feeling of the game and gives you the impression that it is pushing you towards an important moment when it begins to quietly chime in as you move forward. Most of the time, however the isolation you feel is intensified by the ambient sounds of a barren world. Winds and other strange sounds like rocks falling while looking into a great chasm add to the effects of your play.

The story is mysterious, creepy, and interesting. While the main protagonist is your view into Lifeless Planet, you can hear the echos of others throughout your exploration in documents. Some documents contain a sound file in which you can read along as a Russian speaker transcribes it in their own language. It is a Russian speaking voice from someone native to the language as well so it feels authentic. Based solely on the game's title graphic, it is obvious that there is a Russian aspect to the game, but a Russian aspect from the Soviet Union of old. While you are an astronaut from the United States, and there is a Soviet Union background within the game, it does not delve into politics of any sort, nor does it make any statements about either of these nations, or any conflict they had other than maybe a passing note here, or there if necessary to understand the story within the game. The story is one of DISCOVERY, and what it would be like for someone to travel many light years away from Earth and to explore a new world. Their excitement with seeing new forms of life, as well as their struggles with dealing with the unknown.

The best part of the story to me, however is your own discovery of something else being there, and your interactions with it throughout the game. Very little communication is had as you feel it out and it brings an aspect of humanity to the game that is wonderfully done I feel. Without talking, or actively communicating you do feel a sense of closeness to something while making your way to the end. It is too spoilerish to discuss it really, but it is something I feel should be mentioned because the impression you will get mostly looking at this game is that you are fighting the planet and the story is just one of looking at the past more than anything else. This is a major part, but there is the sci-aspect that all good sci-fi stories have in which humanity and human experience comes into play.

Graphically the game is solid and gives you a great many screenshot opportunities. The game uses a bit of a filter on it that you would see if you were on such a place to blur it up some, but it is clear for the most part. On the outside of the FOV you will see blurring on the edges, however. Even on fantastic the game looks very good, but it is definitely not a AAA title quality level of HD graphics. For an Indie title they are great though and they fit the game perfectly.

Gamepad support is good and is preferable to me while playing the game. I used a PS3 gamepad with Xbox 360 plugins and it worked fine the entire game.

The game is predominantly bug free from my playthrough except there seems to be a bug with an Achievement that the developer has said will be addressed in a patch coming soon. There is an Achievement in which you must collect all documents in game, but as of now it seems the few of us that have looked for this final document to unlock the achievement cannot find it. The document is known to exist from the game files, but does not appear to be in the game anywhere. The developer is quite active on the forums and said they will fix this soon so there should be no worries here.

TL;DR/BOTTOM LINE: Lifeless Planet is a great game that will appeal more to a casual gamer from a gameplay standpoint, but to a wider audience of gamers who like sci-fi mysteries, exploring new worlds, and feeling the isolation of a lost planet. The developer, David Board and his team should be proud of their work and congratulate themselves on an epic and unique game. I loved it all the way through and plan to play it again. There is an Achievement to beat the game in under 4 hours, so it could be completed in under that time, however it would be a complete waste to blow through it that quickly. It took me close to 10 hours to finish the game taking my sweet time. There is an Achievement for playing 10+ hours in one game as well too, and I got that without actually having to just idle the game so it is possible to spend over 10 hours in it easily.

9/10 Space Suits
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Publicada: 8 de outubro
I thoroughly enjoyed Lifeless Planet. It was a fairly long game considering the price.

What stood out the most for me was the sharp controls and mysterious storyline that kept me wanting to see more. The environments vary greatly and really did a good job at making me feel isolated in a “foreigner” sort of way. I felt like an explorer and each new level I encountered showed me something new.

Lifeless Planet was a nice break from the typical game genres out there and I’m sure that most people can appreciate it the same way I did.
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Publicada: 13 de agosto
Lifeless Planet is a beautifully atomspheric adventure game, throwing you in the space suit of an astronaut who, after a long journey through space, reaches a mysterious planet in search of life & potentially a new home for humanity. On arrival, you discover you are alone, isolated on a planet seemingly devoid of life, yet strangely there is a Soviet town abandoned long ago. How can this be & what has happened here? As the story unfolds, & you explore more of this intriguing alien world, you soon realise there is a much more going on than meets the eye. The planet is not as lifeless as it seems...

