Satellite Reign was pitched as a "spiritual successor" to Syndicate Wars in its crowdfunding campaign, and by Jove, that's just what it appears to be. Developer 5 Lives Studios today released a 95-second snippet of pre-alpha gameplay from the real-time tactical cyberpunk megacorp murdersquad team and gosh, yes, even at this early stage it certainly does resemble Bullfrog's classic.
"It's very much a pre alpha build being demoed, nothing here is really final, the UI, audio, weapons and effects are 100% placeholder, in fact it’s so early we weren’t going to show any combat or civilians," 5 Lives explains. The dev had only intended to make a quick video showing off the agents' coats whipped up by the breeze of passing cars but, well, then it started exploring a little, and shot some security cameras, and started a firefight.
Satellite Reign is headed to PC, Mac, and Linux. You can still pledge cash to get Kickstarter backer rewards, if you fancy.