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Update 1.3.0 for Invasion: Neo Earth is live on Steam

I’m happy to reveal the latest regular update for retro-styled sci-fi strategy game Invasion: Neo Earth. Version 1.3.0 is all about quality of life improvements, plus some gameplay and sound tweaks.

Changes with 1.3.0-

  • When Officer unit selected, hovering the cursor over an enemy with tooltips enabled displays that enemy’s weakness to damage types.
  • Added ‘not all units moved’ prompt when changing from movement to shooting phase
  • Added ability to disable above prompts in options menu (at both start menu and in-game)
  • Changed the style of moved and fought markers to be less visually intrusive
  • Added text to damage type icons in UI to help players become familiar with the damage types
  • In the select units menu, the formation position shift markers are now clickable in addition to using the cycle forward button
  • Scrolling camera now pauses when pause menu opened
  • Added audio cues for changing phase/turn
  • Added new alien death sounds
  • Adjusted the default volume balance of music and SFX in favor of BGM being slightly less dominant than SFX

Don’t forget you can follow @iao_dev on Twitter for regular development updates, of which plenty more are planned.

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Original Soundtrack for Invasion: Neo Earth now released!

I’m happy to announce that the Invasion: Neo Earth Original Soundtrack is now available to download on Steam – a recommended listen for any fan of Synthwave or Metal music!

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For those who prefer Bandcamp for their music, the OST is available from either Three Rooks Records or direct from the artist.

All downloads will have the option of High Quality lossless FLAC files as well as standard 320 MP3.

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Invasion: Neo Earth is a turn-based strategy game of stalwart human defenders and insidious alien hordes, set in a darkly retro sci-fi universe. Currently in early access on Steam with regular updates and feature upgrades.

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Update 1.2.0 for Invasion: Neo Earth is now live!

I’m proud to announce a major update for Invasion: Neo Earth is now live on Steam. This is the first of a string of updates planned for the game’s early access period and lays the foundation for greater changes and more content in future!

Here’s what you’ll find different in version 1.2.0 –

A New World Setting

Far, far away from the familiarity of our own green-blue world, Invasion: Neo Earth now takes place on the terraformed planet designated NG-246, a second home for humanity set among the stars of a troubled universe.

This new setting provides huge new creative possibilities for future incarnations of the game and anchors it in a greater dark sci-fi universe-building project.

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A New UI

I wanted to create a UI that better visually represents the darker, grimier new sci-fi setting, one where people are forced to have faith in archaic, oil-clogged machinery and battered computer consoles made of scavenged technology.

Along with the new look, you may notice the space for new units to be added later in the unit selection menu.

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Bugfixes / Minor changes

  • Fix for the Pause Menu / Shooting Phase bug
  • Cooldown timer added to click button for changing turn/phase, allows player to cancel changing turn if clicked by accident.

Don’t forget you can follow development progress on Twitter via iao_dev .

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What to expect in Invasion: Neo Earth 1.2.0

A New World Setting

Far, far away from the familiarity of our green-blue planet, Invasion: Neo Earth now takes place on a new world. Colonized by humanity’s terraforming fleets in an era now ancient, the planet designated NG-246 is the crowning achievement of the Neo Gaia project, a second home for humanity set among the stars of a troubled universe.

This new setting provides huge new creative possibilities for the game and anchors it in a greater universe-building project currently underway in which future titles will be set.

A New UI

I wanted to create a UI that better visually represents the darker, grimier new sci-fi setting. This isn’t a future of slick, clinical minimalism, but one where people are forced to have faith in archaic, oil-clogged machinery and battered computer consoles made of scavenged technology.

It is my hope that the new UI adds a level of atmosphere befitting the new setting as well as functionality for new content in future updates (you may notice the space for new units to be added later in the unit selection menu).

More to come

Update 1.2.0 is all about paving the way for a series of content and gameplay upgrades for Invasion: Neo Earth. This is the foundation from which I intend to build a better game set within the dark sci-fi universe of an original IP I am building day by day, one that I hope will spawn many future games as well as possibly other forms of media.

Many thanks to those who have supported me so far during these early days, it continues to be a learning and humbling experience.

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Out now on Steam early access – Invasion: Neo Earth!

Good news for fans of retro turn-based strategic action –
Invasion: Neo Earth is releasing in Early Access on Steam today!

All about battling an alien invasion to a soundtrack of Synthwave and Metal, this game takes it’s lead from classics such as Advance Wars and X-com.
Choose your units, customize their weaponry and wage war on insidious aliens, with multiple missions choices at most stages of the campaign.

Why Early Access?
This being the first full-length project of a new development venture, I believe it’s doubly important to hear everyone’s feedback in this final stage of crafting the game into the best it can be, whilst being honest about what is on offer to players.

Finding out what works and what doesn’t is essential to this, so I invite everyone to invest in the early access or even just try the demo and leave your suggestions in steam discussions or via twitter at @iao_dev

Happy alien hunting!

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Top Steam games to try this month – Invasion: Neo Earth makes the list

Good news for those hunting for fresh Steam games to try out this January – Gameskeys.net has compiled a list of some of the best you could hope to discover. I’m chuffed to say that Invasion: Neo Earth is flying the flag for strategy here, though you’ll find puzzle, action, VR and more in these top picks. They all have downloads too ..