A new Kickstarter project called Planetary Annihilation is exciting many Linux gamers with plans that this forthcoming RTS will be available for their favorite platform.
Several Phoronix readers, including the Planetary Annihilation developers themselves, have written into Phoronix this morning with word that the next-generation RTS will see a native Linux port.
In a post today on their Kickstarter page
, "You spoke, we listened; Linux support is confirmed. This is not a stretch goal. We are supporting it right out of the gate."
The developers describe the game as, "Planetary Annihilation brings Real-Time Strategy to a new generation of gamers in a way they’ve never been seen before: Total Annihilation-inspired gameplay on a planetary scale...We all know that the RTS genre has taken a hit. There just aren’t that many quality original RTS games coming out. If you love to play games like Total Annihilation your options are pretty limited. This is where Planetary Annihilation comes in. It is meant to be a truly innovative spin on what RTS games can and should be."
For more information on this real-time strategy game exciting many Linux gamers, visit the Kickstarter page
and/or view the promotional video below. As of publishing they have raised $359,974 USD of their $900,000 goal with 28 days remaining to their crowd-sourced fundraising drive.