It's not often that a game limps past its Kickstarter goal. Most of the time it either gets a couple of pledges from friends and family and little other interest, or smashes its goal, leaving the developers to rejig their planning to make room for all those fat stacks of cash. However Planets 3 (cubed) is edging ever so close to its goal, with just over two days to go. Will it make it? Will you help?
Planets3 is a voxel based RPG, that on the surface sounds very much like Minecraft, but while that popular building title was built around its sandbox elements, Planets3 is designed around its RPG core. Sure there's randomised elements to the world map and it has different biomes to explore, but there's levelling up to do here, equipment to unlock, locals to win over and eventually, should you make it far enough, you'll be able to blast off from the planet in your own spaceship and visit another to begin again.
Combat is much more advanced, with varieties of weapons, strategies and tactics, Dungeons to raid and secondary quests to take part in and even an overarching story.
Of course this being Voxel based though, it means you can build anything. But with blocks much smaller and more nuanced than Minecraft's, the structures you can potentially make are much more customisable. You can build buildings, vehicles, bridges, hundreds and hundreds of different items with thousands of customisable components and the same goes for your outfit.
If Planets3 gets made, it'll appear on PC in October 2015.
It's a very ambitious game, with huge potential. If you think it deserves to be made, head here to give it a few bucks.