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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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Ehvis 15 August 2016 at 10:35 pm UTC
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It's always a very good sign when even the pre-release stuff (the builder in this case) already works perfectly on Linux.

Also "Windows and Linux PCs". Someone will be happy.
stan 15 August 2016 at 10:45 pm UTC
Gonza565Usually 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.
Exactly my issue with most sandbox games. I hope this one will have something more than a gathering/surviving/crafting grind.
seven 15 August 2016 at 11:46 pm UTC
i really liked what i saw in that trailer
i rather have one good, fleshed out world than millions of shallow onces.
Jarno 16 August 2016 at 6:54 am UTC
Because of no mans sky is using phyreengine and can't be ported to linux by devs who created that game AND it is slacking in actual content, I'm pretty happy to see this kind of game to come.
skinnyraf 16 August 2016 at 8:53 am UTC
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The game looks really nice. I wonder how it feels though. Rising World looked nice, as a departure from blocky Minecraft, but resulted in an uncanny valley feel instead.
Mike 16 August 2016 at 9:46 am UTC
This looks awesome! Like, the kind of game I always wanted to try. By the way, Liam, could you ask Feral about a possible port of Mafia 2 on Linux? I've seen the game was ported to Mac last week. I asked them, but you definitely have more power than me Keep up the good work!
Corben 16 August 2016 at 10:03 am UTC
When the Kickstarter campaign of Planet Nomads started, the graphical style immediately reminded my at No Man's Sky. This was already enough for me to become a backer.
But the gameplay will probably be quite different to NMS. From what I've seen the goal is not to move across planets or even star systems, it's more about to survive on your planet and crafting your own shelter, vehicles etc.
From what I've seen and played in NMS, you "only" gather resources to improve or build better equipment (where you need to find blueprints for), and you buy other ships. To be honest, I think I like NMS survival style more than Planet Nomads style will be. But as I'm not an alpha backer, I couldn't check yet. So it will be interesting on release.

edit: Of course another reason to back Planet Nomads was, it will get a Linux version ;)


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Nanobang 16 August 2016 at 12:40 pm UTC
Watching the video, two thoughts came to my mind:

1. Fuck No Man's Sky!!! And

2, But Daddy, I want to play it NOWWWW!!!

Creak 16 August 2016 at 1:48 pm UTC
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CorbenFrom what I've seen the goal is not to move across planets or even star systems, it's more about to survive on your planet and crafting your own shelter, vehicles etc.
In Liam's article he says that:
QuoteBuilding a spaceship capable of interplanetary travel is the first end goal
I'm not fluent in English, but doesn't that say that the first goal is to get out of the planet, but then you'll be able to travel across planets as well? I personally really like the idea of interplanetary travels, it still makes me dream ;)
posmunk 16 August 2016 at 1:53 pm UTC
Just makes me wish No Mans Sky was ported to linux.
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