Raiders of the Broken Planet was launched in late 2017 and was given a good review from us here at TiX – Raiders of the Broken Planet review. It was released episodically at £9.99 per campaign and so far we have had three of those released (Alien Myths, Wardog Fury, and Hades Betrayal). It’s obviously not had the impact it desired as developer MercurySteam have now announced it will move to a free-to-play model and be rebranded as Spacelords as from August 23rd 2018. On the same day, a fourth campaign called Council Apocalypse will also be released.
Enric Álvarez, Spacelords Director commented – “When we launched Raiders September last year, we hoped its low price point of 9.99 per campaign would open it up to a large number of users, but it didn’t work as we planned. Our vision is to see our game enjoyed by millions of users for years to come and putting all of the game’s rich content into their hands for free is the way to realize it. We’ve answered our community and hope this removal of any payment barriers will build our devoted community further”
It’s a bold move to change both the payment model and the game name a whole year after release. Let’s hope it finds a place in gamer’s hearts for it to continue successfully.