Turn-based alien adventure Attack of the Earthlings releasing soon

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Posted January 17, 2018 by John Little in Articles, Gaming News, PC, Release Date, Screenshots, Trailers

A quirky looking turn-based adventure called Attack of the Earthlings is releasing very soon, as reminded by a newly published cinematic trailer.

Created by Team Junkfish, the game is a mix of turn-based combat and stealth.

Turning the premise on its head, the humans are the ‘aliens’ this time, with you playing as the Swarmers defending their home.

“In Attack of the Earthlings, the humans behind Galactoil – a comically dysfunctional interstellar energy corporation – have travelled light years to Planet X13 and parked a gigantic space-drill to mine for fossil fuel reserves, sip the odd margarita in the sun and hunt big bugs. However, their latest foray into energy exploration has landed them in a bit of a pickle; they’ve unwittingly flattened a native species home and now the surviving “Swarmers” are out for blood.”

Clearly there’s a comic element as well, and the developers cite comedies such as The IT Crow and Father Ted as influences – an interesting reference point for a video game, certainly.

An easy comparison for the gameplay might be that of Xcom, though it’s unclear how deep any inspiration from this might run.

Nonetheless, the game’s due out on the 8th of February for PC. Take a look at the trailer below and some additional screenshots, and hopefully we’ll have a review of the game to come as well.


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John Little
John Little

I started gaming with the release of the PS1 - Crash Bandicoot and Ridge Racer Revolution being the first 'real' games I ever set eyes on - and have been enthralled with the medium ever since. I particularly love strategy and horror games, the sort offered by titles such as Total War and Silent Hill, though I also have a soft spot for a good RPG. I studied Journalism at university in the hopes of progressing into writing about games, but my 'real job' is as a postman. You'll most likely find me covering indie games as I'm always on the look out for interesting little titles, and generally I stick to the PC and PS4 platforms. I'm not interested in MMOs or really any kind of online game, and I have an unusual and frankly worryingly expensive obsession with collecting gaming guide books, but aside from that I like to think I'm a well rounded average gamer. Find me on twitter @JohnLittle29


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