Isomer is an isometric realtime strategy game with world exploration and survival elements, where the player controls alien forces hell-bent on conquering human worlds for their resources.

The worlds are large, teeming with catacombs and life, procedurally generated with gameplay inspired by classic XCOM and dwarf fortress style games. Each play through is unique presenting different challenges and requiring different tactics.

Isomer is evolving constantly as we add more features and content.

Early access to Isomer is available on our website, current features and progress can be found on here and on the development status page!

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After a few days of downtime following the crunch involved in getting Isomer ready for Steam, I have just released a new Isomer build. Build 0.8.9.1 focuses on enhancing enemy bases in a number of ways and fixes bugs reported on the forums from the last build.

So, what's new with enemy facilities? Firstly there's a new block called an alarm control core - this block can be found in some enemy bases and controls all the alarm sensors throughout this facility. Destroying a base alarm control will disable all the sensors and alarms in the building making it easier to assault the powercore without interruption.

Secondly, enemy bases can now extend underground! Previously no enemy base could have any part of it below the ground, as of this build several buildings have extensive underground rooms and corridors adding to exploration and discovery.

Aside from this, two entirely new enemy buildings have been added and more than ten others have been tweaked and updated. Below is the complete changelog for this build:

  • New: Enemy units are now damaged by touching biomass plants.
  • New: Added new enemy buildings.
  • New: Enhanced enemy facility generation by allowing buildings to have an underground facilities.
  • New: Game version is shown on title screen.
  • New: Added new transition screen with stars rather than tiling scrolling background.
  • New: Enemy bases can now have their alarms disabled by destroying the alarm control block.
  • Improvement: Updated player dropship.
  • Improvement: Player spawn points can now be built and now require minipowercores.
  • Improvement: When a new game is generated the local world around the starting dropship area is automatically revealed.
  • Improvement: Steam achievement 'Cut the red wire' (related to disabling alarms) now can be achieved.
  • Improvement: Enhanced a large number of existing prefabs.
  • Bugfix: Fixed bug where enemy units would loot resources for the player!
  • Bugfix: Fixed bug in launcher which would enable the non-Steam update option if it failed to read the locally installed version number.
  • Bugfix: Fixed crashing bug with generating 2D selection block that goes off the edge of the screen.

As with previous new builds, you can update Isomer either via the Launcher (if using the non-Steam version) or by letting Steam handle the process for you automagically!

Getting Steam-y (but still totally SFW)

Getting Steam-y (but still totally SFW)

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Isomer is now available on Steam!!! Aside from this, a new build (0.8.8.1) is available today in both Steam and non-Steam flavors.

Hmm did everything just taste green there for a moment?

Hmm did everything just taste green there for a moment?

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I have two pieces of awesome news to share with you all today. Firstly and most importantly, last night I came home to an email with the subject line...

Update 17 is now available!

Update 17 is now available!

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Update 17 has a large number of bugfixes and tweaks, but the primary focus has been on polish and snazz. What do I mean by snazz? Well, see for yourself:

Greenlight, interviews and what's next

Greenlight, interviews and what's next

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The last few days have been quite amazing ! Build 0.8.5.1 (.. and then .2 and .3 ... but moving on ;D) were released, we ran a 50% off sale on Desura...

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Henley Staff
Henley

Hey guys check your keys now there was a mistake in our backend.

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Ionising Creator
Ionising

Thanks for the update!

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karlsmiths80
karlsmiths80

hi I have just purchased this game yesterday and tried to run it says failed to locate CD key non available is this a bug or do you have to manually add new keys to Desura?

Thanks

Karl

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Noahz0r
Noahz0r

I'm having the same issue! So excited to play this though. It looks amazing and totally worth more than 10 bucks.

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Ionising Creator
Ionising

Hey guys! Hopefully this has been fixed, please try again and if it is still an issue send me an email to konrad@ionisingsoftware.co.uk and I'll sort it out for you :)

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TomaLexi
TomaLexi

Will the Humble Buyers get Desura keys? :) The Humble version hasnt been updated since september, is that te most recent version?

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Ionising Creator
Ionising

Hi, the Humble version is still the original build (0.8.0.1) however you can update the game from within the launcher. The current version is 0.8.2.2

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the3joker
the3joker

Amazing, but you need to speed up gameplay ;)

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intergang
intergang

I think this game would really stand apart if you could travel to new worlds.

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berginmp33
berginmp33

wow this looks good i like the isometric style layout

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