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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. Kyle Tamayo on

      So excited! Also, good way to make me want to increase my pledge... might just do that now.

    2. Roberto Zaragoza Gascón on

      Will we be able to switch between commanders when playing? I mean between the basic, progenitor and alpha?

    3. Patrick Gould on

      cant wait and thanks for the bounus uber i glad i splerged on the 10 now insted of 50

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      zurtri on

      This is really exciting. I'm glad the team are keeping updates coming. The new units look exciting but for me battling on a Lava planet is very exciting.

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      Recipricate on

      You can upgrade your pledge joseph.....

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      now I hate that I'm a early backer at 15, when I should of went for 95.

    7. KinnArchimedes/@Bland_Boy on

      100 dollar mark is getting more tempting. I'm holding off though on upping my tier till much closer to the end.

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      Elliott on

      Also, you should make a webpage (a whole page, not just an FAQ entry) on exactly what updates are available at what levels, how much they cost, and how to purchase them multiple times. And link it in every single update, because people seem to get confused about the upgrade system semi-frequently.

    9. Aaron Nguyen on

      If only I wasn't a broke college student I would definitely upgrade to $100 in an instant.... I hope we hit all the milestones!

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      Elliott on

      I think keeping the stretch goals closer together is helping (i.e. $200K between each goal, rather than $500K). Keep the updates up, and maybe include more progress shots of that image you keep stealth-updating on the front page. Boosting the $100 level is great. If you could do even more for that pledge level, it would really help the project along.

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      giant_snark on

      Check out the Kicktraq page for Planetary Annihilation. Kicktraq has all the functionality you're looking for and more.

    12. LoneWingman on

      I would love higher resolution versions of those commanders for wallpapers.

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      Njh on

      I wouldn't mind being able to grab that concept art as a wallpaper. Looks great!

    14. Brett James on

      Ah my god I can't handle how much awesome you have produced today alone.

    15. Simonious Rex on

      Where do I look to see how far along this game is right now?

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      Brad Fortin on

      So, if we don't hit these goals, does that mean we'll NEVER see lava and metal planets? or just that we'll have to wait for them to come in the form of DLC?

    17. Dexther on

      Lava planets... Sugoi... XD Please a second set of units... PLEASE!!! o/
      I like new straetch goal... XD
      Naval units goal unlocked more fast... (:

    18. Michael Magliocca

      So at the $100 level do you get both the Alpha and progenitor commander?

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      Gregory McKenna on

      So essentially when it comes to the metal planets we get to act like Orkz.

      "Oi, Boss! Datz a big moon dere!"

      "Datz no moon ya stupid git! Dats sometin we'ze gonna loot! WAAAGH!"

    20. David Hagerty on

      I really like the metal planet concept. It makes a great way to have T3/experimental-type units, and maintain some balance.

    21. Bob B. on

      You know how they say "when you've made the sale, stop selling"? - Don't stop. Keep selling. OMG keep selling. *throws more money at Kickstarter*

    22. Lollybomb on

      There is no question here. This campaign NEEDS to hit $1.5m at a minimum.

      Also, am I the only person who just had the thought of just trying to ram someone else's planet with a death star? Have I been mixing my Carmageddon with my Planetary Annihilation?

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      gastrop0d on

      Oh my god you can activate death stars and beam your enemy into oblivion!!!!!!! Best twist for metal world imaginable!

    24. Neil Herron on

      You might get more bites if, much like the Reaper Bones Kickstarter, you add optional additional purchases for special Kickstarter only skins. I donated $20 for the game but am not interested in any of the other tiers for various reasons. I would, however, be interested in having the option to buy extra skins and even the Miniature set. I do think all options should be cosmetic, though; nothing that alters the gameplay.

    25. BruceP - Chameleon Prime

      That's awesome, guys. Thanks for the update and info. :)

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      nateious on

      Holy crap the stretch goals keep getting better and better. Those commanders look amazing!

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      John on

      Wow. So excited for this.

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      Dustin on

      We asked.. You listened!! Thanks for bringing metal worlds back for the first time since the original TA!!!!! :D

      And i like your new twist on them, +1

      Metal worlds used to bring an entirely different dynamic and style of gameplay that really added to the replay value of the original TA. And if we got bored of the same build order, we just up'd the starting resources or add 'build time agreements' and then we had a whole new build order dynamic :D

    29. titub on

      Thank you, guys ! When another video ? That's will relaunch pledges !

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      Troy Mathis on

      Greatest update ever! Thank you! :D

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      william mauritzen on

      They mean "Metal" planet Iron Maiden and the planet White Snake.

    32. Gaël Beaudoin on

      Great reward for the 100$ tier! Thank you!

    33. Chris Norulak on

      love the idea of "ancient installations", can't wait!

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      Paul Little on

      Please, let there be 'scheduled, stackable' order system like in Supreme Commander. I hate having to give units one command... wait till they get there... another command. And so on.

      It's also rather fun to order nuke attacks on many targets in a row.

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      Gilberto DeSalvo on

      I also hate this idea of DLC or pay to win games, I'd rather pay up 20$ more up front than be nickled and dimed by a company to complete what feels like an unfinished product...see diablo 3.

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      @sykoste, you can see all pledge stats you want from kicktraq:

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      Florian Schwahn on

      All these updates and goals don't include the paypal donations so far.
      Are these donations just to few or is it possible that they do not contribute to reaching the stretch goals. The primary goal is obviously excluded, but what about now?

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      Moleculor on

      I'd love to have digital only tiers. I don't need physical rewards.

    39. Luke Keppler

      I don't want DLC unless it's free. I buy games whole or nothing. Let's get it in there.

    40. Joshua Irwin on

      The metal planets were always my favorite in total annihilation. Ah, the nostalgia another one would bring

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      Gilberto DeSalvo on

      Considering we are about at the half way mark for days on kickstarter and the funding is continuing at about 50k/day we should be able to hit all of the stretch goals listed so long as people continue funding at the current pace. The only goal which would probably not be unlocked is the 5th goal, unless it looks very attractive and gets everyone to donate more :).

    42. Zach Roberts on

      Am I understanding that you might be able to "drive" the metal planet space stations?

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      sykoste on

      there seems no way of stopping this now - at some point someone is going to have to scream 'FINISH THIS GAME ALREADY'

      What I really want to see is a graph that shows the amount backed per day over the timespan so we can all get a real view of whether this is accelerating or slowing down. That way you could also see what is a priority - if lava world slows a bit and then battle planet zooms ahead fast that is the fans saying - "do battle planet weapon station thingy first!

    44. Rivfader on

      hopes for moon variations

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      Levi Smith on

      So glad we've reached the first major milestone. Keep the updates coming!

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      MaddogZenon on

      @David - They could release as DLC.

    47. Greg on

      They are making specific unit types to correspond with the planets as well.

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      David on

      WE NEED THOSE METAL PLANETS holy crap I wish they weren't a stretch goal. that means there's a possibility that they might not make it in :[

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      spiffytech on

      Huzzah! I'm looking forward to playing with the beastly Alpha commander!! I and Death Stars! I Who can forget Death Stars?