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Xenonauts is a PC strategy game due for release in 2013. It is a spiritual successor to the classic X-Com strategy games, putting the player in control of an organisation defending the world from an alien invasion.

It is a grand strategy game that involves building and managing bases across the entire planet, controlling jet fighters and ground troops in battle against the alien forces, then researching captured extraterrestrial technology to unlock their secrets!

Linux version uses WINE.

  • Alien Invasion Research Art
  • Industrial Tileset Before / After (6 months)
  • Farmyard Tileset Before / After
  • Shot Down UFO
Xenonauts Finally Released!


Xenonauts Finally Released!

Xenonauts has finally been released and is ready to play - find our release announcement below!

Jun 19, 2014 News
V19 Stable Released!


V19 Stable Released!

Xenonauts V19 Stable has been released. Read on for the changes made over the past few months, and the plans for finishing beta and moving towards final release!

Sep 19, 2013 News
Xenonauts Steam Launch & Beta


Xenonauts Steam Launch & Beta

This game has launched on Steam Early Access and formally entered beta. If you've pre-ordered the game, you're entitled to a Steam key (instructions on how to claim inside). Also, read about the current...

Jun 1, 2013 News
Xenonauts January Progress Update


Xenonauts January Progress Update

Want to know what's going on with Xenonauts and our progress towards beta? Here's a wall of text just for you...

Jan 22, 2013 News
November Progress Update & Base Tile Pics!


November Progress Update & Base Tile Pics!

What've we been up to for the last few months? And what is it going to look like when you fight inside your own base? Read on to find out!

Nov 27, 2012 News
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realkman666 May 1 2015, 10:23pm said:

What is the difference between the two Linux downloads? Does one work with Fedora?

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tecom123 Jul 18 2014, 2:44pm said:

It would be really awesome if there was a gamemode that let you say purchase troops and equipment for points and then deploy them on a random map with a random objective (say take medium ufo/kill all aliens/Terror mission etc) like a quick battle button but you get to load out your troops before battle.

Just a cool thought

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cw8 Jun 16 2014, 8:32pm said:

I can't seem to direct download any game from Desura, including Xenonauts. When I tried clicking on the zip link it just redirects to an empty page. It does the same for my other games. I've tried Firefox and Chrome. Anyone having that same problem?

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Crosmando Jun 16 2014, 9:47am said:

Is it possible that those of us who purchased the Alpha Funding here on Desura will get a code for the game on, as it was just released there?

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Nil_Einne Jun 19 2014, 12:21am replied:

According to Chris England on the forums, if you purchased the game before the release on GOG (so all who were part of the alpha fund) you can email for a GOG key. Check out

I'm pretty sure 1.05HF is the final release although there potentially is some files missing compared to the Steam release but likely also missing on the GOG version, so there's no reason not to get it from here. See


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sh4dow83 Jun 16 2014, 11:16am replied:

At first, I wondered about that too because I thought "Huh, there's a final version on GOG but here, the last article is about V19 stable?"
But I guess v1.05HF IS the final release (the latest according to the forum) and since we bought the game here, it only makes sense that we download it from here...
They really should write an article like "Hooray, final version is here!" or something on here though, to highlight it more.

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Overcow Jan 4 2014, 7:01pm said:

When will v20 OSX be uploaded to Desura? Steam is not working for me at the moment.

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bononcinid Oct 30 2013, 6:39am said:

When will the OS X version on Steam be available? I ask because I used my Steam key to associate the game with my account. It said it was successful but the games doesn't show up in my library at all. If I go to the game's Steam store page it says I already own the game but still nothing in my library indicates I own the game. Can anyone explain what is going on or how I might fix it? Will the game just show up once it is released on Steam for OS X?

I know this isn't because it is a Windows only game on Steam right now. I have tons of Windows games associated with my Steam account and they all show up in my library and I have never had a problem with games not showing up when they are meant for a different platform. Steam is my main gaming environment and I will definitely want to play Xenonauts with Steam when its ready. I'm just worried something went wrong and I just wasted my key.

Thanks for taking the time to read.

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mephi87 Nov 12 2013, 6:12pm replied:

Did it work after you restarted your Steam? That usually fixes this kind of problems.

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lemon-rev Oct 27 2013, 7:48pm replied: login , search the game once you have loged in , click on it,
then it should allow you to download the individual file you need with .zip at the end. try this.

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