Monday Night Combat developer Uber Entertainment has launched a new Kickstarter page for upcoming title Planetary Annihilation, which sees players waging war on a galactic scale. The goal is set for $900,000 with 29 days to go, and as of press time it sits a little over $33,000. If funded, the game will be available next July.
Real-time strategy games typically follow a similar formula, but Planetary Annihilation changes all of that. The developer takes its inspiration from Total Annihilation, but instead of waging war on a single planet, gamers will be able to use entire solar systems to create armies. They will be able to bombard other planets with drop ships, interplanetary cannons, and even asteroids pulled from orbit.
Planetary Annihilation allows for games to be played with as few as two players or as many as 40, but you can also hone your planet-destroying skills against the AI. Controlling your armies between systems should be a breeze thanks to an order queuing interface that lets you zoom in and out of warzones. You can even use multiple windows to keep an eye on several warzones at once.
If you feel like designing a new world to fight on, Uber Entertainment has you covered with the procedural planet creator. You are able to create custom or randomized maps and even share them with the entire Planetary Annihilation community.
Like all Kickstarter projects, Planetary Annihilation has multiple tiers for you to choose. There are two early bird tiers at $15 and $95, with the first going for the $20 tier and the second the $100 one. The first tier gets you a copy of the game for PC or Mac and an exclusive wallpaper, with higher tiers adding access to the beta, the soundtrack, Commander units, an art book, and more. The $10,000 tier allows you to talk with the developers at Uber on an ongoing basis, have lunch with the team, receive all future content for free, and become an honorary member of the dev team.