To celebrate 40 years of Alien, 20th Century Fox in partnership with Tongal, is releasing a series of fan-made shorts set within the Alien universe. A new short will appear on IGN’s YouTube channel each week in the run up to Alien Day (April 26th).

The first of these shorts is Alien: Containment. The nine-minute short – written and directed by Chris Reading – can be viewed below.

Five additional shorts will be released over the coming weeks. These include Alien: Alone, Alien: Harvest, Alien: Night Shift, Alien: Ore and Alien: Specimen.

You can check out a trailer for the shorts below…

Thoughts?