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XCOM modders go pro as new indie outfit Long War Studios

A small team of avid modders has taken the next step and formed their own Colorado-based indie venture, Long War Studios, as they prepare to Kickstart their first game: Terra Invicta.

A small team of avid modders has taken the next step and formed their own Colorado-based indie venture, Long War Studios, as they prepare to create their first full game.

Modding has long served as a springboard for would-be game developers to get into the industry, though often they take a job at an established game company (using their modwork as a sort of job application) rather than launching their own indie studio.

Long War is notably different. Like Tabletop Simulator developer Berserk Games, Long War Studios was founded by a pair of modders (best known for the "Long War" XCOM mod, pictured) who want to jump right into full-time game development.

They're now planning to Kickstart their first project, a strategy game currently titled Terra Invicta.

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