Our New My Time at Portia Kickstarter is Live!
Hey all, this is our new game My Time at Portia, it's a simulation RPG adventure inspired by the likes of Harvest Moon and Dark Cloud 2, and it's Kickstarter... Read more
The Kickstarter Rewards Are Sent!
The Kickstarter Rewards Are Sent!
As we sent out all of the Kickstarter rewards, we want to thank you for your patience. We took a long time to complete... Read more
Last Call for Shipping Address Change - Kickstarter Reward
We're about to ship all the kickstarter rewards next week (we're still burning the collector's edition, it's a Blue-Ray disc so it's gonna take some time). So just let you... Read more
DRM Free Version
We finally got the DRM free done! Yeah~
So the backers who don't have a steam account or who really don't want to play with any platform, you can... Read more
Planet Explorers Digital Artbook
Hey guys, this is a short post. Just want you know that we've emailed out the digital copy of Planet Explorer's artbook. But it seems like some emails just ended... Read more
Small Patch V184.108.40.206 Released on Steam
V220.127.116.11 Released on Steam
Fixed repair machine not working in multiplayer
Fixed upgrade machine not working in multiplayer
Fixed recycle machine not working in multiplayer... Read more
V1.0.8 on Steam And News for Standalone
Hey everyone, a new build is here.
Fixed crash in store in adventure mode
Fixed not being able to complete a mission in multiplayer
Fixed bug in enhance machine ... Read more
Kickstarter Reward Process 2
This is another update on the process of our Kickstarter reward. We've finished captain's cap, travel bag and steel mug. Here are some pictures of these rewards.
... Read more
V18.104.22.168 Small Patch on Steam
This is a small patch v22.214.171.124. We've added several practical functions and fixed some bugs.
Fixed displaying error in Chen's conversation script
Fixed the bug after fast travel... Read more
V1.0.7 Released on Steam
We’ve released the latest build of Planet Explorers on Steam. This version has the animal riding as well as some extra missions. This one took a lot longer than we... Read more
Version Choice of Collector's Edition of Planet Explorers
Hey guys, as you may know the backers who backed us $55 or more will get a DVD -- Collector's Edition of Planet Explorers. And now we are making this... Read more
Kickstarter Reward Process
It's been a while since our last kickstarter rewards update. Well, we thought it would be fast to get all the rewards ready, but the truth is way more tricky.... Read more
V 1.0.6 Update on Steam
Sorry guys, this is the late news. But I feel like I need to publish this post.
Hope everyone had a great time during the holidays. We wanted to... Read more
V1.0.5 Patch on Steam
Another update. We didn’t add in the story elements that we wanted, still tweaking some issues with adding in story elements without causing save problems, so hopefully next time. We’re... Read more
Shipping Address Update Required
Hey guys, we are now re-collecting shipping address of our backers just in case some old addresses are not valid any more. So we have enabled the address changes function... Read more
How to Add New Translation in Game
We’re opening up the language spreadsheet to players who want to help with the localization of Planet Explorers. Everyone who would like to translate the story or any UI content... Read more
V1.0.4 Update on Steam
A bunch of fixes this week. We fixed the skill tree resetting bug for real this time! We are also continuing to optimize the multiplayer code. Starting next build, we’ll... Read more
V1.0.3 Released, Again
So let's redo v1.0.3 again, without the crashing at the start of story mode. We've also tweaked the multiplayer portion of the game, it should hopefully be smoother than before.... Read more
Patch V1.0.2 on Steam
Another small patch for bug fixing.
Fixed several crash bugs
Fixed training station not training sometimes
Fixed grass not showing up sometimes in multiplayer
Fixed... Read more
First Patch V1.0.1 on Steam
First patch! Another patch coming tomorrow. All saves should be safe, but if you ran into any issues, it’s recommended that you restart. We should solve most of the issues... Read more
A Letter to Our Backers
To our Kickstarter backers,
Our baby has finally grown up. It's been 5 years since we started this journey, you joined us halfway through. At the time we expected... Read more
Planet Explorers Final 1.0 Released on Steam
And here we are, after two and half years in Early Access, we're finally ready to release the game on Steam. This does not mark the end of development for... Read more
Beta 0.93 on Steam
Another small build that fixes some stuff.
