Here’s the first in a new category of posts, the Kickstarter Projects. For anyone who hasn’t encountered Kickstarter before, it’s a website dedicated to funding projects in a wide variety of categories by public donations. It was on this website Double Fine’s Tim Schafer announced that if he could raise $400,000 dollars, he would create a new Double Fine adventure. After raising over $2 million dollars in two weeks, he promised a little more (raised over $3 million in the end). On this blog, I’ll post about the Kickstarters I’ve donated to and how much.
This project is Planetary Annihilation, a game I invested in mid last year and is a real-time strategy game set on planetoids, moons, asteroids and solar systems. It has a cartoony and light-hearted feel to it and was created by Uber Entertainment Inc, also responsible for Super Monday Night Entertainment and Moon Breakers.
The best way to get an idea of this game is watch the video below which shows what I hope is actual game play. It depicts a game where you fight over entire planets and moons and even utilise asteroids and the sun’s gravity as weapons.
Planetary Annihilation launched on Kickstarter on 16 August, 2012 with a goal of $900,000 and finished on 15 September, 2012 with a total funding of $2,229,344 with 44,162 backers. $20 of that was mine.
Planetary Annihilation is available for pre-order on its website.