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First video of Syndicate Wars successor Satellite Reign

Successfully Kickstarter last summer.

This is what Syndicate Wars spiritual successor Satellite Reign looks like in action.

It was successfully Kickstarter last summer and is in development for PC (Windows, Linux) and Mac, and is powered by Unity.

This is a pre-alpha build and, according to game creator Mike Diskett, "nothing here is really final". The weapons, audio, UI and effects are "100 per cent placeholder". "In fact," he added, "it's so early we weren't going to show any combat or civilians, but...

"The video was originally meant to demonstrate the agents' coats reacting to wind from the cars zooming by, but before we knew it we were showing crowds of civilians, CCTV cameras, cover usage, x-ray camera mode and even a couple of enemies."

Diskett created Syndicate Wars 15 years ago, and is making Satellite Reign at Brisbane, Australia studio 5 Lives.

Satellite Reign differs from similar game Shadowrun Returns (also cyberpunk, also Kickstarted, also built on Unity) in that the action unfolds in real-time rather than in turns.

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