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A real-time, class-based strategy game, set in an open world cyberpunk city, from the creator of Syndicate Wars.
A real-time, class-based strategy game, set in an open world cyberpunk city, from the creator of Syndicate Wars.
A real-time, class-based strategy game, set in an open world cyberpunk city, from the creator of Syndicate Wars.
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Dev Diary #06


Greetings Agents!

Our latest update is now live! It's brief, but hopefully you'll enjoy your first very-early-pre-alpha-nothing-is-finished sneak-peak at Satellite Reign!

Check out Dev Diary #06 here or head on over to our backer only forums to discuss it!

- 5 Lives Team

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    1. FoxSpirit on March 19, 2014

      Pacing seems perfect, just the speed I wanted. And the graphics are stunning. Oh, and rewatching I noticed the very natural animations. Great stuff.

      Been trying to replay the older Syndicates but man... really great this gets made because the old titles have a ton of design issues. So thanks a lot guys :-)

    2. Methanoid Pete on March 17, 2014

      progressing nicely.

    3. Senchaholic on March 17, 2014

      Yeah, agree that it looks incredible. I also agree that the minigun sounds lame ;) sounds like something between a pea shooter and a laser gun. The pistol was nice though.

    4. Ben Bishop on March 17, 2014

      @Chris Doak - whoops, not Florida. His county borders South Carolina.

    5. Ben Bishop on March 17, 2014

      @Chris Doak - the guy isn't Russian, but Georgian.
      No, not that country sharing a border with Russia, he's from a Georgian county that shares a border with Florida.

      And while it does look cool, the tiny microphones in the cameras aren't likely to be capturing the full sound, but a distorted and clipped version.

    6. Roland Magnusson on March 16, 2014

      Love the music! But the guns should be more aggresive sound i think :)

    7. Douglas Otoni on March 16, 2014

      OMG!!!!! it's beautiful.... looking great! nice work guys!!

    8. Chris Doak on March 16, 2014

      @ThomasN Is it just me or was that ten times cooler precisely because that guy was Russian?

    9. Nathan Sanchez on March 15, 2014

      Daaaaaamn. You guys are making this look good. I'm salivating. "dis gonna be gud"

    10. ThomasN on March 15, 2014

      oh yeah, someone noticed the cars are too fast, so you wouldn't be able to click them.

    11. ThomasN on March 14, 2014

      :-) Seems legit

    12. HazMatt on March 14, 2014

      Looking great. Good sense of the rival corps takin' it to the street with civilians in the crossfire.

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      Helge Nordvik on March 14, 2014

      Looks fantastic. As other commenters mentioned, it feels like Syndicate. Regarding the sound-bit. Would it be an idea to have the community to see if they could make something that felt better? I know that I would welcome that challenge.

    14. Marc74 on March 14, 2014

      looking good so far. keep building on

    15. Chris Doak on March 14, 2014

      Alright, so I've had a chance to check out the video. A couple of points in no particular order:

      - looks stunning, graphically. Aesthetically somewhere between Syndicate, Swars and Flashback. I think I need to change my pants now.

      - the minigun isn't just quiet, it seems to fire very slowly considering it's the size of a small car and has a notable wind-up time.

      - the game in general seems to "unfold" quite slowly. I get that it's more of a "smart", tactical shooter, but there's a feeling of immediacy that needs to be retained between the controls and the actors, and I'm not feeling that yet here.

      - love the cars, the lighting, the weather, the pretty much everything else!

      - I like the range on the minigun, if that's indicative of the other weapons. Syndicate let you snipe a target from 4 screens away (I counted), SWars always felt too close, even with the LR rifle. With a weapon that big and powerful, especially what is essentially a support weapon, you want to be able to spray and pray from at least that kind of distance. In fact, rather that flat-out cut-off weapon ranges, maybe just make the accuracy increasingly shite over distance increments, like in D&D?

      - please include at least one epic sniper rifle - both range AND power, even if it costs and arm and leg and requires a build.

      Anything else I'd have to say would be less to with the video and more to do with general stuff, so I'll chuck it in the forum.

      Love what I'm seeing so far, guys! Keep it up!

    16. Geikichi on March 14, 2014

      Nice ! Great work !

    17. Tobi (Crusader Kickstarter pls!!) on March 14, 2014

      pure awesomeness:
      - music!!!
      - atmosphere
      - graphics

      I'm very excited for this game, keep up the good work!

    18. Yuri Belleri on March 14, 2014

      Exactly what i want from this game, great work 5LS.

    19. Ubersnug on March 14, 2014

      This is looking INCREDIBLE! The world you guys are building looks very alive, even at this early stage.

      However, I got to agree with Gillsing, the minigun is sounding very weedy at the moment. Appreciate it's placeholder and what not, but please don;t use that as a basis for teh final sound. we want something that ROARS and spews death. Something that will really cause the crowds to part and run for their lives faster than they have before.

    20. Tiernan on March 14, 2014

      haha, love the drive-by coat action. Lookin' good!

    21. Chris Doak on March 14, 2014

      I quite like the SWARS minigun myself, you just needed to turn up the base a bit.
      Can't wait to check the vid when I get home...

    22. Gillsing on March 14, 2014

      Looks great! But where is the mighty roar of the minigun? Even the pistol seemed to make more noise. I really liked the sound from the first Syndicate, and didn't care at all for the change that was made to the minigun sound in Syndicate Wars.

    23. Ian Isted on March 14, 2014

      This looks great! Just my kind of gameplay style too. Love the use of lighting!

    24. Stavros Tsiakalos on March 14, 2014

      Looking absolutely great so far!
      Can't wait for Beta.
      And looking forward to being one of those civilians running for cover ;)