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Planet Nomads looks incredible and it's officially coming to Linux this month

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Planet Nomads looks like the survival game to really get me interested in the genre, the developers emailed in to let me know that the game is coming to Linux and will release in alpha form this month on the 25th of August.

Note: It will currently be limited to alpha backers only, with Early Access due sometime in Spring next year.

From their email to me:
QuoteDuring Kickstarter back in March, people asked for Linux version and since porting doesn’t require that many resources now thanks to Unity we decided to give it a go and now we’re going to have the alpha build on 25th August.


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You can also see public confirmation in their news post here.

I should be getting a key from the developer to check it out, very excited!

Features
- Creation, survival and exploration are equally important
- Planet Nomads supports lego-style building on a large scale
- Building a spaceship capable of interplanetary travel is the first end goal
- Procedurally generated strange worlds with intricate biomes
- Open design - to easy add new mechanics and features as the game grows

About the game
Planet Nomads is a sandbox game of survival through building. As a lone scientist crash-landing on a beautiful, but unforgiving alien planet, your wit and craftiness will determine your fate in the upcoming days. Salvage all you can from the shipwreck and build something useful. A shelter for protection against the elements and curious creatures. A vehicle to expand your reach. When you've covered your basic survival needs, start a journey towards those strange monuments shining on the horizon, explore lairs of dangerous beasts and discover places with rare materials. All in the pursuit of building a spaceship that will take you to other planets. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Teodosio 15 August 2016 at 7:41 pm UTC
No Man's Sky's good twin?
omer666 15 August 2016 at 7:51 pm UTC
It looks really good. The HUD reminds me of Metroid Prime, and graphics, while not technically impressive, are beautiful. I hope to hear more from the devs pretty soon.
Swiftpaw 15 August 2016 at 8:16 pm UTC
Posted. Looks better than No Man's Sky to me, but we'll see how it turns out!
qchto 15 August 2016 at 8:47 pm UTC
And now I feel like an a**hole for spending $60 on the GOG version of NMS (even though in all fairness the game runs perfectly under WINE with Steam overlay integration and a Steam Controller)..

Oh well.. At least it will keep me occupied until this game arrives!
Zelox 15 August 2016 at 9:01 pm UTC
Omg is this for real!
Been waiting for space engineer, empyrion galactic survival and keept my fingers crossed for no my sky to come to linux.
But this looks like its all I need.

Edit: Its seems it is also planned for GoG, Steam and humble .
Check the tab with, what platforms will be supported.
https://www.planet-nomads.com/faq/#faq-239


Last edited by Zelox at 15 August 2016 at 9:17 pm UTC
tuxintuxedo 15 August 2016 at 9:05 pm UTC
Will definitely follow this and keep my wallet prepared.
Gonza565 15 August 2016 at 9:18 pm UTC
Yep looks like space engineers mixed with No Mans Sky. Maybe not quite as pretty, but not bad at all! Usually not into survival games(unless Neo Scavenger counts), they always feel like they're full of things to do, with no reason to do any of it. I still want this though!
Schattenspiegel 15 August 2016 at 9:38 pm UTC
Looks good.
I can totally see the motivativation to get of that planet.
Question for me would be how they plan to proceed after leaving it - will there still be intertesting and reasonable things to do or will it just turn out to be another grind for the heck of it?
PublicNuisance 15 August 2016 at 10:13 pm UTC
Looks interesting enough for me. I voted for it on the GOG wishlist. Hopefully they plan a DRM free version.
Swiftpaw 15 August 2016 at 10:28 pm UTC
PublicNuisanceLooks interesting enough for me. I voted for it on the GOG wishlist. Hopefully they plan a DRM free version.

Steam, GoG, and Humble planned according to their FAQ.
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