Visually-Stunning Planetrism Gets A Demo On Rift And Vive

by Jamie Feltham • December 11th, 2017

Planetrism looks like it could be a new visual showcase for your VR headset, and you can get a taste of it right now.

Built in Unreal Engine 4, Planetrism is developed by Mika Laaksonen and Kimmo Kaunela, from Turku, Finland. It looks to be a sci-fi role-playing game (RPG) with survival elements. In it, you explore a new planet located light years away from our solar system. Over the course of the game you’ll scavenge the land for energy and resources, use them to build a colony with machines and gradually come to understand the planet’s ecology as you improve your skills.

Judging by some of the gameplay videos like the one below, you’ll also spend a lot of time marveling at the sheer amount of detail applied to the fantastical setting.

Want to give it a try for yourself? The demo is available for free from an official website with Rift and Vive support. Many of the key features are missing, but it’s designed to show you the game’s basic interactions as well as locomotion and performance.

Overall it looks pretty ambitious, especially considering it’s been developed by just two people. A full release is planned for 2018 and you can follow the developer’s progress in a DevLog on the official site.

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