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A project in Cambridge, MA by Cubical Drift

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Planets³ is a 3D open-world voxel-based Role-Playing Game (first person view).
Backers: 10357
Average Pledge Per Backer: $30

Funded: $310,708 of $250,000
Dates: Mar 5th -> Apr 5th (31 days)
Project By: Cubical Drift
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Latest News

Kickstarter Game Developer Haiku Collection

September 2nd - via:
It’s a bit of a tradition that whenever I interview someone for Cliqist I ask them to put together a brief haiku to describe them, their company, or their game. Since we’re celebrating the one year anniversary of Cliqist this week I figure it would be as good a time as any to look back at some of them. All the haiku’s were written by the person being interviewed, and are listed in the order in which they appeared on the site. Some are great, some not so much, but each is interesting in its own right. (Read More)

A successful campaign for Planets³

April 5th - via:
Once again, we really want to thank you all, you are so awesome, we couldn’t have made it without your excitement and faith in our game. We even reached the first stretch goal. That’s pretty amazing ! So what’s next?First we will need to wait... (Read More)

Planets³ Reaches Kickstarter Funding Goal

April 5th - via:
Cubical Drift’s in development title Planets³ has just hit its Kickstarter funding goal of $250,000! (Read More)

Planets³ exceeds Kickstarter goal

April 4th - via:
The world of Planets³ is made up of voxel-based graphics giving it a unique ‘building-block’ look. In our initial impressions we described the game as looking like a cross between Minecraft, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Frontier: Elite II. (Read More)

Planets3 Hits Kickstarter Goal; Gamers Really Want A Minecraft Killer

April 4th - via:
Aiming for a $250,000 goal, Planets3 from studio Cubical Drift has managed to accrue $277,074 from a total of 9,104 backers as of the writing of this article. (Read More)

Time to switch on the rocket's engine

April 3rd - via:
A huge thank you to all of you, we made it to $250,000 ! You guys are so awesome and we have the foundations of an incredible community. Over the last few hours, which have really been amazing, we kept watching the page, and reading all your... (Read More)

Materials available in Planets³

April 2nd - via:
You’ve already seen the item crafting user interface, where you can choose the shape and the materials of each subpart. But how do you get these materials? Some of them are not found directly within nature. Here’s the material craft module: If... (Read More)

Planets³ Open-World Sandbox Voxel RPG Nears Kickstarter Goal

April 1st - via:
Planets³, the 3D open-world voxel-based RPG from indie developer Cubical Drift, is nearing its $250,000 Kickstarter goal as the team counts down the final four days of the crowd-funding project. (Read More)

Final straight

March 29th - via:
Dear backers, first we'd like to thank you all for your incredible efforts so far. We know that a lot of you have already increased their pledge, this is awesome! Right now we only have one week left and still $63K to go. From our side we will keep... (Read More)

Block materials and combat system

March 26th - via:
1) Block materials In Planets³ everything is made of blocks, but what are those blocks made of? Each block has an associated material which defines its hardness and what kind of tool is required to pick it up. Here is the list of material categories... (Read More)

Character evolution and statistics

March 23rd - via:
Planets³ is an RPG (Role Playing Game), and as with every RPG, one of the most important aspects is the character evolution. In Planets³ we don’t want the player to have to choose between predefined classes but instead to develop his character... (Read More)

Planets³ — Don’t Be Square, Back a Square

March 19th - via:
You know how Minecraft always promised tons of really awesome features, delivered on only some of them, and people just sort of rolled with it since what they really wanted was to build really, really cool stuff in an extremely malleable world? Well Planets3 looks to be what Minecraft always promised. Similar, voxel-based construction and destruction, a wide range of tools to mess with, a good looking UI (for crafting and general interfacing), and RPG mechanics are all things that Minecraft either promised or was built around, and – at least from the video – Planets3 seems to be doing just a bit better. (Read More)

Kickstarter Project Looks to Rival Minecraft

March 18th - via:
Minecraft has had a great deal of success with updates improving gameplay and adding much more to be done within the infinite world of near limitless possibilities. Mojang tapped on a market that has never been done properly. The idea of a game where you have no goal, no story just the player in a huge expanse doing anything they want has never had as much success as Minecraft. Spin offs have come and gone but no game has been able to match the power of Minecraft. A Kickstarter project looks to rival Mojang’s Minecraft by creating an even more diverse and impressive world. Planets Cubed hopes to make an appearance on the Steam marketplace but needs help to do so. (Read More)

Pledge add-ons

March 17th - via:
Here are the add-ons we offer you today. You just need to add the chosen amount to your current pledge and reward tier: For each additional +$10, you will get an extra digital download (1 access to the alpha, beta and release). Available from the... (Read More)

Halfway there

March 16th - via:
Halfway completed today! Thank you! We need to keep this momentum going. And we take this opportunity to reveal a big secret :) Shout outs (cross promotion)Check this great science-fiction survival sandbox game:... (Read More)

The Kickstarter Compendium

March 14th - via:
Welcome to the Kickstarter Compendium, a gathering of games and game-related projects that we’ve come across that deserve your attention. The crowd-funding model for video games has resulted in some interesting new game ideas, and new projects are going up on a weekly basis that deserve your attention. (Read More)

Not All Minecraft Clones Are A Waste Of Time

March 13th - via:
Unsurprising given its success, Minecraft has inspired a whole range of new games. (Read More)

Female armors

March 12th - via:
Some people told us that we have a “sexist” marketing, that all armors were only for male characters … and they seemed very serious about it! So here is what a female character could look like in Planets³. Come on, it’s a video game, it’s... (Read More)

More about the team

March 12th - via:
Some people seem to be worried about the fact that we "hide" behind nicknames and pictures. So we decided to present some of our members, via their LinkedIn profile and/or Portfolio.Some of our members want to stay anonymous for personal reasons and... (Read More)

About Multiplayer

March 11th - via:
A lot of people asked about the possibility to play with friends so we thought it was worth making an update to speak a little bit about multiplayer. Planets³ will not be a Massively Multiplayer Online game (MMO). In order to play in multiplayer... (Read More)

Crowdfunding Friday: Curtains, cuboids and Kong in Birmingham

March 7th - via:
A documentary about a giant King Kong statue? A horror film about a shower curtain? It can only be Crowdfunding Friday... (Read More)

Cube-shaped planets? What about gravity?

March 6th - via:
We have been asked a lot of questions about the gravity management on cube-shaped planets. So, this is how it works : imagine a cube and divide it into 6 pyramids with the top of each pyramid joining at the center of the cube. The gravity will be... (Read More)

Rewards, alpha, console/mac/linux version, Space enemies opus

March 6th - via:
All the rewards are computer only not console. Backers (15$ or more) will get access to PC version of the game. The Mac and the Linux version of the game will be accessible for these backers if the associated stretch goals are reached. In fact the... (Read More)

Planets³ Kickstarter Campaign Launched, Video Released

March 6th - via:
The universe is your playground (Read More)

Planets³ Wants To Evolve Our Minecraftian Souls

March 6th - via:
There’s a variety of Minecraftian games out there, and by that I mean games that use boxy voxel graphics. Some are better than others, with the better games being the ones that do the most to move beyond their Minecraft roots. (Read More)

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