We've been developing Planet Explorers for over 2 years now, and it's finally made it onto Steam Early Access. We want to thank all of you for your support in getting us here!
As with any Early Access title, this game isn't complete. It's still in alpha form. There are lots of bugs and incomplete content. We will be fixing these bugs and adding more features over the next year until completion hopefully by year end 2014. Our update schedule will have major updates spaced by about a month apart, while smaller updates and fixes will be much more often. One thing I can promise is that each major update will have lots of content.
For new players, I want to tell you that you can count on us in keeping you up to date on the development of the game as well as getting things done. We will make mistakes and probably release updates that some of you will dislike. But we will try to make a great game to the best of our ability. There's actually a demo you could try here: http://planetexplorers.pathea.net/download/
Now I'm going to get into more technical stuff. This game requires opencl from the gpu or cpu. Pretty much all DX10.1 cards support this feature, so normally, it's just a driver update away if you didn't have it already. We also included the cpu opencl option in the launcher options. So if you crash at the start of the game, go to launcher options and select "Cpu" in the opencl calculation options.
Anyway, that's all for now, have fun and please report any bugs on the board and we'll take it from there. And also be sure to visit our site here for the latest news on Planet Explorers: http://planetexplorers.pathea.net