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Xenonauts- idea: new features, real live training (without decease), all player owned soldiers (Charlie 1 squad vs Charlie 2 squad), player vs computer, gain exp(attribute point), computer squad gain less exp, could turn into mini game concept e.g. capture the flag, bases control… p.s. had to write this quickly and will come back to it in the next few days to write it properly
I was re-familiarising myself with the alpha yesterday and I have a suggestion for enriching the feel of the game. Obviously, we didn't get invaded by aliens in 1979 (tin foil hat on just in case), but if we had, our culture and history would have been fundamentally impacted. As the game stands at the moment, there are 'spooky' events that happen as a result of the alien influence - for example I noticed one that said something like 'fishermen report miles of dead marine life', which is great, and really adds to the feel of a world reeling from alien contact. What I thought would be even better would be to expand that feature to include the world events that might have changed if humanity was in a losing battle with aliens. So I did some digging and came up with some examples. 1979 examples: Real history: USSR Invades Afghanistan Game event: USSR pulls out of Afghanistan, troops fortify Moscow Real history: Margaret Thatcher elected as first female Prime minister in UK Game event: Incumbent James Callaghan retains leadership of the UK. "In times like these, we just cant have a woman in charge" - Member of parliament (please note, sexism added for illustration only) Real history: Salt II arms limitation Talks signed by US and USSR Game event: US and USSR sign joint weapons development program to target alien threat Real history: Three Mile island Nuclear Accident after fire at reactor in Pennsylvania US Game event: Evidence of alien interference at three mile island disaster, claims GPU spokesman Real history: The Dictator Idi Amin is deposed in Uganda Game event: Idi Amin expands militia forces in the name of 'Protecting our people'. Real history: The Sahara Desert experiences snow for 30 minutes. Game event: The Sahara Desert experiences snow for 30 minutes. (seems weird enough!) Real history: Lord Mountbatten and three others assassinated by the I.R.A. on August 27th Game event: I.R.A leaders and British forces sign ceasefire Real history: Kramer vs Kramer top grossing film of the year Game event: Alien opens to packed cinemas, becomes top grossing film of all time Anyhow, you get the idea. I just thought it might be something simple enough that it could still be added, yet interesting enough to be of value. Historical examples taken from http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1979.html and http://en.wikipedia.org