It’s long been known that when Team17 put their name behind something, it usually turns out to be rather good. Now, with 99 previous games under their belt, it’s time for us to get the chance to visit the utterly beautiful, hugely strange world of Planet Alpha.

Think of Planet Alpha as a bright and beautiful version of Inside or Limbo – because other than ditching the dark tones of those two games and replacing them by huge amounts of vibrant colour, Planet Alpha plays out very similarly.

A game that sees its tale told via the progress you make, after dropping in on the world of Planet Alpha, you are left to try and survive… and escape. To do this you’ll be tasked with making your way across a ton of brilliant platforming sections, left to solve many a puzzle, as you ultimately try to avoid the pursuit of relentless enemies.

Thankfully you have a rather delightful skill to hand and in order to make your way swiftly and effectively across the strange alien world you’ll need to harness the power of day and night, manipulating the time of day to your advantage.

Planet Alpha is most certainly one of ‘those’ games that many a gamer will want to hunt down and enjoy as soon as possible. Our full review will be live very shortly and should give you the necessary insight required for you to make a purchase a reality. If you can’t wait that long, or just love what Team17 have done with their 100th game, then a digital store near you will be able to sort you out with a download. For us Xbox One owners that means dropping over to the Xbox Store and splashing the £15.99 required. Be quick though and you may also be able to find a little launch discount on that.

Game Description:

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. Key Features: Marooned upon 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 Day and Night 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?

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