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Inspired by two games I absolutely adore, Galaxy Squad takes the node-based exploration and random events from FTL and adds in some turn-based XCOM-like combat.

It just today arrived on the DRM-free store GOG, with a Linux version. Curiously, Steam only has it for Windows so GOG got it first this time around which doesn't happen often at all. The developer of Galaxy Squad was open to a Linux version when asked about it last year, so it's great to see it happen.

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Galaxy squad is turn-based tactical roguelike, in which you are leading a squad of mercenaries through randomly generated galaxy with different events.

The game combines node-based exploration with random events, similar to games like FTL or Renowned Explorers, with hardcore tactical battles, inspired by XCOM series. All your characters are randomly generated, and you can evolve them however you want, creating ultimate crew.

Feature Highlight:

  • Explore different planets and systems, fight huge amounts of enemies
  • Upgrade your ship and use it's system in events or in battles
  • Explore space stations, find quests
  • Powerful story campaign system, involving your characters and branching storylines
  • Upgrade your equipment with different modifications and find rare loot

Find Galaxy Squad on GOG now.

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Kohrias 30 Sep, 2019
albertodv 30 Sep, 2019
Huge work from only one man effort! He is working now in new game like classic zelda style: Gedonia :)
TheRiddick 1 Oct, 2019
grabbed it, looks interesting. While not as graphically impressive as XCOM, it does have allot of interesting stuff going on.
Interesting that its only 360MB or so, I guess without massive texture files then that sort of gamesize is possible.

Last edited by TheRiddick on 1 October 2019 at 5:50 am UTC
Arehandoro 1 Oct, 2019
The music captivated me, and the mechanics too! Nice addition for sure. Gedonia looks impressive even if it was done for more than one person :O

Last edited by Arehandoro on 1 October 2019 at 2:34 pm UTC
Philadelphus 3 Oct, 2019
A combination of FTL AND XCOM 2? Be still my beating heart.
I'll wait till it shows up on Steam, though.
Tchey 12 Oct, 2019
And it's on Linux now, on Steam too.
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