Back in 2017, the same year Alien: Covenant hit theaters, one man began working on a new game set in the Alien cinematic universe and now, nearly 3 years later the project is showing serious signs of life as development has ramped up and support has begun to pour in.
Alien Hope for the Future is a fan created simulation horror game set on LV-426 at Hadley's Hope before the events of James Cameron's ALIENS takes place. You get to play the role of members at the Terraforming colony before and during the Xenomorph incident which later sparks the attention of the USCM and Weyland-Yutani.
Since 2017 the game has come a long way. The creator, a single man named Melentev Alexey has been sharing screenshots and videos of the game's development along the way:
As of today, the test demo for the game is 85% complete and Melentev is currently seeking beta testers, via Patreon support to test the game out right now! Apparently there will be 3 different gameplay types - one of which pits you against a Xenomorph, where you need to hide and use resources to survive, very much like Alien: Isolation.
The game is looking pretty remarkable so far, especially since it's only being created by one man without the financial backing of a studio. We have to tip our hats to Melentev for the hard work he's put in so far and we hope this article helps drive more support for the project!
You can currently support the project via Streamlabs and Patreon! You can also join the Facebook group.
Check out the forum thread for Alien Hope for the Future to see more screenshots and to discuss the game with Melentev!
We will be watching this project very closely now that it's nearing completion. So be sure to check back often for new updates!
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The future of Alien
The Alien franchise is taking a dramatic turn at 20th Century Studios, now owned by Disney. Currently there are two major Alien projects in development - a new Alien TV series by Noah Hawley and a new, stand-alone Alien movie being directed by Fede Alvarez. Both of which will be taking the franchise in a new direction - moving away from the Alien prequel direction Ridley Scott set out to pursue back in 2012.
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