The lights are on
A small team of indie developers are working on their dream project, a new Jagged Alliance game. They need financial help to make the turn-based game a reality, which is where you (and Kickstarter) come in.
Developer Full Control says on its Kickstarter page that Jagged Alliance: Flashback isn't rebooting the series, but that it's resetting it. Semantics aside, it's an all-new game with a decidedly old-school flavor. The PC game splits the action between turn-based combat phases and base-management elements, as players recruit and develop mercenaries to take on field operations. The story is set in the '80s on a series of tropical islands, which have undergone a socialist coup. Players have to undermine the presence of U.S.S.R. forces before events spiral out of control.
The team is trying to raise $350,000 by May 23.
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I hope they are able to get all the money they need!
If they can do a better job than Coreplay GmbH (the maker of 'Back in Action'), I am all for it.
It's good to hear they already have the license, but I wanted to see something a little more concrete than early concepts and artwork. Two weeks from now, depending on whether or not they update their kickstarter page with assets (3d models, a piece of scenery, maybe an early alpha of their intended engine), I'll support.
The last one they made a few years back for XBLA and PSN was alright.
Will some AAA developers or publishers just pick up this franchise already. The latest Xcom game has proven there's a market for this genre and Jagged Alliance 2 is one of my all time favorite games. The last JA game was released on Steam by a group of indy developers and it sucked. I love indy guys as much as the next gamer but sometimes they over extend their reach, especially when working on existing IP's, and instead of stepping away they release a turd. I don't want another Jagged Alliance turd. I want a quality AAA Jagged Alliance game.