Posts Tagged ‘Uber Entertainment’

Uber’s Jon Mavor Explains Planetary Annihilation

By Jim Rossignol on January 25th, 2013.


Planetary Annihilation was undoubtedly one of the strongest Kickstarter projects to have appeared since Double Fine set off the goldrush. A stellar pitch, a cap doff to Total Annihilation, and the tech lead from Supreme Commander pouring all of his ambitions into it: few games can boast anything like this, and consequently this game threatens seismic effects in the RTS genre. The man making that happen is Jon Mavor, and I thought it well overdue for us to catch up with what he was up to, and why he is making one of the most exciting games of 2013.
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Planetary Annihilation Kickstarter Blasts Past $2m

By Jim Rossignol on September 14th, 2012.


Uber Entertainment’s Total Annihilation-inspired Planetary Annihilation bid has already long surpassed its $900k goal, but is now soaring over $2m, with just hours to go. This means that a huge stack of stetch-goals have been unlocked, including naval units, orbital units, gas giants, and metal and lava planets. $2m means that the game gets a full orchestra-produced soundtrack, too. Amazing stuff.

This is an interesting pitch: nostalgia for an old franchise mixed with a genuine vision for the future of the RTS genre. I’d argue that the pitch video that Uber did for this – which you can see below – is one of the most convincing produced by any crowd-funding attempt. If you’ve not seen it, take a look. You’ll smile.
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Planetary Annihilation: Total Annihilation With Planets

By Nathan Grayson on August 16th, 2012.

This doesn't even begin to do it justice. Go watch the video. Seriously.

That headline may seem obvious, but wow. So Total Annihilation (and, more recently, Supreme Commander) were big, but Planetary Annihilation is shooting for the stars. And potentially shooting at them, as well. It’s all the absurdly large-scale mechanized warfare you’ve (probably) known and loved since the late ’90s, but now you can zoom out into space, build a fort on an asteroid, and then crash it into an enemy planet. So basically, total insanity. After the break, you’ll find a video from Super Monday Night Combat maestros Uber Entertainment explaining their ambitious RTS (ambitiouRTS, for short) and – yes – asking for money.

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Happy Mondays: Super Monday Night Combat

By Adam Smith on August 25th, 2011.

This is just super
EDIT: Now with trailer!

Monday Night Combat is getting a sequel and it’s going to be super. How do I know? Because that’s its name. Super Monday Night Combat. Uber Entertainment are looking to go up against League of Legends and DOTA 2, emphasising the game’s roots. Most pleasing of all, it will be free to play. That means, for now, it’ll only be on PC because Sony and Microsoft simply won’t allow such generosity on their stationboxes. The release date is as vague as “the next few months” but some details are already available. Overall, Uber are looking to slow the game down, giving players more time to think and plot strategies. All sounds good and as soon as we know more, you’ll know more. Click for trailer and pics of the three new characters.

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Monday Night Combat Free Weekend Is GO

By Quintin Smith on March 18th, 2011.

Do you see? It's like an ad for Gatorade! DO YOU SEE!

If you never got around to trying indie tower defense / multiplayer combat hybrid Monday Night Combat then you’d better just hold on to your hat, and if you’re not wearing a hat then go and get one and clutch it in both hands like you would a comfort blanket. As of right now MNC’s undergoing one of Steam’s excellent free weekends, and not only that, if you do decide to buy it then you’ll get a hefty 33% off. MNC’s been amassing plenty of positive reviews, and the trailer below should hint at why.
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Play Monday Night Combat On A Wednesday

By Quintin Smith on January 12th, 2011.

We knew colourful multiplayer future-scrap Monday Night Combat was coming out on PC on the 24th of January. We did. What we didn’t know, and by “We” I mean “I”, what I didn’t know, right, was that if you pre-order it on Steam you basically could have been playing the beta this whole time.
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Monday Night Combat Coming To PC

By Jim Rossignol on December 14th, 2010.


Splendid shooty arena game Monday Night Combat – which is a characterful Smash TV-like multiplayer game show action game with various different tactical elements thrown in to make it interesting – is coming to PC on 17th January. I guess that was revealed on Monday night, but oh well. Splendid news, anyway, as you can see from the trailer below. It’s a fairly cheap preorder, too.
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