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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.

You're In! Come Smash Some Planets With Us, Backers!

Posted by Planetary Annihilation Inc (Creator)
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Over the last three weeks, the entire Planetary Annihilation team has been laser-focused on two goals: chipping away at instability and piledriving performance issues. We’ve chased down and fixed edge cases, improved frame rates across the board, and we’ve solved some of the bigger, hairier issues that some users have been experiencing. Beta is more awesome than ever -- it’s stable, folks are having a good time, and the conversation is turning to mechanics and features instead of the bothersome bits inherent in early builds of a video game about blowing planets up.

Beta will never be perfect. That’s not what beta’s about. But, we’ve got the game experience to a place where we’re confident with moving on to enhancements. Enhancements like new units and even slicker optimizations and features.

We can’t wait to get the Unit Cannon in your hands, so you can start barfing units across solar systems. We also can’t wait for you to experience gates, which will allow your armies to invade planets far from their own. Orbital nukes are on deck, too. The scale of Planetary Annihilation is incredible. These things will make it, uh … incredible-r.

Since beta’s in such a great place and so many fantastic things are coming down the pipe, we’re granting instant access to anyone who has backed or pre-ordered the retail version. Specifically, if you pledged $20 (or $15) to our Kickstarter or pre-ordered Planetary Annihilation through the Uber store, you’re going to be smashing some planets with us really soon.

We’ll be letting folks into the game in waves. As you read this, in fact, we’re sending out the first wave of codes to users. Over the coming days, we’ll continue sending out codes until everyone is in. If you don’t get an invite today, don’t worry! We’ll get to you. We promise. Pinky swear!

Our heartfelt thanks goes out to everyone who pledged for or purchased our game. Without you, Planetary Annihilation wouldn't have been possible. You helped fund the game and you believed in our vision. And since we hit our goals, we've worked hard to deliver an intense experience that we believe you'll love. Thanks again, guys.

Whether you get your code today, in two days, or nine days from now, welcome to Planetary Annihilation. It's a video game about blowing stuff up. In space. With planets. And it's only going to get more awesome as we go. We’ll see you soon.

Sincerely,

Uber Entertainment

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    1. Missing avatar

      Stefan F on

      I just got enough time to play some PA and finalised my pledge. Remember to "finalise" guys.

      Now I wait for my support ticket to be seen to and have my key issued :)

    2. Andreas Bech on

      I hope i get my key soon

    3. Xenophon on

      Any word on when the retail keys from the Uber site will be out?

    4. Melissa Taylor on

      Looking forward tog etting my code!

    5. Christoph Zürcher on

      @Steven: Got my key yesterday and already tried the game. I hope you got your key by now.

    6. Chris Gripkey on

      I'm shaking with anticipation!

    7. Slizzard on

      Just got my invite 20$ backer.

    8. Steven Splint on

      I have not gotten my key yet, i'm wondering when that is going to happen.
      Have the other $15 backers gotten their keys yet?

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      Lokai on

      I just came to ask about that as well Phil, do you know how he did that?

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      SyDaemon on

      Awesome news! Looking forward to it!

    11. Matthew Robertson on

      Are the Add-On Keys activating at a different time? I've got one key but not the other?

    12. EvaUnit02 on

      Was concerned that you weren't handing out Steam keys, but just read a comment from a dude saying that that he hadconverted his Uber key into a Steam one. I hope that this is true, Steam is my preferred place for "collecting" my games.

    13. Garrood Dynasty on

      It's just icing on the cake, well done.

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      Koliup on

      Oh man. I can't wait to start smashing planets! Hooray for backing!

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      James Stuart on

      The two friends I backed this with both got a code and I didn't, oh well.

