Satellite Reign

The will-it-won’t-it Kickstarter for 5 Lives Studios’ spiritual successor to Syndicate Wars, Satellite Reign, has ended with a bang. Almost literally, considering the “environmental destruction” stretch goal was hit.

In the end, Satellite Reign raised £461,333 (about $708,000 USD) and hit three stretch goals. Syndicate series composer Russell Shaw has joined the team; the game will be localised into French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian, and Czech; and the game will feature environmental destruction.

While the Kickstarter has ended, you can still pledge via PayPal over on the official website, with future funding presumably going towards the remaining stretch goals. The next, at £500,000 ($755,000) will see Russell Zimmerman join the team as a writer, add two enemy factions (The Eternals and the Red Mafia) and add two city districts (The Grid and Industrial City).

Satellite Reign is very roughly due in December 2014. If you’re curious about how it might look, a tech video was released over the weekend.

Tim McDonald
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he's willing to admit. He's written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion - in all its various incarnations - for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He's also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man's only professional games journalist.

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