UFO: Alien Invasion

This is where you can discuss the freeware games that are on our site or that should be. Any games suggested here will be reviewed by our Game Hunters.

Moderator: Game Hunters

UFO: Alien Invasion

Postby Pater Alf » Mon Mar 12, 2007 1:14

UFO: Alien Invasion

"UFO: ALIEN INVASION is a strategy game featuring tactical combat against hostile alien forces which are about to infiltrate earth at this very moment. You are in command of a small special unit which has been founded to face the alien strike force. To be successful on the long run, you will also have to have a research team study the aliens and their technologies in order to learn as much as possible about their technology, their goals and the aliens themselves.

'UFO: Alien Invasion' is heavily inspired by the 'X-COM' series by Mythos and Microprose. The first game of the series, 'UFO DEFENSE', became a classic and, in our honest opinion, is one of the best games ever made.
'UFO: Alien Invasion' is neither a sequel nor a remake of 'UFO DEFENSE' - we simply had the urge to create a similar strategy game, which will hopefully be as entertaining as the original was for the players (and for the developers, of course Wink ).

Gameplay:
The game is turn-based. Well, this might sound somewhat old school now, but trust us: turn-based games are fun!
Each member of your squad has a limited number so called "time units" each round, which are consumed when you order the unit to walk, to fire a weapon or to perform any of the other miscellaneous actions. When all your forces are out of time units, the alien's turn starts. In addition to eliminating as many enemies as possible, your mission is to minimize civilian casualties as well as to acquire parts of the advanced alien technology.
Once you've acquired sufficient samples of the unknown technology, your research labs will be able to reproduce the alien weapons and devices in order to use them against their original creators. " (Infos taken from official homepage)

Download: http://curlysworldoffreeware.com/game_i ... gameid=237
Attachments
UFO01.jpg
UFO01.jpg (24.24 KiB) Viewed 1734 times
UFO02.jpg
UFO02.jpg (30.74 KiB) Viewed 1734 times
UFO03.jpg
UFO03.jpg (29.62 KiB) Viewed 1734 times
Last edited by Pater Alf on Thu Sep 04, 2008 0:33, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Pater Alf
The Steel Spine of GameHunters
 
Posts: 7621
Joined: Thu Apr 13, 2006 21:09

Postby Chroelle » Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:20

Not just a good game. Remember the old UFO: Enemy unknown, or whatever it was called in your region of the world. This game is close to a remake and you simply cannot let go of it. I had to play it for a couple of hours yesterday, but actually ended up being late for an appointement due to this.

A must try for anyone.
Currently testing Life version 2.9 (With added second child)
(Beta testing in progress)

www.paed-it.dk - My blog in Danish

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
--Mark Twain
User avatar
Chroelle
Admin
 
Posts: 9860
Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:19
Location: Location, location...

Postby Chroelle » Sat Sep 29, 2007 21:28

The official homepage:

http://ufoai.sourceforge.net

Definently a must have for any freeware gamer out there.
Currently testing Life version 2.9 (With added second child)
(Beta testing in progress)

www.paed-it.dk - My blog in Danish

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
--Mark Twain
User avatar
Chroelle
Admin
 
Posts: 9860
Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:19
Location: Location, location...

Postby Maz » Mon Oct 01, 2007 18:59

There's also linux version (at least). I believe there might also be mac version. I failed to compile the linux game though...
User avatar
Maz
Honored citizen
 
Posts: 1929
Joined: Thu Mar 16, 2006 20:11
Location: In the deepest ShadowS

Postby Maz » Mon Oct 01, 2007 19:56

Actually, it seems I managed..
User avatar
Maz
Honored citizen
 
Posts: 1929
Joined: Thu Mar 16, 2006 20:11
Location: In the deepest ShadowS

Postby Chroelle » Tue Oct 02, 2007 15:42

I cant wait to get some time to play this again. I found it to be amazingly worth my time, and the story was good enough to get me involved and buried deep within my screen.
Currently testing Life version 2.9 (With added second child)
(Beta testing in progress)

www.paed-it.dk - My blog in Danish

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
--Mark Twain
User avatar
Chroelle
Admin
 
Posts: 9860
Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:19
Location: Location, location...

Postby Scythe » Thu May 08, 2008 12:37

I have a question: Do the characters have personalities or are they just a squad of random cardboard people? Am I looking at Jagged Alliance or UFO type of characters?
User avatar
Scythe
Winner Of CWF review contest!
 