    16. Arbitrary Ranger on

      When I call in to work to play this game all day, this is what I'm going to tell them "We can’t wait to get the Unit Cannon in your hands, so you can start barfing units across solar systems. "

    17. Waqar Arshad on

      As one of the early bird backers, I'm surprised to have received a key only a few hours after this update was announced. Needless to say I'm stoked! Really looking forward to playing this so thank you Uber for the allowing all backers to play a bit early. It's much appreciated :)

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      Lokai on

      Awesome, you guys are excellent. I was never expecting to get anything except for the full game as an early bird backer, but now you've got me all excited to try it.

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      James on

      I'm so excited!! I really hope I don't have to wait 9 days. Thank you Uber! this game looks really great :)

    20. Michael House on

      @Nexus. Yes, scroll down and review the comments from Uber, one of them addresses this.

    21. Sheila Banning on

      Gave this kickstarter as a Christmas gift last year to my 2 sons - should have gotten 2 t-shirts, planet, blah blah blah. Nothin' I just forward all the updates to them, but since we never received the actual physical shirts, I'm assuming they got nothing else.

    22. Nexus on

      Will this also include those who backed with the $15 dollar early bird discount?

    23. fredgiblet on

      Awesome! This was one of my concerns about backing is that the "Beta" period would end up going WAY overtime without a publisher breathing down your neck, I'm glad to hear that I won't have to watch a couple dozen updates of "Almost finished!" before getting my hands on it.

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      CamoGaming on

      Thank you for the reply :)

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      John Christmann on

      I just found the Steam key conversion function, thank you Stephen.

    26. Planetary Annihilation Inc 2-time creator on

      We're also rolling out the extra retail keys some of you may have ordered, yes.

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      CamoGaming on

      Will the key I added on for $20 also get access?

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      mark foley on

      Well done guys. I've been in there on and off since the alpha and this has been a brilliantly managed KS from the start right up to now.

    29. Stephen Staver on

      I received my access / converted to steam key. Very smooth process.
      Thanks again, downloading now!!! :D
      I've been looking forward to this for so long.

    30. Matt_G on

      Haven't recieved a key yet so if the first wave is already out not everyone who pledged $15 got a key :(

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      John Christmann on

      I just got my access email, awesome! I was expecting a Steam key though, are we getting those at the game release?

    32. Rasmus Krogsager on

      Any word about the physical goods? :3

    33. Fuzzy Puffin on

      Yay. Are the waves random or are you handing out keys in order of backing? (i.e $15 first.)

      Btw when your servers can handle it, you should consider giving each backer a "demo key" for a beta of the game that would expire when the final version comes out. I'm not going to have any friends to play with...and, free advertising for you. :)

    34. Khanh Dinh on

      YES! Best news of the day! I kept hitting refresh on my email. Nothing yet. =D anxious for my key

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      Nathan on

      Will the Arkyd backers that are slated to get a copy of PA be issued keys as well by any chance? I am giving that key to a friend.

    36. Michael House on

      Sending early bird keys first also makes up for the omission :)

    37. Steve Bornstein on

      Will this apply to any extra copies that were ordered in addition to pledges? I backed at the $50 level but added on an extra copy for a friend of mine.

    38. Michael House on

      Early bird reporting in. Make sure to send out keys first (since we backed first!)

    39. Xenophon on

      Awesome! I can't wait!

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      Karl Malm on

      Ohohohoho. This is gonna be good.

    41. Planetary Annihilation Inc 2-time creator on

      William - $15 backers too. It was an omission. _ALL_ early backers.

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      William Otte on

      "Specifically, if you pledged $20 to our Kickstarter or pre-ordered Planetary Annihilation through the Uber store, you’re going to be smashing some planets with us really soon."

      I think it's incredibly super lame that you're treating the early bird backers like second class citizens.

    43. Stephen Staver on

      Finally!!! Thank you!!! <3

    44. ThomasN on

      Aaah, realtime perfection'll be a welcome change from the turnbased perfection I now have with Battle Worlds Kronos.

    45. Andy on

      Yippe ki-yay!!!