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Planetary Annihilation Released For Linux Gamers

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Published on 19 June 2013 09:02 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
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Planetary Annihilation, a real-time strategy game out of Uber Entertainment, is now available in alpha form on Linux.

The final release of Planetary Annihilation isn't expected until year's end for all major platforms, but Uber Entertainment is keeping the Linux developments in-step with OS X and Windows. Thus, available now is the alpha release of Planetary Annihilation for Linux gamers.

This game is developed largely by the teams that also created the Total Annihilation and Supreme Commander games. The game started as a Kickstarter campaign. Its web-site describes the title as "[bringing] Real-Time Strategy to a new generation of gamers in a way that’s never been seen before- taking large scale real time strategy games from the past to gameplay on a planetary scale."

When writing last year that this game would come to Linux, it excited many Phoronix readers and led to lots of discussions in the forums. Now with the alpha game being out, there's also screenshots to see and other information being shared.

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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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