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Planetary Annihilation: TITANS standalone expansion released, is free for Kickstarter backers

Planetary Annihilation TITANS

Uber Entertainment have released TITANS, a stand-alone expansion pack for the galaxy-spanning RTS Planetary Annihilation. It adds a massive amount of new units to the game, including the experimental Titans, as well as new modes and terrains. Whatsmore, If you backed the original game on Kickstarter, the expansion is yours for free.

The full, heavy list of additions can be found at the Planetary Annihilation: TITANS website, where you can see detailed breakdowns of every new unit in the game, including the ominous-sounding Ragnarok ‘Doomsday’ Titan.  

A new Bounty game mode has been created for the expansion, which encourages aggressive play to avoid turtle stalemates. When a commander dies, the enemy that killed them gets a percentage bonus of their income, as agreed upon before the game starts. This encourages a more attack-heavy playstyle. 

There’s also four new maps, ranging from two to eight players. The terrain now has much wider variety, including multi-level features in order to make traversal a little more interesting. 

The game overall has had balance changes and tweaks to improve the experience, including better notifications and alerts, and an interactive tutorial. 

Planetary Annihilation: TITANS is available now on Steam, priced £29.99. If you owned the original game before TITANS release, you can grab it at 66% discount.

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2 Years ago

I backed the kickstarter at one of the higher tiers, on release i had been playing since alpha, and was unconvinced it was ready for prime time. And i was right! Thought it would make a good replacement for something like forged alliance for comp-stomps with friends, but a fiddly interface groaning under the weight of having to think in 3-d really hurt it and i stopped playing a while ago now, shortly after it's release.

While i still maintain the option to view each planet as a flat map with wraparound would have been a lot easier to acclimate to the game is leaps and bounds better in the time I've spent with it (maybe even enough to bring the comp-stomp team back into it). I still reserve the right to ultimately say it wasn't a success, the state titans is in now can really be described as pretty much what i hoped for with the initial pitch and a damn fine game as well.

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2 Years ago

First: I say this whilst being in complete agreement that they launched 1.0 WAY too soon, and it would have been better to have had some kind of map overview system to give the player information...

However in fairness to Uber, they've seriously stuck with the game well above and beyond what I ordinarily was expecting them to. Months and months, chipping away, refining, adding features. I can't speak to how much the addon adds (haven't had a chance to properly play it yet), but there's also a lot in there that's been hammered into the core game over time.

I was honestly expecting them to say "OK we're done" a long time ago.