Explore a dangerous planet that's different every time and try to survive! Earn your pay as a scientist in Explorer Mode, a Daily Challenge, or three crazy-hard scenarios.
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Release Date: Jul 3, 2014
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October 22

Version 2.1.2 Update is Now Live!

Heya Planeteers! We're happy to report we've fixed a few bugs and clarified a few things.

Thanks to those of you who came by our PAX Prime booth as part of the Indie MegaBooth -- it's always great to meet you! We'll hope to also be in PAX East next year, so wish us luck.

Apologies to those of you who were searching for the Turret companion -- it never made it into the game (it was missing a bunch of animations and had a lot of bugs), and shouldn't have been in your datalog. So we've removed it from the Datalog. Similarly, the question-mark 6th head for each character class has been removed from the Clone Vats.

We may still implement the Turret and/or 6th heads, but until then, there's no sense having misleading information in there. So in the meantime, enjoy your 100%s!


  • Datalog: Removed unattainable Turret companion entry
  • Clone Vats: Removed false 'sixth head' graphic
  • Daily Challenge: Buffs gained from weapons/helmets do not persist after death.
  • Daily Challenge : "Crystals" now is localized correctly.
  • Fate tooltip: Corrected to say "Increase critical hit chance".

For Science!
Tanya & the crew of the S.S. Kitfox

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September 22

-30% off Celebration sale!

Tell your friends -- and also maybe your enemies that you want to see die a thousand times -- Shattered Planet's on sale for -30% off this week!

It's to celebrate not only our recent patch, which added all those new active class abilities, but also the successful end to our Moon Hunters Kickstarter.

Moon Hunters is a very different game from Shattered Planet (it's 1-4 player, it's an action RPG, it's fantasy, it's pixel art), but we love our two children equally and hope they play well together.

We've achieved most of our favorite stretch goals, including Steam online co-op, a PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita version, a new character class, an art book, a cooking system, a familiars system, and new factions. With only a few days left, we're hoping to reach another character class, the evil(?) Sun Cultist.

Thanks to all the players for making Kitfox Games possible!

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“a very good roguelike”
The New Yorker

“Shattered Planet is breathing new life into the rogue-like genre”
4/5 – Super Game Droid

“frankly beautiful”
CNET Australia

About This Game

Explore a dangerous planet that's different every time and try to survive!

The Galactic Union's job for you is clear: research the alien wildlife -- for science! Earn your pay as a scientist in Explorer Mode, a Daily Challenge, or three crazy-hard scenarios. In-between missions, use scrap metal you've collected to upgrade your stats.

  • Completely procedurally generated levels
  • 200+ items, from swords to cookies to grenades
  • Alien monsters to fight or befriend
  • Everyone gets the same Daily Challenge - compare your progress with your friends
  • Class system - each clone skin has a different advantage
  • Pet cloning - maintain your companions' DNA in their own clone vats

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: 1.Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: X1950 Pro, 7900 GT. 1024 x 768 or larger resolution
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 650 MB available space
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • OS: OS X Lion 10.8.5
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0 compliant with 512MB of video RAM. 1024 x 768 or larger resolution
    • Hard Drive: 650 MB available space
    • OS: OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0 compliant with 512MB of video RAM. 1024 x 768 or larger resolution
    • Hard Drive: 650 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
I really like this game, I am not really into "roguelike" games, and don't even know what it means. But, I like the atmosphere and the scifi setting, and although you keep doing the same over and over again, it is different every time and it feels satisfactionary to make progress. Nice game to play when you just want to do some quick game.

+graphics are well tuned for such a "small" game
+easy and understanding controls
+music and sounds

-story is not that evolved (but it isn't made for the story i guess)
Posted: October 11
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
A very very nice game.
Posted: October 3
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
The graphics aren't bad. The UI is good even though it was designed for a touchscreen.
The gameplay is simple, boring and fails because of awful RNG. No perma-death and 3 minute 'puzzles' so the game is really not rogue-like and in my opinion should be coonsidered a puzzle game and definitely not an RPG.
Posted: September 30
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186 of 222 people (84%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Personally I hate the thumbs-up or thumbs-down review method. I clicked do not recommend because I myself would not want this game recommended to me. Not because it is bad or broken but because I don't enjoy it enough to warrant the price.

