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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.

Planetary Annihilation Update Goes Live, Enters Gamma Phase Of Development!

Posted by Planetary Annihilation Inc (Creator)
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In alpha, we introduced you to Planetary Annihilation. In beta, we gave you big, epic moments. During the gamma phase of development, we'll give you brand new ways to play and experience Planetary Annihilation.

Today, we released an update to Planetary Annihilation that ushered in the game's "gamma" phase of development. This update includes a totally rebuilt and streamlined front-end, as well as brand new lobbies that make it easier for players to join the games they want. This sets the table for further user interface updates that'll be unveiled in gamma.

The concept of "alliances" also debuted today. In free-for-all games, players can now set up alliances pre-match. We packed our epic orchestral score into today's update as well. This stunning soundtrack has over an hour's worth of content.

Over the course of gamma, we'll be rolling out a ton of features that'll make it easier to connect with others, team up, browse games, compare stats, and interact. We'll also push Planetary Annihilation's incredible scale to a new level with features focused on giving you more options, more control, and even more epic moments. You can read more about these features here:

We think you'll love what we added. Now jump into a (newly-redesigned) lobby and enjoy!

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    1. Robert Ridley
      Superbacker
      on

      I noticed that the green zone were I can spawn my commander is absent on the planets which are generated. Is there a setting that I need to adjust?

    2. Ross Harkin on

      Can you please add back in the economy multiplier for AI? AI is far too difficult without it.

    3. Al Billings
      Superbacker
      on

      Ok. I'm an idiot. I see it on the site now. My bad. Thanks!

    4. Al Billings
      Superbacker
      on

      I see the bit in update 51 and I've gone to the "finalize my pledge" link but I still have no access to anything. The link to finalize just takes me to a page that says I should hear from you soon.

    5. Al Billings
      Superbacker
      on

      "Al - Everyone who was a backer can already play. What are you talking about?"

      Can you point to the specific update (out of 68) that says how to get access?

    6. Sal
      Superbacker
      on

      Disregard, am caught up on that via the login and converting my key to Steam. Thanks!

    7. Gaël Beaudoin on

      The game is not finished but it's already super fun. If you're a backer dive in, it's already worth it!

    8. Sal
      Superbacker
      on

      Can the Beta be accessed through Steam for backers?
      Sorry if this has been addressed before. I am on some downtime and am just catching up on all the happenings.

    9. Henrik Danielsson on

      Ok, I had missed update #49, but still...

    10. Henrik Danielsson on

      This has gone way too fast btw.. In update #54 it was "[perpetual beta] until done". Now it's "everyone has access". It's far from done and should still be labeled [late] Alpha or early Beta if you ask me, considering the major features still being added.

    11. Henrik Danielsson on

      Um.. that's weird. So the game is officially finished and released? Why else do the $15+ backers have access?

    12. Planetary Annihilation Inc 2-time creator on

      Al - Everyone who was a backer can already play. What are you talking about?

    13. Al Billings
      Superbacker
      on

      It is just kind of annoying to see month after month of "Come look at this WONDERFUL update" that at least half of us can't even see. We're up to "gamma" versions now (and a year later) and we still can't even play anything.

    14. Henrik Danielsson on

      That would make sense, yes. Maybe they'll give full-game-backers access to release candidates though.

    15. Al Billings
      Superbacker
      on

      When do all of us that didn't sign up for "beta" access get access? On final full release?