Frequently Asked Questions
Fringe Planet is a survival simulator inspired by Rimworld, Dwarf Fortress and a sprinkle of Factorio. The game is set in a Lovecraft inspired universe where science and magic co-exist.Follow the story of six strangers who awake on a frozen landscape with no memory of who they are, or why they are here. It is up to the player to help guide these strangers through the dangers that surround them. The player does that by not directly controling these strangers, but by giving them orders (harvest this, plant this, build a block here) and letting them to the work.
Peons are simulated people - a combination of an AI (for decision making) and a detailed simulation (organs, bones and internal processes are all modelled). The peons will take the players orders as an important task, but have many things they will automatically take care of - eating when hungry, staying near the fire when it is cold, running away in fear. Every peon will look different, and will act different - they all have had different experiences in the "real world" and will remeber their pasts as the game is played. In addition to that there is a complex set of traits that peons can be created with, which change how they react under certain situations.
An Aspect is the in game representation of a storyteller. When the game begins you select the storyteller you wish to "watch" your game. This storyteller will adapt the game by creating events and changing certain aspects of the game depending on how the player is playing the game. For instance, The Aspect of Violence likes to hurt the peons physically - it may react to a player hoarding vast amounts food by spawning violent creatures that will eat both peons and stored food alike.
Fringe Planet will be release on Windows, Linux and Mac. There are no plans to port the Fringe Planet to consoles at the moment - but this could change if there is enough interest.
The release is scheduled is early 2020 – starting with an early access. In addition people who support the Kickstarter will get access to a closed beta of the game.
Fringe Planet is not designed with multiplayer in mind. However, there is an optional online component where you can discover other players games that have ended - allowing you to explore and scavenge them.
Aside from voxels and survival elements, Minecraft and Fringe Planet are two very different games. Fringe Planet is played with a free floating camera and you don't directly interact with the environment - the peons do that for you.
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