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    Planetary Annihilation RTS

    If this post comes across as a prewritten endorsement then apologies, I saw this recently and looked like it had the potential to be great - an RTS in the vein of TA, with interplanetary combat.

    Here's the kickstarter page:

    Linky

    And the main site:

    http://planetaryannihilation.com/

    Looks like, if done well it could turn out quite excellently, and the team seems to have decent enough credentials. Sorry if this comes across all advert-y, but seeing a promising new RTS game always gets me excited.

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    Advert-y or not, thanks for the link. I really, really like the sounds of this.

    In some ways it looks like a cross between TA and what Spore should've been. Too bad the target is so ridiculously high as to be real tricky to reach. Still, I just pledged for the hell of it because this sounds exactly like what I wanted.
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    Just watched the trailer. When I saw that bombing run, I suddenly felt the urge to reinstall TA. Also, using rocket-propelled comets as projectiles is absolutely brilliant. This looks promising, hopefully they'll make their goal, I would love to see this happen.
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    This could be good, but unless they pay Notch to tweet about them I just can't see their Kickstarter succeed.

    PS. Not going to back them up, until at least one good 500k+ USD game funded on KS is released I consider KS a Nigerian Spam site with a crowdfunding twist.
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    So you claim "planetary annihilation"... but your planet is the size of a medium TA map.

    Nice try, but no banana.

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    Those planets don't look very big at all... it really seems like a large SupCom map spread across a number of planets. Either that or they're showcasing some very small planets. Or the units are huge. Either way, it takes the shine off it.

    I kind of like the concept so I hope it succeeds, but $900,000? Good luck with that.

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    Sweeeeeet! I was laughing maniacally at the video, awesome.

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    My brain just exploded at how good this game looks.

    FINALLY A DECENT LOOKING RTS, one that pertains to TA no less!

    Kickstarting this IMMEDIATELY

    If I can load my units on to dropships, then dropships on to cruiser, then all out again in somebody's back garden I may actually shit everywhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by FriendlyFire View Post
    Advert-y or not, thanks for the link. I really, really like the sounds of this.

    In some ways it looks like a cross between TA and what Spore should've been. Too bad the target is so ridiculously high as to be real tricky to reach. Still, I just pledged for the hell of it because this sounds exactly like what I wanted.
    Well they've gone over 10% of target inside of a day

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    I'll definitely invest in this. TA is one of my favourite RTS games, and I've had a fondness for rocket-propelled asteroids ever since I discovered them GalCiv 2. I hope there is some depth to the actual combat though, since while the planetary warfare and destruction mechanics look like great fun, it won't be lasting without some core depth.

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    Whoa whoa whoa. Did that actually represent the gameplay or was it just a cgi trailer? Looks damn awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jnx View Post
    Whoa whoa whoa. Did that actually represent the gameplay or was it just a cgi trailer? Looks damn awesome.
    Just a CGI mockup of what it might look like.

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    I want this. Even if they only get to about 75% of what their mockup looks like, I want this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnx View Post
    Whoa whoa whoa. Did that actually represent the gameplay or was it just a cgi trailer? Looks damn awesome.
    It looked like a combination of in-game assets (you can see some in the footage after the trailer) and cgi. But it does represent what they want the game to play like.

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    I hope they have a variety of units.

    Sup Com 2 got that part really wrong.

    A tank with extra barrels does not distract me from wanting BIGGER TANKS

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    ...just gotta go change my underwear, and sell my firstborn so that I can afford to pledge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Swayze View Post
    FINALLY A DECENT LOOKING RTS, one that pertains to TA no less!
    Have you played a game called "Supreme Commander 2"

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    So that actually was not gameplay footage ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohorovicic View Post
    Have you played a game called "Supreme Commander 2"
    *Supreme Commander 1

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    Sup Com 1 was an unoptimized mess.

    I'm running a beast and it STILL slows down.

    Sup Com 2 was a console game with console concessions.

    Nothing has touched TA for fun and the sense of unfolding chaos.

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