Planet Alpha

PLANET ALPHA, a beautiful alien world filled with mystery and danger. Pursued by relentless enemies, you must harness the power of night and day as you struggle to survive.

Marooned on an Alien World…

You have awoken on a strange alien world. Injured, alone and stranded you venture across this foreign land, navigating beautiful and varied terrain as you try to stay alive.

Power Over Night and Day

The world of PLANET ALPHA is affected by the solar cycle, and as you progress you’ll discover a unique gift – you can manipulate the time of day and use it to your advantage.

Unlock the Mysteries of PLANET ALPHA

Explore a unique world and piece together your story. What will you discover on PLANET ALPHA?
Minimum Requirements
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
Processor: Intel Core i5-2550K (3.4 GHz) / AMD FX-4350 (4.2 GHz)
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: GeForce GTX 660 (2GB) / AMD Radeon HD 7850 (2 GB)
Storage: 5 GB available space
Recommended Specifications
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 10 64-bit
Processor: Intel Core i5-4570 (3.20 GHz) / AMD FX-9590 (4.70 GHz)
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: GeForce GTX 960 (2GB) / Radeon R9 380X (4 GB)
Storage: 5 GB available space
  • Simply put, it’s colourful and spectacular, well worth the play-time.

  • Planet Alpha is a visual feast, featuring a fantastical sci-fi world and backed by a hauntingly atmospheric musical score. While it’s an old tale that treads over familiar ground, there’s plenty of new tricks to make it a rewarding playthrough.

  • Planet Alpha is a gorgeous trek through an alien world and the strange timey wimey things that afflict it. While the pacing can occasionally feel a little bit off, the slower moments do allow you time to take everything in. The puzzles are the only real challenge throughout and most aren't so obtuse that they become frustrating so it works well. If you are after a striking world to get lost in then maybe this is the one for you.

  • A beautiful experience. Planet Alpha looks like the game that, if Gaudi was alive today, he could have designed. Platforms, stealth and puzzles based on the day-night cycle.

  • Entertaining escape from a bizarre alien world, that shows a few minor problems when it comes to platforming.

  • Planet Alpha is a nice little platformer, well-paced and full of poetry. There are some glitches though, and all these colours are sometimes overloading the screen, thus the action can be chaotic at times.

  • Simple as it may be in its platforming and overall level design, Planet Alpha nevertheless delivers a concise adventure in a highly exotic planet, filled with a variety of beautiful vistas which certainly warrant a visit from platform aficionados (especially those who are tired of pixel art).

  • Planet Alpha is a sci-fi adventure that is really excellent in itsartistic design, like a true moving fresco, but it's not as effective in everything related to gameplay, with obvious puzzles and imperfect stealth mechanics.

  • A well-crafted title that mixes elements from platform, stealth and puzzle games. Some sequences linger a bit much on a trial & error system, but the overall experience is very pleasant.

  • There are not many new things under Planet Alpha's alien sun when it comes to platforming and revolutionary gameplay. However, it manages to provide a pleasantly colored tale of alien exploration and mystery to experience in your living room. Not a classic, yet a decent title with memorable visual aesthetics.

  • Even with some technical issues, Planet Alpha is a very fun game to play. Don’t expect another Limbo or Inside, but the environments design alone can justify buying it.

  • Game World Navigator Magazine

    It’s basically a puzzle, but variety of situations, solutions and environments never lets it get stale. [Issue #233, p.72]

  • Planet Alpha is a gorgeous thing to look at and it starts well, but its second half struggles with its level design and can become frustrating as a result.

  • Planet Alpha is a visually astounding platform and an enjoyable adventure in a wonderful alien world. Nevertheless it's a real shame that the experience is partially ruined by a series of clunky stealth section.

  • If Planet Alpha is not as good and powerful as Limbo or Inside, it is indeed a gorgeous game with some clever ideas. Without a word, it invites you to a Sci-Fi trip, with some great narration and mechanics, that you should not refuse.

  • Whilst an enjoyable and undoubtedly beautiful game, Planet Alpha never quite makes the leap into classic territory.

  • Planet Alpha is a solid 2D puzzle platformer, with a fantastic visual style and some very interesting game design choices. Player is allowed to control the day/night cycle of the planet, which is integrated as a part of the puzzle solving, but it can also lead to some beautiful landscape moments. It can be sometimes too easy, and jumping mechanic could use a bit more work, but all in all it is a nice journey through a strange world.

  • CD-Action

    A beautiful, creative and incredibly frustrating platformer. It’s a shame that the most interesting gameplay mechanic – the ability to affect the environment by changing the time of day – plays second fiddle while it should have been the foundation of the game. [11/2018, p.80]

  • Planet Alpha is a game with great ideas and a not-so-good execution. Its puzzles are too simple and its platforming zones are almost nonexistent, resulting in mediocre gameplay. However, the incredible artistic level and good storytelling keep the experience afloat.

  • Breathtakingly beautiful, but short and without much variety, means that you’ll probably really have to love side-scrollers to fully enjoy Planet Alpha.

  • Despite an attractive veneer, Planet Alpha offers rote and shallow platforming. Try Playdead’s Inside instead.

Planet Alpha
$19.99 $9.50
Title: Planet Alpha
Genre: Action, Adventure, Indie
Released: 4 September 2018
Developer: Planet Alpha ApS
Publisher: Team17 Digital Ltd
  • Single-player
  • Steam Achievements
  • Steam Cloud
  • Steam Trading Cards
  • Full controller support
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