An XCOM game is being made in Excel

A Reddit user decided to design an XCOM game for Excel

A Reddit user decided to design an XCOM game for Excel

Ever wondered what XCOM would be like if it was made on Excel? Well, you are in luck. A Reddit user by the name of Crruzi has been working on an XCOM game to run on Excel. Crruzi was able to this after learning to use visual basic for applications (VBA), a code used in Microsoft Office applications, in just two months

Crruzi plans on setting the game in between the events of XCOM: Enemy Within and XCOM 2. The game will follow a group of guerilla fighters, trying to liberate their city from advent control. 

Above is a screenshot of the game. The pixels on the left-hand side are the map — with the enemies marked out as red, allied soldiers as green, and the terrain as black and light grey. The dark grey pixels are the areas the player has not explored yet. To the right of the map is the character sheet. This shows the selected soldiers equipment and stats. 

You can download a current build of the game here, but don’t go in expecting a finished game. 

So what do you think? Is this going to be a fascinating experience once the game is finished? Let us know in the comments below.

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