Fixed 1 crash bug
Fixed not being able to click on NPCs sometimes
Fixed helmet error 2042 issue ... Read more
Small Patch Beta 0.92 Released on Steam
A small patch to fix some issues.
Fixed 1 crash bug
Fixed door not opening
Fixed not being able to place monorail parts
Fixed... Read more
Beta 0.91 Released on Steam
We’re motoring along with the bug fixes and tweaks. We know there are some balancing issues in adventure and will be going over them this week. There will probably be... Read more
Beta 0.9 on Steam
And here we are, at beta 0.9, the game’s basically asset complete. We will now be aiming to get this game out in final form on November 7th. We wish... Read more
Beta 0.82 and Beta 0.83 on Steam
Another small patch that fixes some crashes and bugs. Please note that we’re in the process of moving some single player adventure elements into multiplayer, that’s why there... Read more
Beta 0.81 on Steam
A patch to fix all the crash issues that we’ve received so far since b0.8. Next build should be this weekend.
Fixed many crash bugs
Fixed colony... Read more
Beta 0.8 Released on Steam
Just found out I saved this update but forgot to publish...
We’ve spent the last two weeks furiously fixing and tweaking stuff. Now that we’re not focusing on adding stuff,... Read more
"ISO Contest" Result List
Hey guys, finally, here comes the result list for the ISO design contest. We've got a lot of designs coming from players all over the world. Now we selected 20... Read more
Late Post of Beta 0.7 Changelog
We’ve added the final large new feature to the game in this build, which is the adventure single player mainline story addition. Players of course can ignore it and do... Read more
Beta 0.51 And Beta 0.6 on Steam
Beta 0.51 is a small small patch. We fixed Allen giving out multiple motorbikes and fixed Peter confrontation mission.
For the Beta 0.6, we ran into some issues while adding... Read more
Beta 0.5 on Steam
This build came out a little earlier than expected, because we pushed the adventure mode and balancing changes to the next build, due to several issues in story that just... Read more
Small Patch Beta 0.41 on Steam
This is a small patch.
Fixed character transparency issue after death
Fixed NPC missing at 0,0 point when another NPC tries to find him/her
Fixed NPC some... Read more
Beta 0.4 on Steam, New Tutorial System Added
In this build, we’ve continued to kill bugs and tweak issues. We added in a new tutorial system in Story mode so that new players will not be lost (it's... Read more
ISO Design Contest
As you may know, we are about to launch the final in the next month. And for the final version of our game, we are gonna need a bunch of... Read more
(Updated) Please Help Us Update Your Mailing Address
It has been more than two years since we started this project in Kickstarter, and we really appreciate that, cause we wouldn't have gone this far without your help. ... Read more
Beta 0.3 Released on Steam
An update that mostly patches up story bugs.
Fixed fish swimming above water
Fixed mainline NPC not returning to give missions when being sent out as workers
Fixed... Read more
Beta 0.2 Released on Steam
We fixed a lot of issues found in 0.1 in this build. Now with this behind us, the next build will be out around the 22nd. For the next build,... Read more
Finally Beta 0.1 Released on Steam
It has been a long road, but we've finally entered beta. What beta means for us is that all the major technical and artistic assets are in game, it does... Read more
Dear Backers: Another Round of Poster Vote!
Hey guys, looks like the winner in our last vote is the Explorer. Before we go printing, we just found another picture might also looks great as a poster. It's... Read more
Late Post A0.971 on Steam
This is our last Alpha update. We are having Beta next time. Yeah!!!
A patch to fix some obvious bugs in a0.97. Forgot to mention in the last update that... Read more
A0.97 A Big Update on Steam!
We’re getting ever closer to the beta build. We are currently aiming to get into beta on July 18th and have the final build by mid to late August. In... Read more
Dear Backers: Please Vote Your Favorite Poster!!!
Hey, what's up~
Just so you know, Planet Explorers is finally entering the final stage of development. Yeah!~
Meanwhile, we are also producing posters, one of Kickstarter rewards. And we... Read more
A0.962 Hotfix Patch on Steam
This is just a very small changelist.
