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Offline IronX

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New game from original X-Com creator: Phoenix Point
« on: March 18, 2016, 09:45:50 AM »
"Phoenix Point is our new game - turn based tactical combat - world based strategy"

http://www.phoenixpoint.info/

No other info at this time.

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Re: New game from original X-Com creator: Phoenix Point
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2016, 11:10:15 AM »
Evocative site background art.

....annnnnd that's all, so far.  :P
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Re: New game from original X-Com creator: Phoenix Point
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2016, 12:22:45 PM »
Apparently, Mr. Gollop said something like this in an old interview: "After the first X-COM I was so worn out by the development that I wanted to do something in a new direction. I proposed an X-COM style game based on a kind of Lovecraftian Chthulu mythos set in the 1930s with cults, portals into a parallel world and Nazis."  ;)

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Re: New game from original X-Com creator: Phoenix Point
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2016, 12:40:49 PM »
And, Pray the Old Gods, this new game will be moddable, and some clever guy will rebuild the old X-Com using the new Gollop's engine...  :coolsmiley:

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Re: New game from original X-Com creator: Phoenix Point
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2016, 09:03:00 PM »
The Open X-Com project is pretty good by itself, so I'm up for Lovecraftian X-Com. (Which was kind of "Terror From the Deep" anyway.)
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Re: New game from original X-Com creator: Phoenix Point
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2016, 07:01:16 AM »
Evocative site background art.

....annnnnd that's all, so far.  :P

But the background art does tell me my hopes for a historical, tactical X-COM type game (like Soldiers at War) are dashed yet once again.  :(
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Re: New game from original X-Com creator: Phoenix Point
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2016, 10:18:09 AM »
I'm okay with alternate historical.

Heck, the only thing better than Nazis riding dinosaurs are cultist Nazis riding dinosaurs! 

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Re: New game from original X-Com creator: Phoenix Point
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2016, 10:22:14 AM »
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Re: New game from original X-Com creator: Phoenix Point
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2016, 11:43:23 AM »
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Re: New game from original X-Com creator: Phoenix Point
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2016, 11:59:04 AM »
 ;D

I'm very curious how this project is going to flesh out.  Obviously I like some of the elements of the presumed setting, but I hope the tactical gameplay is solid.  Tentacles crossed!

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Re: New game from original X-Com creator: Phoenix Point
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2016, 11:59:53 AM »

I think your cat just walked across your keyboard.

He (? - It?) ate his cat already 😱

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Re: New game from original X-Com creator: Phoenix Point
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2016, 12:03:15 PM »
More substantial on information is the Xenonauts2  site.

I think the first was okay but the art killed it as did the engine that was used---going 3d in unity could be just what is needed--

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Re: New game from original X-Com creator: Phoenix Point
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2016, 12:06:27 PM »
does this allow for spasmodically jerky buxom ladies to represent characters in the game?

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Re: New game from original X-Com creator: Phoenix Point
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2016, 10:38:35 PM »
does this allow for spasmodically jerky buxom ladies to represent characters in the game?

I suspect some such things might appear via mods.

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Re: New game from original X-Com creator: Phoenix Point
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2018, 01:01:20 PM »
Backer build is up. It is pre-alpha but it already looks batter than xcom. I like the free aiming. Enemies can bleed and loose limbs. Gameplay: