I haven't played the alpha yet, but based on the screens & video, the current gui reminded me of a turn-based, 2d tactical air combat flash game I played a couple months back: "Steambirds". If I may--
1. Was this already known, and will more of it be seen?
2. I can certainly dig this gameplay if this is the case. On reflection I can see it complementing the whole xcom experience very well.
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