Steam Community announcement
with word that Xenonauts
available on Steam
over five years of development and an Early Access period for Goldhawk
Interactive's X-COM-inspired strategy game (thanks DocZ). Word is they are
turning their attention to adding Steam Workshop support as well as completing
the OS X and Linux ports, which should be ready soon. Here's the rundown on the
Xenonauts is a strategy game in which you control a multi-national
military organisation defending a Cold War-era Earth from alien invasion, using
small squads of persistent soldiers to eliminate the extraterrestrials and
recover their technology in turn-based ground combat. A detailed strategic layer
allows you to co-ordinate the defence of the planet, using your interceptors to
shoot down UFOs and researching captured artefacts to learn about your foes and
unlock new combat equipment to use on your missions.
Xenonauts is a spiritual successor to the classic X-Com strategy games from the
1990s. We aim to improve the graphics, add new content and streamline the
interface whilst still retaining all of the key mechanics of the original games.
Devoted fans should love this game, but we're also keen to introduce the joys of
old-school grand strategy to a whole new generation of players who might not
otherwise experience it!