Unity Awards and Mod Support!
It’s been a while since we updated everyone on how things going here at 5 Lives. For starters, the Satellite Reign box copy mix-up we posted about previously... Read more
Satellite Reign Co-Op Officially Launches! Backer Rewards Shipped!
What a huge week!!
It’s almost been a whole year since we first hit the launch button on Satellite Reign. Since then, we’ve been hard at work implementing that final,... Read more
Last chance to update shipping details!
As some of you may have noticed, we've just sent out the final reminder to update your shipping information. Since shipping physical rewards has taken such a long... Read more
Satellite Reign: Uplink Co-Op Beta is Live!
It’s finally here! As of RIGHT NOW, you can jump in and play the co-op beta for Satellite Reign Uplink. We’ll cut right to the chase—here’s how you can get... Read more
Co-Op and Chill
We’ve been rather quiet for a while now, so we wanted to let everyone know that we haven’t fallen off the face of the Earth. We’ve got a... Read more
Physical Items Shipping Soon and Multiplayer Co-Op Info
Apologies for the continued delays with shipping physical rewards. It seems we've had a comedy of errors as we awaited the update from Unity which would fix the... Read more
Co-op Beta Out Soon!
Sorry for being so quiet as of late. As mentioned previously, we’ve been hard at work on getting co-op multiplayer for Satellite Reign up and running. We’re getting... Read more
v1.06 Update! Localisation—French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian and Czech!
After a long wait—longer than anticipated—Satellite Reign's localisation update is finally available!
In the time since the last update, we've moved to a new version of Unity, fixed several... Read more
Physical Reward Cutoff
As we finalise our physical rewards, we find there are still a very small selection of backers who have pledged for physical rewards, yet have not completed their... Read more
Physical Rewards Update
With Satellite Reign now being out in the wild, we're in the process of sorting out physical rewards for backers. The majority of backers have already provided the... Read more
Satellite Reign has been released!
The time has come, it's been over 2 years since we began thinking about Satellite Reign, and almost 2 years to the day since we moved into an... Read more
Soundtrack and Novella rewards now available!
Some backers may have noticed an email or two from BackerKit today with keys to redeem digital copies of the Soundtrack and Prequel Novella to Satellite Reign. Those... Read more
Satellite Reign Launch Trailer, Less than 2 Weeks from Full Release!
As some of you may already be aware, Satellite Reign is now less than two weeks from leaving Early Access, taking it into full release. Creating this... Read more
Satellite Reign now in Beta! Update to v0.8
We're pleased to announce that Satellite Reign has now reached its content-complete milestone, meaning the entirety of the game is now available to play, from start to finish. From here,... Read more
Update to version 0.7 - The C.B.D is added!
We're on the home-stretch, now! This release sees the inclusion of the final district of the game, the C.B.D, as well as a huge list of other improvements and bug... Read more
Update to Alpha version 0.6 - The Grid District Added!
We've finally reached our internal alpha milestone. This means all of the game's features are implemented and functional. Additionally, we've unlocked the next district for you to explore! It's time... Read more
Surveys are GO!
Thanks for being so patient! We've finally got our backer survey together to start organizing rewards. By now you should have received an email from Backerkit with a... Read more
Version 0.4 is now Live!
After a long wait, we've finally got a new update for you, and it's a doozy! We've got an entirely new district, which doubles the previous size of... Read more
Steam Early Access is Only Hours Away!
That’s right, at 4:00PM PST, Satellite Reign will be available to play for everyone who pledged for a copy of the game. Not only that, but Satellite Reign... Read more
Steam Early Access in One Week!
The public release of Satellite Reign is so close now! We’ll be releasing on Steam Early Access on the 11th of December (US time). All backers and Humble... Read more
Dev Diary #11
Dev Diary #11 is now up on the Satellite Reign website!
We have a quick recap and some pics of our first public showing of Satellite Reign at... Read more
The time has come for Alpha or higher level backers to get your hands on Satellite Reign! As we've mentioned in previous updates, Satellite Reign is actually still... Read more
Pre-Alpha Gameplay Demo
We've got a special treat today! Follow the link for an all-new gameplay video of Satellite Reign!
