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Playin' in the 70's XCOM UFO Defense by Margenal Playin' in the 70's XCOM UFO Defense by Margenal
This time i'm attacking a big monument of gaming, X-COM the first!!!

I always have been a fan of tactical games and this one deserves the crown of the best of the best, the emperor, the unequaled and neverending legend.
I only played it a few in my youth, having other great games like Heroes III or Jagged Alliance 2 to rediscover it in my adult years and i honnestly never felt so much freedom ad threat feeling. You are alone, without hints not help and the only one you can get is the one you can find by yourself, combat, research, base layout, everything is under your command, for the better and the worse because this game is ruthless and merciless: instant death, mental control, panic, the aliens are far superior and you have to hunt them, track them with anything you have and to best them, by any means necessary...

For this cover i focused myself on the core of X-COM history: a shadow organisation secretly founded to save the world, so the faceless G-Man and the mythic Geoscape with menacing UFO floating around the earth. Simplicity for a better lisibility, i hope you will appreciate.

Thanks for your support and don't hesitate to give your opinion, enjoy!!!
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:iconjackieblu:
Jackieblu Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Awesome looking poster<br / />
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Margenal Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!!!
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:iconadmirableinterceptor:
Jesus! this is almost too perfect and your description on x-com just sums it up in the best possible way! i like the art style as well. this would make an excellent wallpaper along with a manual cover for the original manual which i'm glad i have the damn thing i've kept the manual just incase if i ever get a another copy of the game but fortunately for me its on steam and i'm enjoying the hell outta of it!  :D (Big Grin) 
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Margenal Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow you have the original game on material support? how lucky you are!

I only downloaded X-Com1 but bought the 2012 Remake collector's box, some people call it a betrayal, personally it's a good modern reboot, not as modular nor unforgiving, but a proud successor...
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gornkniznik Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's cool! Old-good UFO!
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Margenal Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yup, and with luck we will have the remake of TFTD soon!!!!
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PokeyFluffytail Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Dude, your description of X-COM, I don't think I'd ever come up with a better description than that! ^^
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:iconmargenal:
Margenal Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
eh thanks! this game sure imprinted a mark in my gamer's soul! :D
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PokeyFluffytail Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Same here! ^o^
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Thorbears Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nicely done =) Why "70's" though?
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:iconmargenal:
Margenal Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
It's the whole concept of this series, redesigning a game cover following the main characteristics of the 70's book covers. I'm not the first to do this but it's very fun to work designs in this way.
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:iconthorbears:
Thorbears Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I see =) In that case I think it is even better than nicely done =)
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Margenal Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe thanks, i still need to master it eevn more, some guys are true monsters
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CePheala Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
J'ai vu le teaser hier encore, j'ai bien pensÚ Ó toi ! Tu me diras ce que donne le remake :)
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:iconmargenal:
Margenal Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Et comment!!! Je compte les jours avec impatience pour regouter aux joies du jeu de cache cache avec les chyssalides :p
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Koriandr-star Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Like the creatvity of this, also the faceless man that pretty much rpresents the secret backers of your orgnaztion, it adds a sinister element all around, from the alien threat to the faceless syndicate supporting your cause. Very well done.
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Margenal Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ehehe i'm glad you nailed well what i wanted to describe, thanks for the support :D

It's true the nature of XCOM as a shadow army was quite thrilling, especially when nation begin to turn their back at you...
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