Planets³ Campaign[edit | edit source]
The Kickstarter campaign for funding Planets³ began on March 5, 2014. It ended on April 5, 2014 (bringing the month-long crowdfunding project to a close), with:
- $310,708 pledged
- 10,357 backers
The base goal of $250,000 included the PC release, with English and French languages.
Stretch Goals[edit | edit source]
The Stretch Goals for Planets³ are as follows:
Pets[edit | edit source]
Following request from backers for some add-ons, Cubical Drift designed some Kickstarter exclusive pets:
- The little KBot will allow you to detect minerals
- The loyal Kick will fight by your side
- The cute Onof will light up dark places
Pets in itself will not be exclusive, but only the small help or abilities they provide.
Statistics[edit | edit source]
Backers country distribution[edit | edit source]
|Bolivia, Plurinational State of||1|
|Korea, Republic of||5|
|United Arab Emirates||4|
Updates[edit | edit source]
A total of 14 updates were released during the Kickstarter campaign's duration.
|Update 1: Rewards, alpha, console/mac/linux version, Space enemies opus||Discusses Kickstarter rewards for backers, and clarifies that backer rewards will be available only on the PC. Rewards will also be available for the Mac, since the Mac stretch goal was successfully reached.|
|Update 2: Cube-shaped planets? What about gravity?||Discusses gravity in the game.|
|Update 3: Planets³ is now a Greenlight concept||Explains that Planets³ is a Greenlight concept on Steam.|
|Update 4: About Multiplayer||Describes PvP mode and Co-op mode, the two forms of multiplayer in Planets³.|
|Update 5: More about the team||Lists the team members working on Planets³.|
|Update 6: Female armors||Addresses the concern of Planets³ being potentially "sexist" and gives examples of female avatars.|
|Update 7: Halfway there||Celebrates the project being 50% funded and reveals a "big secret:" ³ = Alt+0179.|
|Update 8: Pledge add-ons||Announces three Kickstarter-only pets, KBot, Kick, and Onof. These could be obtained through adding $20 to an existing Kickstarter pledge.|
|Update 9: Character evolution and statistics||Describes the weapons, vitality, power, vigor, and performance systems in Planets³.|
|Update 10: Block materials and combat system||Describes materials used in Planets³, block shapes, and weapons/combat.|
|Update 11: Final straight||Addresses the impending closure for Planets³'s Kickstarter campaign, and discusses the game's voxel approach.|
|Update 12: Materials available in Planets³||Introduces the crafting/materials system in depth, and reveals BigBang, the kid genius Job Master.|
|Update 13: Time to switch on the rocket's engine||Celebrates the completion of the initial goal, and introduces the next stretch goal.|
|Update 14: A successful campaign for Planets³||Thanks the backers for their support and devotion to the project, and celebrates the Mac stretch goal of $300,000 being reached.|
|Update 15: Weekly status||Gives details about the week after the end of the campaign, what the kickstarter surveys will ask and about choosing pledge add-ons|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- March 14th saw the largest growth, with 1219 backers pledging 33,303$.
- The Mac stretch goal ($300,000) was completed on April 5, 2014.
- A total of 14 updates were issued during the duration of the campaign.
- 10,357 backers contributed to this project.
- The video on the Kickstarter page was watched more than 273,000 times.
- The fully colorized strech goals rocket can be seen on Reymantha's website.
- The trailer soundtrack is not from Cubical Drift, but from composer MrKey and is called "Cosmotologie."
- Confirmation surveys were released on April 14, 2014.