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Re: New X-COM-like game: Terran Shield
« Reply #45 on: October 12, 2019, 06:01:00 am »
Our backers wanted us to take a stand on the exclusivity distribution matter, so we did:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/terranshield/terran-shield-edge-of-the-abyss-0/faqs

"Q: Will Terran Shield be available exclusively on Epic Store?

A: We will not make an exclusivity distribution contract with any third party (be it Epic Store, Steam, GOG etc.) in the future. Our game will be always available for sale on our site and we believe that people should be free to choose where they want to buy their games from."

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Re: New X-COM-like game: Terran Shield
« Reply #46 on: October 16, 2019, 11:55:18 pm »
Update - The Defender Hovercraft and some Air Force combat vehicles:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/terranshield/terran-shield-edge-of-the-abyss-0/posts/2651373

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Re: New X-COM-like game: Terran Shield
« Reply #48 on: October 25, 2019, 06:51:56 pm »
Cool! But I believe you will have hard time competing with Gollop's newest game, Phoenix Point, which is also based of Terror from the Deep, unless you get some distinguishing feature, like say time traveling aliens and base whole gameplay around time travel, or maybe Star Trek style setting. Otherwise your game will be greatly overshadowed and could go unnoticed - it is hard to compete with Gollop himself ;-)
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Re: New X-COM-like game: Terran Shield
« Reply #49 on: October 28, 2019, 04:04:42 pm »
Cool! But I believe you will have hard time competing with Gollop's newest game, Phoenix Point, which is also based of Terror from the Deep, unless you get some distinguishing feature, like say time traveling aliens and base whole gameplay around time travel, or maybe Star Trek style setting. Otherwise your game will be greatly overshadowed and could go unnoticed - it is hard to compete with Gollop himself ;-)

I don't think that's really true. Firstly, Phoenix Point is (very loosely) based on X-Com as a whole and not TFTD in particular; much to the contrary Phoenix Point will play more similarly to UFO Defense or XCOM Enemy Unknown. Secondly, Phoenix Point is much further along in its development. It's not unlikely that by the time Terran Shield comes out, people will already be tired of Phoenix Point. And finally, neither game is going to pull in a very large following, at least no so much that they really have to worry much about competing with each other.

It's a good point to consider, but I personally don't feel that there will be significant competition between the two. However I could be wrong.

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Re: New X-COM-like game: Terran Shield
« Reply #50 on: October 28, 2019, 09:22:14 pm »
Phoenix Point is (very loosely) based on X-Com as a whole and not TFTD in particular;
They even have the iconic Lobstermen aliens! Also, Gollop's game looks much closer to the original XCOM, than the Firaxis ones, although a bit too realistic for my liking. Original XCOM games had that comic book charm.


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Re: New X-COM-like game: Terran Shield
« Reply #51 on: November 01, 2019, 03:15:18 am »
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Re: New X-COM-like game: Terran Shield
« Reply #52 on: November 02, 2019, 10:39:19 pm »
Here is the playthrough of our alpha demo on Superhuman difficulty level, with live commentary and explanations. We wanted it to be a loss-free mission, but this time the aliens got Melnikoff with their terrific sonic gun.

https://youtu.be/HRW2anFwquo

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Re: New X-COM-like game: Terran Shield
« Reply #53 on: December 09, 2019, 07:20:03 am »
We started an Indiegogo campaign in order to achieve the stretch goals for Terran Shield.
You can support us here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/terran-shield-edge-of-the-abyss

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Re: New X-COM-like game: Terran Shield
« Reply #54 on: December 10, 2019, 02:23:55 am »
We started an Indiegogo campaign in order to achieve the stretch goals for Terran Shield.
You can support us here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/terran-shield-edge-of-the-abyss

Thanks! This solved the issue I had!