This is what #SyndicateWars 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.
“It’s very much a pre alpha build being demo’ed, 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.
“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.
Satellite Reign is headed to PC, Mac, and Linux. You can still pledge cash to get Kickstarter backer rewards, if you fancy.