PlaneShift is a cross-platform 3D Online Multiplayer Role Playing Game in a fantasy setting. The framework is open source with the server and client released under the GNU General Public License, while the artistic content is covered under a proprietary license. All content, however, is free to play. The game requires client software to be installed on the player's computer. The project is no-budget and produced by a group of developers guided by the Atomic Blue organization. The development team comprises developers from all around the world, located in the Europe, North America, and Oceania.
PlaneShift takes place inside a colossal stalactite named Yliakum. Players begin in the main city, Hydlaa, where they will start their journey. PlaneShift has 12 playable races, each of which have their own homelands and characteristics.