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Planetary Annihilation Plans To Come To Linux

Gaming

Published on 17 August 2012 01:27 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
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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.


About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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