Rag Doll Space Mechanics In 'Planetoid Pioneers' At PAX West

Rag Doll Space Mechanics In ‘Planetoid Pioneers’ At PAX West

Posted by September 8, 2017 Comment

Making my way to the Indiebooth on the final day of PAX, the first game I came across that day on my schedule was Planetoid Pioneers. This is an interesting combination of genres as it is basically a platformer mixed with exploration and builder mechanics for a funky little combination in a sci-fi storyline. The short version is that you’ve crash landed on a planet and need to get off this hunk of rock. In order to do so, you need to make a new ship which can only be built from materials you find on the planet and within it.

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You’ll explore what is essentially a massive network of caves to find materials and use your gun to copy those material’s blueprints and store the basic atoms to construct them later. For example, you’ll copy a plank of wood and then reconstruct it later to cross a small hole. You’ll do this to collect items for your ship, along with solving puzzles and just trying to survive in your crappy spacesuit that’s prone to destruction. I really enjoyed the single-player element to this, but there are co-op and multiplayer options coming down the road. You can currently buy Planetoid Pioneers on Steam from Data Realms as it sits in Early Access.

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(Last Updated September 10, 2017 5:40 am )

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