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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.
44,162 backers pledged $2,229,344 to help bring this project to life.

New Add-ons, Stretch Goals, Commander Concepts

Posted by Planetary Annihilation Inc (Creator)

Hello Kickstarters!

UPDATED 6:03 PM PST: Clarified minimum requirements for add-ons

In honor of reaching the $1M milestone we are adding a few things to the $95+ tier and revealing our next stretch goal.


Alpha Commander - A unique, in-game commander model designed especially for our Alpha users. See concept art below.

PA Commanders Miniature Set - We’re partnering with a certain miniature company you Kickstarter fans know and love to bring you THREE high quality 3-4 inch miniatures of PA Commanders. These include the Progenitor and Alpha commanders as well as a secret commander that we’ll talk more about later!

If you are pledged at the $95 tier or above you automatically get these additional rewards.


$1,500,000 - Lava and Metal Planets

We’re excited to introduce two new types of planets- lava and metal. Lava is extremely volatile but provides vast amounts of energy and raw materials. Geothermal plants and liquid metal processing mines provide the next level of resource extraction technology. Build in strategic locations to take advantage of the natural defense provided by rivers of flowing lava.

That’s no moon. It’s a space station! Metal planets are wandering relics of wars long past, giant artificial battle stations that can be recycled or reactivated to bring a new level of destruction. Harness the lost knowledge and brute power of the ancients by repairing their installations. Then take over the control structures and rain destruction on your opponents.


We hit the ground running when we reached our primary goal and started to design and develop some of the Commander concepts further. Here's an early look at the limited edition Progenitor and Alpha Commander:

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    1. Solkan on

      Upgrade to $100(+15) pledge could interest me but I would see more about these Commander Miniatures.

      I think it's Reaper Miniatures, one of the best ranges. I noticed they pledged you. ^_^

    2. Paul O'Sullivan on

      I think there should be an additional reward for the $20 dollar tier to make it more enticing as most people pledge $20-$25 on every project I've seen as the $100 pledge already looks over loaded.
      How about a $30 early bird with access to this content? Or make the $30 beta access and the $40 extra game content.
      Why should 2/5 of your audience and supporters miss out on a big piece of game content simply because that is all they can give at this current time?

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      Faark on

      Don't really like the 1m5 goal but gas giants are nice, hope we at least reach this goal. And i hope you have some awesome stuff ready for the remaining goals :)

    4. Archmage on

      My point was: I hope there will be added a tier in between 100 and 250 with something more interesting than peoples handwriting :P

    5. Archmage on

      I pledged 100$ right from the start, which is quite generous considering im un-employed. I did it for 2 reasons: first and most important reason: I want this game!, Second reason: the 100$ pledge had the most interesting awards. However i don't see how getting a poster and peoples autograph warrants another 150 dollars. If there was something in between however it might be worth a look.

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      Ben Anderson on

      I bet those metal planets are going to be tough to take down!
      Astroids might just bounce off...

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      Caleb Boswell on

      Upped from $25 to $101 this is going to be awesome :D

    8. cthellis on

      One wonders if João Carlos Bastos will realize that "to get all the content" he would have had to pre-bump his pledge to $50 right out of the gate (for the limited "Progenitor" commander model), and pre-canceled his pledge before he pre-pledged it. :-Þ


      Over the moon to see you guys able to make a run for it. NOW GET TO WORK!


    9. DagothAgahnim(Menarra) on

      Very nice designs, and getting more stuff for my $95 tier is always nice :D

      Congrats on the $1M mark, I hope it makes every stretch goal!!

    10. Ken-Rino "KennyBall" Johnsen on

      what? they don`t take away anything, they give more back to they who give allot. I have a pledge over the 100$Tier and this news made me so happy, i get more stuff as a thanks. they show their thanks by adding more stuff, NOT take anything away from the previous tiers.
      They working their ass off to make this game for us, so I`ll give some off my time in return this weekend to them by working overtime at my work to make more money to up my pledge.
      I don`t have a clue how i will like this game. but i love TA, SC and SCFA. I still play allot of SC on LAN & WAN it will be awesome to get a successor for this games. Like anything new it will be like "what the hell is this" in the beginning, but my guess is this game will be Totally Awesome in one way or another.