A hotfix build.
Fixed Chen turret mission
Fixed followers freezing while cutting trees
Added thicker font (should fix all font problems)
A0.961 Small Patch on Steam
A small patch that fixes some major problems. We are aware that there are some sound effects problems and lots of them missing, we’re working on that for a0.97.
Changelist:... Read more
A0.96 Is Here on Steam!
Hey everyone, we’re now up to a0.96, sorry for the delay, but there were several last minute problems. We wanted to get the story done in this build, but due... Read more
Kickstarter Reward Design (Part of)
As we promised to send out rewards for our kickstarter backers, let's check out the designs.
These are just first progress pictures for the figurine.
Then the designs of T-shirt.... Read more
A0.95 Update Here!
For this build, we continued our quest for feature completion. There was a delay of a week due to several bugs. We’ve added in more behaviors for animals and packs,... Read more
A0.941 Small Patch on Steam!
A quick patch to fix some minor issues.
Fixed not being able to talk with NPCs after loading a save
Fixed vehicle recharge speed in colony
Fixed animals... Read more
A0.94 Released on Steam! World Editor Upgraded (Story Editor Involved)
In this build, we focused on AI attack behavior and the new and Adventure mode terrain rendering (work in progress, some places are sorta flat). We also made it possible... Read more
Story Editor Coming Soon!
Hola, long time no see :D
This is a short update.
I guess some of you fellows heard of the World Editor in Planet Explorers, probably have already published customized... Read more
A Small Update A0.931 on Steam
A small patch. Also a note on the stuttering in game, this is mostly caused by garbage collection (clearing out some of the memory), we haven’t fixed this yet because... Read more
A0.93 Released on Steam!
Hey everyone, we’re getting closer and closer to beta. In this build, we mostly fixed a lot of the NPC behavior problems. We also moved the game up to Unity... Read more
A0.92 Released on Steam!
Hey everyone, a new build’s here. This build was mostly used to fix story problems. The storyline now hopefully goes to where we actually have it. The next build will... Read more
Hey, here is our A0.913 update. This version is relatively stable with less bugs inside. Yeah, we are close :P
And of course we will continue fixing bugs and adding... Read more
To All Beloved Planet Explorers' Backers
To all beloved Planet Explorers' backers，
It's been a long time!
We are truly sorry that we let you wait. It has been over a year since we post... Read more
A0.75 is here!
While we’re still waiting for Steam to approve of our build and release it on Steam, here’s the A0.75 PC build. We’ll release the other two platform builds next week.... Read more
A0.75 Update #2
We’re just a few days away from the a0.75 build. We’ll try to get it out by this Saturday here, but as you know, it’s never a sure thing. We’re... Read more
We’re coming up pretty quickly to the end of the month, so we’re trying to get as much in as possible before the Steam build. We’re working on several notable... Read more
Steam Early Access
It’s February, 2014. If you remember correctly, we said Planet Explorers would be out by now back on Kickstarter (if you don’t remember, go straight to paragraph two!). Obviously, it’s... Read more
And A0.72, Plus A0.75
We really thought we left a0.7 behind with a0.71, but alas, there were a couple of serious bugs there that we had to do a a0.72 release to fix them.... Read more
A0.71 is here!
PC - http://www.pathea.net/a071pc.torrent
MAC - http://www.pathea.net/a071mac.torrent
LINUX - http://www.pathea.net/a071linux.torrent
Mediafire direct links pending.
We've been working through a lot of bugs during the last couple of weeks since a0.7 came out.... Read more
And a Merry Christmas to you, here’s a gift!
