Folimage, a french animation studio, is gearing up to release their first video game “The 4th Planet: Drone Operator.” The game is set in 3D real time and is targeting both adults and teenagers alike. In the game player will play a NWTM employee named Carole. As you progress through the the game players will solve puzzles using “various points of view and abilities the different drones offer.” The game is actually only one part of the release as there will be a TV series being released along with it, “The 4th Planet: Ticket to Mars.”
The 4th Planet: Drone operator is a video game project. It’s a first person adventure game (puzzle),in 3D real time. 5-7 hours.
The player will ‘be’ Carole, a NWTM employee. From Cosmoport Bis she controls drones operating on a building site on Mars. A teenager with a mysterious back-story (Gomez, the only human being on the site alongside the robots), will cross paths with the player’s drones. They will subsequently interact throughout the game to respond together to the challenges arising from the player’s personal adventure.
The gameplay principle is to resolve the logic puzzles in a 3D environment by using the various points of view and competences of the drones: each drone has its own unique abilities and constraints. By coordinating the actions of these various «tools» in real time, the player must solve the puzzles to progress onto the next narrative level in the game.
A teenager with a mysterious back-story (Gomez, the only human being on the site alongside the robots), will cross paths with the player’s drones: they will subsequently interact throughout the game to respond together to the challenges arising from the player’s personal adventure.
In co-development with Kimeria
The 4th Planet: Ticket to Mars is a science-fiction series project. It’s a serial targeting a teen / adult audience.
A man, Arnold, haunted by the distance separating him from his wife and daughter who have gone to Mars, decides to travels through space to join them. But getting to the solar system’s 4th planet is not so straightforward.
To live this great space odyssey, he will first have to leave Earth: Arnold finds him stucked, as millions of climate refugees, in the famous Cosmoport, unique gateway to Mars. He will have to evolve in this hostile environment where the company in charge of the shuttles between the two planets organizes a strong border control.
In this retro-futuristic universe, the Cosmoport, tentacular infrastructure, seems to be the place of all meetings. It’s an area where transits an international crowd and where many issues are crystallized. It’s a pool of information about the world, potential meetings and possible conflicts.
Enjoy some images from what we can expect in the gallery below: