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    Xenonauts - New X-COM-like game

    Like the new XCOM but fancy something closer to the original X-COM?

    Then look no further than Xenonauts. On Windows, Mac and Linux - http://www.xenonauts.com

    Currently we are in alpha testing stage, but you can pre-order and get early access. Beta is due out soon.

    You can follow @goldhawkint for more information, or join our forums.

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    Last edited by ko2fan; 11-10-2012 at 09:19 PM. Reason: forgot screenshot

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    Well it's not like it's new. Has been covered may times. Anyway it's a long way to release I'm afraid :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by pakoito View Post
    Well it's not like it's new. Has been covered may times. Anyway it's a long way to release I'm afraid :(
    It seems XCOM: Enemy Unknown has been getting the vast majority of coverage recently, and I haven't seen much if anything of the fact that it is coming to Mac and Linux.

    What makes you think its a long way to release? Beta is due out very soon, V16 will be out tomorrow, which is the last alpha version before we go beta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ko2fan View Post
    It seems XCOM: Enemy Unknown has been getting the vast majority of coverage recently, and I haven't seen much if anything of the fact that it is coming to Mac and Linux.

    What makes you think its a long way to release? Beta is due out very soon, V16 will be out tomorrow, which is the last alpha version before we go beta.
    From your own todo page:
    OUTSTANDING ITEMS FOR MECHANICAL COMPLETION:

    GEOSCAPE:
    Base Defence Turrets need to function in base defence missions.
    Final mission launch code must be added
    The new UI needs to be rolled out across all of the Geoscape screens this will provide a much more attractive and user-friendly way of interacting with the game

    GROUND COMBAT:
    AI must be implemented, including alien psionic powers. At the moment it is very basic.
    Battlefield suppression mechanics need to be added
    Height levels should provide a boost to visual range and shooting accuracy
    All weapons need a melee attack
    The final mission must be added, with victory triggering the Victory screen
    Fire / Smoke mechanics for blocking LOS and reducing accuracy should be added
    Buildings should collapse when enough of their walls are shot out
    The following weapons must be added:
    Flamethrower
    Combat Shield
    C4 Breaching Charge
    That's a lot of stuff. Or maybe it's not updated, dunno.

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    This is the game I am most looking forward to at the moment.

    Im playing X-Com at the moment and although I like it, Its very much a mixed bag.

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    I'll be picking this up, most likely when it enters beta/I'm bored with new Xcom.
    I write about them video games at these locations

    And on Twitter

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    Who is ko2fan and does he have any mandate to speak for Goldhawk Interactive?

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    Just google his nick + xenonauts?

    Edit:
    Looking forward to Xenonauts, preordered long ago. XCOM was/is great, but I hope for Xenonauts to give me the complexity I was missing.
    Last edited by Wolfenswan; 12-10-2012 at 11:56 AM.

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    I think the real question is, who are you to ask?


    BECUS WE R ALL TEH ELIETEST PEOPLES OF THE RPS WORLD LAWL

    Anyhow, X sounds like fun.
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    "Quantacat's name is still recognised even if he watches on with detached eyes like Peter Molyneux over a cube in 3D space, staring at it with tears in his eyes, softly whispering... Someday they'll get it."

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    "I wrinkled my nose at QC being a mod."

    "At least he has some personality."

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoulWrist View Post
    Who is ko2fan and does he have any mandate to speak for Goldhawk Interactive?
    I was unaware I needed a mandate from Goldhawk Interactive to promote a game I am working on.

    Goldhawk will be doing a bunch of press promotion when beta is released, meanwhile I figured there would be thousands of XCOM players who might have interest in the game right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pakoito View Post
    From your own todo page:


    That's a lot of stuff. Or maybe it's not updated, dunno.
    That list is out of date. Most of that list is either already in the game or will be by beta.

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