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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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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?

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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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Invasion: Neo Earth 0.5.5 update – new key controls

I’m happy to announce that with V0.5.5 we have new keyboard shortcuts, plus bugfixes and minor improvements. I hope these will improve the smoothness of gameplay for most people.

Keyboard controls:

WASD / arrow keys: move battle camera

Hold ‘End’ or Spacebar: Change turn/phase

‘ + / – ‘ : zoom camera in and out


*Bugfix for scrolling on higher res screens
*Improvements to sfx plus new sfx for machine guns
*Improvements to default balance of audio
*Updated explosion animations and boss animations

Changes are now live and can be experienced in the current Steam demo

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Invasion: Neo Earth 0.5.1 update + Steam release

Greetings turn-based strategy fanatics!

Retro-styled alien busting strategy game Invasion: Neo Earth just got a new update with version 0.5.1

These improvements have been added to the demo which you can now try out on SteamItch and Gamejolt ahead of the full version launch on January 28th via Steam.

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Version 0.5.1 includes:

– Improved FX animations

– Additional soundtrack pieces added (battle theme ‘Filament’ and boss theme ‘Red Machine’)

– Re-vamped save system and autosaving of options choices (full game-only)

– Minor bugfixes and running improvements

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Don’t forget you can follow the developer on Twitter at @iao_dev

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Invasion: Neo Earth release reveal – 28th January 2022

Good news for fans of alien-busting retro turn-based strategy..
The date is set- Invasion: Neo Earth is coming to Steam on January 28th 2022!

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Inspired by strategy titles such as X-Com and Advance Wars, Invasion: Neo Earth is all about battling the B-Movie alien armies of the sinister Sectyd race, to a soundtrack of Synthwave and Metal.

With a demo already up on Steam as well as Itch, now is a great time to try your hand at commanding Earth’s brave defenders against the alien hordes!

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Invasion: Neo Earth also has a soundtrack perfect for fans of big guitar riffs and retro synths, with new music recently added in the latest update..check out the new boss theme music –

Don’t forget you can also follow the developer iao_dev on Twitter.

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Invasion: Neo Earth – new 0.5.0 build

Greetings to those brave few who have tried the demo and to anyone new to Invasion: Neo Earth, I’m happy to announce a new update to the game that can now be enjoyed either on Steam or!

New Features:

– Movement and shooting ranges now shown with highlighted tiles when a unit is selected

– New multi-viewpoint sprites added for all units

– New enemies ‘Bomber Saucer’ and ‘Soldier Zombie’

– New enemy teleport spawning system that makes is easier to plan your attack than before

I look forward to hearing any feedback you might have on this new version of the game. Invasion: Neo Earth will be coming to Steam this Winter!

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Invading Steam Next Fest 2021

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I am excited to reveal that Invasion: Neo Earth is part of Steam Next Fest – a celebration of upcoming games running from October 1-7, and a great time to discover cool new games and try out a bunch of demos – including our very own.

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