Posts: 3165
Joined: Sat Mar 04, 2006 11:59
Location: Nova

Postby Chroelle » Thu May 08, 2008 15:03

They are more or less just cardboard people. :D (AKA targetpractice)
Currently testing Life version 2.9 (With added second child)
(Beta testing in progress)

www.paed-it.dk - My blog in Danish

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
--Mark Twain
User avatar
Chroelle
Admin
 
Posts: 9860
Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:19
Location: Location, location...

Postby Scythe » Thu May 08, 2008 17:26

Damn it! There goes my desire to play. Ah, well, turn based squad combat is still fun, so maybe in time.
User avatar
Scythe
Winner Of CWF review contest!
 
Posts: 3165
Joined: Sat Mar 04, 2006 11:59
Location: Nova

Postby Chroelle » Thu May 08, 2008 18:46

They do have stats and such but nothing more I am afraid... It really is a good game.
Currently testing Life version 2.9 (With added second child)
(Beta testing in progress)

www.paed-it.dk - My blog in Danish

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
--Mark Twain
User avatar
Chroelle
Admin
 
Posts: 9860
Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:19
Location: Location, location...

Postby Pater Alf » Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:19

I started to play "UFO: Alien Invasion" yesterday evening and it really gives me the good old "X-COM" feeling. AI seems to be a bit higher than in average freeware games (and maybe even higher than in the original game) and recruiting new soldiers is harder (so you better don't loose to many of them).

So far I'm highly entertained and I'm looking forward to spend some more time with this game. :cool:
User avatar
Pater Alf
The Steel Spine of GameHunters
 
Posts: 7621
Joined: Thu Apr 13, 2006 21:09

Postby Chroelle » Wed Aug 06, 2008 14:51

I told you! :D
Currently testing Life version 2.9 (With added second child)
(Beta testing in progress)

www.paed-it.dk - My blog in Danish

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
--Mark Twain
User avatar
Chroelle
Admin
 
Posts: 9860
Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:19
Location: Location, location...

Postby Pater Alf » Sat Aug 09, 2008 0:08

Wow! One thing's for sure: This game definitely has a great level/map design. Some hours ago I had to fight in an old mine that was taken over by the aliens. That was really thrilling!

But just one question: Is it really possible to shoot down UFOs with the original airplanes (the ones you have right from the beginning)? Every time that I tried so far, I lost my airplane (and it gets a bit expensive after a while).
User avatar
Pater Alf
The Steel Spine of GameHunters
 
Posts: 7621
Joined: Thu Apr 13, 2006 21:09

Postby Pater Alf » Thu Sep 04, 2008 0:36

UFO: Alien Invasion has been added to CWF's database. You can find the download files for Windows, Linux and Mac on our game info page:

http://curlysworldoffreeware.com/game_i ... gameid=237
User avatar
Pater Alf
The Steel Spine of GameHunters
 
Posts: 7621
Joined: Thu Apr 13, 2006 21:09

Postby Chroelle » Fri Sep 05, 2008 7:40

Now you must play this! I am telling you people that you are missing out on something good if you dont.
Currently testing Life version 2.9 (With added second child)
(Beta testing in progress)

www.paed-it.dk - My blog in Danish

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
--Mark Twain
User avatar
Chroelle
Admin
 
Posts: 9860
Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:19
Location: Location, location...

Postby Maz » Sat Nov 08, 2008 17:03

Has anyone checked the windows DL works? For some reason I keep getting corrupted rar file...
User avatar
Maz
Honored citizen
 
Posts: 1929
Joined: Thu Mar 16, 2006 20:11
Location: In the deepest ShadowS

Postby Maz » Sat Nov 08, 2008 17:07

oh, it just seems my connection is acting up
User avatar
Maz
Honored citizen
 
Posts: 1929
Joined: Thu Mar 16, 2006 20:11
Location: In the deepest ShadowS

Re: UFO: Alien Invasion

Postby Pater Alf » Mon Aug 02, 2010 16:10

A new version of the game has been uploaded (for Mac and Windows). You can find the new files on our game info page:

http://curlysworldoffreeware.com/game_i ... gameid=237

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
eMTe wrote:I dont think trying to pass the screen in computer game once per 500 tries makes you a geek. Rather a dangerous psychopath.
User avatar
Pater Alf
The Steel Spine of GameHunters
 
Posts: 7621
Joined: Thu Apr 13, 2006 21:09


Return to Freeware games

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 1 guest

cron