      (OFFTOPIC: SC2 sucks by the way because of square enix ruined the game by small multiplayer maps. i don`t know if square enix made the maps smaller, but like in DS3 who square Enix had a finger in got Ruined, I just have to blame someone :p)

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      Peter F. on

      Is Joao Carlos Bastos retarded? How did he come to that conclusion?

    12. Akryum on

      João Carlos Bastos > Troll spotted. Nothing to add.

    13. Marc Davies on

      Agreed as much as id love to have the Alpha Commander and the Progen commander i dont get paid till after the deadline so I cant up my pledge more which makes me sad but im not throwing a tantrum over something as trivial as a model Skin

    14. James on

      João Carlos Bastos, you aren't locked out of anything. What the hell are you talking about?

      If you don't pledger the $100, you don't get a special ingame commander. It's not that big a deal. The other stuff is not ingame: T-Shirts, miniatures, a special edition box. It's Uber's way of saying thanks.

      It's going to be an awesome game and you're not really missing out on anything important by not pledging more. These guys at Uber are going to be working their butts off (especially Mavor), and my hat is off to all of them.

      There's no need for you to throw your toys out of the pram just because you don't get some silly bonus stuff.

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      João Carlos Bastos

      So let me get this straight: in order to have all in-game content, I have to bump my pledge to $95?

      Sorry, but I can't afford that much, and wouldn't drop it anyway on a project that, while it has the best of intentions, there's no guarantee the final result will meet our expectations, considering there's no playable sample for us to try and judge.

      As a result, I will cancel my pledge. I wish you all the best, but I don't agree with locking out part of the in-game content (big or small) unless one is willing to spend 4 or 5 times the cost of the final game.

      Gamers complain, rightfully, when big publishers remove content to include as retailer exclusive DLC, or to sell it afterwards as DLC, but now it seems these practices are spreading to "indie" developers, especially on Kickstarter, since the logic behind it is the same, or in fact even worse, since in this case we aren't paying for a fully realized product (maybe one that even has a playable demo), we are paying for intentions, with no way of knowing if the final result will be worth it.

    16. Dezplezzed on

      Oh god, everytime I think we're going to achieve the most important goal and I start to relax, they unveil another awesome thing which simply MUST be in the game.


    17. Marc Davies on

      As much as I love the Progenitor commander! and the Alpha makes me want to boost my pledge lol. I think the progenitor commander should Pay homage to TA i think it would be a good way to give the fans a bit more praise plus i think alot of people would love the nostalgia of seeing an ARM or CORE looking commander roaming the battlefield Of course though keep it within the art style you guys have going

    18. Awaras on

      @Night Nord: That's not his head, it's a rocket launcher or something. I think the their 'heads' are the little lights in the middle of the chest.

    19. Alexander Popp on

      Metal plants... like the Core homeworld in TA... very nice!!! I hope we get this goal... I mostly played "metal"-maps in TA :)

    20. Proarbiter on

      looks epic! keep it up with all the good ideas and concept art!

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      Daniel on

      Finally funded as I got some money and I wondered, have you guys thought about planet cracking stuff? It might be hard, I don't really know about making games myself so you'd know, but I think it would be awesome to have some sort of giant laser or bombs that can split planets in half, or into smaller pieces. And then like you could still have mobile space bases on these planet chunks.

      Another way of doing it on land could be having a unit that can burrow down to the contre of the planet and blow it up from the inside? So if you could get these on an enemy planet you totally destroy them, that would awesome. Burrowing units in general could be really good, making tunnels for your army to go through, or just collapsing buildings into the ground at your enemies base. Well those are just some thoughts, this game looks absolutely amazing, so glad to see it funded. Thanks guys!

