While other successful real-time strategy games of yesteryear have enjoyed recent sequels and remakes, when Brisbane-based developer Auran closed the doors following their ill-fated 2007 MMO Fury, it seemed like any chance of a similar revival for sci-fi RTS Dark Reign had gone with them.
However, it appears some fans had different plans as a port of the game has surfaced on Xbox Live Indie Games -- the indie games channel on the Xbox 360's Online Marketplace (thanks ShackNews
Rather amazingly, developer Magnetar Games appears to have somehow received (the game's original publisher) Activision's blessing, license to use all the original assets and QA testing to boot.
Dark Reign Redux is a faithful remake of the original game, maintaining the same look and feel, and incorporating the many innovations that made the original game a top seller. Manage resources, build your army, design your attack, and guide your side to victory.
Dark Reign: Redux can be had for 400 Microsoft points on XBLIG, but there's also a free Silverlight-powered demo version for PC that can be played in your web browser over at Magnetar's official website