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Mysterious sci-fi action game Lifeless Planet opens $10 pre-orders

Pre-orders are open for Lifeless Planet, a cinematic sci-fi adventure game from indie developer Stage 2. If enough of orders are placed, the game will actually be created. That might sound a strange, but it's because the indie team is working with Kickstarter, a website that helps creative projects find funding through a pledge system. Anyone who volunteers to give even $10 to the Lifeless Planet development team will receive a copy of the game (and a spot in the credits) when it's released. To get an idea of what Lifeless Planet might be, check out the trailer.

Lifeless Planet begins with a skeptical astronaut sent to investigate life on a planet 20 lightyears from Earth. He crashes to the planet's surface and begins to suspect that there is something seriously wrong (besides the crash). Finding an abandoned Russian space station it becomes clear that the Russians are winning the space race. But where did they go?

Lifeless Planet Trailer 1 from David Board on Vimeo.

If you're interested, there are still 32 days left to help Lifeless Planet reach its $8,500 goal. You can donate at kickstarter.com. Anyone who gives more than $25 will receive extra rewards, from the sweet t-shirt at the $60 level to a spot on the development team as a producer at the $1,000 level. Right now the game is scheduled to come out for PC in July of 2012, but if the funding goal is exceeded it may be ported to iOS, Android, and even Xbox 360. Of course this all depends on you.

Sep 21, 2011

Source: lifelessplanet.com

21 comments

  • e1337prodigy - September 22, 2011 3:05 p.m.

    Reached its target, the $1000 producer offers are sold out.
  • Shadow Of Death - September 22, 2011 6:09 p.m.

    Someone actually beat that by 50% (Promised $1500). Some people are pretty well off it seems...
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  • idlemindkiller - September 22, 2011 4:27 p.m.

    I wish all of you "online store" people would just go away. Or maybe, get hit by a falling jet. That is all.
  • Caenlen25 - September 22, 2011 7:26 a.m.

    Yeah, I did the $10 too. Looks pretty damn fun. Not to mention, $10 is probably what it would cost anyway.
  • Doctalen - September 22, 2011 6:59 a.m.

    Hope he takes debit.
  • VvSch - September 22, 2011 1:12 a.m.

    Love the trailer. Good music, great atmosphere. Having to choose between paying $10 for a fresh, original game by an indie developer, thereby actualy stimulating the game industry, or shelving out 60 bucks on a overproduced monster title from a mega corporation breaking down the game industry, I know where my money goes to...
  • AuthorityFigure - September 22, 2011 12:47 a.m.

    I'll make a pre-order if they guarantee it'll be made.
  • Shadow Of Death - September 22, 2011 4:07 a.m.

    They've exceeded their requested funding amount with a month left to go! Kinda believe he now wishes he asked for more XD People can still contribute, I think. No doubt Gamesradar is at least partially to thank. Seems PCgamer also did a feature of it though.
  • rabidpotatochip - September 22, 2011 5:34 a.m.

    He is asking for more now actually, just got the update this morning. There's really no limit to how much money he can get, as long as it's at least what he asked for. Pretty much everybody's talking about this game now, I'm thinking of starting a pool on how much he'll exceed his goal.
  • Shadow Of Death - September 22, 2011 4:12 a.m.

    Somehow I accidentally replied to AuthorityFigure's comment instead of making a separate one, oops XD In any case, barring some unfortunate happenstance, it should be made now that the amount has been met. Even without the funding he was doing alright. I'm guessing the money is to cover some expenses and keep him fed, more than anything else.
  • DirkSteele1 - September 22, 2011 12:03 a.m.

    Great idea. The 20th Anniversary project for the Megadrive/Genesis, Pier Solar and Great Architects produced by a bunch of talented guys over at Eidolon Inn employed a similar scheme to provide the funds to get project completed. And that was worth every penny raised.
  • DirkSteele1 - September 22, 2011 12:01 a.m.

    Great idea. The 20th Anniversary project for the Megadrive/Genesis, Pier Solar and Great Architects produced by a bunch of talented guys over at Eidolon Inn employed a similar scheme to provide the funds to get project completed. And that was worth every penny donated.
  • DirkSteele1 - September 22, 2011 midnight

    Great idea. The 20th Anniversary project for the Megadrive/Genesis, Pier Solar and Great Architects produced by a bunch of talented guys over at Eidolon Inn employed a similar scheme to provide the funds to get project completed. And that was worth every penny donated.
  • Sinosaur - September 21, 2011 9:01 p.m.

    Is... is this The Dig?
  • Shadow Of Death - September 21, 2011 7:21 p.m.

    I think I'll back this, assuming I can get that Amazon checkout thing to work (never used it before, so I dunno how well it would work for me.
  • rabidpotatochip - September 21, 2011 7:28 p.m.

    You'll have trouble signing up for Amazon Payments if your account has ever been used for Mechanical Turk. If it has, you need to enter your email address into Amazon Payments, say you're a new customer and say you want to create a new account on this email address. You have have to change your password to make it work as well. I don't know if this is normal or just unlucky, but both times I've used Amazon Payments (from Canada) I had to do that signup trick and had to use a different password than the one on the account.
  • Dman3981 - September 21, 2011 6:40 p.m.

    Yea I'm down, someone actually donated a $1000 though and now they are the associate producer. As I post this they are at $5,724.
  • EwoksTasteLikeChicken - September 21, 2011 6:37 p.m.

    Really hopes this makes it over to XBLA.
  • rabidpotatochip - September 21, 2011 6:30 p.m.

    I love Kickstarter. And I love that this won't come out of my account till October. Means I don't get in trouble for overspending. *g* (Argh, my recaptcha contains lambda....)

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