The sense of exploration, uniqueness in the alien world along with the snippets of story that you unlock through your progression was most enjoyable & kept me wanting to progress to reveal more.

Sound effects & musical score were also strong, & graphically there is also a cool film grain effect & blurring of the edges of the screen that add greatly to the experience. Would have been epic in first-person view to really enhance the claustrophobic feel of being stuck in the space suit on an alien world.

For those who love their Sci-fi movies, you will also come across many scenes throughout that feel somewhat familar (in a good way), yet meld together well. Futuristic yet retro, reminding you of old classic 50-60s B-Grade Sci-Fi, cold war era themes & some modern storytelling elements.

When looking past these positives there are some parts of the game that I found lacking from making this a really excellent game. The controls for one, although basic & suitable for the layback style of gameplay are awkward. It is easy to mis-jump, your jetpack is limited in function (essentially only providing a double-jump type mechanic to traverse larger areas) & the puzzle elements feel somewhat clunky & difficult to complete. Even though the puzzles themselves are rather simple. It also didn't help things when you respawn (this will happen a lot!) facing the wrong direction all the time is very disorienting.

Dark, creepy sections that occur in several stages are way too dark, with only a tickbox option to lighten the scene in menus. You have a flashlight, but does little which is most frustrating at times. It really needs a gamma or brightness slider.

There are also the 'emersion breaking' elements, such as there always being an oxygen tank just when you need it, or dynamite just near where you need to blow your way through a blocked path or a nice round rock (unlike anything else in the surrounding enviroment) just at the right spot to jump to a higher platform. It seemed to lack some creativity in level design in this regards when elements like this are introduced essentially just for the sake of it.

Most cut-scenes are limited being less than 30secs with most of the story elements experienced through translated logs found. This felt like a bit of a missed opportunity to really expand on the adventure; still good overall (& I am being picky to a degree) but could have been exceptional if the story continued as strongly as it began!

Some later sections of the game feel padded out, with no real content or interesting things to see, just more running & jumping. Other parts are really awe-inspiring so it quite a mix. Some of the final levels just seem to go on & on without any purpose other than to lengthen the game. The experience would have more impact if the overall length was reduced by maybe 30% or so in my view. While shortening some areas, some larger cut-scenes & more back story to your character (only touched on for most of the game) would have been great!

Although not quite as good as my expectations coming into Lifeless Planet, I still thoroughly enjoyed the story, the implications of the story (not to give anything away) & the final reveal. It was an interesting conclusion. Overall a fun & occasionally disturbing experience!
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Publicada: 21 de outubro
It's hard to pin down the genre of Lifeless Planet. It's part walking simulator, part platformer, part puzzle game, with an overarching strong story focus. You're an astronaut sent on a mission to explore a lush planet but end up on a deserted wasteland. Questions like "What happened to the planet?" soon meld into questions like "Did something happen to me?" when all kinds of weirdness starts popping up.

Elaborating further would steer the review into spoiler territory, so I won't go there. But unfortunately I have to report that while I make the game sound very mysterious (and it certainly is that, up to a point), the final answers provided do not end up being nearly as satisfying as I would've initially hoped they'd be. There is some neat psychological ambiguity lightly sprinked around, but most of the story is rather standard sci-fi fare.

While you wait for the game to reveal its next story nugget, you'll traverse through some pretty arid environments and do a lot of jumping. And I do really mean a LOT of jumping. Most of the actual gameplay in Endless Planet consists of jumping and platforming, and it ends up being more of a nuisance than interesting or rewarding in any way. I feel like majority of the bouncing around could be replaced with just bog-standard walking sections, and the game would work a lot better. A few simple puzzles also felt a bit hastily thrown together.

