The kickstarter for Planetary Annihilation ended yesterday, and it was a huge success: They raised over $2,200,000 with a goal of only $900,000 dollars. The best part is that they announced everything that they will do with the extra money. There are new planet types, a full orchestral score, a making of documentary...

My personal favorite is that they're adding a Galaxy Meta-Game where each match you play has some effect on a giant war going on in a galaxy. Their vision is having clans battle it out over territory using individual matched games. It looks very fun.

This is my first kickstarter anything, but I hope to be sucked in like this again. It's fun feeling like you're in on the ground floor on something and you can watch it develop. I probably won't get my game until July of next year, but I'll be following its progress the whole time, waiting.

It's also nice getting a game made that the devs admit would never be published by a normal company. Kickstarter has enabled us gamers to get outside of the CoD-WoW-Halo-Skyrim Box (not that I didn't love those games, it's just that everything seems like a derivative of those these days).

jdodson   Admin wrote on 09/15/2012 at 02:22pm

Few RTS games are made, your right. Kinda wonder why, Starcraft 2 sold well... But that's a Bilzz game so...

I love the graphics in the stuff they have released so far. Plus it smacks of Unreal in that you can blow up planets and other awesome stuff that is less realistic and just plain fun to do.

BR   Supporter wrote on 09/15/2012 at 08:21pm

This game looks amazing. I'm so glad they raised so much more money over their goal. Having the possibility of destroying your enemy with an asteroid makes me extremely over joyed. Not to mention I played total annihilation and its by far one of my favorite RTS games of all time, and this is a super upgraded version of it.

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