Planetary Annihilation gets over $2.2 million via Kickstarter

Kickstarter has once again been used to help fund an upcoming PC game, and this time it's not a classic game revival but an original title from developer Uber Entertainment. The team, best known for their action game Monday Night Combat, launched their Kickstarter campaign a month ago to fund Planetary Annihilation, a ambitious space-based RTS game that features both planetside and planet-to-planet combat.

The official campaign ended earlier today and the final total raised was over $2.2 million, well above its first goal of $900,000. During that time, the campaign blew through all of its stretch goals as well, including adding in the Galactic War mode, along with adding a full orchestral score and even a documentary of the making of the game.

The Planetary Annihilation Kickstarter fund raising drive is now the third biggest ever for a PC game, with only Wasteland 2 and Double Fine's untitled adventure game raising more money in their previous campaigns.

Even though the Kickstarter effort is over, the official Planetary Annihilation website is still taking donations via PayPal, which include most of its Kickstarter campaign donation tiers. Uber Entertainment plans to release the final game for PC, Mac and Linux platforms in mid-2013.

Source: Planetary Annihilation Kickstarter page | Image via Uber Entertainment

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