PC / Strategy / Release: Dec 31, 2011 / ESRB: U


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Xenonauts launches Kickstarter with demo

Xenonauts launches Kickstarter with demo

Indie X-COM 'em up Xenonauts is perhaps the closest we'll get to a straight remake of the classic turn-based tactics series, and now developer Goldhawk is now turning to Kickstarter for $50,000 to make it a little better. Unlike many Kickstarters, which simply tell you their idea and hope you're interested, this one's offering a demo so you can play the game before judging deciding whether to chip in.

Watch: The Kickstarter pitch »

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Xenonauts dev promises 'proper remake' of XCOM

Xenonauts dev promises 'proper remake' of XCOM

Xenonauts was a game born of adversity, a direct response to the first-person shooter XCOM. Developer Goldhawk Interactive wanted to craft its own re-imagining for fans of the original strategy game. But Firaxis has since announced its own official strategy XCOM, Enemy Unknown. It seems the two would butt heads, but Goldhawk lead Chris England sees a clear difference between these offerings.

"Nobody's really done a proper remake of XCOM without changing the fundamentals, I don’t think even Firaxis are doing it."

Read more: 'They're making a much more progressive remake of XCOM' »

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Xenonauts pre-orders re-open at $20

Xenonauts pre-orders re-open at $20

Goldhawk has re-opened pre-orders for Xenonauts, its "indie spiritual successor to X-Com," at a new lower price of $20, after Paypal froze its account last month. As is oh so popular nowadays, pre-ordering gets you instant access to development builds.

Read more: Paypal froze $4,300 »

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X-Com 'Re-Imagined' as Xenonauts by Indie Dev

Following word that franchise owner 2K Games is "re-imagining" the turn-based tactical series X-COM as a first-person shooter dubbed XCOM, independent developer Goldhawk Interactive has announced a more traditional (and unofficial) re-imagining of its own: Xenonauts.

The studio wasn't planning to unveil the game--its first effort--until later but "large amounts of X-Com fans are understandably a little put out that the sequel will not be in the format that they know and love... this seemed a great time for us to pop our heads up and say hello." As it explained: Read more »

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