When it comes to Earth there is incalculable creativity everywhere you look. Buildings have a different appearance depending upon how old they are, even the style between recent decades is noticeable. Such variety. Then there are the people and cultures, even more variety. How many different types of vehicles, how many colours and styles of each? What about the animals? The plant life? The geography? The geology? The forests and oceans? What about the weather and sky itself?
When you’ve considered that you may want to consider what it must be like to have to create all of that from scratch. Create a new world. So, how would do you go about creating a brand-new world?
Last week we discussed Planetrism, an open world colonisation videogame set two centuries from now which is being created by Mika Laaksonen and Kimmo Kaunela in Unreal Engine 4. The title will eventually be available for both the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive head-mounted displays (HMDs). To show you just what kind of thought and design goes into creating a new world – here’s Planetrism’s take on things.
Below you can find an array of art and concept pieces showing plants, guns, tools, and equipment and even some alien worms that look like they might be a cousin of the mind-altering ones from Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan. Will they burrow into your brain and make you a slave or will they cultivate the land and make it suitable to grow the food you will need to survive on this new world? Maybe they’ll make food of you instead. You’ll have to wait to find out.
“Mankind’s future leads to the distant stars. You have an opportunity of your lifetime to lead colonization as a first-hand experience on an uncharted planet far away from Earth.” Explains the Planetrism official website. “Explore the environment, secure necessary resources and energy for survival, build your colony one building at a time and manage your infrastructure. Encounter unknown phenomena and mysteries while carving a future for you and generations to come.”
VRFocus will have more information relating to Planetrism very soon.