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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.

Announcing the Theta Commander!

Posted by Planetary Annihilation Inc (Creator)

As we start to head into the holiday season, we have an early present for all our backers! As part of our pre-order campaign, we announced the new Theta Commander. As an early backer, you get this unique commander as well! Sweet, huh? Here is an early concept of the Theta Commander.

Next, a warm welcome to Elijah, Kevin and Mike, all who recently joined Uber’s engineering team.

We’ve been quiet on updates, but working hard. Between the big updates, we are still updating as often as possible with smaller bits of information on places like Facebook, Twitter, the forums, and now, Google +. A lot of cool progress and updates have snuck out. Read on for a re-cap. 

What’s been going on since last we spoke:

  • We had a Planetary Annihilation live stream on last week. You can watch it there or up on our YouTube channel.
  • We launched our pre-orders (The Theta Commander, remember?) For all you early backers, you don’t need to do anything here, but if you have friends who missed the early backing, and want a chance to get in on alpha or beta, and get the Theta Commander themselves when the game comes out, this is the way! Find it at! And as always, they can find out more game information at
  • We’ve done a number of “this week in the forums” posts up on Facebook for folks who don’t hang out on the forums, recapping a number of dev posts and discussions. Nov 17 is here, Nov 10 is here, and there are older ones as well that can be found up there. We try and post these most Saturday’s at 9AM Pacific Time, and future ones will go to both Facebook and Google+.
We’re looking forward to having more exciting things to show and talk to you all about in the coming months. We really recommend watching the Live Stream to see some great early work on path finding and solar system generation. 

And an important note for ALL BACKERS - we still have a large number of incomplete finalizations. If you wanted a chance to upgrade your backing level or buy additional keys, you’ll have until the end of the month - the end of December, 2012 that is. After that time, you will not be able to upgrade or add keys at the discounted price again. Especially if you’re at the $100 ($95), $150 or higher reward tiers, it is urgent that you finalize these soon if you want to make sure you start getting items as soon as they’re available. If we don’t have your shipping information, we can’t send it to you! Some of these items will take a number of months to design, manufacture and ship, so we have to start soon.

Thanks all for your support so far, and we’ll try and get one more update out before the holidays, and in the meantime, have a fantastic holiday season, and get your armies ready for Planetary Annihilation next year.


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    1. Missing avatar

      thomas on

      I payed $90 but I live in the uk what should I do?

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      vastowen456 on

      whats it on? alpha? prealpha? or beta? Cuz I should have it if its on beta :P

    3. Inquisitioner on

      Now this is awesome.

    4. VaultBoyX on

      I back KS with 50$ but i want to raise to 90$ for the alpha bundle.. where do I paid the 40$ left? im confused because it keep me sending to , same issue

    5. Aaron King Smith Caprino on

      when is the alpha coming out?

    6. Planetary Annihilation Inc 2-time creator on

      We've tried to post it in a number of emails and updates, but please get in touch with us directly at pakickstarter at uberent dot com - it's hard to track information here, and even harder to look up the status of people's finalization here. Thanks!

    7. Chris Gripkey on

      When I finalize it (basically) dead ends here.
      Does that mean I've finalized my pledge?And, if so, how can I access my account and upgrade my account? I find the finalization email less than helpful atm.

    8. James Shaw on

      REQ: Dance Commander please

    9. Amenephis

      I don't know who Kevin and Mike are, but I've been here all along!

      (kidding, of course)

    10. Rand Chua TL on

      Yay a new Commander!

    11. Andy Matthews on

      Oops. I see that you're already addressing it. Sorry.

    12. Andy Matthews on

      I'm really excited about the updates you guys are sending out but could you please pay a little closer attention to the size of the images you attach to your emails? The Theta command image was 250k and 800px wide. Trying to read that email on my iPhone was impossible because the image forced the email window way too wide.

      I love the artwork and I'm really excited to see it, but a smaller version might be just as appropriate.

    13. Yourtime on

      awesome thanks for the update!

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      Dale Oliver on

      " If you wanted a chance to upgrade your backing level or buy additional keys, you’ll have until the end of the month - the end of December, 2012"

      I was wondering how i can do this ?

    15. Wulfsige85 on

      oh and welcome Elijah, Kevin and Mike and goodluck to u all

    16. Wulfsige85 on

      thx for the update and @uber thats what she said lol so sorry i could not resist

    17. Chris Shannon on

      I have a serious question: This GIANT COMMANDER, would you classify him as SUPREME? May I?

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      Luke Scammell on

      I *LOVE* the giant email commander :D

    19. Jonathan Alec Lapkoff on

      Awesome! Thanks for the updates and welcome to the new members of the crew!

    20. Elijah Leffingwell on

      Always glad to see more Elijahs doing good in the world. Goodluck Elijah, Kevin, and Mike.

    21. BruceP - Chameleon Prime

      Yay, big commander with a big update! :)

    22. Southrop on

      @Uber, do backers on Kickstarter get entered to win the Logitech Desktop Bundle (and other awesome hardware)?

    23. Planetary Annihilation Inc 2-time creator on

      Jeramy - we did. ;) It was in the update. We will now tease you about it.

    24. Jeramy Staub on

      You should really post stuff on Google+ too.

    25. Eric Ritchey on


    26. Jason Truxal on

      Was not big enough in email, please follow up with quadruple the size.

    27. Jordan Cohen on

      I figured the GIANT COMMANDER was a feature, not a bug :-)

    28. Planetary Annihilation Inc 2-time creator on

      And we're fixing the GIANT COMMANDER in the emails. Sorry about that. But see? He's ENORMOUS!