As outlined in the moving pictures below, Planet Alpha weaves a gorgeous art style with puzzles, stealth mechanics and intricate platforming-wherein, after waking up in unusual surroundings, the player can "rotate and control the planet" as they strive to find their bearings.
As for the game's story, it picks up when you find yourself injured, alone, and stranded on a unusual alien world that is home to magical and mysterious flora and fauna.
Development for Planet Alpha began all the way back in December 2013, as a solo endeavour from Danish developer Adrian Lazar. Since then, though, he has recruited a small worldwide team to support development and now has the backing of Team17 to publish the game, too. He chose to leave the studios in 2015 to focus on Planet Alpha development. "We are building something special and we're putting everything we have into it", says Lazar in a statement. Is this game going on your wishlist? "I can not wait to share our creation with the world", says Adrian Lazar, via press release. In addition to this, you can also manipulate the time of day to use to your advantage, which is made possible because the world of Planet Alpha is affected by a solar cycle.
Planet Alpha will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch in 2018.