Check out the Pre-Alpha Gameplay Demo here, and head over to... Read more
Dev Diary #10
Dev Diary #10 is now up on the Satellite Reign website!
We've got some exciting news about our upcoming Alpha release, some code tidbits, fancy pictures and a... Read more
Dev Diary #09
Dev Diary #09 is now up on the Satellite Reign website. We've got some news about pre-orders and distribution, as well as TWO! fancy pants videos, and a... Read more
Dev Diary #08
Dev Diary #08 is on line at the Satellite Reign website.
We've got a sneak peek at some fancy effects, weapon models and a detailed overview of our modular... Read more
Dev Diary #07
Dev Diary #07 is live over on our Satellite Reign website. It's a text-heavy explosion of code jargon and technical mumbo-jumbo describing what Mike and Chris have been... Read more
Dev Diary #06
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... Read more
Dev Diary #05
Dev Diary #05 is now live! More concepts, chats on the forums and a new office toy! ;)
Head on over to the site and check out Dev... Read more
Dev Diary #04
One last mission update before we have a little break for Christmas. In this update, we have a couple of big announcements…
Firstly, we hit our next stretch... Read more
Dev Diary #03
We have been making leaps and bounds over the last few months. With the studio all set up, we dived straight into making the game! The first step... Read more
Dev Diary #02
Pre-production is moving along nicely and we are creeping up on that next stretch goal! We’re nutting out the basic building blocks of the world at the moment,... Read more
Dev Diary #01
It has been a while since our last update, but we are all finally in our new office! Yay! We have been having conversations with lawyers and accountants... Read more
One Week Later
It's been a long week for us here at 5 Lives Studios. Inspecting office spaces, talking to lawyers, moving furniture out of our current office. We're excited to... Read more
The Road Ahead
We're funded and then some! 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... Read more
The Final Countdown, duh der der duh...
Environmental Destruction Stretch Goal Reached!
With PayPal bringing in pledges in the background, we've managed to bring our combined total up to £440,000! Thanks to everyone's support, you'll now be able... Read more
Official Support for 7 Languages and Tek Tastic Video
Localisation Stretch Goal Met!
Before we get to the cool tek video, let's all take a moment to be thankful that the Localisation stretch goal is well and truly behind... Read more
PayPal Pledging Live! Russell Shaw! Gameplay Walkthrough #2
After a few hiccups and setbacks, we're happy to announce pledging via PayPal is now Live!
You'll be able to get all the same rewards available here on Kickstarter,... Read more
Meet the Assassin Agent
Hidden amongst the dark recesses of any megacity street, you can find them... if you know the right person, where to meet, and what to ask, that is. When you... Read more
Great success! We've reached our initial funding goal! A huge thanks from the entire team to everyone who has backed thus far. We're still a few days out and... Read more
Twitch is Live!
We're now up and running, some come along and join in, ask us questions, watch Mike play Syndicate Wars while Chris annoys him and Brent mans the chat window. Mitch... Read more
90%! New Tiers! Press! Twitch! Exclamation Point!
Thanks to all our generous backers, both recent and those who've been here from the start, we just reached 90%! This update was going to celebrate reaching £300,000 but the... Read more
Meet the Soldier Agent
There comes a time where negotiations fail, when propaganda falls on deaf ears and when covert tactics are ineffective. At that time, when you just need something blown up, shot... Read more
The Chicken and The Egg
In Engine Gameplay Visualisation
We’ve had a quite a few requests to see gameplay footage, the dilemma for us being that it’s a bit of a chicken and egg situation.... Read more
Propaganda Blitz and Twitch
Usually the weekends are relatively quiet and since were are knuckling down preparing the coming FINAL weeks onslaught of updates for the Kickstarter we thought it might be... Read more
Adventures at PAX - Day 01:
After a marathon drive from Brisbane to Melbourne, and a whole lot of recovery sleep, my other half and I found ourselves standing out... Read more
Kicking It Forward
Just a quick update to say we are proud to be joining the Kicking-It-Forward Community.
