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Syndicate Wars-inspired Satellite Reign achieves funding


Syndicate Wars spiritual successor Satellite Reign passed its Kickstarter goal this week, with around 12,000 backers raising the requisite £350,000 (roughly $535K) with four days to spare. That means the real-time strategy game is confirmed for Steam and GOG on PC, Mac, and Linux. December 2014 is the estimated release window on the game's Kickstarter page.

Satellite Reign puts players in charge of four-man team of agents, fighting to seize control of an open-world cyberpunk city. The combat is class-based, with each agent using distinctly different abilities. As for the metropolis, developer 5 Lives claims "it actually functions like a city," with crowds moving around it by day, and criminals fighting over it at night.

Now 5 Lives will set its cyber-scopes on stretch goals; the first one for Syndicate series composer Russell Shaw's involvement at £380K has almost already been achieved. The £400K goal for several European language localizations is realistic, but it'll take some stretch to reach the environmental destruction goal, which breaks at £440K.

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