In preparation for Firaxis’ upcoming hypercapitalized XCOM: Enemy Unknown, this Saturday we are enlisting experts JP LeBreton and Evan Lahti to delve into Microprose’s more subtly-cased X-Com: UFO Unknown. Chris will also be on hand to balance out the average competence level in the room.
The original X-Com is one of the all-time classic games, and has had an influence on game design that probably outstrips awareness of the game itself. Gameplay is split between the real-time global-scale Geoscape mode and tactical-level turn-based Battlescape mode, and remains utterly brutal throughout. Please enjoy watching our tiny computer men die horribly.
- What: The original X-Com, live!
- When: Saturday, September 15, 11am Pacific (6pm GMT)
- Where: Idle Thumbs Twitch.tv channel
- Guys: Chris Remo (Double Fine), JP LeBreton (Double Fine), Evan Lahti (PC Gamer)