It’s been pretty busy around here since our last update. Like, busy-busy. Wicked busy, even. But, now we’re taking a breather because we’ve got some great news to celebrate: beta has been released. Beta! It’s out!
If you’ve pledged to receive the beta, you should be receiving an e-mail soon detailing how to get the game client and what to expect from Planetary Annihilation in its current form. For those of you in the alpha already, you’ll receive the beta just by updating the client.
Enjoy strapping rockets to asteroids and sending them on a crash course into the planets. Enjoy orbital weapons and surveillance. Enjoy launching tanks, bots, and other vehicles onto celestial bodies. Enjoy waging war on an interplanetary scale.
We think this trailer will set the mood well:
Ah, to be a fly on the wall at Uber Entertainment the last few weeks. We were crunching super hard on delivering beta, bashing out line after line of code and build after build. At one point, we generated over one thousand check-ins since the last alpha update. That’s a lot of check-ins!
And it was a lot in a super short time, too. But, that’s the great thing about Uber: we’ve got a load of incredibly talented, inspired, and dedicated folks eager to rock and roll. Despite the long days everyone has been coming into the office fresh and ready to tackle new features and even a few problems along the way.
This was an awesome experience to have, by the way, because we got to do it for you -- all of our backers and fans. Without you this dream of a game wouldn’t exist. Thanks for all the kind words, the support, the pledges, the questions, and the comments. You guys rule.
There are a lot of you who pledged strictly for the beta. We'd like to take a second and welcome you to Planetary Annihilation. Blow up some planets! Have fun!
Also, as we noted in the backer e-mail, do keep in mind that beta is beta; PA is a living, breathing game in development. It’s not “final.” Your experience will improve and change as we push out numerous optimizations, tweaks, and features.
Your input is very important to us, which is why we're rolling out the game in beta. If you have a comment or question or noticed a bug, swing by the PA message boards. We’re good at answering questions in there. Our community is also extremely helpful, too. Folks like SXX, Raevn, Cola Colin, ZaphodX, The Wrong Cat, knight, TheTrophySystem, and many others are great at giving folks a hand when they need it.
If you have a technical-related problem, or if you didn’t get your key, feel free to contact support. The e-mail for it is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, take a look at our FAQ to see if we’ve got an answer for your specific issues already.
So, what’s next? We’ll continue to make your experience as best as possible. Also, Galactic War, in-game community-related features, better modding support, and a mod marketplace are all on deck. And, actually, if you’re into modding, swing by our modding board right now -- it’s full of great creators.
Anyway, what are you waiting for? Load up the client and get moving, Founding Commanders -- these planets aren't going to annihilate themselves. Have fun!