It is very well-polished, stable and the graphics are top-notch. The UI is all click-based (think touch screen design) and easy to use.

This game however is very simplistic and is not a deep game with lots of variety or replay value which is a hallmark of Rogue-like games. Personally I would not call this game “Rogue-Like” at all as it has only passing similarities. Primarily it has procedurally generated levels and the notion of progressing through multiple levels but that’s about where the similarities end. I guess you could be generous and call it Rogue-Lite – very lite.

The game was designed as a mobile/tablet app and as so is intended for quick game play in between flights or while waiting at the doctor’s office. It is not a “sit down at the PC for a few hours and build up your character game”.

There are only 3 stats for your character (Strength, Wits and Luck) and two gear slots (weapon and head). From these stats and items are derived your attack, dodge, defense and critical ratings. Plus you have hit points. That’s it – that all of it.

All of the equipment is pretty similar stat-wise and basically offer some combination of modifying the 3 stats and may offer specific damage type or defense. There are 60 melee weapons and about 20 ranged ones. There are 60 head gear items, many of which have the same stats and just different graphics.

There are a total of 5 “classes” to choose from that you unlock while playing. Their starting stats are all the same but each one has a unique ability they gain for a period of some moves when starting a level. You level up each class separately. So in effect you are slowly upgrading each class over the course of the game – which is really the point of the game I guess.

The levels are very small – you usually can clear each one in a few minutes. They are basically a few “rooms” (maybe 5-7) with some hallways connecting them. Monster variety is limited with 28 different creatures. Gear occasionally drops from creatures but “potions” can be found here and there on the ground. The potions are unknown at start and you basically burn one to find out what they do.

On each level you will also find two resources scattered about. Metal which is used to level up the strength, Wits or max HP of a class between level runs and crystals which are use to randomly generate head gear and weapons between levels. It appears that all the available gear can be randomly generated and there are no unique items only found as drops.

Monsters wander around levels and when they get close enough, or are attacked by a ranged weapon, move towards you and attack. Then your only option is to click the monster and go back and forth taking damage until one of you dies. Killing monsters has no benefit other than they may drop some gear (rarely) or metal (often). Some of the monsters are not hostile and can be completely ignored. On many levels you can make it through the entire level without having to fight a single monster.

There is no perma-death. In fact there is no real death since you are a clone. You keep your character the entire length of time you play the game. The only consistent aspect from session to session is the stat upgrades you purchase for each of the 5 classes between runs.

The entirety of the gameplay is to explore a level to try and grab as much metal and crystals as you can before proceeding to the next level. Do this until you run out of life and die. Then respawn grab two new pieces of gear and do it over. Just keep grinding metal and crystals to increase the stats of your classes.

Your gear is lost when you die (but it’s not a big deal since you can generate all new gear between levels) but any stat increases made on each class is kept.

In summary if you are looking for a quick, low-depth game that centers on quickly grinding through as many small levels as possible before dying just to slowly build up a few stats without much power creep then you will probably like this game. If, like me, you are looking for a deep game with lots of stats and equipment and skill options where you build up your very customizable character to progress as far as possible in a single dungeon then give this one a pass.
Posted: July 9
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92 of 113 people (81%) found this review helpful
16.7 hrs on record
Despite roguelikes being just about my favorite genre around, I am admittedly not the best at them. They generally require a level of dedication and persistence I'm just not able to give, but that's what had me so addicted to Shattered Planet.

The game has a very simple and seamless one-click control system for movement and attacks as well as an incredibly clean and easy to use UI. Armed with only your headgear, trusty weapon, and a plethora of helpful and sometimes unidentified and dangerous items gathered along the way you'll be tasked with exploring deeper in to the broken pieces of this strange and ancient planet collecting as much resource as you can for your next trip. You will die and lose your items. A lot. The only question is how far can you make it before you fail, passing this heinous task onto the next unsuspecting clone?

