Our Kickstarter has been going for nearly four weeks now, and we've raised $114,100 of a $50,000 goal with another six days left to go. This is a large amount of money and is great news for the project, whether you pledged on Kickstarter or are an existing Desura pre-orderer!
This is because the money is being spent on improving the game, so anyone who has already pre-ordered on Desura will still enjoy the benefits of all the money raised even if they've not been following our Kickstarter at all. If you've not pre-ordered on Desura or backed the Kickstarter, why on Earth not? There's a demo available on the Kickstarter page that'll let you try the game out for free to see if you enjoy it.
This is a relatively quick update listing the main improvements that have been made in the last few weeks:
1) We've confirmed that we'll be porting the game to Mac / Linux for release.
2) We've added female soldiers to the game (see image above for a preview).
3) We'll be hiring a dedicated level designer to add more maps to the game.
4) We'll be adding indoor missions - basically terror sites set in underground bunkers or research facilities where the Xenonauts are sent in to clear out an alien strike team and rescue the scientists / local military inside them.
We've also been working on things like the base defence turrets and tweaking the alien invasion AI too - but in the interests of brevity I won't go into them here. You can get a more detailed status update on our official blog here if you're interested!