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From Earth
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Platforms: PC, Mac
Languages: English, Finnish, Russian
Players: Single-player
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Apr 8, 2013 @ 1:18am
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Description
"From Earth" takes place close to the year 3,000 when one woman and one man, Zenaida and Anthony, are sent to a remote alien planet. After fifty years in cold sleep, they find themselves on a recently industrialised world being hunted by an alien government. They have only their wits, athleticism and the remains of their equipment to keep them alive.

In this first person singleplayer experience, the player takes control of Zenaida Liu upon arriving on the planet. From Earth's gameplay is very much about your relationship to this world and its technology, requiring you to figure out how it all works and encouraging cooperation with the local population. Nothing about the alien technology is explained to players. It's about experimentation and learning what's what and how things on this planet work. The player also has some athletic abilities, such as climbing, wall running, hanging on ledges and so on.

A Half-Life 2 / Source Engine Mod
From Earth is a Half-Life 2 / Source Engine mod and will require a Source Engine game such as Half-Life 2, Portal, Counter-Strike: Source, etc.. The estimated release date is a year from now. We are announcing the mod now to garner some early feedback. We will try to give your monthly updates on the progress, feature descriptions that go a little bit deeper, as well as just loose thoughts on the development process.

Here's some of the features included in the modification:

First Person[]
Unlike our previous game Water, From Earth is completely in first person. However, the player model is always visible. When a player interacts with the world, for instance, presses a button or opens a door, it is animated and visible.

Interaction System[]
The focus of the game is the interaction system that includes examining and combining different items of alien technology. Players can also communicate with the aliens, allowing them to ask questions about specific items from them, or trade them.

Climbing[]
The player can climb, jump, and wall-run around obstacles. Finding your way through an environment creates another type of puzzle to accompany the interactive ones.

Alien AI[]
Some of the new AI behaviours include the way the aliens react to the player, as well as the ability to dynamically use interactive machines.
33 Comments
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Seriouscraft Aug 17, 2014 @ 4:58am 
ITS DEAD!?
DarkVolter Jul 4, 2014 @ 11:31pm 
Interesting Concept.
Evil incarnate Jun 13, 2014 @ 7:29am 
Any updates?
Cu-heppa  [author] Dec 10, 2013 @ 5:04pm 
We are certainly working on it. I have started to work on a teaser trailer, but it will probably take a while to finish. I am not sure when the release date for FE would be, but the progress is starting to get better.
Punkstar Dec 4, 2013 @ 6:24pm 
This looks really great, I hope you are still working on it :)
Salvanoize Sep 24, 2013 @ 6:33pm 
wow.. i like the character animation.
RAGEMOUTH Sep 13, 2013 @ 6:33pm 
The level of actual interaction with your character is worth the buy...
kmyc89 Sep 4, 2013 @ 10:21am 
"Half life"-engine, nice. Look like "Half life x " in "Portal 1" , nice too. Support.
engineer Jul 13, 2013 @ 3:37am 
i like it and au-heppa is my friend on steam
TastyWheat Jun 1, 2013 @ 3:08pm 
I think the hand motions are great. In most first-person games you just "magically" pick things up and push buttons. It's nice to see the attention to detail.