Posts Tagged ‘Total Annihilation’

Total Annihilation Finally Invades Steam

Beyond boring corporate sales figures and the often-unreasoning acclamation of fanaticism, there’s one simple way to define a classic videogame: when you refer to a new game as “like X meets Y“, X and Y are probably classics [are those prequels to Z? -‘funny’ ed.]. So consider Stardock’s Brad Wardell telling us “Ashes of the Singularity is like Total Annihilation meets Company of Heroes meets Kohan”, or our old Nathan declaring “Planetary Annihilation is like Total Annihilation with planets.” The conclusion? Total Annihilation is a classic. The 1997 RTS has lived on GOG and other digital stores for ages, but has only now touched down on Steam.

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Atari Auction Implies New Chris Taylor’s Total Annihilation


Everything is in place for Chris Taylor to make a sequel to Total Annihilation, thanks to Wargaming picking up the Total Annihilation IP in a recent auction of Atari properties. Taylor, of course, came under the armoured umbrella the World Of Tanks company when they purchased Gas Powered Games earlier this year. By connecting the inevitabilities, we can see what needs to happen here. Wargaming also picked up Masters Of Orion, while Rebellion got Battlezone (I predict a speculative nostalgia Kickstarter there) and Stardock got the Star Control IP.

Thanks, Kevin.

Planetary Annihilation: Total Annihilation With Planets

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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