PE Alpha 0.7 PC Torrent: http://www.pathea.net/a07pc.torrent
PE Alpha 0.7 Mac Torrent: http://www.pathea.net/a07mac.torrent
PE Alpha 0.7 Linux Torrent: http://www.pathea.net/a07linux.torrent
Speed will be faster once we get more stuff uploaded to some... Read more
We’ve hit a snag
Hey there, just a quick update on a0.7 before you start throwing things. We have just 3 bugs keeping us from releasing, one of them we just found out on... Read more
Snapshot of the Desert
Not much to add other than showing off something new in the desert biome. We’re going to do a lot of optimizing for the a0.7 build next week. Our aim... Read more
New Redstone Canyon Screens
Here are some new screens from the Redstone Canyon biome while you wait for a0.7. Right now, we're finishing up the story part of the Desert biome, you'll probably see... Read more
Jetpacks and updates
Hey everyone, we've been getting a lot of things done over the past few weeks. We're about ~2 weeks out from a0.7 releasing. The changelist for that is still ever... Read more
Alpha 0.7 Update: ELMIN Scanner
We wanted to show you guys the planting system this week, but it's not completely ready yet so we'll hold off on that for now. The Electronic Mineralogical Scanner is... Read more
Alpha 0.7 Update: New Grass
Another update on our a0.7 build. This time, I'll mainly talk about the grass. There was a lack of grass in a0.6, and really, all the alpha builds so far.... Read more
Let's Talk Adventure and Multiplayer
Today, we’re going to take a look at the progress in the adventure mode and the multiplayer mode for a0.7. In alpha 0.6, all a player could do in adventure... Read more
New Contest and some a look at the new build and creation systems
Hey everyone, our forum mod Malus Tepes is running a new contest. It's an animal design contest, in which we're looking to put the winner's design into the game. You... Read more
New Official Wiki, Evolution, and a Status Update
Hey everyone, just a small update for you guys as we make our way to alpha 0.7. We now have a new official wiki thanks to Gamepedia, we’ll be updating... Read more
Planet Explorers Alpha 0.62 Available
So here's a0.62 available across all versions. If you already have a0.61 P version, there's really not that many difference in this version other than bug fixes. So if you... Read more
Alpha 0.61 PC Available
Hey guys, we just finished up the alpha 0.61 PC build, the MAC and Linux builds will come later this week as we still need time to test them out.... Read more
Name the Moon Contest 2
Hey everyone, our forum mod Malus is running a contest to name the second moon of the Planet Maria. That moon isn't in game yet but will be very soon;... Read more
Alpha 0.61 Changelist (coming ~July 31st)
So we're actually going to add quite a bit of stuff to the a0.61 build. Having a bigger team is really helping our speed and ability to tackle multiple things.... Read more
A0.605 Direct Downloads
Patch for Mac users
Hi Mac users, we have the fix for the current launcher problem, just download this and unzip it into the game folder and it should fix everything.
So we just woke up to the launcher not working, and oops, turns out we forgot to upload a file to the server when we're in a hurry to put... Read more
Hi everyone, the newest alpha build is now available. In this build we fixed the launcher problems that were plaguing the a0.6 build. Unfortunately, since the launcher was changed, you'll... Read more
A0.605 and the MAC/LINUX builds
Hey everyone, as many of you may know, we're having some issues with the launcher, where some of you will be able to play the first time, then run into... Read more
For everyone that failed to receive a key or having activation problems
We have an auto solution for re-emailing keys now! Yay! Also, make sure your email is not blocking firstname.lastname@example.org, that's the email we're sending out the keys with. So if... Read more
Here's the direct link for alpha 0.6: http://www.indiedb.com/games/planet-explorers/downloads/planet-explorers-alpha-06
Also, when activating, remember that when entering your email, it's case sensitive. Whatever email you gave us in the survey is what's in... Read more
Update on activation and multiple keys
For multi-key backers, we misplaced some code in the mailing client and so far you only got one copy of the key, we'll try to fix it sometimes over the... Read more
Alpha 0.6 Released!
Hey all, it’s been too long, but we’re finally done with the alpha 0.6 build. There were just too many things packed into this build for us to move any... Read more
Tiny a0.6 Update 2
Sorry for the late update, we've been so busy with correcting the merging issues stated in the last update, plus a bunch of us got colds. Anyway, we're done with... Read more
Tiny a0.6 Update
An update, when we merged the ai code and the npc ai code, stuff broke spectacularly. We're still fixing it. The NPCs are doing some weird things...like if you accidentally... Read more
Getting close now!
