Steam Up: A Feast of Dim Sum

LIVING PLANET by Christophe Boelinger

A project in Paris, France by Lumberjacks Studio

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Explore a new Planet, exploit its resources and trade them in a 2-4 player game. But, beware of cataclysms, the Planet might be living!
Backers: 2495
Average Pledge Per Backer: €84

Funded: €209,815 of €8,000
Dates: Nov 21st -> Dec 14th (24 days)
Project By: Lumberjacks Studio
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Lifeless Planet

January 28th - via:
All you need to attract my attention is an utterance of three little words: Boelinger. Archipelago. Sequel. Everything else — the distant setting, the stock market, the expansions you can swap out to generate countless planets to explore — are really just icing. (Read More)


December 14th - via:
Accéder à l'update en français... . Wow… That’s so impressive… You are wonderfull!A dream comes true, and even more, MUCH MORE! Simply, teared-eyed, we want to thanks … …Christophe for hits dedication and his overflowing dynamism. For... (Read More)


December 14th - via:
Accéder à l'update en français...   AMAZING - FANTASTIC - STRIKING - UNBELIEVABLEWe never thought we could reach such a fundraising level: 200.000€ !! And what do we have to offer with 200.000€? Such a goal! We dreamt of it. You wanted it.... (Read More)

An update that matters to us !!

December 14th - via:
Accéder à l'update en français...  YAHOOOOOOOO !!WOW ! You’re impressive, nothing can stop you!  Do you remember Motorized Scientific Teams? We improved them.  Do you remember Scientific Teams? We improved them..  Do you remember Resources?... (Read More)

And four more for the Deluxe!

December 13th - via:
Accéder à l'update en français...   WOW  -  YOU  -  ARE  -  AWESOME But, but, but........4 what? Deluxe backers will be glad to learn we just added 4 extra pages to the Rulebook. And only for the Deluxe Edition! We will include on these 4... (Read More)

Throw away calculators!

December 13th - via:
Accéder à l'update en français...  Basically a vital component to avoid tearing your hair out! :) Scorepad will allow you counting the score! And I should even say to keep track of your scores. For archiving purpose: “Ah ah Mum! See, I crushed... (Read More)

That makes you 1 Mega-Credit Ms. !

December 12th - via:
Accéder à l'update en français...  Let’s talk about local currency! - We manage to please you with a new tile design, but we couldn’t figure how to improve dramatically the coins*… So, instead of “basic” coins, you’ll get real... (Read More)

Back to drawings!

December 12th - via:
Accéder à l'update en français...  Clap your hands if you want to live in a colorful world !! CLAP CLAP Please welcome Ismaël, a Christophe great friend joining our team! In addition to deal with unlocked tiles, after Archipelago tiles he is... (Read More)


December 11th - via:
Accéder à l'update en français  Let’s keep filling the Deluxe box!  Here an Ex-Libris from Bertrand Benoit and Stéphane Gantiez! A 4-hands work many of you asked for since the campaign start. You’ll get a numbered Ex-Libris to be showcased... (Read More)

Back in Black !

December 11th - via:
Accéder à l'update en français... Yeah ! Let’s keep enhancing the Deluxe Edition with 310g Black Core Paper cards! A black Cat what??? It is just the highest card quality you can find on the market. A thin plastified black sheet of paper is trap... (Read More)

All-in !

December 11th - via:
Accéder à l'update en français...  Hello everyone, There are only 3 days remaining… Indeed, that’s been 20 days we are living this surprising campaign! And today, it’s time to announce our last offer. A crazy, mad offer. Completely nutty!!... (Read More)

Recycling Factories

December 10th - via:
Accéder à l'update en français     And a third Deluxe only building: the Recycling Factory.   The Recycling Factory is a production building that can be constructed on any empty spot, regardless of the resource that might be represented on it.... (Read More)

What ?

December 10th - via:
Accéder à la news en français...  100.000€ Amazing!!   You are awesome! Thank you to make the Living Planet campaign such a success! See you soon for the next Stretch Goal! The (very moved) Bearded :)  (Read More)

What if we told you a longer story?

December 9th - via:
Accéder à l'update en français...   That’s it. The scenario series ends today oO !!!  Since the 2 firsts, the concept grows up during the past two weeks. With the 5th scenario, we are unlocking as well a full campaign booklet. The 5 scenarios... (Read More)

HOW TO PLAY by Barry Doublet !!

