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Lifeless Planet





Alone in a wasteland, his fellow astronauts missing and his oxygen tank leaking, the astronaut’s situation turns desperate.

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"Lifeless Planet is a world well worth exploring." - Gamecritics.com

"You will find a compelling world and a story worth experiencing," - Gameinformer.com

While seeking life on a distant planet, an astronaut discovers an abandoned Russian town. He suspects his mission is a hoax until a mysterious young woman saves him from a strange and deadly phenomenon... Lifeless Planet is a third-person action-adventure that features an old-school sci-fi story and spectacular environments in the spirit of classic action-adventures.

After a hard landing on the planet, the astronaut discovers the planet that was reported to be rich with life is instead a barren wasteland. When he goes searching for his crew, he makes a more startling discovery: evidence that humans have already been to this planet years ago! When he comes upon a deserted Soviet-era Russian town, he struggles to make sense of his mission. Did his light-speed travel to the planet send him back in time? Or is this all some strange Cold War hoax?

Along the way, the astronaut meets a Russian woman, Aelita, who is somehow able to survive the hostile atmosphere of the planet. Through an unusual natural phenomenon, her skin causes the soil to glow green under her feet. The player must use these glowing tracks as a guide across the planet past treacherous and deadly threats. Is she leading him to safety... or an untimely death?

Lifeless Planet was inspired by Cold War era science fiction stories, posing questions about humankind's desire for space travel. What if you journeyed across the galaxy to another planet, only to find humans had already been there? What kind of person would sign up for a one-way mission, leaving behind planet Earth and everyone they've ever known and love... to go in search of an Earth-like planet?

Equipped with a limited-use jet-pack and a mobile robotic arm, the player must use wits and skill to solve puzzles, unravel the mystery, and survive the Lifeless Planet!

Key Features:

  • Explore 20 unique and atmospheric environments on a vast and treacherous planet

  • Experience an exciting and intriguing story through rich graphics and cinematic cut-scenes

  • Investigate the startling discovery of an abandoned Russian space colony

  • Follow a mysterious young woman as she guides you past dangerous terrain and deadly life forms.

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Stage 2 Studios
Adventure, Indie, Mac
Friday, June 6, 2014
Digital PC Download
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Minimum Requirements


  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo or AMD equivalent
  • Memory: 1500 MB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 430 or ATI equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 350 MB available space
  • Sound Card: DX9.0c compatible


  • OS: 10.7 (Lion) or newer
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo or Better (2ghz or faster)
  • Memory: 1500 MB RAM
  • Graphics: NVidia/ATI Dedicated Graphics (Integrated Intel Graphics not supported)
  • Hard Drive: 900 MB available space
Recommended Requirements


  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 or faster
  • Memory: 3000 MB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce GT 640 or faster
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Hard Drive: 350 MB available space
  • Sound Card: DX9.0c compatible

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Missed opportunity

this game is not bad, and i even had fun with it for a while, but as time goes on, becomes just boring to walk on a deserted planet, and the story while also interesting at first, doesn't really go anywhere. Maybe my expectations were to high, but it felt lackluster to me. I hate it, when there is an interesting Sci-Fi premise, but then the mystery is something spiritual, of psychological, and instead of the cool space stuff we end up with daddy issues, and guilt over loved ones, and all that. On a sale, it might be OK, for a full price, meh.

Wonderful exploration game

Lifeless planet is a wonderful exploration game. You take the role of an astronaut, who is left alone on an unknown planet, which seems uninhabited. It's not explained how you got there or why. Finding this out is the main purpose of the character. The world of the game is filled with sense of mystery and loneliness. I really liked the first several hours of gameplay, when you really don't know what you're doing there and can only wander around sightseeing the beautifully created landscape. I wasn't a huge fan of the plot development and the ending of the story. It just appears strange to me and I see some lost potential there. But, after all the game is really beautiful. It has that precious feel of mystery that makes you want to explore further. If you're into this kind of games you should not hesitate on getting it.

Sci-fi lovers, grab it

I liked the story of the game, and that's the most important thing for a game of this genre. Lifeless Planet is a platforming game, but it is almost a walking simulator since there is not much to do in the game. You will be used to the poorly made controlls and game mechanics, since you won't mind them considering you will get caught in the deep story you'll be facing. The game is really interesting, specially for sci-fi lovers. Go for it if you are one of those.

Lifeless Planet - review

The plot is beautiful, full of good ideas and with a really huge potential, but is channeled into a funnel of banality that chokes the imaginative power. It makes you believe that open up unexplored directions, ending finally to withdraw dramatically, to become mediocre and predictable. Progression is interspersed with some puzzle dull, without difficulties, you have to use a mechanical arm to put a ball into a mechanism, or hit a key combination useful to open the big doors. There are parts of the game similar to modern platform and often, to justify the initiation of a sequence platform, the development team is to recover its protagonist a particular gadget, like a jetpack. Lifeless Planet is a barren wasteland where good ideas never take foot, and good intentions crash into a dusty soil. It could have been a game with a mysterious storyline, surreal and able to tease fans of science fiction, but the story quickly becomes a concentration of banality, with some ideas noteworthy concentrated exclusively at the beginning of the adventure.

Interesting but serverly lack key aspects

When I initially saw lifeless planet I thought it'd be intrigueing to play and could brin a lot to the table from decent graphics & challenging puzzles to an interesting story line. I am disappointed. I saw this as having a lot of potential but the largest challenges throughout the entire game are jumping from one place to another. Even the puzzles that did exist were either spacial, and requiring you to move things around, or you needing to go find something to move on. Honestly, it would have been better if they simply cut out all the puzzles and simply made this into a small comic book, because thats how much actual material is in the game. Graphics: Not horrible, but not fantastic, a bit lacking to be honest. Considering how much artisitc freedom they had its rather unfortunate that graphics weren't put to the next level in this. Sound: Actually probably the best part of the game, music wasn't horrible, wasn't terribly distracting and was rather pleasant. Not the best game music, but not bad. Storyline ***SPOILERS*** I could literally sum up the entire storyline in this. A man crashes, finds a Russian village, and a russian lab and a russian plant girl. He finds his crew dead, the girl leads him through leagues of parkour challenges, and then the girl sacrifices herself to cure the planet, man returns to a future Earth...rather lacking and pathetic. ***END OF SPOILERS*** P.S. Honestly the storyline is really lacking. Other: As I said, challenges were lacking and overall just a really poorly put together game. Its almost like they just put it together to simply sell it. It was an intersting idea, but hardly worth the $4 I paid for it, let alone the retail price of $20. Score is 40, would grade lower, but it did keep me slightly entertained for a couple of hours. Would not advice buying.

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