Proven Lands, a sci-fi sandbox game in development at Berlin-based studio thesetales, has landed on Kickstarter and Steam Greenlight.
The game will contain “real mysteries of physics, biology and chemistry, and science-fiction influenced by Star Trek, Don’t Starve, Project Zomboid and Starbound.
You can try out a pre-alpha tech demo, but note before you do that it is more of a proof-of-concept.
Players will need to compile resources, kill enemies, explore a procedural terrain with over 30 different types of biomes yet – all the while trying to stave off hunger, thirst and diseases.
If you want to know more about it, there’s a rather comprehensive list of key concepts and game mechanics posted on the Kickstarter page. There’s a couple videos and some audios clips posted as well, along with quite a bit of concept art.
Currently, Proven Lands is slated for a spring 2015 release on PC, after which iOS and OSX versions are planned. Once those are out the door, the team plans to release Android and Linux versions.
Additional release dates will be announced after the Windows release, and while PS4 or Xbox One versions would be “interesting,” the team said “we’ll see about it.”
So far, with 27 days left for funding, 734 backers have pledged £14,385 toward the £299,000 goal.