Total Annihilation Summary
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Chris Taylor used to have it all - in game developer terms, at least; a studio, three projects in the works and money coming through the door. 15 years later, it all vanished. What did he find the aftermath? Clay.
The 1997 real-time strategy game Total Annihilation is Chris Taylor's beloved classic, best known for having a roster of dozens and dozens of units that was constantly growing with updates. The game has finally landed on Steam for a £3 - and launching with a 30% discount for a cool £2.79.
The game had originally been launched on Steam on 4 September 2014, but for legal reasons was pulled off the digital distributor.
Total Annihilation creator Chris Taylor and his studio Gas Powered Games is now owned by World of Tanks developer Wargaming, and so is the infinite war machine that is Total Annihilation.
"I don't even need to be coy", jokes Taylor. He admitted his 'inner nerd' "died a little bit" when releasing Supreme Commander 2, but it's "alive and well" for the future...
Wargaming.net now owns Gas Powered Games, and boss Victor Kislyi teases that Chris Taylor and his studio in Seattle are "doing something great," but wouldn't reveal anything about the project.
The Supreme Commander studio was rescued from bankruptcy after an ambitious Wild Man Kickstarter campaign failed to achieve success. He added it is "going to eclipse everything".