Thursday, August 16, 2012

Planetary Annihilation Kickstarter

Yesterday Electronic Arts (EA) announced that Command & Conquer Generals 2 was dead and that the newly renamed Command & Conquer was going to be free to play. On that same day Planetary Annihilation was announced for PC and it something that should be able to ease the pain. This is a real time strategy game that was inspired by the classic Total Annihilation from 1997, one of the first strategy games I've ever played. If you don't know Total Annihilation you probably know its successor, Supreme Commander, but Planetary Annihilation is doing something huge and different than everything else.

If you've ever wanted to drop an asteroid or moon out of orbit and make it crash into the enemies planet then good news for you, because in this game you can do that and much more. They want to take the limit off real time strategy games and let you do absolutely ridiculous things on a huge scale, like invading planets, conquering galaxies and fighting battles close-up planet to planet. They want to give you the option to play with a friend or just against AI, or against forty or more people in huge online matches. Every planet will be procedurally created and you can extort planetary resources in order to build mega projects. This game is being made by Uber Entertainment and they have started a Kickstarter with the hefty goal of $900,000. The development team is made up of industry veterans who have worked on Monday Night Combat, Demigod, Morrowind, Total Annihilation, Supreme Commander and more, so do not worry about them being not up to the task. In the first twenty four hours this Kickstarter has earned $200,000 out of the $900,000 goal and I would absolutely love to see this game succeed. Take a look at the Kickstarter video and if you want to know anymore check out their Kickstarter Page or their Main Website.

-Written by Sean Cargle


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