About

About

PlaneShift is a Role Playing Game immersed into a 3D virtual fantasy world, completely made and maintained by volunteers! Passionate RPG gamers gathered to create an open and freely available game. You will have no surprises of premium content which will limit your gameplay or unbalance the game. There are no limitations in skills, ranks, abilities, items you can gain with your free account. There are no time limits or additional constraints. Donations are gladly accepted. Servers and bandwidth are provided by sponsors.

PlaneShift is Open Source for the client and server code, and we accepts contributions from the community. We need your help to make this game better.

If you want to help our efforts, see how to join our team here, or consider making a donation.

At the present state of development, PlaneShift is not a complete game, but it has all the functionalities needed to be enjoyable to play, including combat, magic, crafting, and quests. The game is still under heavy development, so you may easily find bugs, glitches and missing features. Our model is to keep the game open for the public, so you can give feedback on the features you want us to develop and you can shape the future of the game. PlaneShift is anyway enjoyable and has hundreds of active players.

Today you can explore the virtual world, interact with other players or with server controlled creatures, fight monsters, cast spells, solve quests and puzzles, improve your character, gain magical items, craft new items and more.

Remember that PlaneShift is a Role Playing Game - be sure to read our Roleplay guidelines! We think the RPG part of the mmorpg definition has a meaning!

For the future we will focus our efforts on the reproduction of a real world with politics, economy, improving the artificial intelligence of non-player-characters controlled by the server that will bring our world to life!

Our virtual world is persistent, and this means you can connect to it at any hour of the day and you will always find players and NPCs wandering our realms. You will be able to disconnect and reconnect again as many times as you like because your character is stored on the server, so you will never have to worry about saving the game. A player can start from humble beginnings and advance to greatness in whatever path they may choose.

You will use a client program to interact with our world that enables you to have a 3D view of the surroundings.

Here are some benefits for you in becoming a player and a fan of PlaneShift:

  1. Planeshift is a great place to find new friends from all over the world!
  2. PlaneShift is a virtual world where you've always dreamed of living.
  3. PlaneShift now part of history, being the first 3D MMORPG to be fully free for players.
  4. Thanks to our open development process the game will be expanded endlessly for years to come.
  5. Planeshift is a game made by roleplayers to bring you all the immersion you need from a virtual world.
  6. A unique setting, realistic combat rules, great magic system.
  7. No budgetary constraints will stop development of the world or prevent the addition of new ideas.
  8. You have the option to live as an adventurer or as a normal citizen - both paths will be rewarded in the game.
  9. You can submit comments, ideas, bugs and the dev team will take those into account in future releases.

Game features

The following list represents some of the features of the final product. Please remember that today PlaneShift is still under heavy development.

  • 10 playable races with unique traits!
  • Unlimited professions through a skill system,
  • Original magic system with six Ways of magic,
  • Hundreds of spells,
  • Many cities and outdoors to explore,
  • A great number of quests to test your wit and skill,
  • Monsters and NPCs with good AI that produce game events,
  • A world that evolves with or without player interaction,
  • Create your own house or castle,
  • Politics and economy,
  • ... and much much more!

Client features

  • 3D graphics and sounds for an immersive experience,
  • Runs on all major platforms: Windows (Vista, XP, 2000), Linux (x86 and amd64), and MacOSX,
  • OpenGL support with advanced graphics capability through the Crystal Space 3D engine,
  • Easy interaction with other players through messages and chat,
  • Drag-n-drop objects between world and inventory,
  • A complex character generator, with parents, jobs, life events, etc.,
  • ... and more to come!

Licensing

PlaneShift is free for all players - you can download it and play it fully without any fees. PlaneShift uses two licenses. All source code of the engine is Open Source and under GPL. This means it can be reused in other projects. All the other assets are proprietary and copyrighted to Atomic Blue Non Profit Corporation and no reuse is allowed. If you are interested, please review the license and the reasons behind this choice.

Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

Windows (2000, XP or Vista), Mac OS X 10.4.11, Linux (2.6 kernel, glibc 2.7), FreeBSD or Solaris Radeon R200 (8500-9250), GeForce 4 Ti/4200Go series, or Intel GMA X3000* 2.4 Ghz Pentium 4 or Athlon XP 2600+ 1GB RAM 1 GB free disk space 56k modem Internet connection

Recommended Requirements:

Windows (XP, Vista, 7), Mac OS X 10.5.8, Linux (2.6.27+ kernel, glibc 2.9) Radeon R420 (X700-X850) or GeForce FX series Intel Pentium D 3.0Ghz or AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 2 GB RAM 2 GB free disk space Broadband Internet connection

*Other cards may work but are not tested.

Policies and Rules

Please read our Policies to ensure you have a great experience in game, and other players have the same!!

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