    22. Night Nord on

      Alpha commander is not very good in terms of it's head (too big, doubled. It conflicts with rest of the body), IMO. Or that's just resemblance of the fact that it is alpha? =)

    23. LOTSL on

      squeeee!!! need more time on the kickstarter to get to the metal and lava planets they are totally a must same with naval planets! would have thought the progenitor to look a bit more like the rook from demigod, although the commander looks cool just the norm's rocket pods at the top look a tad more intimidating, but progenitor would kick ass if it had a rocket pod or so emerge from the shoulders sorta like iron man in the 1st movie

    24. Lukas Samuelsson on

      Upped my pledge to a 115$ Would be really sweet if you could relocate planets and asteroids to block the sun for your enemy. If there is some sort of technology for solarpower this will become useless with the sun blocked. I think that that would be an excellent strategy to be available to explore.

    25. Andrew Pierce on

      @Uber: You might want to add a new $99 tier (limited to 1 backer) that explains that all backers of $95+ get the miniatures, this way new backers will be able to easily see what you actually get for those tiers and hopefully encourages them to pledge at these higher levels.

    26. Sam Allen on

      ok ok upped my pledge to 100

    27. Kristof on

      dyson sphere's would be awesome, seeing it evolve from a single orbital line to a complete structure engulfing an entire star would be amazing!

    28. Copec on

      Are the commanders just cosmestic or sidegrades?

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      Ewells on

      What happens if we crash an ocean planet into a lava planet? :D

    30. Kerrash on

      I wonder if the next hidden level, is a Dyson Sphere? :P

    31. Mark on

      Awesome update indeed! XD

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      Scott Wilson on

      two words


      excitement levels growing, expectations nearing the redline......congratulations and thankyou for making this awesome awesome tribute/grandchild for my favouritest ever game TA.

    33. Brett James on

      @narbeh , me neither!

    34. Patrick on

      Congratulations on reaching the 1M mark and many, many thanks for this awesome update!

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      narbeh mehdikhani on

      I haven't been this excited for a game since I played total annihilation on my pentium 2 computer.

    36. flaillomanz on

      How many units do you think we can have, total, on the battlefield at once? Ignoring, of course, how good of a computer one has.

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      wannabeapilot on

      i wish you would swap this with the other stretch goal

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      adrian villanueva on

      I can"t wait to make my own units, like a borg ship that assimilates everything in it's path ?

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      Gabriel Morin on

      Death Stars! They listened :D ! I imagine we'll be able to mine them for metal or reactivate them, interesting tactical choices.

      The whole idea of transforming asteroids into death machines makes me think of how they send self-replicating machines on Phobos and Deimos to mine them and eventually outfit them with reactors to move them around in the Mars Trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson.

    40. Raymon "Vay" on

      .drool. i definitely cant afford alpha but the progenitor concept looks amazing! O.O

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      mrppants on

      Dyson spheres! Make it so...

    42. Robert Maynard on

      I have to say when I read the name of the stretch goal I was like "urrgh, what even IS a metal planet", but I love the description. Especially if they're only up to the size of a large moon, to balance the extraction potency or keep their mobility realistic. Then it's an awesome planet-busting weapon. Super cool. And lava planets are essentially just young rock planets, so that's cool.

    43. Joshua P. on

      Does this mean we will be able to inflate metal asteroids into death spheres; in addition to finding smaller war relics; and that dyno-doomed, Earth style, planets become recolonizable lava worlds? For Cybertron!

    44. Peter Newman on

      Metal Planets in TA always seemed kind of lame, it was free resources... but now that they are relic battle stations, they seem awesome!

    45. Leng Yang on

      Man, I remember Metal Planets!

      Unlimited source of metal = line(s) of Big Berthas!

      Can't wait!

    46. John Michael Guerrero on

      Miniatures?? Hell YES! :D

    47. James on

      OMG. Each update makes me a little more excited. :)

      I hope the planets are bigger than in the preview tho...