Isomer is an isometric strategy game inspired by classic turn based games from the 90s and many other more recent survival titles. It's open ended, sandbox and each world is procedurally generated leading to an almost unlimited number of different worlds to explore, mine, loot and conquer.
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Mostly Negative (61 reviews) - 24% of the 61 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 11, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Isomer is currently under heavy alpha development. We are continuing to release regular updates to add new features and expand on existing content already present.

Any reported bugs we will work to actively fix as well as adjusting gameplay balance, features and content to improve Isomer over time.

We love hearing your feedback on our forums and actively seek to incorporate changes and new features into upcoming builds so come and get involved with the development of Isomer!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“A few months, enough time to polish and balance all of the mechanics and add all the features we originally planned.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Fundamentally it will be very similar to how the alpha is now. Where it will differ is in the level of graphical polish, number of features and overall feel.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current build is mature, stable and has all the core gameplay mechanics in place. Over time each will get more attention and incremental improvements as we look to reach 1.0”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We are offering Isomer at a reduced price during our Early Access phase to allow as many people as possible to contribute to the development of the game.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Community feedback and suggestions are extremely important to us. We are making the game we always wanted to play, but we want the community to enjoy playing it as much as we do. We actively seek to incorporate feedback and suggestions quickly into upcoming builds.”
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About This Game

Isomer is an isometric strategy game inspired by classic turn based games from the 90s and many other more recent survival titles. It's open ended, sandbox and each world is procedurally generated leading to an almost unlimited number of different worlds to explore, mine, loot and conquer.

You play the role of the commander of an alien force sent to a distant planet tasked with setting up a mining outpost. You land with a dropship and a complement of minions who will mine for resources, build fortifications and blast any unwitting humans who venture too close. Each world has it's own distribution of biomes, resources and enemy facilties staffed with angry defenders keen on evicting you from their planet!

How long will you survive? What will you find on each world? How large will you build your base and armies?

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Pentium 4 3.0Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: A screen resolution of at least 1024x768
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimum dual core processor recommended
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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Overall:
Mostly Negative (61 reviews)
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InfernobirdKRPT
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: April 24
No longer updated. Stay away
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Comrade Necron
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 25
Developer has stopped updating

Game is dead

RIP game
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Duckson
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 15
so sad to say but its DEAD!!!!
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MrHanMan
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: February 24
This game has been abandoned with no word or warning from the developer. Stay away.
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rock3tz
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: January 23
DEAD.
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Demiurge
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: January 1
Abandoned.
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killerryan3
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: December 23, 2015
Abandoned by developer.
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simo2
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: December 10, 2015
To make it short - great idea. Sandbox strategy set in XCOM environment with aliens and spaceships.
The only problem is - it is not finished and the project is dead. There is a problem with Early Access games - they seem change the moment that developer is gratified from well done game to an early try of the concept.

My suggestion - do not buy this game if it is still in "Early Access"
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Pedro Q.
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: November 24, 2015
Another great idea, another early access abandoned. Oh well.
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DoomSprout
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: November 8, 2015
No word from the Development team for... what... a year maybe? Regardless, this game has been abandonded - Save your money as its not really playable in its current state and Steam should remove this from their store!
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ColdMeat247
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: August 25, 2015
DO NOT BUY!
Abandonned by the devs, this game will never be completed.
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iTraumatik
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 12, 2015
No updates for a YEAR, no word from Dev , ABANDONED>>>>>
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Pepe the Frog
( 20.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 22, 2015
Isomer is a great game that HAD potential... But unfortunatly the Developer of Isomer is either dead or he has some other rubish excuse for not completing this great idea of a game. Hopefully the Dev will be resurrected like jesus was but he can come back as developer jesus and finish the game he started to create. Other than that i would say its a good purchase but its not worth it until the developer decides to use social interaction with the people that payed to fund the creation of Isomer.
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Shroo
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 28, 2015
game was okay, but still needed a lot of work, however development has halted, and dev has been silent without explanation since October 2014
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jac1002
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 14, 2015
Development seems to have stopped,the game is far from finished.
It's dead Jim.
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Ataraxia
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 6, 2015
Still no updates and in May now.... Definitely abandoned. Pity.
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1stReaper
( 25.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 4, 2015
= DO NOT GET THIS GAME =

the dev of the game seems to have cut and run =/...
if you want a game similair to this got get Gnomoria
its still actively updated, and 100 times better...

devs seems to ignore all posts on the isomer steam forums,
and the games websites forum itself...
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Nokrath
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 2, 2015
No Update or sign of the dev in 8 months. Now make your decision.

I am really sorry about that, because the game had potential to deliver some innovations.
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nah
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: April 3, 2015
There was something here, before. Something good. Something special.

It's gone now.

