Update: Planet Unknown has launched on Kickstarter, and the campaign will run for 24 days. The pledge options are the Standard, retail edition with mostly cardboard components, and the Limited Deluxe edition with a plastic lazy Susan and plastic tokens.
Each planet board is double-sided, with one side symmetric and the other asymmetric. There is also asymmetry in the corporations that you play as. In the solo mode, you use a deck of objective cards. On each turn, you reveal an event card that 'presents you with an interesting trade-off decision'.
Our preview post below was published on April 6.
Planet Unknown is a 1-6 player tile-laying game about colonizing a planet. It is planned to launch on Kickstarter on April 7.
Gameplay is based on drafting polyomino tiles from a lazy Susan (rotating surface), and placing them on your planet in order to terraform it and mine its resources. Each tile shows two different resource types. Once placed on the board, you can take the actions associated with each resource. As you place the tiles, you will unlock more and more effects, but you have to be careful so as not to cause a 'meteor fall' that will make exploitation more difficult.
The player who scores the most points in the end wins the game, and solo mode has not been revealed yet.