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Update #70

Watch Battle of the Beasts Live! Right Now!

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It’s on! Battle of the Beasts, Planetary Annihilation’s first official tournament, is going down right now! Go watch some of Planetary Annihilation’s baddest, beastliest SPACE WARRIORS duke it out for a custom commander (and eternal glory) on the official Battle of the Beasts site. Another way to catch the action? Head over to our host’s ZaphodX’s Twitch.TV page and interact as you watch!

Before you go: here’s the custom commander the winning team is going to walk away with:

 Also, stay tuned to our Twitter (@uberent) for a chance to win a GeForce 770 courtesy our awesome partners at NVIDIA who are generously helping us make Planetary Annihilation even faster.


Update #69

Announcing Planetary Annihilation's First Official Tournament, Battle of the Beasts

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A handful of the BEASTLIEST teams in Planetary Annihilation are about to square off for eternal glory — and an epic prize.

Uber Entertainment is excited to announce BATTLE OF THE BEASTS, its first ever official tournament for Planetary Annihilation. Taking place March 28 at 11AM Pacific time, Battle of the Beasts is an eight team, doubles-style tournament where the winning team will walk away with a unique (and beastly) custom commander. Also, glory.

The entire tournament will be hosted by ZaphodX and his co-host, our own metabolical. To catch the action, follow and stay up with ZaphodX's Twitch page on March 28. The Battle of the Beast official page will be broadcasting the event, too -- and posting archives of the action as it goes down.

And who are these SPACE WARRIORS about to give everything for your amusement and their own eternal glory? We announced the eight teams and their seeds on this video:

You can get a text-based version of these rosters on the official BOB blog. We've also listed the rules in a post as well.

Excited? We are, too. Stay up to date on the tournament by visiting the BOB page. Also, jump into the discussion on our forums! This is a really unique opportunity for us and our competitors, so we're dedicated to putting on an awesome show. See you there!


Update #68

Planetary Annihilation Update Goes Live, Enters Gamma Phase Of Development!

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In alpha, we introduced you to Planetary Annihilation. In beta, we gave you big, epic moments. During the gamma phase of development, we'll give you brand new ways to play and experience Planetary Annihilation.

Today, we released an update to Planetary Annihilation that ushered in the game's "gamma" phase of development. This update includes a totally rebuilt and streamlined front-end, as well as brand new lobbies that make it easier for players to join the games they want. This sets the table for further user interface updates that'll be unveiled in gamma.

The concept of "alliances" also debuted today. In free-for-all games, players can now set up alliances pre-match. We packed our epic orchestral score into today's update as well. This stunning soundtrack has over an hour's worth of content.

Over the course of gamma, we'll be rolling out a ton of features that'll make it easier to connect with others, team up, browse games, compare stats, and interact. We'll also push Planetary Annihilation's incredible scale to a new level with features focused on giving you more options, more control, and even more epic moments. You can read more about these features here:

We think you'll love what we added. Now jump into a (newly-redesigned) lobby and enjoy!


Update #67

Gamma Release Livestream: Join Us This Thursday And Friday To See Gamma In Action!

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Stoked about the launch of Planetary Annihilation’s gamma on February 27? We sure are. And in celebration of this update (and phase of development) we’ll be doing two different livestreams on our Twitch.TV channel this week.

The first livestream will start this Thursday, February 27, at 1PM PST. If you’ve ever watched us before, this one’s format will feel familiar. We’ll sit down with Jon Mavor to discuss Gamma’s current and future features. We’ll also do a live demo of what’s in the build and we'll take some of your questions.

The other livestream will start this Friday, February 28th, at 10AM PST and run until 9PM PST. This one will focus purely on mechanics, features, and community. Starting at 10AM, we’ll sit down and play the game all day with each other and with all of you. Along the way, you'll learn more about the game, us, and gamma.

Sound good? We’d love for you to join us. Hit up our message board to ask a question and keep twitch.tv/uberentertainment on your web speed dials to join us. We’ll talk to you soon — and don’t forget that Gamma launches tomorrow.


Update #66

Gamma Feature Reveal: Replays, Alliances, Multi-Planet Spawns, And More!

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Planetary Annihilation has always been about incredible scale and features that let you make entire solar systems your playground. We’re going to push on this idea even harder in the game’s gamma phase with a new suite of features focused on giving you more options, more control, and even more epic experiences.

Two ways we’ll expand on the scale of Planetary Annihilation during the gamma phase is with multi-planet start spots and picture-in-picture. These are two of our most highly requested features — and with good reason. Multi-planet spawns will open up the game, allowing for users to battle interplanetary wars from the time a match starts. We’ll also make some changes to the system editor so it caters to this style of play.

You got your first taste of picture-in-picture mode last week when we debuted it in an update. During the gamma phase, we’ll continue building on picture-in-picture with unit-tracking and a “last notification mode” that instantly snaps your view to where an alert occurred. We expect to keep building on this tech in other ways, too.

Our in-game streaming video tech, Chronocam, has always been incredible. In gamma, we’ll bolster this offering by adding replays that are instantly accessible after matches end. You’ll receive a link that you can use to watch your last matches, even if you leave the client. Down the road, we’d like to add sharing so you can share your matches with everyone.

Also during the gamma phase, we’ll unleash Alliance Mode. Alliances will allow you to ally with several players either (a) before a match starts or (b) during. Allied players will share vision and will be able to share excess resources with each other. We also plan to roll out dynamic alliances. With a dynamic alliance, you’ll be able to break away from your alliance whenever you fancy.

These are all really cool features and just a few of the new options we’ll be giving you during the gamma phase. We can’t wait for you to get your first look at gamma this coming Thusrday, February 27th, when it hits as a free update.


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