Playable demo!

Finally, you can try playing Xenos! The alpha demo is available here right on this site. It is playable in browser, provided you have Unity Web Player installed (or if you don’t, it can be installed with one click on a Windows machine or Mac).

This version is far from final. Lots of stuff is not done yet; in addition to that, making a browser-friendly demo required some compromises. The game world in demo is only 256×256 tiles, so as to fit it in memory all at once. It’s not much of a problem currently, since everything interesting fits in this space.

There’s not much gameplay yet: you can explore the town overrun by aliens and try to not get killed in the process. The “goal” of the game is to find and drive the car. It’s harder than it looks, ’cause the car tank is empty, and you’d have to search for fuel (hint: there’s a gas station there.) Most of the stuff that can be found in town is useless for now, and you can’t do anything to aliens: only run away.

For me, at least, even this version seems kinda fun. What do you think?

3 responses on “Playable demo!

  1. Elliot

    I know Unity supports Linux, so I was excited to try this out. Unfortunately, Unity Web Player only supports Mac and Windows. Any chance of a build for Google Native Client, which would work on Chrome on any platform?

    1. nevermind Post author

      I’ll look into it. I’m not sure Native Client supports everything I need, but if it does, I’ll build such a version.

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