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Alpha Centauri mod gives the sci-fi classic a modern UI

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Alpha Centauri is one of PC's finest strategy games, but its dated UI makes revisiting it a bit of a chore. But, thanks to the efforts of artist Keegan Chua (opens in new tab), we'll soon be able to play it with a modern interface inspired by the likes of Civ V and Endless Legend.

"Don't we all wonder what some older games would look like if they got a fresh coat of paint?" says the project's website (opens in new tab). "That's the feeling that I got while replaying Alpha Centauri. The gameplay is still there, but the interface is dated. My goal is to completely redesign the look of the game."

You can see some early test footage of the new interface in action below and follow its progress on Chua's blog (opens in new tab). Via RPS (opens in new tab).

If it’s set in space, Andy will probably write about it. He loves sci-fi, adventure games, taking screenshots, Twin Peaks, weird sims, Alien: Isolation, and anything with a good story.