Planetary Annihilation adds single-player 'Galactic War' campaign

It turns out that war can definitely change, as long as its battle began as a Steam Early Access project. Uber Entertainment has announced the single-player campaign for its Kickstarter-funded strategy title Planetary Annihilation is now available as a free update via Steam. The campaign, titled Galactic War, puts players in the space boots of "a reawakened Commander with a limited tech tree."

Galactic War's real-time engagements take place on the game's procedurally-generated planetary systems, with randomized technology drops, maps, unique abilities and perks "to make each playthrough feel different."

"Rediscover, rebuild, and take control. Play as a reawakened Commander, scour the stars for technology, and annihilate enemy Commanders to secure the galaxy," a press release noted, flying in the face of everything Ron Perlman ever told us.

Planetary Annihilation earned over $2 million in its Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, far surpassing the game's $900,000 goal. The game is available on Steam Early Access for $50 and, until now, has been a dedicated multiplayer experience.
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Planetary Annihilation 'Galactic War'

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Galactic War adds a new, dynamic single-player mode to Planetary Annihilation -- and it's available right now as an update to the game.

May 22, 2014 - Today, Uber Entertainment is releasing Planetary Annihilation's much-anticipated single-player component, Galactic War. Available now as a free update, Galactic War tasks players with conquering a dynamic galaxy by scouring the stars for technology and unique abilities.

In Galactic War, players are placed in control of a reawakened Commander with a limited tech tree. By exploring and fighting across the new mode's procedurally generated systems, they'll collect new technology, discover special abilities, and enter into battle against cunning AI Commanders. Players define the scale and intensity of the new single-player experience: each of its sizes offers different tech trees, drops, and challenges.

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.