Smoking Gun celebrates the Roswell Incident with biggest update to date for Phobies

By , on June 29, 2022
Last modified 1 month, 2 weeks ago

It has been 75 years since aliens unequivocally and definitely landed on our planet during the Roswell Incident, and game developers Smoking Gun are celebrating the anniversary by releasing a plethora of alien based horrors into their strategy game Phobies. Joining the ranks of creepy clowns and dangerous muffins, aliens have now arrived to terrorize any traumatised child who watched the Ridley Scott classics with its chest-bursting delights.

Ever since the US Army managed to recover their completely innocent, suspiciously shiny and flat looking weather balloon with all its flashing lights back in 1947, there has been a major uptick in alien interest across all forms of media. Aliens were buried in blockbusters such as Alien, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, E.T, and games didn’t get off scot-free either. Now, three quarters of a century later, a total of 13 of these elusive little guys have made their way into Phobies to give players a whole new layer of tactics to engage with.

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Each of those new Phobies brings its own unique skills with it. The Greylian for example can instantly swap places with an enemy, forcing them into an ambush and putting some breathing room between them and a beaten ally. The Bluelien on the other hand can create a temporary healing pool to get everyone back up to snuff. These new characters along with an introduction of 8 new abilities will open up a ton of new avenues to go and conquer the hex-based battlefield.

On the subject of battlefield, Smoking Gun have added a total of 5 new maps to play on, complete with terrain to incorporate into battle plans. A new environment based on the Alien Phobies has also been released, with a bunch of easter eggs alluding to just how long the alien Phobies have been among us.

Phobies is available to download now from the App Store and Google Play for free, so there's no excuse to not jump on and face your fears.