I’ve been a fan of dominoes since I was young. I used to play it all the time, and I also loved setting them up to fall. Domino Planet looks to bring me back to my childhood, but in the comfort of my own computer screen. And, based on what I’ve seen I like the whole idea behind doing it digitally. I’m not sure if it’s worth the $15 asking price, but it’s certainly a great concept.
Domino Planet is essentially an open world sandbox domino sim. However, there does appear to be more than just a simple play mat and a boxload of pieces. If what I’m taking from the video is true, there’s a lot more “modes” than just being artistic. The text doesn’t really mention it, so it’s hard to tell if we’ll see options like puzzles and musical dominoes. Even if we don’t, the base game would be worth putting a few bucks in.
Speaking of which, if you back at the $3 tier or higher you’ll get access to the Domino Planet demo. Normally, I don’t like the idea of putting a demo behind a pay wall, but the asking price isn’t too steep. Still, it would have been nice to offer it free to anyone interested. I may like it enough to back at the “Supporter” tier, but it could potentially turn too many people away from giving it a shot.
Despite the minor issues I have about the campaign for Domino Planet, I want to give it a chance. It does look like a great domino simulator. If any of the features shown off in the video are to be believed, it might be worth trying out for those. Still, they’re asking for a pretty penny so it might not make it this time around. I hope I’m wrong, though.