Hey everyone, we're real close to the a0.6 build now. We're at the point of merging codes and making sure everything works with everything else. The only current hold ups... Read more
Alpha 0.6 Update
Hey everyone, from the looks of it, we're still about 2 weeks out (though to be safe, I'd say 3) from alpha 0.6. The a0.55m build really screwed up our... Read more
The Mac and Linux a0.55m clients, plus how to upgrade tiers!
Hey everyone, here are the Mac and Linux alpha 0.55m clients, we had to wait around a day for them to be approved by IndieDB, but here they are:
http://www.indiedb.com/games/planet-explorers/downloads/planet-explorers-alpha-055m-mac-ver... Read more
Planet Explorers Alpha 0.55m Released
Hey everyone, after a lot of hardwork and many bugs, we've finally completed the alpha 0.55 multiplayer build. This is just a tech demo of sorts that lets us test... Read more
This has been an extremely frustrating build for us, it's the first build where we expect it to be finished on the day, day after day, for over a week... Read more
Hey everyone, a bunch of us just pulled an all nighter last night, but we still couldn't get this build out. Why? We found a new bug that'll take a... Read more
Slight Delay to A0.55m
Hey everyone, unfortunately, there will be a slight delay to alpha 0.55 multiplayer build. We really wanted to get it out today but there are 2 bugs that are game breaking... Read more
Progress Update 5-2-13
Hey everyone, just an update on our progress. Most of the backers have filled out our survey, for the ones who hasn't, please do so at your earliest convenience (you should... Read more
Let there be music!
Good morning/afternoon/night! My name is Aakaash Rao, and I'm a classically trained amateur composer based near San Francisco. I'm one of the two people working on audio for Planet Explorers;... Read more
Survey update and multiplayer build
Hey everyone, just an update on the survey situation. Everything should have been sent out to the Kickstarter backers, we're still in the process of sending out surveys for the... Read more
The End and the Beginning
What a month it has been. We really didn't know what to expect when we started this Kickstarter campaign. After all, we're a no name studio pitching a equally no... Read more
Where do we go from here?
What a week for Planet Explorers. We've hit the goal on KS, and a few days later, we're approved for Steam. This is all thanks to yoursupport. On Greenlight,... Read more
Yay! We'll have more info later as we just got the news. :)
Let's talk about the player character!
Hey everyone, we're still moving at a pretty nice clip, we'll probably end up at $120,000+ for the entire KS. Thanks for your support! On Greenlight we're now at #21... Read more
Alpha 0.6 Development Update
We're getting so close now! 99% and counting! Not only that, we're now at #23 on Steam Greenlight! This is all thanks to everyone's support. We will be adding the... Read more
What it's like to fly!
We're now at 85% with about 8 days and 23 hours to go! We're really close now, down to the final stretch! Please keep on helping us spreading the word... Read more
I don't believe in stretch goals!
First, we're at 77% now, with 10 days and 22 hours to go, so looks like we will make it! Maybe! Haha. Second, we've moved up to #27 on Greenlight,... Read more
We're now at 73% done with about 12 days to go, so we're ahead of schedule! Thanks everyone! We got a huge boost yesterday from Youtubers GamersDissent and Scott Manley, thanks... Read more
Species Report #3
We're now at 62% there with 13 days and 23 hours to go! We're getting there but we need more people to know about it still. On Steam Greenlight, we've... Read more
How to build a settlement
We're now at a little over 54% with 16 days and 23 hours to go! We're getting there! Also, we've moved to #36 on Greenlight, not sure if we'll move... Read more
Species Report #2
We're at #40 on Steam Greenlight now, and climbing. If we make it to above 30 in the next 14 days, there's a small chance we could get approved in... Read more
Some Articles From Around the Web on Planet Explorers
For some reason (PAX East, GDC), most of the major news sites have completely ignored us! But we're still at almost 46% now, thanks to everyone's hard work in spreading... Read more
Species Report #1
Hey everyone, we're now at almost 38% of the way there in a little over a week! Now that GDC is over, maybe the gaming press will have time to... Read more
A Look at Player Created Content
Hey everyone, thanks to all who've backed us so far, we're still far off from our goal, but we're getting there steadily! Please continue to tell everyone you know about... Read more