Xenonauts is a PC strategy game due for release in 2013. It is a spiritual successor to the classic X-Com strategy games, putting the player in control of an organisation defending the world from an alien invasion. It is a grand strategy game that involves building and managing bases across the entire planet, controlling jet fighters and ground troops in battle against the alien forces, then researching captured extraterrestrial technology to unlock their secrets! Linux version uses WINE.
The indie strategy game Xenonauts now has a free demo available for download - give it a try before deciding whether to buy or not!
Posted by GoldhawkInteractive on May 8th, 2012
As part of our Kickstarter project, we've released a playable version of the game for free to the internet. We are aware that our game is a relatively premium product and quite a few people are interested in it, but up until now they've had no way of testing the game to see if they like it before putting their money down. Well, now you can!
The demo is the latest development build of the game. It is still an alpha and has a fair bit of work left to do on it, but it is certainly playable and should give you a good idea of whether you like the game or not. It contains a Quick Battle mode that allows the player to play a relatively tough mission, and a Full mode that contains about the first 1/4 of the game, allowing the player to research laser weapons and the first manufacturable armour. Obviously the final game will have lots more content - this is just a taster!
You can find the build on the Kickstarter page here: Kickstarter.com
Give it a play. If you enjoy it, consider pledging to back the game on Kickstarter or buying it here on Desura!