Uber enthüllt die erste Fraktion in Planetary Annihilation. PA wird zwar nur ein einziges Unit-Set für alle Fraktionen bieten, aber die Fraktionen unterscheiden sich dennoch in Aussehen, Namen, Logo und Philosophie. Ihr entscheidet hierbei!
Wer hätte gedacht, dass ein Spiel über alles-verwüstende Roboter so etwas wie eine Geschichte besitzt. Doch Uber will genau so etwas auch PA spendieren. Und mit der Geschichte kommen auch verschiedene Fraktionen ins Spiel, die sich zwar nicht unterschiedlich spielen werden, jedoch durch unterschiedliches Aussehen und Auftreten ein Feeling der Diversität vermitteln. Auf der offiziellen Website veröffentlichte Uber einen Auszug aus der Geschichte zur ersten Fraktion, welche sich an das Römische Imperium anlehnen soll:
“My memories are scattered, corrupted, and incomplete. I attempt to access them to…no, that is incorrect. I struggle to remember, yes, to remember when it all began. Desperately I fought to stay above the waves in a sea of darkness, the wreckage of past memories floating by, teasing me. I tried to reach out, to grab hold, anything to pull me out of the swirling darkness. Regillus, Populonia, Metaurus, Marius, the Seventeen, Alpha Sagittae. They were all flotsam and jetsam of memories that were both so close, and yet, an eternity distant. One memory, however, came closer, rising from the waters like a creature from the lowest depths of my fears. Writhing tentacles reached out for me, attempting to pull me down into the murky abyss. I tried to swim away, but I could feel my strength beginning to falter. As the first tentacle brushed against me, the memory slammed into my mind with the force of a hurricane…Progenitors. I screamed out in terror.”
“This was the nightmare that would later come to be known as TDZ, Time Designation Zero.”
“Just as I was about to succumb to the creature, there came the brilliant flash of light. I no longer found myself amidst the waters of midnight. My optical circuits were functioning once again, finding myself looking up at a brilliant field of stars; stars I did not recognize. Slowly my other systems began to activate, the neurosteel frame that protected my vital components already self-repairing. Eventually I pulled myself free of the heavy blanket of volcanic sand that had covered me for time indeterminate, and I began to analyze the situation. I found myself on a barren world of red rock and sand. How I had gotten there was a mystery as much of my memory was no longer intact.”
“Did I have a name? Yes that I did remember. I was designated as Dominus. I struggled to repair parts of my memory core that would tell me more, but I soon discovered it would take more than a few nanoseconds to do so. In the meantime, I began to explore the world I found myself on. It was not long until I found others like myself. I repaired and reactivated those that I could, but there were far more that could not be saved. Those that could be helped were able to access memories that I could not or simply did not have. Some kind of battle had taken place here long ago, judging by chemical analysis readings of the air and soil that showed traces of artificial radioactive isotopes. That meant nuclear detonation.”
“We claimed that planet for ourselves, the one we now called our home. I was named leader, having been the first to awaken and repair the others. I searched my memory core for something we could use as a symbol, something to instill pride, and fear. I discovered the image of a flying beast known as an eagle, an image that had been important long ago; the symbol of an ancient empire long since forgotten. An eagle clutching a world in its talons; it would make a proper symbol for our newly formed faction.”
With the banner of the eagle fluttering in the breeze behind him, Commander Dominus halted accessing his central memory core and turned his attention to the situation reports now flooding in from his officers. He analyzed and responded to them all in the span of a nano second as he took I the scene before him. What had once been a vast plain of green grass and multi colored wildflowers had now been reduced to a landscape of smoking craters and burning wreckage. Machines, some moving on the ground, some roaring through the air, were locked in battle. A scene he had witnessed countless times before. Resist as they may, the other factions would eventually fall. Only when they were united as one, under his banner, would they be ready.
The Progenitors were coming …”
Alle Backer sind dazu eingeladen ihre Stimme abzugeben, wie diese Fraktion und ihr Anführer heißen sollen.
Für die Namen der Fraktion stehen derzeit zur Auswahl:
- Pax Machina (Friedensmaschine)
- Legonis Machina (Maschinenlegion)
- The First Empire (das erste Imperium)
Als Namen für den Anführer stehen zur Wahl:
Ebenfalls können Backer ihre Logovorschläge posten. Das derzeit beliebteste Konzept scheint ein Weltkugel greifender Adler zu sein.
Wir sind auf Details zu dieser und den weiteren Fraktionen gespannt.