As recently teased, Brisbane-based indie studio 5 Lives Studios has launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for Satellite Reign, a strategy game that promises to be very much a spiritual successor to Bullfrog's classic Syndicate games (thanks ivy_mike).
Bullfrog veteran, and creator of Syndicate Wars, Mike Diskett is counted among the five-man team that is comprised of other former Krome Studios devs, and long-standing members of our own AusGamers forums community.
Satellite Reign is a real-time, class-based strategy game. You control a squad of four agents, each with distinct and unique abilities as they vie and battle for control of a fully simulated, living, cyberpunk city.
The game world is designed to facilitate emergent gameplay, giving you the tools and freedom to play how you want to play, so you can create strategies and scenarios that not even we had anticipated!
Customise your team with the strength to destroy your enemies head-on, or hack into their facilities to manipulate their infrastructure without them ever knowing you were even there.
The project is targeting a rather modest GBP£350,000 goal for a complete game, and will be bringing the BAFTA nominated composer of the original Syndicate games if they meet the first stretch goal of £380,000.
The game is in development for PC, Mac and Linux, with a tentative launch target of December 2014.
Watch the pitch video below, and head over to the Kickstarter page
to get onboard.