This is easily the most accessible, easy to get into and just plain fun roguelike of recent memory and yet still offers the same complexity and depth of other top games in the genre in terms of the huge scope of items, classes, events, and enviroments. At the center of the game is the Science Lab your cloned characters seem to be born from acting as the hub for your journey. You have tons of options here to prepare for the oncoming descent including the Clone Vat you're spawned from giving you multiple class and character appearance options, a shop to gamble crystals away for new equipment to save for later trips, a training console for using your hard-earned scrap to increase stats, and a pet cloner for storing DNA of found companions all unlocked through your progress on the unknown floors below.

There are a multitude of modes to tackle all featuring engrossing procedurally generated alien landscapes, starting with the Explorer mode which is a progressive journey that slowly edges you deeper into the fragmented shards of these broken planets as you earn more scraps to better prepare yourself for each consecutive run. Players also have three challenge modes of varying difficulty to test your wits after prolonged practice and equipment hoarding and last but certainly not least the Daily Challenge which gives everyone a new planet generated every day and predetermined gear to try their luck with.

Shattered Planet is gorgeous and absolutely pleasing to the eyes to play, thanks to the stunning hand-drawn artwork and organic backgrounds that make you feel as though you've stepped into some otherworldly painting. The game has a very engaging sci-fi setting with a dystopic tale of impending human extinction, and while the overtone and story of your hundreds of re-cloned human explorers is mostly serious there are some very humorous moments in your adventures. For example, going into battle near the beginning of my career as an explorer with nothing but my Cabbage Helmet and a rolled-up newspaper as my weapon felt great everytime.

Shattered Planet breathes a fresh breath of air into the roguelike genre and is easily recommendable for players of all skill levels, whether it be casual explorers looking for a relaxing bit of discovery and progression or more hardcore roguelike veterans who want to go for that perfect run on the daily challenge.
Posted: July 3
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32 of 38 people (84%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
If there’s one thing that remains constant in Shattered Planet, it’s that you’re going to die, and die a lot. Indeed, in this particular subset of the RPG genre, it’s not a matter of if you’re going to die, but just a matter of when. Shattered Planet, as a space themed dungeon crawler, embraces the inevitability of death, taunting the player to conquer just one more floor before sealing their impending doom.

As an isometric rogue-like adventure, Shattered Planet looks and plays very well. The character sprites and environments are beautifully detailed, though the game lacks variety somewhat in the number of tile-sets and enemy types. Similar to other games in the genre, combat is turn based, with the usual array of weapons, armor, and potions one would expect. The main game mode, Explorer, throws the player into an infinite dungeon, and though each floor itself is short, the descent into the dungeon is effectively endless. When the player succumbs to their inevitable death, all items found in the dungeon are lost, though currency is found on each run to spend in the waiting area on upgrades and character development, or the player can spin a random item wheel with 3 potential tiers. Unfortunately, there is no real crafting system present, nor the ability to sell accumulated junk to for currency.

Being an adaptation of a mobile port, the micro-transaction currency shop has been removed, though the mobile version is marketed as free to play. At times, collecting currency to upgrade can seem to be frustratingly slow, as once you are teleported back to the main area, you will more than likely spend that currency obtaining new weapons, armor, and items for the next run. The class variety is also somewhat narrow, with the only differentiation being a different starting bonus that wears off rather quickly. While players receive experience and items for “identifying” new things found along each new run, it’s apparent that the variety of dungeon types and item-sets is limited. After a few runs, everything begins to blend in and seem a bit familiar, leading to that undesirable tedium so often loathed as the “grind”.

That’s not to say Shattered Planet is not a fun game in its own right. Despite the lack of variety in the content, what’s there is well done and quite polished. You might see the bulk of what Shattered Planet has to offer fairly quickly, but it’s enjoyable along the way. Though there are five different player characters, they’re all similar enough that they essentially only differ in character sprites. Of course, you could play through multiple times with different characters, but there doesn’t feel to be any reason to do so without more clearly a defined delineation between the classes. The lack of a crafting system in Shattered Planet really feels like a missed opportunity.

