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Intriguing story and spectacular environments in the spirit of classic adventures like ICO, The Dig, and Another World.
While seeking life on a distant planet, an astronaut discovers an abandoned Russian town... Presenting a new adventure game inspired by classic science fiction
While seeking life on a distant planet, an astronaut discovers an abandoned Russian town... Presenting a new adventure game inspired by classic science fiction
641 backers pledged $17,236 to help bring this project to life.

Premier Edition Available now on PC/Mac!

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The Premier Edition of Lifeless Planet is now available on PC and Mac. As you know, this remastered edition brings new content and improved graphics to the desktop versions of the game.

The Premier Edition (v 1.5) is a free update to existing owners of Lifeless Planet through Steam and Humble (all other platforms coming within hours). Simply update the game through Humble or the Steam Client to play the new version.

The Premier Edition includes new original music from acclaimed Lifeless Planet composer Rich Douglass. In addition, there's also a number of visual upgrades throughout, most notably the addition of normal-mapped terrains. The game also contains previously unreleased content in the form of new audio and text logs. Finally, the Premier Edition includes additional new Russian language voice acting, adding further richness to the experience... get it now!

Dave

Premier Edition for PC/Mac Coming July 29!

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I'm happy to announce the new edition of Lifeless Planet will be released in just over two weeks. The Premier Edition includes new original music, visual updates, and new audio and text logs, and more. And for current owners of the PC/Mac versions, it's a free update!

In addition to the updates and additions, we also fixed a number of bugs and issues from the earlier versions. This will be the last major update to the game, but of course if we find critical issues we will continue to support the game in the future.

Thanks as always for your patience. I'm really excited to bring you this new version... very soon!

-Dave

Lifeless Planet Available Now on Xbox One!

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Another major milestone! More epic awesomeness! So tired I can't think or write useful sentences!... =D

Thanks so much everyone. This is truly an amazing day for Lifeless Planet. I never fully imagined this day would come when I posted this project to Kickstarter years ago, and oh what work it has been to get here... but also how much sweeter knowing how it all unfolded. And it started with you.

THANK YOU!
-Dave

Lifeless Planet on Xbox One in Two Weeks!

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Another exciting chapter in the Lifeless Planet story is finally here... we release the Premier Edition on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft via the ID@Xbox self-publishing program on May 13!

https://store.xbox.com/en-US/Xbox-One/Games/Lifeless-Planet-Premier-Edition/df5cbf8a-8b14-4967-8612-b6bf29888661

I’ll have much more to share with you in the next couple of weeks. Thank you for your patience as our still very small team works to bring the game to this exciting platform.

Lifeless Planet: Premier Edition on Xbox One
Lifeless Planet: Premier Edition on Xbox One

Yours In Space,
Dave

Xbox One Release Soon And Premier Edition Coming to PC/Mac

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I've been getting lots of questions lately about the Xbox One release, and I'm happy to say we're on track for a Q1 release. In addition to fixing a number of bugs, we're also adding new content in the form of additional audio and text logs to collect and new original music from Lifeless Planet composer Rich Douglass. There's also a number of visual upgrades throughout, most notably the addition of normal-mapped terrains. I posted about this here before, but this visual effect is quite striking and adds lots of apparent depth and detail to the landscapes:

We're targeting February for the Xbox One release, but that may slip to March. I'll post again when we have a firm date. There's still some optimization work to do, but otherwise I think we have all the major issues dealt with. This project has been a serious (and costly) undertaking, but the fantastically talented Jazon Burnell is taking the lion's share of the effort. Wonderful to not be working alone anymore! What a concept, right?

Premier Edition Coming to PC/Mac

In the spirit of giving, I'm happy to announce we are also planning to release the Lifeless Planet Premier Edition for PC and Mac, shortly after the Xbox One release. This new version will bring the improvements and additions from the Xbox version to the PC and Mac. I know PC users have been waiting for an update for a while now, but the last few months we've had to concentrate on the Xbox build. Part of that Xbox One work has meant moving the game to a newer version of the Unity game engine (the original version was built in Unity 3). This was a serious undertaking, but the benefit is that the update coming really is a major new release. There will also be very significant performance improvements which should make the game more playable on laptops and slower desktops.

The best part? I'm happy to let you know that the Premier Edition will be a free upgrade to anyone who currently owns the game! This includes all backers who pledged to receive a copy...You won't need a new key--the Premier Edition will simply replace the existing one on Steam (and can be downloaded via your Humble key as well).

We're still a very small team here, but I hope you see we're working hard to keep improving the game. There will be even bigger things to come in 2015 (the film project isn't dead, for one thing). Very big things... Thank you for sticking with me, sending the kind words about the game, and for all your patience when I'm not always able to respond quickly to your emails. I'm amazed at what we've been able to accomplish together!

Happy Holidays from Lifeless Planet!

-Dave