Syndicate-Inspired Satellite Reign Kickstarter Finishes Big

Syndicate-Inspired Satellite Reign Kickstarter Finishes Big

Satellite Reign developer 5 Lives Studios says the $755,000 stretch goal will likely be achieved through post-Kickstarter PayPal donations.

Satellite Reign achieved its Kickstarter aspirations last week, breezing past its 350,000 ($550,000) goal on July 24, and with roughly four days left on the clock at the time it seemed possible that with a good push at the end, it might make the first one or two of its stretch goals. Fortunately for backers, the Kickstarter finished far better than that, notching a final total of 461,333 ($708,000) and bringing environmental destruction to the game by way of its third stretch goal.

The better news is that the fifth stretch goal, which will add two factions (The Eternals and the Red Mafia) and two new city districts (Industrial and "The Grid") to the game and bring Russell Zimmerman on board as writer, is also within reach. "At the time of writing the combined Kickstarter and PayPal total was 474,755.50, just over 25,000 short of the fourth stretch goal, which I'm sure we will reach in the coming months via PayPal," the studio wrote in the latest Kickstarter update.

5 Lives also recently released a technology demo video showing off the "screen space raytraced reflections" system for the Unity engine that Satellite Reign will use. It promises amazing results with a relatively minor performance hit, and it looks great in this tech test; I just hope it doesn't end up wildly (and blindingly) overused like certain other visual effects that have come along in recent years.

The next step is to get everything processed and then transfer the money to Australia, which the developers said can take a couple of weeks. If you missed the boat but still want to throw some money at these guys, pledge tiers identical to those on Kickstarter are still available at satellitereign.com.

Source: Kickstarter

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I watched this through Kicktraq, at one point it looked like it wasn't going to make the Kickstarter goal but it pulled a rather nice comeback a week before the deadline.

Looking forward to this game. :-)

Wooh! Good to hear so this means we have the Syndicate/Fable composer on the game now right?

I replied to the last topic - I only just heard about this in time, with about a day to go. Really chuffed I was able to get onboard. Looking forward to more Syndicate Wars style fun.

The question is: do I fling more money at them for a t-shirt..?

Teoes:
I replied to the last topic - I only just heard about this in time, with about a day to go. Really chuffed I was able to get onboard. Looking forward to more Syndicate Wars style fun.

The question is: do I fling more money at them for a t-shirt..?

I will admit, I cried at the fact that the t shirt was such a high priced tier, but when they offered it as an add on I snapped it up.

That is one smexy t-shirt.

Wait.... How is he able to run a kickstarter from Australia? Im truly interested as i couldnt go the kickstarter route as im Australian.... Now living in japan to make it more complicated haha.

Just finished Shadowrun Returns. It was great but too fantastical for me (seriously, a dragon was the president of California at some point according to the lore and died at his inauguration fighting daemons.

I'm looking forward for more cyberpunk with a more hard-fiction setting.

Marak Daga:
Wait.... How is he able to run a kickstarter from Australia? Im truly interested as i couldnt go the kickstarter route as im Australian.... Now living in japan to make it more complicated haha.

The Kickstarter prices were listed in UK pounds, so maybe they have a UK office or something? I'm not entirely sure how Kickstarter works. However, Mike Diskette may be a citizen here but it quite obvious he's a bloody pom (:P), so he probably has contacts over there.

Anyway, I was getting a bit worried near the end there. Maybe the gaming community at large didn't want a proper Syndicate? I was glad that things picked up though. I look forward for this release.

Major Tom:

Marak Daga:
Wait.... How is he able to run a kickstarter from Australia? Im truly interested as i couldnt go the kickstarter route as im Australian.... Now living in japan to make it more complicated haha.

The Kickstarter prices were listed in UK pounds, so maybe they have a UK office or something? I'm not entirely sure how Kickstarter works. However, Mike Diskette may be a citizen here but it quite obvious he's a bloody pom (:P), so he probably has contacts over there.

Anyway, I was getting a bit worried near the end there. Maybe the gaming community at large didn't want a proper Syndicate? I was glad that things picked up though. I look forward for this release.

Hmm maybe. Ta ill have to speak to my pommy mates.

I'll just wait until they release the game before I buy it.
Don't want a repeat of Shadowrun Returns.

A spiritual successor to Syndicate? Oh my, i'm just going to have to slacker-back this....no food shopping for me next week i guess!

 

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