If you’ve been keeping up with VRFocus’ coverage of Planetrism then a couple of days ago you’ll have seen some of the wonderful images and concept art that’s been created by developers Mika Laaksonen and Kimmo Kaunela in Unreal Engine 4. Well now VRFocus has some more pics for you to feast your eyes on, this time though they’re 360-degree.
Just like before these new images showcase an almost barren, desolate alien world which humanity is trying to colonise. From the amazing vistas with multiple planets, abstract rock formations and the various human habitats that’ll keep players safe as they try to survive this hostile world, the shots the developers have provided highlight the massive undertaking they’ve set themselves in building Planetrism and the potential for this sci-fi role-playing game (RPG).
Planetrism’s story is set 200 years from now, where mankind has spread throughout the Solar system as the Earth became less habitable due to overpopulation and pollution, with resources becoming scarce. You play a colonist who’s headed out to a distant exoplanet in a bid to claim new resources, but doing so is never an easy matter.
As the story unfolds you’ll need to build the colony and machines needed to run it. Collect energy and resources, growing food and nutrients for everyone whilst learning about the environment and gaining new skills to survive.
In September Planetrism was one of three winners of the Unreal Engine NVIDIA Edge Award, securing the duo an NVIDIA GTX 1080Ti. In response team said: “This award means a lot for us. This is very inspiring and gives a tremendous boost to push our effort even further. But [the] most important thing is moral support. We really are only a two man game development team from nowhere.”
No specific release date has yet been announced, but VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details on Planetrism.