Ultimate Space Commando (USC) is a turn-based sci-fi tactics game with strategy and role-playing elements, inspired by many "old-school" top-down view classics, featuring a semi-randomized Campaign mode with real multiple ending possibilities, fully interactive random maps, a detailed combat system with 18 distinct weapons and in-depth mechanics, a lot of unique gadgets, customizable squads with craftable goodies and lootable weapon prototypes, TCP/IP-based and hot-seat multiplayer modes, and an alien horde not stopped even by walls to fulfill its terrifying agenda...

USC is a complex game. From training your units with skill points and outfitting your squads with the appropriate weapons, ammo and additional gear to exploring, salvaging resources and fighting the alien horde, everything is in your hands. The game mechanics are easy to learn, but mastering them is a grand journey. USC features seven difficulty levels for custom games and three for the Campaign mode, including Easy for learners or casual players, but beating the highest levels requires both sophisticated tactics and a great deal of planning ahead with resources and synergy between environment, weapons and items.

MAIN FEATURES:

  • Campaign mode:Follow and control the fate of the crew of U.S.C. Wraith, a recon vessel stranded on an isolated mining planet, facing a rather unpleasant "first contact" scenario with the greatest threat to mankind yet. Unravel the hidden aspects of the story and try to save all your men and/or defeat the aliens while fighting through 30+ semi-randomized missions, gathering resources and item blueprints in an attempt to contact Earth.
  • Fully interactive, randomized combat environment:All map elements are interactive in some way. Gather ammo, Credits, blueprints or items from crates, loot vending machines for refreshment, struggle to seal blast doors to prevent further alien intrusions, hack locked doors in a mini-game, use flammable objects to burn your enemies, find switches to unlock special areas, move almost any kind of objects to make a barricade, bring down walls for an escape route or to gain an advantage, avoid various hazards, and more... all this on randomly generated maps in three distinct environments!
  • Detailed combat mechanics and squad management:USC features a unique combat system based on four combat stats (Health, Morale, Action Points and Armor), nine RPG-like attributes (weapon class proficiencies, reaction, electrotechnics, etc.) and various attack properties (e.g. accuracy, impact force, armor penetration, and many more). 18 weapons, more than 30 useful gadgets (medikits, weapon & armor mods, cloaking device, deployable auto-turret, etc.) and even prototype weapons and craftable-only special items are available to choose from as you see fit for your tactics. Your units gain experience in the Campaign mode, but your customized squads can also make progress with their gear even in other game modes!
  • Various custom game modes:Beside the Campaign, you can also play the "Defend the Base!" mode--where you get to build your very own base, manage your resources and fight multiple waves of aliens--and fully customizable Single Missions, where you can specify the objectives for each team, set map size and other parameters, difficulty, player handicaps, etc.
  • Multiplayer:You don't have to play alone! You can play with friends either over TCP/IP protocol or in hot-seat mode up to four players! You can create co-op PvE, PvP and even mixed PvPvE games!
  • Original soundtrack and exceptional sound effects: From composer Dima Arktor and sound designer Eugene Black comes an original sci-fi horror audio experience! 16+16 original music tracks, terrifying ambients and hundreds of completely custom-rendered high quality sound effects make the game complete.
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"Commander, I have an important task for you!
The science team has put together a new pioneer P.R.O.B.E prototype to serve us in our struggle against the aliens. When ready, it will be capable of infiltrating the aliens’ nests even through the smallest tunnels, and reach places where no man or other craft can go!
But, before we can move forward with the build, we need the basic flight capabilities thoroughly tested! We entrust you with this job. Safe flight, good luck!"

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P.R.O.B.E is a fast-paced, unforgiving "tunnel-runner", loosely set in our Ultimate Space Commando universe. You are tasked with the field testing of a recently prototyped reconnaissance unit, the Pioneering Remote Orb, with which you enter the tunnels of an alien-infested mining facility, both to evaluate the P.R.O.B.E's capabilities and your own skills...


It is a "classic", deliberately minimalist arcade game, where your only goal (at least currently) is to earn the most score and reach the furthest level. On your run you will encounter obstacles, dangers and also useful stuff--everything has its role or purpose. Energy balls grant some energy for your shields, but give a speed boost that may be lethal if you're not careful. You may attempt to crack special crates for a bonus, but doing so you may die if your skills fail. You need to carefully manage your health and energy to reach far.

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You can also collect crystals to upgrade your P.R.O.B.E between levels or to retry a level--spend them wisely!

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The game will be free-to-play and is complete in its current state, but we also have a lot of ideas (new obstacles, level types, bosses, etc.) to add in the future.

