By Simon Moore on August 21, 2015 at 7:33am
After three years of development, the international team behind Alersteam is almost ready to release “Exoplanet: First Contact” to the world and they are bringing the project to Kickstarter to get your help.
Exoplanet: First Contact is a single player, story driven, action RPG, where protagonist Jack Sharp finds himself stranded on remote mining planet K’Tharsis. Through the story mode, Jack has to fight for survival, relying on his ever improving skills to make the right call at a moment’s notice.
Within Exoplanet, there’s a good balance between classic “shoot-em-up” style gaming, and exploration. There’s a rich set of charismatic characters to meet, many of them based on cult personalities from Western movies with their own motives and hidden secrets.
Taking their inspiration from classic games such as Fallout, Elder Scrolls; Morrowind, Gothic, and the Firefly TV-series they have put together a melting pot of possibilities. Exoplanet has been defined as a space western universe, where the protagonist benefits from cybernetic augmentations and hoverbikes, but is still very reliant on his ever trusty revolver.
A new engine, the ‘Sahara Engine’ has been developed by the team to enable more flexibility and to allow them to put their own design on the world. This also allows for community driven development. Gamers can improve on the game, or develop their own missions.
As the team works to deliver Exoplanet to the public, they have taken to Kickstarter to raise $45,000 for the final stretch: Here