This will get you into the alpha/beta, as well as the final game. Thanks to Valve’s generousity, this version will also get you a Steam key in addition to the stand alone key. The stand alone version currently does not have a working multiplayer, only the Steam version does. We will send you a link to the Steam key claim page along with the stand alone key once the preorder payment goes through. Sometimes the email might end up in spam, so please check there as well. If you’re having trouble receiving the key(s) in your email, please use this link here to resend.

Dual 2.0Ghz CPU, 2.5GB RAM, OpenCL compatible GPU (DX10.1+), 4GB HD 64bit

Recommended For Best Results:
Dual 3.0Ghz CPU, 4GB+DDR3 RAM, 64bit OS, DX11 GPU, 6GB HD

Planet Explorers Refund Policy

Planet Explorers is available for pre-purchase as an alpha product, incomplete and with bugs, with the aim of a bug free final build working on most machines. You are buying the final build, with the perk of playing the alpha and the beta. We do not promise that the alpha or beta builds will be bug free or will work on all machines.

Before making your purchase, you may try our free alpha build on the download page (a0.72 demo) to evaluate the game. You may also contact us at with any questions.

After purchasing Planet Explorers, you’ll receive a game key. As long as the key is not activated, you can request a full refund up to 30 days after purchase from Once the key is activated, you have 3 days (72 hours) to request a refund for the game due to performance issues only. Beyond the above time limitations, no refund will be issued. If you claim the corresponding Steam key, you will forfeit you right to a refund.

By placing a preorder for Planet Explorers, you are assumed to have read this refund policy, and have agreed with and fully accepted its terms. The policy only applies to the preorder on this page.

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  1. I seem to be unable to pre-order this game or download it because there are no links or anything on the webpage. please help, I really want this game.

  2. To update, my credit card account says the charge is pending, so that could be the issue. Paypal took Christmas day off, so maybe I have to wait until tomorrow. Guess I’ll wait and see.

  3. My previous post seems to have not gone through. I was saying I had received no key after purchasing via pay pal. I’ll wait a day to see if it clears itself up. Sorry for double post if the forum is lagging.

  4. It’s wonderful to see such a long list of fixes and improvements… just hope you all are managing to relax a bit for Christmas and New Year’s. 😛

    And personally, you guys couldn’t push Planet Explorers to Steam soon enough. I’ve had problems with Paypal in the past, so rest assured- within a week of it popping up on Steam Early Access, I’ll be buying it with righteous zeal. :3

  5. Ok. So i got the game to run earlier today. Now the launcher wont load up as it says to check a specific folder that’s been input into the main directory folder. Neither application runs now and i really don’t want to have to re-DL the game again because i feel that the access code, that i recieved in email, may not work a second time around if the game asks for me to re-activate.

    Is there a way that i can send the file information to you guys?

  6. So even on the lowest graphics I still lag horribly to the point turnign results in either A-A near 180 turn when using Q or E keys to turn, or 3-5 second delay when turning with the mouse O.o… Great music at least but no way to even get started in the game like this even with Game Booster on. Any help would be appreciated. I can run Tomb Raider 2013 and all Mass Effect games on this thing without issue so idk what the deal is.

    System Information
    Time of this report: 1/6/2014, 04:20:16
    Machine name: RAC-PC
    Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130828-1532)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: LENOVO
    System Model: 4334
    BIOS: InsydeH2O Version 03.60.4240CN28WW(V2.14)
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B960 @ 2.20GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
    Memory: 4096MB RAM
    Available OS Memory: 4040MB RAM
    Page File: 3217MB used, 4860MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    User DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
    System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
    DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
    DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

    • Well, the opencl process is pretty gpu/cpu intense. Your 2.2Ghz cpu is not helping matters especially if you don’t have a gpu. Also, there are 2 low graphics settings in game, 1 is in the launcher, another one is in options in the main menu. They’re different, so you should turn both of them to the lowest settings.

  7. Hi,

    I’ve not had any activation emails, and there is nothing in my junk/quarantine systems either, I pre-ordered on the 1st Jan, and the resend link doesn’t appear to send anything either..

    I purchased with the email used here for reference.



  8. I’ve been trying to activate the game for over a few hours now. It just stays on the “Activating” screen on the launcher. Can I fix this, or is this on Pathea’s end?

  9. Hi! I pre-ordered the game but didn’t get activation key. My spam folder is empty too. I also sent my PayPal receipt to Still got no answer. That’s why so many of us want to see this game at Steam.

  10. Hi there. Just bought the game and thrilled to play, but I can’t. Same issues already discussed about in the forums. I have an iMac with a Radeon 4850 HD. Managed to enter the game a couple of times but never got to play it, and has crashed on launch every other times. Are you working this issue out?

  11. I keep getting “can not connect to activation server” or “server return null” when i try to activate. I had the game for .62 and it worked fine now i have to reactivate after downloading .72 and I cannot.

    • Ah, that’s because you extracted directly into the old folder. Delete the OptionConfig.xml and the LauncherConfig.xml files in the main PE folder and restart again.

  12. Though there is a Chinese version for downloading,could you please provide a way to pay with alipay?
    And please forgive my poor English… _(:з」∠)

  13. By what I have seen of the game it is rather awesome to say the least =)
    I will be getting it on steam when it’s available, the only thing I would personally add in-game is ragdoll physics as it makes creature slaying much more satisfying. Do you have any plans on including that?
    Thanks to the devs for their time and creativity that went into the game =)

  14. I bought the game through Paypal and got the receipt in my email, I didn’t receive a activation code and i have checked my spam folder as well