Planetary Annihilation, the crowd-funded RTS from Uber Entertainment inspired by RTS classic Total Annihilation, will soon be entering into its alpha phase, the developer recently announced over on its Kickstarter page.
If you’re an early backer who threw down $90 or more, that means you’ll soon get the chance to see for yourselves what the developer has been up to. According to the announcement, the Planetary Annihilation alpha is scheduled for launch on June 7 and will last all the way to the end of August.
“We’re very happy with the speed we’re moving at, and are at the point where we feel we can start to lock down much more concrete dates for alpha, beta and launch,” Uber Entertainment wrote. “We’re looking forward to the next parts of development with more direct interaction with the community.”
It goes without saying, but it should be noted that the Planetary Annihilation build early backers will be getting their hands on is an alpha. As the developers point out, what you see should not be taken as representative of the final product. Expect a few (or more) bugs.
There will, however, be a beta following the end of the Planetary Annihilation alpha, at which point the developers aim to have the game much more fleshed-out. The beta is expected to start at some point in September and will last through the end of November, just ahead of its planned December release date.
If you haven’t kept up with Planetary Annihilation lately – or just want to see what it’s about – you can check out some pre-alpha footage of the game, with plenty of developer commentary, directly below.