December 9th - via:
Here a nice video from BARRY DOUBLET, explaining, in English, Living Planet Rules! Thanks to his incredible reactivity, you finally get an English speaking teaching vid’! See you soon for the next SG! The Bearded...  (Read More)


December 8th - via:
Accéder à l'update en français...   Hey, do you remember Technical Units? Unlocked for the Deluxe edition only?Well here a new building type: Spaceports.   Spaceports are import-export places. Like industrial grade airports, receiving huge cargo... (Read More)

Living Planet rules, the video-explanation! (VFstEN)

December 8th - via:
Accéder à l'update en français     Hello everyone, We'd like to thank the Tric Trac Team for having derogated from their usual video pusblishing rules. Allowing us to add subtitles to the French Living Planet rules explanation video is... (Read More)

Well carved resources !

December 7th - via:
Accéder à l'update en français Hey ! It's been a good day !!! You dreamt of it, you asked for, you’ll find them carefully packed in your boxes :p In this Stretch Goal you unlocked custom resources for the Deluxe Edition. All resources in the... (Read More)

The Lumberjacks’ Update!

December 7th - via:
Accéder à l'update en français And one Lumberjacks’ addon! One! Christophe thought about a planet using one of his other game concept, and that even before we met! The fact is we actually published this particular game: Arboria! What a... (Read More)

Tell me a story!

December 7th - via:
Accéder à l'update en français...     HEY ! We passed 80.000€ level, and even much more! We are not going to say it enough: THANK YOU ALL to make this project a success! Keep going on with the scenario series!   Christophe is delighted to... (Read More)

Make way for Industry!

December 6th - via:
Accéder à l'update en français Hey! I believe we have a great news for you! The campaign is going on faster than we planned! It means we can unlock Stretch Goals that were only “hypothetical” or “Wow, it would be so cool”!! From the... (Read More)

Wanna play all night long?!

December 5th - via:
Accéder à l'update en français... Yeah 75000 € !!Do you know what it means to us? It means we go over our previous campaign, Gob’z’heroes! (backers number goes wild for a while! :) ) So, what’s about this update? We add to Deluxe edition,... (Read More)

The origin of the Living Planet

December 4th - via:
Accéder à l'update en français... Everything started around two years ago when I was in Valmeinier, a ski resort in France where I go every year joining close to 200 players for one week of skiing and gaming. This event is organized and managed by... (Read More)

Trade buildings complete!

December 3rd - via:
Accéder à l'update en français ! WOW ! 70.000€ level has been reached... oO Even 71.000€... A third Trade Building shows up. With the Marketing Department Unit, you can use 2 Trade cards drawn during a Trade action. Be careful! Stock exchange... (Read More)

Red Planet...

December 2nd - via:
Accéder à l'update en français...  Yeah! And one more!What can we say? You make us dream!(Yes, we might overact, but that's a fact, we are touched by the smooth running of this campaign) On this Stretch Goal program: Map Tiles!2 x Map Tiles for... (Read More)

Tell us a story!

December 1st - via:
Accéder à l'update en français... This Stretch Goal unveils a new Deluxe KS Exclusive scenario. Scenarios allow a real immersion in the universe thought by Christophe Boelinger. Christophe can’t help creating countless simple expansions that... (Read More)


December 1st - via:
Accéder à l'update en Français New meeple design for everyone! You’ve been taking about them, here they are! :)  As for Motorized Scientific Teams, the Standard edition is granted a new Scientific Team design (on foot team). The Deluxe edition... (Read More)

Major Expansion : AQUARIUS

November 30th - via:
Accéder à l'update en français... Aquarius ! Planet Aquarius is a major expansion for Living Planet. Our explorers finally discovered that there is a high stakes to explore MYC.14.250’s seas.   With this expansion Christophe thought it would... (Read More)

Back to Trade!

November 29th - via:
Accéder à l'update en Français Let’s get back to resource trading…A second Trade Building comes: the Trade Center, also as a Box-Upgrade!   With this one, you’ll be allowed to buy or sell up to 2 different resource types in a single Trade... (Read More)


November 28th - via:
Accéder à l'update en Français We are going to start unveiling some SGs we were unsure to reach*: Component upgrades! Welcome to new rides: brand new Motorized Scientific Teams. There is something for everyone! 3 meeples upgrades are unlocked with... (Read More)

50000 !!!!

