Attack of the Earthlings launch is this week, which means we will have a Linux release. The games headed to Steam and we have formal confirmation from developer, Team Junkfish.
Scottish independent developer Team Junkfish announced the release date back in December. Hence their eclectic turn-based alien adventure Attack of the Earthlings. Which is coming to Steam on February 8th, 2018.
“Anyway the good news is we are definitely hoping to launch, if nothing bad comes up in our final test, with Linux.”
Also the Steam page is now updated to show Linux support. So a very a good sign we will have a native release, indefinitely.
Up to now this has been somewhat of a concern, hence the lack of Linux on Steam.
So, in Attack of the Earthlings, the humans behind Galactoil. A comically dysfunctional interstellar energy corporation. Also having travelled light years to Planet X13. Parking a gigantic space-drill to mine for fossil fuel reserves. While sipping 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 of course the surviving “Swarmers” are out for blood.
Attack of the Earthlings lands February (Linux, Mac, Windows)
Combining turn-based combat and stealth in a dark comedic single player campaign influenced by the comic stylings of “The IT Crowd” and “Father Ted”, players take control of the “Swarmers”, a highly aggressive insectoid species, who must convert human flesh into alien muscle, evolve their units and even find the time to gatecrash a birthday party as they put a stop to the Earthlings’ interplanetary assault.
To put a stop to the invasion, your Swarmers must plan attacks carefully, emerging from vents and lockers to take the human prey by surprise, and ambush multiple enemies at once to remain undetected. The more earthlings killed, the more corpses can be consumed and transformed into new units with specialized roles and unique abilities. The flesh of their own workers is the key ingredient to developing a successful alien insurgency against Galactoil.
You must fight your way up Galactoil’s interplanetary drill, through absurd environments and passing quirky characters, with the goal of defeating the ultimate enemy: upper management!
Team Junkfish describes Attack of the Earthlings as “a breath of fresh air”. The games studio has a rather prolific gust that blew in talent. Such as voice actor SungWon Cho. Who brings to life X13 mining operation Regional Manager Dennis Dickinham. A man both massively unqualified and massively overpaid. A gregarious fellow who finds joy in everything. Since this could be catching a few rounds of golf with the boys. Rerouting power from sickbay to the massage chairs in the boardroom. Dickinham’s a delight to be around! Just never, NEVER utter the phrase “bad idea” in his presence.
Attack of the Earthlings also features an original soundtrack. The works ofcomposer Mikolai Stroinski (Vanishing of Ethan Carter, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Blood & Wine).
Steam games launch:
So the official Attack of the Earthlings Steam page shows Linux, Mac and Windows. Therefore, expect the release on February 8th, 2018.
No word on price or launch week discount, yet.