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Terraforming Earth

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Platformer
Developer: Lost Robots

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'Terraforming Earth' Gets Early Access Date - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2020 @ 8:29 a.m. PST

Terraforming Earth is a side-scrolling roguelite puzzle platformer set in a future where humankind is extinct.

Terraforming Earth is the first game ever to apply procedural generation in platform puzzle level design. It is infinitely replayable as it puts you in new situations every time you play. The focus is on creative problem-solving and planning instead of rote memorization.

Play alone by switching between three quirky robots. Using their different skills together, you must guide them through infinite obstacles as you restore life on Earth.

Terraforming Earth creates unique situations every time you play with an obstacle-based level generator (no predefined rooms!). Even the boss fights and the music is procedurally generated. You can also playsolo, or with your friends in local multiplayer co-op mode or over the Internet using Steam Remote Play.

Terraforming Earth has a curation system similar to Mario Maker's. On the world map, you can choose between missions that are freshly generated for you or missions starred by other players in the community. Your starred levels also appear on other players' maps.

Training for a secret mission to terraform Proxima Centauri, our capable utility bots freak out as signals from bio-scanners start to dwindle and fade out. Humans, plants and all life has mysteriously disappeared from Earth, and they alone hold the technology to bring everything back.

Even though Terraforming Earth will be launched in Early Access on January 30, 2020 (for aprox. 6 months), it should be treated as a full release in terms of polish and functionality. The full version will expand the experience with more obstacles and enemy types.

“We have a complete, stable and balanced gaming experience and multiple directions for where to take it further. The game already went through close to a hundred live playtests and its Alpha demo is enjoyed by more than a thousand players. With Early Access, we'd like to include a wider audience to see what players enjoy the most so that we can deliver more of it.”

Key Features

  • AI-generated levels
  • Optional challenges (permadeath and time-pressure)
  • Level curation
  • Single-player
  • Local co-op multiplayer
  • Full controller support
  • A story about cute robots and environmental catastrophes
  • Procedurally generated music

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