We are pledging to put at least 5% of our profits back into the Kickstarter... Read more
Stretch Goals!, New Digital Tier!, PAX! and More!
We were hesitant to reveal our stretch goals until we met our funding target, but due to a lot of requests, we’ve let the cat out of the... Read more
Meet The Hacker Agent
Behind the scenes is where these fringe dwellers lurk; inside networks and minds is their battlefield. They are the one who'll get you the information you need, for the right... Read more
We are happy to announce we are opening the flood gates to add-ons.
Add-Ons are available to anyone who has pledges at the "Loyal Citizen" tier or higher.
To add... Read more
Interviews and Support Behind the Scenes
We've been a bit behind in posting these but we've had a few interviews go live over the past week...
- First up the team answered some questions for... Read more
Meet The Support Agent
In the first of our "Meet the..." features covering the 4 agents of your squad we'd like you to...
The Support is the Agent who’s always got your back, there... Read more
AI for emergent gameplay
I thought I'd write a piece about AI and how I'm coding it up with relevance to emergent game-play.
You may not want to read on if you... Read more
Agent Data Entry [Mike Diskett]: Birthing Cycle Renewed
Our security databases have revealed one of our very own has aged another cycle.
This Agent believed he could suppress this information...he should have known better, the company... Read more
Meet the Big Boss
Just a few hours after we launched the Kickstarter for Satellite Reign, we were already the victims of a hostile takeover. The CEO “Big Boss” reward tier which grants the... Read more
AMA is done! Now at 60%!
Thanks everyone for your questions, we had a great time chatting to you all about all things Satellite Reign.
During the chat, we managed to reach 60%! Things are coming... Read more
Our AMA is Live! Come Ask Us Anything!
We're all here, ready to answer your questions. Come ask us stuff!
Our username is 5LivesStudios.
Press Coverage and Reddit AMA Reminder
We’ve had a few articles and interviews pop up about us we thought you might appreciate.
First up, Mike and Chris chat with PC Games Hardware about our choice of... Read more
Game Design Chat Video #2 Classes and Death
We have another game design chat video with Mike, Dean, Chris, Mitch and Brent decided to show his ugly mug. In this episode we go over the class... Read more
Jace Hall Show Q&A
Thanks to everyone's support and a generous shout out from the Wasteland 2 team on Facebook we woke up this morning (Australian Time) to see Satellite Reign roll over to... Read more
Signed Limited-Edition Tier Upgrade, and 5 Lives do an AMA on Reddit
Things have inevitably started slowing down, but we're not letting that slow us down. First of all, all backers in the Elite Agent tier and abovewill now... Read more
Chris is headlining the Krautfunding show in a few hours
One week in and thanks to everyone for helping us reach the 50% funded milestone.
As we mentioned in the last update Chris is appearing in the Krautfunding show for... Read more
Limited-Edition Boxed Copies and an Interview with Chris' Beard.
After a lot of requests, and some late nights talking with manufacturers, we're pleased to report we're adding anew reward tier for limited-edition physical boxed copies of... Read more
Rock Paper Shotgun Interviews Mike Diskett, and New Novella Reward!
Hello again, Agents!
That 50% milestone is already in sight. If this keeps up, we'll be digging into those meaty stretch-goals in no time. But, onto the news!
First up,... Read more
Game Design Chat Video #1
We've got our first video update for you, a design chat between four members of the 5 Lives team. Sorry for the delay on this one, we've had... Read more
Now live on Steam Greenlight
Remember to go vote for Satellite Reign on Steam. Tell your friends, tell your enemies, even tell your mum.
48 Hours (Sorry, no Eddie Murphy)
We're 48 hours in and we're just shy of £100,000! But we've still got a long way to go. Thanks to everyone who has supported us so far and... Read more
24 Hours Later...
We're officially past the 24-hour mark, and thanks to your support, we're already more than 20% of the way to our goal! We can't stress enough how thrilled we are... Read more
The REIGN Begins...
From the moment we hit the big "LAUNCH" button, we've been wearing down our F5 keys. We seriously didn't anticipate the response we've recieved, you've blown away... Read more