Indie developer Craneballs has announced an ambitious new game, Project Nomads, a first person science fiction open world survival game in which players take on the role of a spaceship survivor who has to survive on an unknown planet, using only his or her wits and the available resources.
In the game, players can research tech, build vehicles, explore the planet and investigate its secrets. Players must ultimately build a spaceship to escape the planet, but it doesn't end there. One a player gets off-world, they can explore and exploit other planets as well.
According to the developers, Planet Nomads is inspired by and a hybrid of Minecraft, Space Engineers and No Man's Sky. "In fact we used to use the phrase 'Imagine Minecraft survival, No Man’s Sky exploring and Space Engineers building' to describe Planet Nomads. But now we feel that’s too much of a shortcut. PN deserves to be able to make a name for itself," wrote Craneballs in the official site.
Other features of the game include a day/night cycle, which dictates how the wildlife behaves, realistic physics, and dynamic weather. Every planet is procedurally generated. If that weren't enough, the developers released anfor players to fool around with.
Planet Nomads will be getting its launch on Kickstarter in January. Gamers can check out the official site.