Satellite Reign pre-alpha gameplay looks awfully Syndicate-y

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, it certainly does resemble Bullfrog's classic.

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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.

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    March 14, 2014 9:30 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Satellite Reign pre-alpha gameplay looks awfully Syndicate-y.

    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, it certainly does resemble Bullfrog's classic.

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      March 14, 2014 9:47 AM

      Please don't suck, I love Syndicate & SWARS!

      I know it's early to make any criticisms but the miniguns need to absolutely SPIT OUT the ammo at a faster rate. In the classics they're the most used gun and I always enjoyed the ultra-violence of the sound, animation and effect that they had.

      So far the look is straight out of SWARS; here's to hoping the environments are fully destructible as well.

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      March 14, 2014 9:59 AM

      Looks great so far. Keep it up!

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      March 14, 2014 10:04 AM

      Looks great can't wait!

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      March 14, 2014 2:36 PM

      Please be the 'Syndicate' we originally wanted!

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      March 14, 2014 3:18 PM

      Never played syndicate but ooks good so far

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