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XO: a retro sci-fi strategy game for PC/Mac/Linux

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Command a ragtag fleet of starships to escape an unbeatable enemy and save what's left of humanity.
Backers: 2219
Average Pledge Per Backer: $25

Funded: $55,314 of $40,000
Dates: Jul 20th -> Aug 19th (31 days)
Project By: Jumpdrive Studios
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Latest News

Comm Msg #017 - XO Twitch Marathon

August 19th - via:
We'll be streaming on Twitch through the final hours of our Kickstarter, come hang out with us while we play XO and some of our other favorite indie games!  Again, we just want to say how much we appreciate your... (Read More)

Comm Msg #016 - 7 Months of Game Development in 5 Minutes

August 18th - via:
Now that we're reaching the end of our Kickstarter, we thought it would be cool to pull back the curtain and show you how XO has progressed over the last 7 months. This video shows experimentation, systems building, bugs, glitches, and fine-tuning... (Read More)

XO, the retro sci-fi strategy game, is successfully funded

August 17th - via:
Now the developers are pushing toward a couple of stretch goals, including epidemics, sub-missions, and boss fights. (Read More)

Comm Msg #015 - PC Gamer Exclusive // XO at PAX

August 14th - via:
Ok everyone, lots of cool stuff to share today. We have about 50 hours left on Kickstarter, so let's get right to it! XO's Intelligence Network: First Look PC Gamer has the exclusive on our new political system demo:   "I had a chance to futz... (Read More)

Comm Msg #014 - Final Days

August 14th - via:
We're almost at the finish line, the XO Kickstarter ends at 6PM PST on Wednesday.  Just a reminder that we'll be on Twitch at 4PM PST today streaming XO, and we're doing something special - we dropped a ton of backer usernames into the game, so stop... (Read More)

Comm Msg #013 - Twitch Stream on Friday

August 11th - via:
Mark your calendars! We'll be on Twitch this Friday at 4pm PST celebrating with backers, streaming XO gameplay, answering questions, and rallying towards our first Funding Stretch Goal! Come see the progress we've made on the game over the last... (Read More)

Comm Msg #012 - Announcing Funding Stretch Goals

August 10th - via:
Last Friday the whole team sat down with our personal wishlists for stretch goals, which have swelled recently thanks to the suggestions that you’ve made in the comments. We have a new Backer Mission Stretch Goal, but we think it's time for a... (Read More)

Comm MSG #011 - Further Reading: XO Devlog

August 8th - via:
As some of you may know, we've been keeping a weekly developer blog since January 2015.  If you're interested in taking a deeper look into our process, here's a few select posts that have been popular over the last 6 months: Inspirations for XO –... (Read More)

Comm MSG #010 - Get to Know the Team: Jumpdrive Interview with OPB's State of Wonder [NPR]

August 6th - via:
XO on public radioApril Baer put together a really great story about XO and Jumpdrive for her radio show/podcast State of Wonder.   When we were putting together our Kickstarter video, we debated on whether or not to include some "talking heads"... (Read More)

Comm Msg #009 - Backer Mission Spotlight

August 5th - via:
Today I wanted to share some of the amazing submissions we've received recently! Fan Art XO / Roadkill Rivals crossover by Jolby This piece comes from our friends at Jolby, who have a Kickstarter of their own going on right now!  They're doing... (Read More)

Comm Msg #008 - 100% Funded // New Backer Mission: Remix Jim Guthrie's XO Theme

July 31st - via:
In case you missed it, XO hit 100% around 8:30 PM PST on Friday!  Everyone rallied hard that night, and it really paid off.  I was sitting at a bar called The Grizzled Wizard in Seattle when we tipped over, and I may have made a bit of a scene...... (Read More)

Comm Msg #007 - New Enemy Ship: Devastator // Fan Art

July 31st - via:
NEW ENEMY SHIP TYPE SIGHTED... CAPABILITIES: UNKNOWN Intelligence has codenamed it a Devastator-class ship.  Fan Art Backer Mission We're getting close to completing more Backer Missions, and that means more Stretch Goals! Here's an illustration by... (Read More)

Kickstart This! Soul Keepers, XO, The Wizards of Trinity Bellwoods

July 31st - via:
We figured now was a good time to find out what happened to the successful developers and if the failed campaigns were able evolve into something else (or were simply never meant to be). (Read More)

Comm Msg #006 - XO on Steam // New Factions Unlocked // Cosplay

July 28th - via:
Greenlit in 8 DaysGood news! XO has been greenlit on Steam - this means that our game will be available on the biggest digital gaming marketplace in the world!  You have no idea how loud I yelled when I got that e-mail...  Many backers have asked... (Read More)

What Kickstarter Video Game Campaigns Launched July 19 - 25?

July 27th - via:
Cliqist takes a look at all 34 Kickstarter video game campaigns that launched last week. From the great to the awful. (Read More)

Comm Msg #005 - 17 Minutes of Gameplay // XO at Galacticon

July 26th - via:
Hi everyone, hope you had a good weekend! I managed to catch up on some much needed sleep, and now I'm rested and ready to kick off week 2 on Kickstarter. XO Twitch Stream Last Friday, Brian and I hopped on Twitch for the first time ever and streamed... (Read More)

Comm Msg #004 - Twitch Stream // New Reward Tier

July 24th - via:
The fleet is now over 1,000 strong!  We're overwhelmed by the amount of support for XO, and we're having a blast chatting with everyone in the comments section. I have a couple pieces of exciting news today...   XO Gameplay Stream on Twitch We're... (Read More)

Comm Msg #003 - Thirteen Starships and Counting

July 22nd - via:
It's no secret that all of us here at Jumpdrive Studios are obsessed with starships. We currently have a baker's dozen implemented in XO... let's skip the chatter and get straight to the screenshots!  Battleship (BHV) – The heaviest ship of the... (Read More)

Retro Sci-Fi Strategy XO Hits Halfway Mark on Kickstarter

July 22nd - via:
XO is a sci-fi strategy game using retro style graphics and inspired by classics like Battlestar Galactica. (Read More)

Comm Msg #002 - Over 50% Funded // New Space Stations

July 21st - via:
We're halfway there... and we did it in just a day and a half!!  Everyone's been doing a great job spreading the word, we saw coverage on PC Gamer, Escapist, and Kotaku just to name a few.  Please keep sharing and retweeting! To celebrate... (Read More)

XO is a Battlestar Galactica-Inspired Strategy Game

July 21st - via:
XO is inspired by Battlestar Galactica but it's also got a dash of FTL and Frozen Synapse in there, too. (Read More)

XO Kickstarter Aims to Raise $40,000

July 21st - via:
XO will drop players into a hopeless conflict where they command the "last remaining battleship" against unstoppable alien invaders. (Read More)

Comm Msg #001 - Backer Missions

July 20th - via:
Hello XO Backers! My name is Corey, and I’ll be contacting you periodically throughout our Kickstarter campaign with updates, behind the scenes videos, and exclusive content - only available to our backers.   First off, a huge THANK YOU to... (Read More)

XO is a "retro sci-fi strategy game" inspired by Battlestar Galactica

July 19th - via:
The Battlestar Galactica influence is obvious (and acknowledged), but the developers say The Lost Fleet is also an inspiration, and there's a dash of FTL in there as well. (Read More)

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