Too bad.
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Discotech *in korea
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 29, 2015
Abandoned. Broken even before abandoned.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 24
No longer updated. Stay away
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 15
so sad to say but its DEAD!!!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 24
This game has been abandoned with no word or warning from the developer. Stay away.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 23, 2015
Abandoned by developer.
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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 10, 2015
To make it short - great idea. Sandbox strategy set in XCOM environment with aliens and spaceships.
The only problem is - it is not finished and the project is dead. There is a problem with Early Access games - they seem change the moment that developer is gratified from well done game to an early try of the concept.

My suggestion - do not buy this game if it is still in "Early Access"
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 23
DEAD.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: November 8, 2015
No word from the Development team for... what... a year maybe? Regardless, this game has been abandonded - Save your money as its not really playable in its current state and Steam should remove this from their store!
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: November 24, 2015
Another great idea, another early access abandoned. Oh well.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 1
Abandoned.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
79 of 79 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 8, 2015
The dev has abandoned this game. *Do not buy.*
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43 of 44 people (98%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 26, 2014
Game could be very nice and worth recommendation but it seems to be abondoned.

To top it off, the Dev does not find time to respond to players questions but he has time for deleting our posts from Steam forums.

AVOID THIS GAME AND THIS DEVELOPER.

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Impression prior the game was abondoned:

After countless hours spent already in this game prior it got on Steam (still alpha yet delivering more then enough fun) i have to say- GREAT JOB!

This game allows you to take control over your enemy from the UFO/X-COM series ;) , in real time!

+ take real time control (pausing is allowed) over your pillaging alien army
+ mine, build, grind resources & xp, explore, defend, conquer and kill them all (the pitiful human scum)!
+ look at the clock every now and then to think how much time can pass in so little time :)
+ witness/take part in ;) the game development of a cool game with the Dev who really listens to his playerbase

-/+ i`d still love to have the possibility of using turn based fight system
-/+ graphic, personally i like it but some ppl are all for full 3d. Their loss :)
-/+ despite the obvious similarities to ufo/xcom the game plays more like gnomoria or towns
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34 of 34 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 11, 2015
While what is there is quite enjoyable and held a lot of promise, it does indeed appear that the developer has abandoned the game.
My suggestion to anyone thinking of purchasing is don't!
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47 of 59 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 11, 2014
Isomer is an interesting mixture of surivial and basebuilding gameplay from games such as Dwarf Fortress combined with combat and exploration elements inspired by the Xcom series. The overall premise can be summed as reverse Xcom, you play as an alien force stumbling upon an already habited planet yet seeking to colonize never the less. Starting off with your humble dropship and ten workers, it is your job to survive and thrive in an hostile world. Overall in its inital steam release status, I'd say that Isomer is a very promising game. Currently I feel as though the foundations for a great base building and exploration are present though the content may be too barebones for some. So far I've noticed four diffrent unit classes, a wide array of generated structures for the player to explore and various different building blocks for the player to use. However the selection of middle and late game structures don't seem to be implemented. For example you can build your base to the extent of its layout with lights and lifts to different floors, but there are no doors present in the game nor any sizeable modules and things to fill up these rooms apart from soils to contain reasources.
Check out my Let's Play below!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7VcA1f11R8
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32 of 35 people (91%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
20.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 22, 2015
Isomer is a great game that HAD potential... But unfortunatly the Developer of Isomer is either dead or he has some other rubish excuse for not completing this great idea of a game. Hopefully the Dev will be resurrected like jesus was but he can come back as developer jesus and finish the game he started to create. Other than that i would say its a good purchase but its not worth it until the developer decides to use social interaction with the people that payed to fund the creation of Isomer.
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29 of 31 people (94%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 26, 2014
A great concept for a game with loads of potential that has, sadly, been completely abandoned by its developer before being finished. So unless you want to spend your money on an abandoned, unfinished project then give it a pass.

It's a real shame, too, because this game could have been great with more work & polish, but sadly that will never happen now.
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24 of 24 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 9, 2015
Another abandoned project....
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21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 29, 2014
The idea is great, but the game has been completely abandoned by the developper so you should not buy it.
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 6, 2015
Still no updates and in May now.... Definitely abandoned. Pity.
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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 31, 2015
Abandoned, the developer silently disappeared over night more than 3 months ago, save your money.
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
68.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 22, 2014
I can't quite put my finger on it, but this game really scratches an itch for me. It's an interesting blend of old school X-Com, Minecraft, and a little bit of tower defense thrown in for good measure. I find it hard to put down as there is a continual "in a few more seconds my next step in the grand plan will come to fruition". It's definitely still being polished but there is a lot here to like already. I've easily gotten my money's worth already, and am still discovering things each time I play.
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