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Three new enemies, environment art and bugfixes for Invasion: Neo Earth 1.4.0

++ ALERT: ALIEN REINFORCEMENTS INCOMING! ++

Greetings Neo Earthers! I’m happy to announce that this Summer’s first update is a fruitful one, in 1.4.0 you will find three new enemy types, new environment art and a truckload of bugfixes.

Invasion: Neo Earth is a retro turn-based strategy game currently in early access on Steam, and if you are reading this prior to July 7th, both the game and the OST are currently 25% off in the Steam Summer Sale 2022!

New enemy types:

Grayling Sniper – Not content to pester us with their bullet-shielded infantry and floating gun platforms, the Graylings have deployed sniper weaponry to target us from afar.

Red Heavy – The twisted mutant hybrid monstrosities know as ‘Reds’ have evolved a new form armed with heavy weaponry, grafting metal and flesh together to create a living weapon that is a thorn in the side of our ground units.

Flak Spider – Slow moving but heavily armed anti-aircraft gun platforms that should make any commander think twice about relying too much on air power alone to win the day.

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Environment art:

  • New style trees and tile seam fixes applied to mountain levels
  • Comms Base human structure added
  • Supply Base human structure added
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Bugfixes:

  • Fixed scaling error with ‘Red’ sprite
  • Fixed some enemies doing incorrect damage scores vs. human structures
  • Fixed false defeat condition sometimes triggered by accumulating losses between missions
  • Fixed phase not cycling on second mission played after quitting previous mission
  • Fixed tooltip backgrounds remaining on start of enemy turn

Don’t forget you can follow development progress on twitter- iao_dev

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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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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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Update 1.1.0 for Invasion: Neo Earth

Greetings alien hunting strategy fans! I’m happy to announce that Invasion: Neo Earth has just got its first update since releasing in early access on Steam last month.

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This update is all about improving accessibility, adding a system of user-defined key controls and the option to disable cursor scrolling for players who prefer to move the camera with keys only. Also included are a bunch of minor fixes including improvements to scrolling performance.

For those unsure if the game is for them, trying the demo is a good way to find out.

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As the game is in early access with development ongoing, your feedback and suggestions are always welcome, the best way to contribute is on twitter by following iao_dev.

Did we mention there is a Metal and Synthwave soundtrack?