Though it has its roots as a mobile game, Shattered Planet is a surprisingly fun for what’s there. While it may be one of the more stylistic rogue-likes to come out recently, the game would benefit greatly from additional content at its current $14.99 asking price.

For more game reviews and in-depth information make sure to visit Feed Me Pixels.

Posted: July 30
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51 of 79 people (65%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Love this game. I rate it 4 out of 5 sciences

I had some time with the Pre-Steam version and I am very happy to say that even in Early Access stage, SP is shaping up to be a great game. To put it simply... Shattered Planet is a lot of fun.

You will explore.
You will research.
You will fight.
You will die.

All in the name of science.

You are able to permanently level up the stats of your clone to make future expeditions a little easier.

I've found that one of your biggest keys to success is chosing the right combo of weapon and headwear. There are tons of weapons, items, and headgear to choose from. Some with interesting perks and nice stat boosts.

Getting a pet to fight by your side is also a big help. Especially once you get further along on an expidition and the enemies get really brutal.

Shattered Planet is a gem in the current flood of rougelikes.

Posted: June 30
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17 of 23 people (74%) found this review helpful
13.2 hrs on record
Enjoyable planet exploration rogue-like game with certain elements that carry over to next playthroughs. Offers quite a few of unlockables and a very good sense of progression throughout the game, with every new monster and weapon carrying you a bit closer to the next unlock.

Addition of daily challenges and quests makes for some good variety addingto the 'standard' runs.
I'd recommend it :)
Posted: July 3
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
+ Detailed, high res graphics
+ Random events
+ Research
+ Pets
+ Tons of items

- Potions are always random until you use them; research has no use here and therefore you can't rely on these items you sometimes desperately need in the heat of battle (also known as: counter-intuitive)
- Lots and lots of grinding before you feel you're making any progress
- Earning money and crystals is very time consuming until you at least get better armor and weapons (with a 4-5 star rating)

[Rating: 77/100]
Posted: July 30
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30 of 51 people (59%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Grab your bucket helmet and call forth your trusty Crablet Princess... it's time to die! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiPiUHqQnT0

It's clean, I love the art style. It's quick - something I can jump into at any time and not be too concerned how long it might take me - great for those bits of free time I get between other things. Death is permanant in so far as you lose the items you were carrying, but really it's more about bringing back crystals and scrap metal, neither of which you lose on death.

I like that I don't have to be TOO careful if I don't feel like it. Sometimes I speed run a game just to see if I get some lucky finds quickly - other times I take it slow and see just how far I can get - either way works depending on the mood I'm in.

Throw in the item variety (though I could always use more), world randomization and persistance of your ship upgrades and you have something that works very well for me.
Posted: July 2
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Cause Aliens and Rogue-Like! Buy it!

I've already played the mobile version on Android.
Now I love this game more then ever <3

+ awesome Battle Music
+ sweet Texture Details, Charakters, Aliens and environment
+ hundreds of weapons, armor, Items, Companion Pets, ...
+ customizable Charakters
+ upgrade your Strength, Wits, and Health
+ different world every time
+ create new equipment for your clone by using R.O.S.A. (Random Object Synthesis Apparatus) <3
+ random Events
+ discover new Fluids
+ and many more +++

At the moment, there's nothing negative to say about this game, except the very hard Daily Missions. (Maybe I can survive with better equipment?)

