Brief Description

A sci-fi sandbox game of constructing your own planetary fate. Become a crash-landed scientist astronaut determined to beat the odds and build great things. The particle-manipulating multitool and enviro-protec suit are your best friends on this journey.


Planet Nomads is a sandbox game of survival through building. It takes players on a journey across believable alien planets that are big, beautiful and unsentimental. The environment changes as the players travel around the globe, whether that's an icy pole, sandy hot equator or everything in between.

The journey is full of awe-inspiring sights and experiences, but it's also a dangerous one. Nature poses different threats, through its many beasts and unhealthy conditions such as radiation, poison, heat and cold. Players should seek sources of food and water to stay healthy and strong.

In order to combat the adversities, players should act smart and rely on the technology at hand. Rather than solving everything with an ever-more powerful arsenal of guns and weapons, players should think twice before engaging the armored Godillos or trying to loot animals' nests for resources. It's more about building your own corner in the world and making bold moves into the more dangerous parts of the world through careful observation and learning.

Once well fitted for survival, players should roam the whole planet, on the lookout for more precious materials to progress their technology further.

We're designing Planet Nomads to be able to gradually expand its game world and keep adding new content and mechanics. Those we already have in mind and those that will come up later – directly from people playing Planet Nomads in its Early Access phase.


  • Multiple biomes on procedural planets
  • Freedom to build anything block by block
  • Building is a key part of the survival gameplay
  • Impressive wheel and vehicle physics
  • Interplanetary travel will open in stages
  • Building a spaceship will be the first end goal
  • Windows, MAC and Linux

Release Date

25th May 2017 Early Access on Steam, Game in Development on GOG

Closed Beta for KS and PayPal backers on 18th April 2017

Closed Alpha for KS and PayPal backers on 25th August 2016

Successfully Kickstarted in February 2016


Reveal Trailer YouTube

Kickstarter Teaser YouTube



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Rewards and Accolades

  • "Players Choice: Best Upcoming Indie 2016 - 3rd Place"
    - 28th December, 2016,
  • "People’s Choice Award"
    - 16th April, 2016, Game Access
  • "Best Graphics Nomination"
    - 16th April, 2016, Game Access
  • "Voted TOP5 Best Upcoming Indie of 2015 by players at Indie DB IOTY"
    - 27th December, 2015,

We are Craneballs, a team of 20 youngsters located in Ostrava, a fierce city in the Czech Republic reborn from the ashes of its coal industry heritage. We’ve been making mobile games as a team since 2009 – our biggest success came with Overkill in 2011, which reached #1 on iPhone US charts.

Since then the original shooter game turned into series, and each new installment was a huge leap forward for us as far as game development goes. While the first Overkill was completely 2D, we already had 3D enemies and gun models in Overkill 2. The last one, Overkill 3, was our biggest game yet – full 3D world, 3rd person shooter, also our first game in Unity. We learned a lot about 3D modeling, did our own character animations in our newly set-up mocap studio. It truly was our biggest game… until now.



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