‘Terraforming Earth’ a Procedurally Generated Puzzle-Platforming Indie
- Teamwork makes the dream work.
- Utilizing 3 robots, make your way through platform puzzles to get to your goal.
- A different experience every time.
If you’re looking for a game to play with a friend or two, or even just one to play by yourself, you might consider giving the indie game Terraforming Earth a look. A puzzle-platforming indie game developed and published by Lost Robots, Terraforming Earth utilizes procedural generation in its levels to ensure no experience is the same as the last. Indie platform games are a frequent sight on Steam, whether that’s for demand or because it’s just an easier is a heavily debated subject. But you know what isn’t a dime a dozen? Local co-op goodness. With the exception of much older games, it feels like games you can play with a friend in person are growing further and further between, so when one pops up it’s definitely worth at least a glance if you ask me.
In a strange turn of events, all life, from plants, to animals, and yes, even humans, suddenly vanished from the face of the earth. It wasn’t a war; it wasn’t a plague; they just simply ceased to exist on the planet. Luckily, this trio of robots has the means to start restoring the earth. Their mission to Proxima Centauri will have to wait; it’s Earth that needs the terraforming now. Below, you will find the playable characters, as well as the features listed on the game’s Steam page:
Built for getting stuff done. He might not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but this doesn’t seem to bother him on his rocket-powered caterpillar tracks.
Environment research unit. Retrofitted with anti-grav drive to protect it from itself.
A walking terrarium. While playing around with plant ribosomes, she accidentally turned herself into a swarm of nano-bots. Hide-and-seek champ for life.
As you can see from the gifs, each robot has a very different ability set, and using the three of them together players will accomplish their goals. If they are playing single-player, they’ll switch between robots on the fly and if they’re playing cooperatively with friends then each player will control a robot.
- AI-generated levels
- Optional challenges (permadeath and time-pressure)
- Level curation
- Local co-op multiplayer
- Full controller support
- A story about cute robots and environmental catastrophes
- Procedurally generated music
I can’t pin it down but for some reason I’m almost getting an Astrobot vibe even if the premise is pretty different. Maybe it’s because both games feature likeable little robots? Anyway, if this looks like a game that’d be up your alley you can check it out January 30th when Terraforming Earth enters Steam’s Early Access program.