KEY FEATURES

— Easy-to-learn, but hard-to-master tight controls
— Randomized levels
— Energy shield system to protect yourself and get past obstacles in one piece
— Statistics after each stage
— Model USC RD-2X Golden Duckies

Updated version

-- lots of new features and improvements, such as:
-- Revised, spot-on control scheme
-- Instant level loading on all devices!
-- Greatly optimized performance, general bug fixes
-- New and revised obstacle types (falling worms, crates, etc.)
-- Rebalanced and graphically varied levels
-- Collect Crystals to upgrade your P.R.O.B.E between levels or retry one

Have fun! :P

Final Release v1.0.1.1

Final Release v1.0.1.1

News

Ultimate Space Commando v1.0.1.1 is now available on multiple platforms, including Steam!

BETA 3.0 Released!

BETA 3.0 Released!

News

Beta 3.0 is very likely the last major update before the Final Release of the game, which is now scheduled Q1 (preferably February) of 2015, and the stack...

Beta 2.1! Campaign demo!

Beta 2.1! Campaign demo!

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The latest USC patch is now available with playable Campaign missions for the first time! And many more! Read in details...

BETA 2 now out & a few words on Campaign dev. progress

BETA 2 now out & a few words on Campaign dev. progress

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Beta 2 is out now! It brings a ton of gameplay changes, fixes, enhancements! You can also read a bit about the development status of the Campaign mode.

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PROBE Install v093 (Full)

PROBE Install v093 (Full)

Full Version

Full installer of P.R.O.B.E v0.9.3. Version history: v0.9.3: - Fixed an issue that could cause a severe FPS loss on some systems when turning "retro display...

PROBE Install v092

PROBE Install v092

Full Version

Installer for the free, full version of PROBE (v0.92a).

Beta 2 Update 1 (0.9.1.3)

Beta 2 Update 1 (0.9.1.3)

Patch

Beta 2.1 features various fixes, improves engine stability, adds general gameplay enhancements and some minor rule changes. BETA CAMPAIGN DEMO! Fully...

Beta 2 Initial Update (0.9.1.0)

Beta 2 Initial Update (0.9.1.0)

Patch

Beta 2 Update for USC Beta 1 (any 0.9.0.x version). A HOARD of important changes & fixes, see below. A must have!

Beta 1 Update 3

Beta 1 Update 3

Patch

Update 3 is now available for USC. As the biggest update in the history of Beta 1, version 0.9.0.3 greatly enhances the Defend the Base! game mode, adds...

Beta 1 Update 2

Beta 1 Update 2

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The new update brings many new features, including the inventory toolbar and remappable hotkeys, minor (but important) changes to some items and a few...

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Worthless_Bums
Worthless_Bums

Downloaded and installed from "USC_0_9_1_3_Update.exe" but it just crashes upon trying to launch the game executable. Win 8.1 64-bit.

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AlizaWenders Creator
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"USC_0_9_1_3_Update.exe" is an UPDATE, not a free stand-alone release. It won't run by itself. Visit Creatio49.com.

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mannam1
mannam1

Just an fyi

Desura client version doesn't fully load. It gets near completion and then MCF install error. I went into folder, but no files found.

On the other hand, the DRM free version works fine =)

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AlizaWenders Creator
AlizaWenders

I've just run a test installation and everything seems OK to me (0.9.0.0). Maybe it's the patch, or some temporary glitch (download *DID* slow down for me when I was at 99%, then it suddenly resumed after a while and continued by downloading DirectX). Maybe you should contact Desura support if the problem is persistent.

I really do hope your problem will be resolved soon!

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AlizaWenders Creator
AlizaWenders

Thank you very much for the info! I'm investigating into this pronto!

Just a question: Have you installed Update 1? I wasn't able yet to make this Desura-MCF-stuff for the patch ready, but I'm working on it! It may be the cause of your problem.

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flagyl
flagyl

Thank you. I bought it from the online Indie store (not GG). I will stay tuned here to see when I can redeem teh Desura key.

Best of luck.

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AlizaWenders Creator
AlizaWenders

Thanks! :-)

You can now redeem IGS purchases on Desura. Click "Redeem on Desura" on IndieGameStand and claim your Desura key.

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flagyl
flagyl

Thank you for the quick reply and the helpful information.

One last question-if I redeem USC on Desura, will that prevent me from getting a key if/when it is released on Steam (which is really where I would like to own the game)? I will hold off on redeeming the Desura key until you can clarify.

Thanks again for the quick responses. Have a great day.

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AlizaWenders Creator
AlizaWenders

You're free to redeem it on any platform shown. Keys for the different platforms are handled separately. You can get a Desura key now, and later, when USC gets greenlit, you can still get a Steam key, too!

Happy hunting! :-)

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flagyl
flagyl

Will you be giving Desurakeys to those who purchased your game from your website (I ask because it would be easier to get the updates)? Thanks in advance.

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AlizaWenders Creator
AlizaWenders

Yes, I'm on integrating the different distribution platforms with redeemable keys. IGS purchases will be redeemable through the IGS interface (I think) almost as soon as USC launches on Desura. If you purchased it on GG, please register at the USC homepage with your serial (if you haven't already), and then contact us at admin@creatio49.com with either your profile e-mail, username or customer ID and I will give you a Desura key manually.

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