It is the year 2084. You control a secret organization charged with defending Earth from a brutal alien enemy. Build up your bases, prepare your soldiers, and lead them to victory in turn-based tactical combat.

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The UFO:AI development team is proud to announce the release of UFO: Alien Invasion Version 2.3. Two years in the making, this version features loads of new content, a dramatically improved rendering engine and extensive improvements to nearly every aspect of the game's campaign and battle systems.

Posted by mattn on Jun 18th, 2010

The UFO:AI development team is proud to announce the release of UFO: Alien Invasion Version 2.3. Two years in the making, this version features loads of new content, a dramatically improved rendering engine and extensive improvements to nearly every aspect of the game's campaign
and battle systems.

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A few highlights of what's new in version 2.3:

  • Complete overhaul of the campaign system, so that alien activity changes depending on the player's actions
  • New capabilities for the rendering engine, including bumpmapping, specular lighting, glowmapping, flare support, texture blending and more
  • A new tactical overhead map
  • Alien bases have been added and the player can mount an assault on them
  • Support for crashed UFO missions
  • Overhauls of the map editor
  • Loads of new maps and new tiles for existing maps that are randomly generated
  • New weapons
  • New music and sound effects
  • And loads of behind-the-scenes optimizations and tweaks for everything from the pathfinding to the user interface

Read the full Changelog for 2.3 here:
Ufoai.ninex.info

Join our announcements mailing list:
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A call for help:
The release of 2.3 is a milestone, but it is not the end of the road. The UFO:AI team has many plans for the game's development. New features appearing on the horizon for 2.4 include special mission objectives like rescuing downed pilots and expansions to key maps. UFO:AI needs contributors of all kinds. In particular, artists are needed to produce content for the expanded feature set, develop new battlegrounds and bring older content in line with the rendering engine's enhancements. If you'd like to help, join our forums and check out our contribution section.

Forums:
Ufoai.ninex.info

Contribute:
Ufoai.ninex.info

Comments
Henley
Henley Jun 18 2010, 12:02pm said:

Looks very awesome! Was a big fan of the X-Com stuff though it is very hard to play those games nowadays.

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Phalxor
Phalxor Jun 20 2010, 9:35pm replied:

because of system compatibility

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Nathanius
Nathanius Jun 25 2010, 6:28am replied:

Speaking of compatiability, will this work on Win7 64 bit?

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Henley
Henley Jul 2 2010, 5:48pm replied:

Yes

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liamh101
liamh101 Jul 3 2010, 1:23pm replied:

Steam can run X-COM (which is super cool)

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Greatdictator
Greatdictator Jun 18 2010, 1:55pm said:

****** YES been waiting for an update for ages

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Ghost_face
Ghost_face Jun 18 2010, 2:37pm said:

Woha awesome job there !

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Shoelip
Shoelip Jun 18 2010, 7:18pm said:

Oh wow. It's all so shiny now I don't want to be able to destroy it! No wait, I don't give a crap about the graphics. It really is a shame. The game is otherwise great, but I just can't really enjoy it for long with such static environments.

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reaven
reaven Jun 18 2010, 7:44pm said:

Awesome, downloading right now!

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abacadabbra
abacadabbra Jun 19 2010, 5:24am said:

Looks like an awsome update, I was not a real big fan of the x-com series until I played your game. Glad to see you are still working on it.

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DeadSomething
DeadSomething Jun 19 2010, 1:11pm said:

played this before, but the campaign ended abruptly, so this update hopefully will fix that :)

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Omegakill
Omegakill Jun 20 2010, 5:30pm said:

thats weird, i was just playing this and now i've seen this update, woop time to fire it back up

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attackmike
attackmike Jun 22 2010, 1:53pm said:

wait wait wait......im new to this mod this mod looks a lot like ufo afterlight series not the new one

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Noremakk
Noremakk Jun 22 2010, 11:53pm said:

Yes!! I played the last version to 100% completion; very excited for an update! When will we be able to play missions on alien planets?

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masterchief396
masterchief396 Jul 12 2010, 11:05am said:

Wow even on the easiest difficulty I am getting pwned. >.< Any advice? I think it would be funner if we could have some kind of first person aspect for battles but you have already integrated everything. Nice work though!

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