Adventure game Planet Alpha will be launching on Xox One on September, creative director and independent developer Adrian Lazar announced on the official blog post.
Planet Alpha is an adventure game that takes place in a living alien world where players can control the day and night. It combines fast platforming, challenging puzzles, and stealth elements with a unique art style to create an unforgettable experience. Alone and far away from home, players find themselves in the center of a conflict of epic proportions where second chances are rare.
The world of Planet Alpha is as beautiful as it is deadly, and to survive players must use both their mind and reflexes. Players can use the ability to control the daytime and how the planet is transforming to overcome or to avoid deadly wildlife.
Without a weapon, direct confrontation is not desired but some elements in nature can be deadlier than a gun. With a bit of imagination, players can use these to survive a dangerous encounter.
The giant leaf-eating dinosaurs are peaceful and slow, but their massive tails can pack a deadly punch when annoyed and the insect queen will show no mercy for whoever invades her nest, regardless of whether it’s gamers or the robots who are hunting them.
“Having a release date feels surreal and it is a moment I’ve been personally waiting for since 2013 when the first ideas for the game started to take shape,” said Adrian Lazar.
“Back then I had no clue of the journey that was lying ahead, but I was determined to give the platformer genre a fresh take, and to create a game that offers a special experience.”
Lazar recalled how over the years the game grew from a part-time personal project to a team of seven, and they went back to the drawing board when they thought it was almost finished, and even the name changed a few times.
“We also iterated, constantly and over everything, and with every iteration, something was left behind. With no restrictions, we let our imagination run free and in a way the game grew on its own, twisting and turning, with ideas generating new ideas,” he said.
He said that what they ended up with is not a perfectly shaped, cute garden tree, but a wild one that will surprise players at every turn.