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Yatagarasu: Attack on Cataclysm - 2D fighter from former SNK/KoF devs + Satellite Reign, spiritual successor to Syndicate Wars - Zarx's Kickstarter (and other crowd funding projects) spotlight mrgathr

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It probably won't make it but a shout out to this as well
Follow The Money - A Documentary about How The Gaming Industry Makes Money
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/follow-the-money-a-documentary-about-how-the-gaming-industry-makes-money/x/509100

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Looks great. Tagging to read more info about it later.

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A real-time, class-based strategy game, set in an open world cyberpunk city, from the creator of Syndicate Wars.

Satellite Reign is a real-time, class-based strategy game. You control a team of four agents, each with distinct and unique abilities, collectively battling for control of a fully simulated, living cyberpunk city.

The game world is designed to facilitate emergent gameplay, giving you the tools and freedom to play how you want to play, so you can create strategies and scenarios that not even we had anticipated!

Customise your team with the strength to destroy your enemies head-on, or hack into their facilities to manipulate their infrastructure without them ever knowing you were even there.

Will you take down your enemies with brute-force? Covert espionage and infiltration? Or will you use propaganda to influence the citizens of the city and overthrow the controlling powers?

Satellite Reign will be released on Windows, Mac OS and Linux.

The world's governments are controlled by mega-corporations, democracy to the highest bidder. Society is structured for the benefit of those in power. The poor exist in the dark squalid underbelly of the city, while the wealthy swim in opulence and luxury on the upper tiers, and the vast middle-class are too comfortable with their lives of convenience to see the world for what it really is. Corporate police patrol the streets, brutally maintaining the status quo, all under the guise of keeping the people safe.

The time for change is now, as a mysterious organisation rises from the slums of the city. They'll have to bribe, steal, hack and augment their way through the barriers between them and their ultimate goal...but what are they trying to achieve?  To free the masses from the corporate stranglehold, or to take control for themselves?  That, is up to you.

This is one big, open, living metropolis. The city isn't just a cool location (although it is pretty cool), it actually functions like a city; the streets are bustling with people by day, and controlled by criminal organisations by night. Power grids actually power the city, information and finances flow from one district to another, and you can use all of these things to your advantage.

The entire game-world is designed around emergent gameplay. Civilians, police and corporate soldiers will all react uniquely to your actions. Power conduits, communication networks and security systems are there for you to hijack, modify or destroy. Learn how the city and its inhabitants operate, then exploit them all to advance your agenda.

The city is huge and you can move around and tackle objectives however you want to. You won't be spoon-fed one mission after another, you'll be able to use whatever means you can to get to your final goal. Bribe scientists to advance your technologies, and kidnap doctors to augment your agents. Steal money from the banks to fund your war against the corporations, and exploit neural implants to bend the will of others. Or, try to take your objectives through good old-fashioned brute-force.

Distinct character classes give you total control over how you approach a situation. Different classes with different combinations of augmentations, gear and weapons gives you the ability to customise your team and your experience.

Not every problem is easily solved by shoving a gun in its face. Sometimes the situation requires a bit more subtlety, a bit more finesse. Try siphoning cash out of the corporate account, bribing a bank manager to “misplace” his security pass, or steal the identity of a corporate soldier to pass through security checkpoints unseen.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/5livesstudios/satellite-reign



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Liege

Story, Tactics, and Art.

  • Liege is a party-based, tactical role-playing game for PC, Mac, iOS and Android.
  • Liege is a game that's inspired by Japanese RPG classics, chess, and others. 
  • Liege is an interactive epic about ordinary people like us, placed in fantastic, larger-than-life circumstances. In equally vague terms, it's a game about family, power, love, death, and other way serious, totally heavy things.
  • Liege is being planned as a trilogy with a continuous story arc, with the first release scheduled for early 2014. 

Here's what I think will make this game special: 

  • The Story - Mature narrative & story driven gameplay
  • The Tactics - Elegant, seamlessly integrated tactical combat
  • The Art - Unique, high-definition, lovingly hand-drawn art
One late autumn eve in the Kingdom of Liege, a King, his queen, and their royal heirs fall into a deep slumber from which they never wake.

…and so our story begins. Following their mysterious deaths, a power struggle in the royal court ensues, and as the conflict quickly escalates, the Kingdom plunges into a bloody civil war. As war erupts across the land, we track the converging paths of characters aligned across various factions, from the noble houses vying for the throne, to the orphaned Royal Army, to an underground movement of outlaws with plans to incite revolution amidst the chaos. 

The playable cast

Liege is a story that is written for an adult audience. It's a drama about conflicted, intertwined, and human characters, forced to wage war for their lives and their homeland. 

tl;dr: War epic for grown folk. Think more GoT, less FFXIII- in RPG form!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/codagames/liege



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