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Phoenix Point from the original creator of X-COM is now crowdfunding on Fig

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I haven't been this excited for quite a while, the original creator of X-COM, Julian Gollop, and the rest of his studio Snapshot Games have put up Phoenix Point for crowdfunding on Fig.

I'm excited for a number of reasons: It will support Linux, it will be on both GOG & Steam and it looks very much like an evolution of the XCOM gameplay I love.

They have $159,364 funded against their goal of $500,000 as of right now, but it's shooting up quickly. It's worth noting that includes $69K from Fig directly.

The story sounds damn exciting too! Scientists discovered an unusual virus in melting ice, which mutated the oceans of the earth and eventually spread onto land. It's a smart sounding game, as the enemies you face will evolve with your tactics, so you will need to plan carefully.

I've shot off a Tweet to Julian to ask how early we can expect Linux support, if he replies quickly I will update the article, otherwise I will point it out in a future article. I'm confident we won't be let down here, since their previous game Chaos Reborn supported Linux fine.

I really hope this gets funded, but I don't think hope is needed here. It is very likely to get funded. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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qptain Nemo 25 April 2017 at 7:21 pm UTC
Procedural destructible environments? Designed by Gollop? And with potentially interesting factions?This is the 3d X-COM I've been waiting for. I'm properly and thoroughly hyped, ladies and gentlemen.
Julius 25 April 2017 at 7:32 pm UTC
Sounds awesome indeed, but their last game was quite medicore... I guess it would be good to have it funded, but I am not sure if I want to invest in it personally.
mcphail 25 April 2017 at 8:44 pm UTC
I'm in. The man's a genius. I thought Chaos Reborn was great fun and a great remake, only suffering from lack of players.
STiAT 25 April 2017 at 9:32 pm UTC
I am really having a time issue. I cant even play through 25 percent of the great games feral, obsidian, inxile and others release. I cant keep up their release speed with my gaming speed..

Odd, thinking a few years back considering what we had back then. Basically nothing except publishers and porters going bankrupt until Valve pulled the switch with steam.
stan 25 April 2017 at 10:35 pm UTC
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Is it yet another turn-based strategy game?
JudasIscariot 25 April 2017 at 10:55 pm UTC
stanIs it yet another turn-based strategy game?

It's another XCOM game, yes.
Mountain Man 25 April 2017 at 11:09 pm UTC
Great. I may consider buying it when it's actually released with Linux support.
stan 25 April 2017 at 11:50 pm UTC
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JudasIscariotIt's another XCOM game, yes.
Thanks!
Asu 26 April 2017 at 2:22 am UTC
Got Chaos reborn, I will get this too.
I hope he remakes Laser squad and Magic & mayhem too.
Great time to be a linux gamer.
TheRiddick 26 April 2017 at 4:34 am UTC
He clearly needs support as he can't even afford light-bulbs. Unfortunately I just spent $7k on a couple of kick-starter projects so that's it for KS2017, for me.
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