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Linux Planetary Annihilation

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Loafers, 22 Aug 2012.

  1. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    So do I, shall we have some predictions?

    1. Map Editor (think currently they just have randomly generated maps)
    2. Something to do with Black Holes and Suns

    ps: I'm going to be well annoyed if its something awesome and we don't get there (maybe they will release it as DLC at a later date)
     
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    [ZiiP] NaloaC Well-Known Member

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    Well, they've pretty much said that there will be both Mod support as well as a Map Editor. The FAQ lists it as being a procedural map generator, but the interview that they have given make it sound a bit more involving than that.

    Black holes would be awesome, but even with this sense of scale, perhaps a bit too grandiose.

    I'm excited about the Gas Giants a lot because of the additional orbital stuff (Starship Trooper defence turrets, yes please!).
    A Dsyonsphere might be a bit far fetched (only ever attempted to make them in Space Empires, never got to actually turn it on).

    Regardless, I've got a bit of faith with the devs, hell I even really enjoyed Demigod! Hopefully they will release the additional stretch goals as DLC after release should there be a big enough slew of sales.
     
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    [ZiiP] NaloaC Well-Known Member

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    Hehe, as soon as they said miniatures were going to be included in the pledge, I was all over it :D
     
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    It's really slowed down over the last few days, averaging an increase of about $35k a day. That said, if that stays on track, they should raise the $1.5m in the 9 days left.
     
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    Aye, if we make that at the very least it would be awesome.

    Hell, making the baseline goal is awesome, the stretchgoals just add to it all. Some of the comments on the Kickstarter page are becoming very whiney and egotistical.

    I would imagine that if they release a news update, there will be an increase in pledges and the inevitable surge towards the last couple of days.

    Still, water planets, gas giant, lave and metal planets along with naval units and advanced orbital units is nothing to sneeze at!
     
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    Definitely not! As I said, if we get that far I'll be absolutely stoked!

    Good news is that Kicktraq has this project hitting $1.67m
     
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    That's dropped from 1.72 million since yesterday.
     
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    As long as it doesn't drop below $1.5m I'll be happy.

    Uber said they have a major update for everyone 'later this week' - so hopefully that should help bring in a few more donors.
     
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    Cei pew pew pew

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    Upped my pledge!
     
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    Good on you sir! :D
     
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    We're roughly $70K off gas giants at the moment.

    New update came out describing new digital-only pledge tiers at $90 and a new tier that gets a planet named after you at $150.

    T-shirt design ideas released too.

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    I really really like this one, its just gorgeous! I really really want a planet named after me too! Oh, I need to win the lottery this week!

    EDIT: I have just entered the lottery.

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    Haha! I like it Parge! :D

    If I had a winning ticket, I'd certainly dump 10K into it :D
     
  14. Loafers

    Loafers What's a Dremel?

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    Well, we are going to require a shitload of cash in the final week to make it happen..... but I SO WANT IT!

    PEOPLE OF BIT TECH - JOIN US!
     
  16. Phalanx

    Phalanx Needs more dragons and stuff.

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    I'm not too worried. If they don't make it I am 100% certain they will release their ideas as expansion packs. We get what we can now, then get the rest later. No problem.
     
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    That's true of course, but it would be great to have it in the initial game!

    Guys, if you use twitter, make sure you send the link to your contacts and ask for a retweet!
     
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    Now *this* is ambitious! I like it! :D

    Still, like Phal said, we've loads already and we're just shy of Gas Giants (6K off), so I'm delighted with how well it's gone so far. $500K in 6 days? It'll be a stretch, but it could be done. Even with the slowdown in the last few days, they got roughly $400K in 7 days. With a nice big push, they could do it.


    Pulled this from the youtube video. Some nice looking concepts :)

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  19. Phalanx

    Phalanx Needs more dragons and stuff.

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    They did it with the original TA, so it's just refining the concept. Not ambitious, but definitely underused. :)
     
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    Did they? I don't remember that. :confused:
     

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