So give it a try :)
In my opinion it's worth the whole price.
Posted: July 10
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26 of 45 people (58%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Oh man, this is so wonderful. I've played a whole ton of roguelikes over the years, and although I'm still quite early into it, I think Shattered Planet might be one of my favourites. Imagine Dungeons of Dredmor crossed with Outernauts, and you're sort of in the right ballpark. When you first begin, you will get *nowhere* - you'll be dead within a minute - but as you keep playing and building up your stats and your weapon locker, the true depths of this game are properly exposed. Here's my video playthrough: http://youtu.be/-IggCYg7hLo
Posted: July 3
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Beautiful, slick. If it had as much content as other comparable Rogue-likes on steam (Dungeons of Dredmore/FTL/Tales of Majeyal, Sword of the Stars Etc). It'd probably be in the top 10, easily. Sadly it is hindered by a lack of choice and content. Buy later if it gets modded or expanded. For now. Avoid.
Posted: July 29
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
110.1 hrs on record
This is a fun game. 10/10.

Don't watch any videos or read any guides. I dont think i would have bought it if i had researched it. It's brilliant somehow.
Posted: July 12
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
What a truly great game...great graphics, nice idea...a great roguelike with lasting appeal!
Posted: July 17
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Fantastic rogue-esk game! Love the hidden humor throughout!
Posted: July 7
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Shattered Planet is a traditional roguelike in the sense of turn-based movement and random level generation, and my first reaction was “great, another roguelike, not as if we have too many of those already”, but I had no clue what Shattered Planet had in store for me and I was actually pleasantly surprised.

It is a very enjoyable roguelike where it only really suffers in terms of its simplified combat system, that really could have made the game something special, if it had that extra depth to it. The aesthetic is utterly gorgeous and the presentation is fantastic, with some brilliantly designed environments and overall world design.

The game has a decent amount of game modes that will keep you coming back for more and it has a surprisingly large amount of weapons and helmets to acquire with some very interesting designs. While the random generation for the levels may be great, the random nature of the potion in game are often far too risky to bother using on yourself and throwing a buff on an enemy is never a good idea either which makes them feel a little unfairly balanced in terms of their effects.

+ Gorgeous and well-designed aesthetic.
+ Highly varied and interesting environments.
+ Large amount of well-designed weapons and helmets.
+ Decent amount of game modes.
- Combat is very simplistic.
- Potion randomness far too unbeneficial.

A video review is below if you wish to hear about these things a little more depth.

Posted: July 23
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
28.6 hrs on record
This game literatly took hours of my life away. The smooth graphics and excellent rouge-like gamepaly made this one of my favorite games. Although this is avaible for mobile devices, I highly suggest buying on Steam for increased speed and to avoid any in game purcheses. 8.5/10
Posted: July 15
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
21.5 hrs on record
Reasons I love the game:

Sci-Fi Setting!
Cool Weapons!
Daily Challenges!
Random Loot Generator!
Sci-Fi Setting! (Again!)

I think the art style of this game is fantastic, and if you haven't guessed from the list above, I love sci-fi settings/game worlds. It allows for the artists and devs to create something cool and I always feel more immersed and exploritory when i run around in a futuristic universe. I enjoy the generation of the levels and progression.

The main exploration mode involves fighting down randomly generated levels to find loot and kill creatures. The farther down the greater the risk and reward. Upon death, weapons and armor equiped are lost, but scrap (money) and crystals (shiney money) and kept to be spent leveling your stats, buying items at the vending machine and spending crystals to randomly generate loot. You can also unlock various classes which have different skins and abilites/buffs. You then gather your upgrades, equip your weapon, trusty headgear and pet and voyage back into the unknown.

Kill more stuff, discover new events (which give crystals upon discovery) and enjoy the randomly generated worlds until death. Rinse, Repeat. (Did I mention you're a clone?)

The daily challenges give me more incentive to test my skill, wether for a short time or for longer sessions. Daily challenges give the player a certain set of equipment to start with and the goal is to see how far one can get before death. Shattered Planet is a highly enjoyable game made by highly responisive and interactive developers.

Would highly recommend!
Posted: July 8
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
34.6 hrs on record
Shattered Planet has made me lose several hours of day, and still does. No regrets. I love how the challenge keeps me going for more and somehow losing does not feel like punishment. It is exciting to see how far I can explore this time around. There's always something new to discover, something humorous, horrifying and delightful. Those who like time-consuming roguelikes should find Shattered Planet interesting.
Posted: July 21
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