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"A faithful translation of the hit Kickstarter boardgame, play solo or with up to 3 other players and defend against waves of aliens intent of wiping you off the face of the planet!

Supporting full Internet multiplayer and a quick tutorial on how to play the game, everything you need to play is included in the purchase price with no micropayments. The boardgame expansions are also available directly for purchase within the app itself."


I didn't hear anything about this coming! Was this an unannounced app? Has anyone tried it yet? I want to know if it's good! It's on sale for the first week.
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Hey, thanks for sharing! I'm downloading it for the morning. I'm going to give it a go during lunch.
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Seems to work well so far. Gameplay is smooth and controls are pretty intuitive. Very nice graphics and a decent soundtrack to boot!
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andrewkapish wrote:
Hey, thanks for sharing! I'm downloading it for the morning. I'm going to give it a go during lunch.


I Second that!
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Xilanz wrote:
Seems to work well so far. Gameplay is smooth and controls are pretty intuitive. Very nice graphics and a decent soundtrack to boot!


by that he means the game is bogged down with a ton of useless animations, a very unintuitive UI, the inability to save game progress, and a decent soundtrack to boot...shake
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Any idea if it will release for Android and/or PC?
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Any idea if it will release for Android and/or PC?


The facebook page mentioned that Android was coming soon. I'm eager to give it a try.
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I hadn't even noticed the save progress issue. They played through quick enough solo that I didn't need to pause midway. I suppose I am more tolerant of the animations having played through other card based apps like Hearthstone and Magic but that would be a good suggestion to the devs to have a toggle to minimize or disable them. I didn't bother with the tutorial since I already knew the gameplay mechanics and aside from not spacing out the cards more when you are making selections it was fairly easy to figure out how they could be manipulated at any given time. It would be nice if it skipped phases that were obviously not applicable (like healing a unit to full if you have no units).
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Hey everyone, I'm Lucas, the app's lead dev here at Cool Mini.

Would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions either here on our own forums:
http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?80-Xeno...

Yes, Android version is on the way, shouldn't be long. PC version is a "very strong" possibility.

We're working on a few significant improvements, such as:
Multi-division solo play / Pass and play
Saving the game state for Solo Play
More expansions!

I'd also like to note that there are two bug-fixing versions in the queue for Apple to approve, the first of which should be approved quite soon.

Thank you all for your interest and happy alien-killing-mining-ops!
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I have been enjoying this game quite a bit and find it as much a challenge as the board version..my one disappointment was that you could not play multi-division in solo mode, but I see you have that covered. I will look forward to the future improvements...
 
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Dormammu wrote:
"A faithful translation of the hit Kickstarter boardgame, play solo or with up to 3 other players and defend against waves of aliens intent of wiping you off the face of the planet!

Supporting full Internet multiplayer and a quick tutorial on how to play the game, everything you need to play is included in the purchase price with no micropayments. The boardgame expansions are also available directly for purchase within the app itself."


I didn't hear anything about this coming! Was this an unannounced app? Has anyone tried it yet? I want to know if it's good! It's on sale for the first week.


Completely out of the blue... this is great. Been wanting to try this game.
 
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andrewbwm wrote:
Trump wrote:
Any idea if it will release for Android and/or PC?


The facebook page mentioned that Android was coming soon. I'm eager to give it a try.


That is nice that it coming for Android soon. But the sale seems exclusive to IOS users. Hoping that is not the case. I will just be playing the card game until then. If you think the card game is brutal, I can only imagine what the APP is like.
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The app is no different in regards to difficulty. The biggest enhancement is the lightning fast setup/redraw for the 9 items in the supply, especially for solo games.

It's great for preventing rule mistakes or card misplays as well (I'm sure a large number of people are still playing damage from Chargers incorrectly or misunderstand the deployment of paratroopers)

If the app were to miraculously get Heroes, Experimental Prototypes, and the missing Hive enemies/bosses (at this moment exclusive to KS backers), I'd ditch the cards in a heartbeat for solitaire games.
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Jae_Knight wrote:
andrewbwm wrote:
Trump wrote:
Any idea if it will release for Android and/or PC?


