A new indie themed RPG is in the works called Exoplanet: First Contact. The game is a sci-fi, western themed RPG that incorporates semi-realtime combat and a heavy focus on travel and exploration.
With FireFall on the horizon and Grimlands coming out soon, I guess there's no better time to exercise some options when it comes to exploring foreign worlds and exercising sci-fi, wasteland-inspired adventures than during this current trend of off-beat RPGs.
Exoplanet: First Contact looks a little like a mix between Damnation and RAGE, which may not be too much of a bad combination depending on how the actual game plays out. You can check out a brief flythrough of the game's world and a brief 3D shot of the combat in the video below.
Exoplanet: First Contact - Indie DB
The game is currently taking donations and is still in development. As usual, the game was not picked up by any major publishers because....take a guess. If you guessed that it wasn't pretty enough you guessed wrong. If you guessed that it was an RPG you guessed wrong. If you guessed that it wasn't another Call of Duty military-arcade shooter with Hollywood blockbuster set pieces, you guessed right.
Exoplanet looks all right, so hopefully it turns out okay. You can learn more about the game and the progress that Alersteam is making by paying a visit to the Official Website.