Planet is a meditative browser game about building worlds

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Sometimes when I'm playing Cities: Skylines I wish I didn't have to please anyone. I wish I was allowed to just sit back and make mountains and nice rock formations. I'm sure there's a mod for that, but there's also Planet – a quiet, relaxing planet-molding game where you don't need to worry about sewerage management (or anything else).

At first the toolset seems a bit limiting: there are four textures – forest, water, city and grass. You're able to adjust the size of your brush, and most importantly, you're able to raise the height of of any surface. It's surprising how flexible this small toolset is: you can make geographically complex planets if you want, but it's also nice to just watch the land rise and fall, and to imagine what it would be like to live on a planet shaped like a lollipop (yeah, I made a planet shaped like a lollipop).

You can play Planet over here, and there's an option to download it too, if you like. Thanks to Rock Paper Shotgun for the tip.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Shaun is PC Gamer’s Australian Editor. He loves masochistic platformers but lacks the skill and grace to complete them. He has four broken keyboards hidden under his desk, filed between an emergency six-pack of Reschs and five years worth of XXL promotional t-shirts. He stares out the window a lot.
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