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Old 07-03-2013, 12:59 AM   #1
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Satellite Reign

I'm sure more than a few of us remember Syndicate on either the PC or Amiga - and the less-than-stellar EA "reboot" that bore little resemblance to the original aside from the name. Personally, I've been waiting for years for a true successor to Syndicate, and it looks like the time has finally come.

A few of you may have already seen this, but if you haven't, and always wanted a real Syndicate game, Satellite Reign looks like what we've been waiting for.

I'm not pimping this as a crowdsourcing project (since, sadly, I'm not involved in any way), but I don't see how anybody who fondly remembers the persuadatron could not be excited by this. The devs over at 5 Lives Studios seem to have an excellent grasp of what a new Syndicate game not only could be, but should be.

There's an excellent interview with project lead Mike Diskett (one of the devs who worked on the original Syndicate / Syndicate Wars) over at Rock Paper Shotgun that's essential reading for anyone interested in the project. Personally, I can't remember the last time I was this excited about a game - especially a Kickstarter-funded project. If even half of what Diskett has planned for this title makes it into the final release, we're in for a treat.

Really kind of surprised this wasn't posted already. Unless, of course, it was, and the CGTalk search function really hasn't gotten any better, which I doubt.
Old 07-03-2013, 02:02 AM   #2
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Agreed the new Syndicate was a poor imitation.
Fun as a shooter with friends, but that's just about all it was.

Hopefully these guys can pull off something that will bring back that nostalgia I really wanted.
Old 07-03-2013, 04:14 AM   #3
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It's funny how you listen to their roundtable, and then presume that they are talking about "5 Lives" as an indie developer vs "Corporations".

The game sounds nice, but a bit disappointed there seems to be no option to play as Corporation-affiliated agents.
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:01 AM   #4
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I think this is looking awesome! My brother and I actually played around with a Syndicate clone not to long ago, although it would have been a 2.5D game (2D cities, 3D characters), so seeing how they pull it off will be very exciting!
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