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Planetary Annihilation brings RTS gameplay to a new generation of players in a way that's never been seen before.
Planetary Annihilation brings RTS gameplay to a new generation of players in a way that's never been seen before.
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9/13 Update #11:The final 24 hours- A New Reward Tier, The Key, New Shirts, and an invite to the Final Countdown

9/12 Update #10:Some helpful information about Rewards

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Over the past few updates, we've enhanced some of our reward packages with bonus items and announced Add-Ons that you can purchase along with your pledge. Here's a summary of the additional items that you can get: 

REWARD BONUSES

For the $95 tier and above:

  • Limited edition, in-game "Alpha" Commander model 
  • PA Commanders Miniature Set- Three high quality 3-4 inch miniatures, including Progenitor and Alpha Commander

For the $500 tier and above:

  • Exclusive Uber Dev Team T-shirt
ADD-ONS 
  • For all tiers: Extra game keys - Add $20 for each key, 3 extra keys for $50 
  • For $40 tier and above: Extra beta game keys - Add $40 for each key, 3 extra keys for $100 
  • For $95 tier and above: Extra t-shirts - Add $30 for each t-shirt, three designs to choose from. 

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Planetary Annihilation brings Real-Time Strategy to a new generation of gamers in a way they’ve never been seen before: Total Annihilation-inspired gameplay on a planetary scale.

We all know that the RTS genre has taken a hit. There just aren’t that many quality original RTS games coming out. If you love to play games like Total Annihilation your options are pretty limited. This is where Planetary Annihilation comes in. It is meant to be a truly innovative spin on what RTS games can and should be.

A Solar System Is Your Playground 

Expand your empire to harness the resources of entire solar systems to create vast armies with which to annihilate enemy planets, destroy rival systems and win the Galactic War! 

Pick Your Battles

Play a quick skirmish with a friend on a single planet map with a low unit cap or a 12+ hour game with 40 of your closest frenemies and thousands of units. You can also hone your skills against Planetary Annihilation’s AI or team up with a friend against multiple AI’s. 

Advanced Command and Control

Planetary Annihilation’s order queuing interface allows you to control massive armies spread across multiple worlds with ease. Get strategic views of the action anywhere, anytime by zooming in and out of the war zone, and use split interfaces and multiple windows to keep an eye on multiple battlegrounds at once. 

Procedural Planet Creator

Create custom or randomized maps with our procedural planet creator. Like what you see? Save them and share them with the Planetary Annihilation community. 

Streaming Resource Economy 

Use resources to build mega projects. Assign swarms of construction units in realtime to manage your economy. Reclaim wreckage and terrain to quickly regroup after a battle. 

War Machine 

Planetary Annihilation’s rendering engine is brought to you by the team that developed the rendering engines for Total Annihilation and Supreme Commander. Our engine will allow you to explore vast, new procedural worlds with diverse terrain and build on everything from small, airless rocks to huge earth-type planets. No two maps are exactly alike.

Client-Server Networking Architecture

Other than Total Annihilation, which was asynchronous, most Real-Time Strategy games use a synchronous networking model, which means that all the computers in a given game are held back by the slowest machine. The Planetary Annihilation engine uses a client-server model so that the “heavy lifting” can be done on a game server, freeing up gamers’ machines to engage in bigger battles with more players!

Advanced Modding features

Create new units, gametypes, maps and planet archetypes.  Run your own servers with your own sets of units and game modes.

Uber Entertainment is an independent game studio founded in 2008 by a team of industry veterans who wanted to create high quality games in a small team environment. In 2010 we released our first title, the critically-acclaimed Monday Night Combat. In 2011 we brought MNC to Steam and in 2012 we released Super Monday Night Combat, which we continue to update weekly.

(We all really really want to make this game for you.)
(We all really really want to make this game for you.)
(We each have a lot of experience in building and delivering.)
(We each have a lot of experience in building and delivering.)

Folks at Uber Entertainment have worked on games like Total Annihilation, Command & Conquer, Supreme Commander and Demigod. We are hugely passionate about Real-Time Strategy and can’t wait to show you our vision for the future of the genre.

(Steve and Jon are our leads. Design and dev are BFFs at Uber.)
(Steve and Jon are our leads. Design and dev are BFFs at Uber.)

Jon Mavor has worked in the game industry since 1993. As a longtime game engine technologist, Jon wrote the graphics engine for Total Annihilation and was the lead programmer on Supreme Commander. He has been the CTO of Uber Entertainment since its inception and is the creative lead for Planetary Annihilation.

Steve Thompson got his start in 1997 at Cavedog Entertainment, where he worked on Total Annihilation. In 1999 he joined Gas Powered Games where he worked as an animator, director of cinematics, and art director for the Dungeon Siege and Supreme Commander franchises.  Steve joined Uber in 2008 and is the art director on Planetary Annihilation.

For more information on the dev team, please visit www.uberent.com.

Let’s face it, game publishers today want sequels in very restrictive genres. In many cases game publisher overhead makes small projects not interesting to them. 

That’s where you, the RTS fan, comes in. 

(We can only get it off the ground together.)
(We can only get it off the ground together.)

It’s very unusual to put something like this in front of gamers this early in the process.  We are in a new era where you get to decide what we spend our time on.  Planetary Annihilation is meant to be a truly innovative spin on what RTS games can and should be. You as the customer get the ultimate vote in whether we make this game. Your dollars are your votes and the better we do the more resources we’ll have to bring you a great game.  

Please support us, tell your friends and participate in the discussion. Huge, 3D battles across multiple planets awaits!

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    The finished game on PC or Mac and an exclusive wallpaper for the Kickstarter introductory price of just $20!

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    Early access to the Beta, a copy of the digital game soundtrack, and access to the private discussion community. Includes all previous tiers.

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    You get the limited edition "Progenitor" Commander. This in-game commander has a unique model that shows off your early support of this game. Includes all previous tiers.

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    Special commemorative limited edition full size game box, PA backer T-shirt and a digital art book showcasing the units and concept art from PA. In addition, special thanks in the in-game credits highlighting your contribution. You also get access to the game at Alpha stage. Includes all previous tiers.
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    This is a special tier created for those who don’t want any of the physical goods but still want the naming rights. This includes everything in the $90 tier. Every procedurally generated planet needs a name and if you contribute you’ll be immortalized by being among the list of those Uber enough to have a planet named after them. Just to be clear this tier includes no physical goods at all.

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    Kick it up a notch and join our planetary naming system. Every procedurally generated planet needs a name and if you contribute $150 you’ll be immortalized by being among the list of those uber enough to have a planet named after them. Includes all previous tiers.

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    Team signed limited edition Planetary Annihilation full size frameable poster, only available during the Kickstarter. A signed printed copy of the Art of PA book, that showcases the concepts and conceptual design of the game. And finally, the game box signed by the team! Includes all previous tiers.

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    Limited edition PA commander statue! These commanders are over 9” tall and very solid. Statue base signed by the development team. Includes all previous tiers.

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    We create a custom unique commander just for you, that only you can play! Working with you, we'll design and conceive of the ideal commander to best represent you on the field of battle. You send us some source inspiration and we’ll make it look cool. Includes all previous tiers.

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    We name one of the units in the game after you. We can use a variation on your real name or your nickname. We’ll work with you to come up with an appropriate usage for your name and an appropriate design for the unit. Includes all previous tiers.

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    Active engagement with the development team on an ongoing basis. Lunch at the Uber offices with the PA team, all game content going forward into the future free, permanent Uber VIP status. In addition, you are an Honorary member of the development team and will be credited as such. Includes all previous tiers.

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