The facebook page mentioned that Android was coming soon. I'm eager to give it a try.


That is nice that it coming for Android soon. But the sale seems exclusive to IOS users. Hoping that is not the case. I will just be playing the card game until then. If you think the card game is brutal, I can only imagine what the APP is like.


This is what they said on their facebook page:
Yup, same deal will be extended for Android too!
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This is what they said on their facebook page:
Yup, same deal will be extended for Android too!




Yea!!!!!
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LotusMartini wrote:
Hey everyone, I'm Lucas, the app's lead dev here at Cool Mini.

Would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions either here on our own forums:
http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?80-Xeno...

Yes, Android version is on the way, shouldn't be long. PC version is a "very strong" possibility.

We're working on a few significant improvements, such as:
Multi-division solo play / Pass and play
Saving the game state for Solo Play
More expansions!

I'd also like to note that there are two bug-fixing versions in the queue for Apple to approve, the first of which should be approved quite soon.

Thank you all for your interest and happy alien-killing-mining-ops!


Make that #1
 
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LotusMartini wrote:
Would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions either here on our own forums:
http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?80-Xeno...


Requested Enhancements

1. View full hand of cards. No overlap please. (Take a page from Star Realms).
2. Ability to toggle animations on/off.
3. Single tap center screen during combat to pause and resume.
4. Shorter gestural swipes from stacks to hand.
5. Drag and drop instants onto troops and enemies for instant effect.
6. Automatically order hand of cards by name and type. (Xeno next to Xeno, Militia next to Militia, etc.)
7. Enlarged cards consistently float center screen. (Rather than awkwardly floating left or right based on position.)
8. Single tap Division card for easier access to abilities.
9. Remove Hive encounter decks from the center stacks. (Unnecessary visual noise / zero functionality)
10. Improved Menu navigation (ever hear of a back button?)
11. Please remove those awful slide-in menu animations. (I just want to get in, game, get out, repeat)
12. Lose the intro video. (Maybe move it to the tutorial or rules screen)

I think this app has a lot of potential. Keep it up and you can nudge this app from passible to good. And hopefully from good to great. Good luck.
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I sure hope they can implement the suggestions seen directly above my post!
 
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LotusMartini wrote:


I'd also like to note that there are two bug-fixing versions in the queue for Apple to approve, the first of which should be approved quite soon.

Thank you all for your interest and happy alien-killing-mining-ops!


Hey Lucas!

First of all, double kudos. One for the great app, I have really enjoyed playing it and I didn't really know about the game before, and second for coming to the source and getting inputs. This shows commitment for a good game.

1. I think the two finger drag, which is used quite often, is awkward, specially for iPhone. I would rather have one finger drag and two-click pop-up
2. When I'll use an ability on a card (Militia for reducing costs, for example), I would the card clicked to be shown and a confirmation. Often I will check a card to see if that's actually the one I want to target and end up using the power anyway.
3. Please, please, undo buttons.
4. Some way to see my hand other than only the hover. Also, a button to play all Xenosathem would be good.
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I'd like to see a Mac Version
 
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I played in solo mode on the easiest difficulty a bunch of times and finally just won. At least I think so, either I won or the game froze because I killed the last enemy and....nothing happened, it just stopped there and my only option was to abandon from the menu. Anyone else have this problem? Did I win or was this a glitch? I'm used to Star Realms giving me fireworks when I win.
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They just released the Android version too.
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Does it play cross-platform?
 
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Yes, multiplayer is cross-platform, but Android and iOS aren't on the same version as of today.
In a few days this should be corrected though (Apple needs to approve 1.0.5) and from then on we will keep them version-synched.
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LotusMartini wrote:
Would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions

If you manage to get enough xenosathem to purchase a hand of 12 cards, the 12th card in your hand will cover the "DONE" button and you cannot move onto the deployment phase. I had to abandon my game on wave 8. Sort of sucks.
 
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