In what I can only describe as a mix between a Star Wars Galaxies setting using a Minecraft sandbox and some cool tower defense turrets, Planet Explorers looks to be one of the coolest Kickstarters I’ve seen in a long time. According to their Kickstarter page, you’re a stranded colonist on an alien planet and you (the player) get to change the terrain in anyway, create new objects in any form, and do it anywhere.
The gameplay will be in 3rd and 1st person perspectives and players will be able to customize their character, combine and create weapons, vehicles, and buildings and make a multitude of base structures, turrets, etc. At the same time, players will have to defeat multitudes of enemies of varying intelligence and defend the remnants of the colonists. It’s not just a sandbox though, it’s an RPG, so it will feature a full story arc complete with missions and side quests. Planet Explorers will feature a single player story line as well as random single and multiplayer adventure maps. Multiplayer, both through LAN and online, will be featured prominently including but not limited to build mode, adventure mode, cooperation mode, and versus mode.
If you’re not a fan of Kickstarter and instead want to back it with your vote in Greenlight, check out their Greenlight page.