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NPCs are an entity type within Planet Explorers that is meant for interaction rather than fighting. All NPCs have a nameplate above them, it is their major distinguishing feature.

NPC Types[]

NPCs can be grouped into types by:

Creation Method[]

  • Predefined (VIP in Story Mode)
  • Randomly generated

Recruitability[]

  • Possible Colonist - can be invited to join colony
  • Possible Follower - can accompany you in your travels AND be invited to join colony
  • Non-recruitable - none of the above

Shop Availability[]

  • Vendor
  • Non-Vendor

List of NPCs by location (Story Mode)[]

Listed in order the location appears in the main questline.

Crash Site[]

Carter Camp[]

Meteorite Crater[]

Rock Formation[]

Firebear Nest[]

Adisa Camp[]

Martian Camp[]

Andhera Cave[]

Earth Camp[]

Coast Crash Site[]

Stuck Ship[]

Abandoned Desert City[]

Martian Colony[]

Wiles Camp[]

Viola Camp[]

Alphabetical List of NPCs[]

Follower NPCs[]

Follower NPCs can fight and get resources for you. They have already equipped weapons but you can give them your own, by clicking on their picture in the UI or hitting Alt-F. If they have a ranged weapon you have to supply ammo, otherwise they will not use it. You can also give them healing items in their inventory, after a while they will use it. If a follower NPC dies, you can go to their corpse and give them a revival item. They also get hungry, and it's up to you to supply them with food.

Please note that follower NPCs have their names and appearances randomly generated by the game engine.

Their abilities, equipment, quests and skills are either fixed or selected from a 'short list'. They are identified here by the location where they can be first be found. e.g. Carter Camp Recruitable #1, or just Carter Camp 1. pre-Beta

  • Carter Camp Recruitable #1 - Skill: Shield Spec, Sword Spec, Bow Spec, Herb Gatherer and None - Quest: Injured Knee - Equip: Wooden Shield, Wooden Sword, Issued Clothing pre-Beta
  • Carter Camp Recruitable #2 - Skill: Shield Spec, Sword Spec, Bow Spec, Assoc Healer and None. and None - Quest: Doctor's Assistant - Equip: Wooden Shield, Wooden Sword, Issued Clothing pre-Beta