It's the year 2025. Just as humanity stands on the cusp of its demise, extraterrestrials show up and promise to solve all of Earth's problems: energy shortages, disease and poverty are soon to be a thing of the past. But what's in it for these mysterious visitors? As leaders of an underground resistance force who can guess at the reason behind the aliens' motivations, players head out on action-packed PvE campaigns to uncover the truth.
Players research new technologies and train their fighters in their base, which can continually be expanded. This is where the next missions get planned out; these then unfold in high-quality 3D graphics thanks to the Unity graphics engine. The game is being developed by Funatics, the developer studio behind "Cultures Online". The core team of developers was also involved in the cult classic strategy games "Incubation" and "Battle Isle".
The factions have formed, the fight against the aliens has opened. gamigo sends UFO Online: Fight for Earth into open beta testing today. The tactical multiplayer game has been constantly refined throughout the closed beta testing with thanks to the valuable feedback from the community. Now all gamers can join the battle to protect the Earth from the extraterrestrials.
There's a comprehensive tutorial to get an easier start in the game, which explains all characters and factions as well as all the important features of the game, not to forget a few hints and tips. The commercial launch is to follow shortly.
During the course of the beta testing, the development team once again tightened some screws and carried out final optimizations. Thereby, the PvE content has been expanded, a comprehensive task system has been integrated, research and weapon upgrading have been improved, and new, dynamic missions now challenge players. Furthermore, the base has been completely reconstructed so as to offer a better overview and more interaction opportunities. Varyingly armored character hit zones also increases the tactical game depth in UFO Online.
A mixture of flash technology and a Unity Engine ensures for crisp detail 3D graphics sets the scene well for both the soldiers as well as the Skum. Graphical improvements were also undertaken for effects, for example with the weapons. Performance was once again optimized, especially regarding the flash part of the game. Users can also look forward to an improved interface with expanded functions like drag and drop and keyboard shortcuts.
In the turn-based, tactical battles the people who win are those who find the right mix between tactics and research. In the long run it's all about achieving world domination with one of the three factions.
- Substantially expanded PvE content with new task and mission systems
- Completely reconstructed base which offers a better overview, more interactivity, and visual feedback
- Reworked and expanded research and upgrade systems
- More tactical game depth thanks to varyingly armored hit zones of the characters
- Improved user interface with expanded comfort functions (drag and drop,direct control via double-click, keyboard shortcuts)
- Comprehensive tutorial that explains all of the most important game features
- Improved effects graphics in general and especially weapon effects
- Optimization of the performance, especially the flash part of the game
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