Today I'll be doing a double update on another two promising titles. Let's start with Starfarer. Starfarer is a space strategy game with RPG influences. Eventually the game will have an sandbox galaxy in which you can raise a fleet and go on mining operations, trade or fight your way to richdom and fame. The game's graphical style looks quite a lot like SPAZ (Space Pirates and Zombies) which was also a (somewhat) sandboxy space warfare title. While fun, SPAZ doesn't have the in depth fighting mechanics that Starfarer has. There is a alpha version available right now at a discounted price and you'll receive any updates for free. I would've liked the combat to be a bit slower, but that's mostly because I just prefer heavy shootouts with very bulky ships and loads of lasers. The game will have mod support for new weapons, ships and mission so we might even see slower and bulkier ships in the game that way. There is a video below which will explain and show you more.
The second title is Xenonauts which is basically an improved remake of the original X-Com. For any of you that don't know X-Com, it's one of the best turn based strategy games ever made. Xenonauts has been in development for some time now and it was one of the very few games to look forward to as X-Com fan. Especially since 2K announced the new X-Com game to be a FPS (bloody idiots). Only recently Firaxis decided to make a true new X-Com game. I'm not sure if this will hurt the sales of Xenonauts since they are now not the only X-Com game out there and the one made by Firaxis will have a much higher production value. So make sure not to ignore the great work done by the guys behind Xenonauts. Xenonauts also has a alpha version available at a lower price right now. There's also a video below showing you more about the game. Both videos are from TotalBiscuit which is quite possibly the best youtube channel for PC gamers.