Welcome to the distant planet Nia, an Earthlike world that offers a new energy source that may be the salvation of humanity... if we can only deal with Nia's robotic natives. This concept art comes from a new MMORPG, Perpetuum.

According to the website for the in-development MMO Perpetuum:

In the not-too-distant future, a strange anomaly opens the gates of the universe for humans. With this new technology, energy, information and atomic size objects can be transported to anywhere in space.

The most intriguing of all new discoveries is an Earth-like planet, where humanity discovers a new source of energy, vital to its unbroken advancement. However, this planet is inhabited by a synthetic, robot-like life form. Their technology and resources are the goal of humanity's new conquest.

Players may take part in various areas of the project. They may fight on the front lines for new territories, develop the already established infrastructure, trade goods or services, or even set their own goals and set up their own corporations.

There's a ton more info at the website, including some screenshots and a complete future history of the next 200 years of human development. Let's just hope the finished project looks as kick-ass as this concept art of alien landscapes, robots, teleportation gear and stations.

In This Rough, Robot-Infested Land, Life Is Much Cheaper Than Dirt

In This Rough, Robot-Infested Land, Life Is Much Cheaper Than Dirt

In This Rough, Robot-Infested Land, Life Is Much Cheaper Than Dirt

In This Rough, Robot-Infested Land, Life Is Much Cheaper Than Dirt

In This Rough, Robot-Infested Land, Life Is Much Cheaper Than Dirt

In This Rough, Robot-Infested Land, Life Is Much Cheaper Than Dirt