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A sci-fi sandbox game of creation and survival on procedurally generated planets.
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A sci-fi sandbox game of creation and survival on procedurally generated planets.
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Early Access is Delayed But You Get to Play

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Hello Nomads,

If you are following our blog posts closely, you may have heard already - after much deliberation we have decided to postpone the public launch of Planet Nomads until May.

We feel the game is not ready for some of the gamers who would come across Planet Nomads for the first time. Especially with gamers not understanding the concept of Early Access and its reputation tarnished throughout the years with shameless developers and their shameful titles.

You Get to Play on 18th April

That being said, we believe the game is ready for you, and we know you are ready for Planet Nomads, so we've decided to move from closed-alpha to closed-beta. All the naming can be rather confusing for sure, so let's put it plainly - all backers are getting keys for Planet Nomads and will be able to play tomorrow!

For More Details...

The reasons that led to this decision and the plans for the launch in May are all part of our latest blog post (which also serves as the official statement on the delay).

We're at the Crossroad
We're at the Crossroad

See you in the game,
Craneballs

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    1. Craneballs Creator on April 18, 2017

      And if there's still nothing there, try entering your e-mail in the form at this address: http://www.planet-nomads.com/missing-key/

    2. Oz Locke on April 18, 2017

      Woop, thanks guys :D
      Downloading now!

    3. Oz Locke on April 18, 2017

      Nothing here either :'(

      I've checked my spam too

    4. Craneballs Creator on April 18, 2017

      @Christopher can you double check? Might be taking its time, but it was sent about an hour and a half ago. Thanks!

    5. Christopher Nelson on April 18, 2017

      I know i'm being impatient, however the time they said they would send out the keys was over an hour ago, and still haven't received anything..............Yes i'm a backer.

    6. Oz Locke on April 18, 2017

      @Marko, they're coming out at 16:00 apparently

    7. Marko Radosevic on April 18, 2017

      All things considered IF anyone is not pleased with closed Beta etc. then wait ffs. Until then I would gladly jump into early release.
      Where are the keys btw...?

    8. Craneballs Creator on April 18, 2017

      Thank you so much for your words of support during this hard time, so energizing at the moment we need it most.
      @Korey We sure have and are coordinating the changes with everyone who got back to us.

    9. Adam Cadogan on April 18, 2017

      Thank you! Especially for your Linux support ❤ Now if only I had internet access at home at the moment �

    10. Zmajuga on April 17, 2017

      Smart move. Take your time to finish the game properly and prepare it for Early Access.

      I just can't wait to get my key and try it for the first time. :D

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      Korey on April 17, 2017

      As long as backers are getting their keys, I have no complaints. We at least know to expect an unfinished project. That said, I think you may be selling yourself short as far as Early Access goes, have you at least reached out to the Youtube community?

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      Jerry Mackey on April 17, 2017

      I got to play a couple of times so far with the newest stuff, and it's just so different. So much visually changed with terrain generation, for example. I think some time to play and give more feedback would be good.

    13. Stefan Hojer on April 17, 2017

      Take the time you need to finish your product... There are developers out there, that changed their delivery schedule years(!) in the future without ever delivering to the backers (yet). Some companies tend to release payed, unpolished "early access" with the intent to get some cash during the development. The time the game actually "hits the streets", no one cares anymore as the unpolished early access experience already ruined the brand. (dayz anyone?) That said, customers are expecting a product as soon as something has a price tag. So its absolutely reasonable to have some demands even to "early access" titles.

      Giving backers access right now and just moving the public release date is an awesome idea and I wish more kickstarter projects would do that: Backers are getting their delivery and they already showed that are willing to support the developer - even without a product there yet. The public on the other hand doesn't get an unfinished product.