Lifeless Planet is heavily banking on the player finding its story worthwhile, but at least for me, it just didn't hit home at all. The most interesting facets of the story are hardly explored at all, and the least interesting ones are shoved into the limelight and paraded around. I just can't root for this one.
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Publicada: 8 de setembro
In Lifeless Planet players hop into the moon boots of an astronaut on a mission to a far away planet in search of the abundant life their preliminary scans have shown should be there. Unfortunately, as they almost always do in games, something goes wrong. The ship crash lands. The themes brought up throughout the game, some subtle, some not so much, are widespread and generally effective. Our space-faring scientist has to deal with loss, loneliness, self doubt, the prime directive, and more.Something immediately noticeable about Lifeless Planet is that it has fantastically rich and convincing atmosphere. While the graphics leave something to be desired from a purely technical standpoint, the visual and aural direction really sell the whole thing. Some of the alien vistas are truly beautiful, and walking around the seemingly endless barren deserts feels as isolated and alone as being on the other side of space should.Unfortunately Lifeless Planet doesn't make exploring as rewarding as it should be. The game offers a lot of nooks and crannies for the player to poke into, but very few actually offer anything interesting. They tend to be empty corners, without any remarkable features at all. The game also has very few collectibles; just a handful of geological samples and scientific notes.With no combat to control the game's pulse, Board opts for a mixture of ambient storytelling, platforming and physics puzzles.Most of the platforming isn’t difficult because of complex timing or dangerous obstacles, it’s difficult because the controls were meant to act like a guy in space. Lifeless Planet is a really fun experience, but not a very good game. I’d still recommend it based on the entertainment I got from exploring the mysteries of the game’s world, but I wish I didn’t have to deal with questionable puzzles and mechanics to do so. I think it is unique enough to be worth its asking price for those that are fans of the genre though. Overall 7/10.
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Publicada: 23 de novembro
Moje česká recenze: http://www.playhit.cz/2014/10/lifeless-planet-bezova-planeta/

This game is awesome! It's mostly just jumping and avoiding deadly root-bushes, but what matters is the story. I can't tell much more not to spoil it though. As an american astronaut, you travel onto a foreign planet, that could serve as the next Earth. But you discover so many strange things that you might wish to have stayed home. I couldn't stop once I started playing. I recommend this to everybody, who doesn't need to spill gallons of virtual blood everytime they play. 8.5/10
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Publicada: 26 de outubro
Basically I didn't like it - the game is very short, finished it under 4 hours and more than half of it was simply running - and the half of other half was reading log entries. You might think that I should've been enjoying the scennery - but there isn't much to enjoy, everything is pretty monotonic - starting from orange and brown hills, through grey and black hills and even some blue glossy hills that probably were meant as glaciers, finally finishing with green hills.

Graphics of this game were pretty outdated, which would be hard to notice, since most of what you see are rocks and hills, but... well, suffice to say that I've seen better character models in games made ten years ago. And you'd think that gamedevs would put some more work into character models, since there are about THREE of those in the entire game.

Dying - dying was pretty annoying. I understand the fact that dropping from 100 feet to the ground is lethal, but seeing me fall and turn into bloodied ragdoll about 30 feet above ground is laughable. Similarly, I understand that stepping into lava is lethal, but ragdolling with the cheerful sound of flatline after one step into a burning rock? Am I to understand that burning your toe causes immediate heart failiure?

Well, you might say that this is a story-driven game and what I should look for is good story - and the fact is that story in this game is pretty interesting. But the way it is delivered is, in my opinion, horrible. Voice in this game is used only as single sentences spoken by main character (in plain, monotonic voice) or single words by the Russian girl (which are, obviously, in Russian). Pictures are so confusing that without reading full logs you're not sure what exactly is happening.

So to sum up, what we have here is neglegible quantity of voice acting, couple of nice pictures and several pages of text. Good enough for a sci-fi novel, not good enough for a game, not nearly enough for this price.

I'd say 4 out of 10.
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Publicada: 6 de outubro
Good story, not bad storytelling, a bit tedious at some points, several flaws in the sound department (it might be just me being a picky sound engineer) but a beautiful experience nonetheless.

Recommended if you like relaxed exploring and discovering.

If you're looking for a challenging game wirh puzzles hard enough to boil some brain cells... Move along, you've got nothing to see here.
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Publicada: 13 de julho
10/10 Best rock-climbing simulator of 1995

Enjoy a game filled with all the following features:
  • Hours of jumping between rocks, waiting on elevators, and walking absurdly long distances!
  • Follow the green path for the entire game! (Don't stray off the path, or sometimes you'll die because reasons)
  • All the jumping of a platforming game, without any of the enemies, items, or power-ups that make platformers fun!
  • Die dozens of times thanks to terrible controls! (Did you land close to the edge? There's no way to survive, because every key makes you run forward a little!)
  • Massive frame-drops!
  • Waste time looking for arbitrarily placed buttons and glowing rocks!
  • Solve the same button-puzzle 10 times!
  • A mediorce storyline that will have you at the edge of your seat believing something interesting will finally happen!
Plus nothing more!!
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