November 27th - via:
Accéder à l'update en français... What can we say, you are awesome! Reaching this funding step that soon during the campaign is a good surprise!  THANK YOU EVERYBODY ! The Technical Unit allows you to repair your Vehicles. Earlier, when a... (Read More)

What a first Week-end !!!

November 26th - via:
Accéder à l'update en français !  Wow! Never break with you :) * It is a Trade Building: the Financial Analysis Unit in Box-Upgrade.  With this one you will double the Trade Cards when you make a trade action. Oh, I forgot, it will be naturally... (Read More)

Surprising? It was only a matter of time...

November 25th - via:
Accéder à la version Française Industria UnitsTo close the 5 Transformation Unit list: the Weaponry Research Unit. In addition to protect yourself from earthquakes, Vibranium can be used for more… No need to say that this information must remain... (Read More)

Second scenario unlocked!

November 24th - via:
  Accéder à l'update en Français Aaaand a second scenario to come! Christophe Boelinger & Living Planet combo seems very suitable for scenario-driven games!   With scenarios, you'll get:      • Highest replay value     • More... (Read More)

Connect your Steel Foundry :)

November 23rd - via:
WOW ! One more :) The  fourth is Transformation Unit: Steel Foundry. As previous Transformation Units, the Steel Foundry will add value to the Iron stored will bring you Vitory Point. Not to forget, Steel is useful to protect from Geysers with the... (Read More)

So crazy :)

November 23rd - via:
Consulter l'update en français... Yeah ! It seems nothing can stop you :)  Oil refinery are now available for everyone. They transform Oil into gasoline and bring Victory Points in the end!! What next ?!  Next is pretty easy. Help us to finance... (Read More)

Exclusive Scenario unlocked !

November 23rd - via:
Accéder à la page en français... Those of you who met Christophe Boelinger knows he has an overflowing imagination. Living Planet gave him the opportunity to create a unique scenario, playable with all the basic material from the game. This... (Read More)

Electricity Storage Unit!!!

November 22nd - via:
 Accéder à la page en français...    Let’s get down to business! We finally managed to produce electricity, to protect ourself from Tornadoes, now it’s time to capitalize constructing Storage Units.  Like Pharmacological Research Units and... (Read More)

Introduce "Industria" Buildings

November 22nd - via:
Update en français ici... Let’s introduce a new kind of building, the Pharmacological Research Unit.  This buildings is not played like the others. You’ll need to connect them to Mycelium Plants through Pipelines to get the most out of them. In... (Read More)

A new game mechanic !

November 22nd - via:
Accéder à la page en français... A new Stretch Goal have been unlocked. It might seems trivial but it is definitely not. Here are Pipelines for a new level of gameplay : Industria. These items will allow you to optimize your productions!  You... (Read More)

Full Protections !!!

November 21st - via:
If you’re playing well, and manage to construct the Energy Field building, you might be able to protect yourself more efficiently against newly unlocked Tornadoes…   As protective buildings versus Earthquakes and Geysers, you will have to... (Read More)

One more step !!!!

November 21st - via:
Here 2 more extra map tiles for the Deluxe edition pledgers. Deluxe pledgers now have 4 extra map tiles. With those tiles, the planet become more hazardous. You would have noticed there are more cataclysms on these ones! So, the grandpa is right. We... (Read More)

And the third...!!

November 21st - via:
What if I told you a new Stretch Goal has been unlocked? John goes back to work and already think about a new protective building to protect against Geysers. We find near them the most wanted resource of the planet: Mycelium. Mycelium will allow you... (Read More)

Come On !!

November 21st - via:
Yeah ! There are now two tiles unlocked for the Deluxe edition pledgers. those map tiles add diversity to your exploration, but mainly they bring a little extra making us fight for the Mycelium. As our engineer has finished working on the show... (Read More)

Funded !!!!

November 21st - via:
 Whow !!! What is there to say …? You have exceeded our craziest expectations, and caught us off-guard. This is AMAZING! We’ll go cut some logs to celebrate! If you want to help us doing so for the whole coming winter, we are going to do our... (Read More)

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