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.

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This game has launched on Steam Early Access and formally entered beta. If you've pre-ordered the game, you're entitled to a Steam key (instructions on how to claim inside). Also, read about the current project status instead,

Posted by GoldhawkInteractive on Jun 1st, 2013

Xenonauts is now available on Steam Early Access, and with that has formally entered Beta. If you have pre-ordered Xenonauts at any point prior to today, you are entitled to a Steam key (and you'll also get one if you buy the game on Desura in the future too).

To claim and activate your Steam key:

1) Go to Secure.desura.com
2) Log into your Desura account
3) Click the "Request Key" button next to Xenonauts
4) Load Steam and go to Games > Activate A Product On Steam in the topbar
5) Copy the key into Steam

The above steps are also viewable in picture form here: Xenonauts.com

However, if you would rather stay with Desura, that's fine. We will continue to release new builds on Desura as we make them available on Steam, so it should just be down to personal preference for users.

Build V18 Stable should be out on Desura within the next 24 hours, and is our first Beta build. The game can be played all the way up to (but not including) the final mission and the vast majority of the game mechanics are now in place. What comes now is balancing and polishing it, improving the graphics and making all of the little changes we'll need to make to say the game is complete. However, it should still be playable and hopefully enjoyable too!

Mac and Linux versions of V18 Stable will be arriving shortly both here and on Steam too!

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Caelus Jun 1 2013 says:

Congratulations on Early Access. Can't wait until the project is complete. I have been following for a while, but his should increase exposure quite a bit ;)

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deous71 Jun 1 2013 says:

yes grats game is the **** keep up the great work

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OhNoesBunnies! Jun 2 2013 says:

Just paid 20 bucks for this on Steam! Haven't played it yet, but my support goes to you guys nonetheless! ^_^

Hope there's choosable soldier genders. :O

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MrVarnor Jun 3 2013 says:

Thanks for the Steam key, looking forward to the official release! :)

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Omegakill Jun 4 2013 says:

Great to see the project has reached this far, been following for a long time, well done team!

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stevo208 Jun 14 2013 says:

yea and dont worry about the steam community, almost as bad as LOL community haha good job man! keep it up!

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orangetotodile Aug 12 2013 says:

when I try to download it, it downloads instantly and then when I press play it says "Failed to start game (missing executable).".

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