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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
  • Landed Light Scout
  • Geoscape Launch Air Combat Window
  • Xenonauts Title Screen
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
Three Builds to Beta!


Three Builds to Beta!

A quick explanation of our (hopefully) short journey to beta!

Aug 16, 2012 News
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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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jmcewan Oct 5 2013, 8:27pm said:

Bought this game a few days ago and I'm unable to download it. It keeps getting corrupted whenever it is anywhere around 70-96% completed. I tried reaching out to Desura, I got an email asking if I used the direct download method or the client. After I answered "direct download" I've yet to receive an answer. Have this happened to anyone? Think I just want my $20 back at this point.

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lemon-rev Oct 27 2013, 7:48pm replied:

Desura.com 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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dt_wojslaw Sep 8 2013, 9:56am said:

When v19 will be available on Desura ?

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Pucokue Sep 4 2013, 12:17pm said:

I would activate the Steam key, but I fear the game will automatically launch from Steam once I do - when I don't want to use Steam.

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smurfinaus Jun 30 2013, 12:58am said:

This game worked on Desura previously for me, before steamkey was issued to me.Now it asks for steam key to be added before i launch .Has this game become non drm free now?.

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Omegakill Jun 9 2013, 8:20am said:

Just waiting for you guys to include the final mission before I buy this on steam, any idea's on when that will be roughly? Good luck with the rest of the development.

Also what are you plans after Xenonaughts? Another game? Expanded content?

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rickneven Jun 2 2013, 9:38am replied:

I bought it before he posted that.

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