It is the year 2287, one of the first colony ships sent out by Earth arrives at the planet Maria, in the Epsilon Indi Star System. During its landing sequence, something appears in front of the massive ship that causes it to lose control and crash into the planet. Some of the colonists survive in lifeboats, but what they find is an unforgiving land filled with creatures ready to outlast the visitors from Earth. Now the survivors must explore, gather, build, create, fight, and ultimately, conquer the land.
This will not be in alpha 0.5, but we have this running on LAN in the office already. Everyone can input their own vehicle. The raceway is build in an editor, and the host put it in his world. We're still tweaking and optimizing, but imagine the possibilities. :) I'll talk more about this in the Kickstarter video.