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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4 comments by GoldhawkInteractive on Sep 19th, 2013

It's time for another update from the team busily working on Xenonauts! We have recently released V19 Stable of the game and have finished the process of porting the updates over to Mac and Linux uploading the game to Steam / Desura / Humble Store. These are all uploaded and should be authorised in the next 24 hours if they are not already available for download.

The first thing to mention is that there was previously an error with our Desura version that meant people had to claim a Steam key and enter that before they could play on Desura. This should now be fixed, and we apologise for this.

V19 Stable is basically three months of changes to the game rolled into a single large patch that has had much more testing than our usual updates, and should therefore be fairly stable (though it is still in beta and will not be completely bug-free).This is a brief summary of the improvements made in V19 over V18:

  • Vastly improved game balance
  • Dramatically improved AI 
  • Alien Base missions fully functional
  • All research descriptions written and edited
  • Various visual updates like a new world map, many more painted ground tiles, etc
  • Lots and lots of bugfixes

That only covers the changes at a very high level; the full changelog can be found here in a (very long) forum post. Things like balance and the AI are still being worked on, and there are still missing art assets that have not yet been completed. However V19 was the first time someone sat down and worked on balance for several weeks and the result is something that feels much more like a "game" than it has before. It's still a bit rough around the edges, perhaps, but you can see the final shape starting to emerge.

We are presently working on V20. We are planning this to be the last update to the game that will include new features, and will be where we integrate the new interface, add all the maps, finish the AI, fix some problems with the game accuracy model etc. If all goes to plan, anything after V20 will simply be bugfixing and final balancing on the existing systems.

We are hoping to get the game by the end of the year. This is by no means a firm commitment, but it is the internal deadline we're working towards. The game has come together well over the past three months and if progress continues at this pace then completing the game in another three months is feasible provided nothing major goes wrong.

Thanks to everyone who has pre-ordered the game already, as there is no way we would have been able to get the game to the standard that it is currently at without your help!

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pcrwouters
pcrwouters Nov 28 2011, 7:07am says:

The game looks really nice (premium pre-order), however it still crashes when selecting the soldier or aircraft tab... hoping for the bugfixes to arrive soon!

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klownkill
klownkill Nov 20 2011, 7:34pm says:

Any chance of supporting 16:10 Ratio as I can't play the beta I paid for.

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PsychoCandy
PsychoCandy Nov 21 2011, 10:02am replied:

There's an update coming out today that will let us choose the resolution :)

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magnus.bjarnason
magnus.bjarnason Nov 17 2011, 7:41pm says:

Any chance you guys can have a button where Linux users can register their "support" / "interest" for/in a Linux version of your games? - This one would get a definite click from me, and final results might impress developers enough to have them do a port.

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PsychoCandy
PsychoCandy Nov 16 2011, 8:53pm says:

Just bought this a few hours ago, and now I'm waiting anxiously for access to the administrator account on my computer so that I can fix Desura, and start this baby up. So excited!

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MoRmEnGiL
MoRmEnGiL Nov 9 2011, 2:25pm says:

Oh man, now I HAVE to get this.

If only the desura client was not this unstable in my pc..

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iamkyon
iamkyon Nov 11 2011, 10:58am replied:

A standalone installer is being worked on, and will hopefully be released in a couple of weeks.

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KrautzyHooves
KrautzyHooves Nov 7 2011, 9:23pm says:

I'm reaaaaaaaaaaaaaally liking what I'm seeing. May ponder on purchasing.

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mindtrixx
mindtrixx Nov 7 2011, 12:36pm says:

YAY your finally on Desura! Not exactly sure if thats a good thing for the company tho...but yay! a more trusted/accesable system to buy your game from.

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Dotdroid
Dotdroid Nov 7 2011, 12:19pm says:

Hey guys, I discovered this game thanks to TotalBiscuit being born in that late 90s I have never been fully introduced to the games.
The whole strategy style is a lot more fun than repetetive gun fire in the upcoming reboot. The closest I have played to the original is UFO Invasion on Desura. I am hoping to purchase this in the coming weeks and to have a lot of fun with the game. Do you have any plans for mod tools for the game?

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F*****g buy it people!

This is why I love indie games, this is what I wanted since X-Com: Terror From The Deep, as this is rightful heir of its throne.

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Only in early alpha many, many bugs. You won't get to play long before you experience a crash or freeze.
Give it a year or two, then take another look.

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