Planets³ is a Kickstarter project that lets players craft and construct in a voxel-based world. It’s our Kickstarter Pick of the Week, and it’s a game you’ll want to check out if you dig games in the vein of Minecraft.

Voxel-based games have become quite popular since Minecraft first burst onto the scene, but Planets³ looks to do things a bit differently. The game takes place on a cube world made of 25cm³ blocks where players can explore, build, and level up their character. You’ll be free to roam the open-world of Planets³ while altering the world around you, but there are goals to shoot for like crafting your own spaceship so you can explore the galaxy.planets 3

As you’d expect, crafting is a big part of the gameplay behind Planets³. As you progress through the game and meet new people you’ll learn new skills and get some help from Job Masters. There are 7 masters in the game, each with a different skillset including cooking, fighting, and engineering among others.

Planets³ will keep you busy exploring the vast open world, but that’s just really the start of things. Some of the cool things mentioned include combat, quests, and taming animals for mounts. There are also dungeons with big bosses, some of which are destructible with the right tools. There’s a whole lot to do in the wild world of Planets³ and if crafting and exploring is your forte, you’re going to have a good time.planets3-1

Now for the numbers. Planets³ has amassed around $148,637 of their $250,000 goal. They’re over halfway to getting the game successfully funded, and there are 18 days left on the clock at the time of this writing. There are plenty of rewards to be had at different levels, and $15 bucks will snag you a copy of the game while $20 gets you the game and alpha/beta access. If you dig stretch goals, there are plenty of those including playable alien races, a PVP system, and space battles.planets 3 kickstarter

Planets³ is an ambitious game to say the least, and while it’s close to being funded, they team still has a ways to go before the game hits the streets. The game will be released in two parts with the first set to debut in the fall of 2015, and the follow-up/full game rolling out in 2017.  If you’re interested in finding out more about the game, just hit the link below.