Who doesn’t like a good burger every now and then? Chickatarians, that’s who. But what if they could change evolution by turning cows into chickens, using the finest processing technology that the galaxy has to offer? In Loot’s Forsaken Planet for the PC and Android, beef is now the other white meat. Originally a developer a PlayStation Home, Loot is branching out of their Harbour Studio and onto other platforms. Currently, Forsaken Planet is an Alpha Test and can be downloaded from Amazon’s new game service, Game Connect (http://www.amazon.com/LOOT-Entertainment-41198aken-Planet1-Forsaken/dp/B009RWPBLK/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1359096831&sr=8-3&keywords=Forsaken+Planet) and on Google Play for the Android Version (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.LOOT.ForsakenPlanet).
Basically, working for an intergalactic fast food fried chicken chain, its your job to supply the the rebel ship in your fly through with an order of over one billion units. Knowing that this could fetch employee of the month, take your UFO down to the planet below to turn every form of life, including other workers into processed chicken. Do this by using a tractor beam to pull in cows, camels and enemy UFOs. Then take them off to the Chickenizer so they can be processed into dinner.
The UFO is equipped with lasers to take out other employees trying to get the coveted award. Forsaken Planet is played at its best using a controller with Dual Analog Sticks since the right stick is for movement and the left stick is for firing your lasers. For the purpose of this First Look, I used my Logitech F310 Game Pad. Since the game is still in Alpha, I needed to reconfigure my controls but once everything was setup, the controls were pretty smooth.
Forsaken Planet plays like a cross between Capture the Flag and a Death Match all in one. In this case, the cows are the flags, the Chickenizer is the base and the other UFOs are the competition. The goal is to Chickenize as many animals as possible before the time runs out. Trying to stop you from doing so are the other employees piloting the other UFOs. Use lasers and power ups to take these employees out. Once you have thwarted their plans for chicken domination, beam them over to the Chickenizer and humiliate the hell out of them by transforming them into a processed chicken. Its this simple, yet fun mechanic that makes Forsaken Planet worth the play through. In short bursts, anyone can enjoy this light hearted, humor packed game. As if you were the Jesus of fast food, you will be transforming bovines into buckets in no time, all while trying to take out ships that look cars from Hollywood’s history such as the General Lee and the Love Bug.
Keep reading Bit-Journal for more details on Forsaken Planet when they become available. I would like to thank Richie Bisso and the fine folks at Loot for giving all of us the opportunity to participate in this Alpha Test. Once again, if any of you would like to try this game out, you can download it for PC or Android by clicking on the links below: