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Trese Brothers Games (Star Traders: Frontiers, Templar Battleforce + more) have revealed their next game. Cyber Knights: Flashpoint, a tactical RPG that plunges you and your team of hackers, mercs and thieves into the neon-soaked future of 2231.

Seeking funding on Kickstarter, they're a pretty safe bet for Linux support and their previous games have worked well. Looks like plenty of gamers agree in a more broad sense, since the campaign only launched today and they're closing in on $30,000 against their $50,000 goal.

Have a look at their pitch below:

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Anyone who has played the rather great Star Traders: Frontiers will know how deep their game mechanics and story-telling can go, with Cyber Knights being no different. They said it's going to have "some of the most cutting, gripping and human stories we’ve ever told" and it does sound quite exciting as a fan of such tactical games. In fact, it sounds like the great replacement I've been looking for since Phoenix Point dumped Linux support.

Feature Highlight

  • Turn-based Tactics: Deep and tactical gameplay using a turn-based, gridless third-person combat simulator. Cover! Overwatch! Recoil!
  • Dynamic Cyberpunk Story: Unique interwoven narrative with depth, meaningful player choices and hundreds of hours of gameplay
  • Sophisticated Missions: Combine stealth, hacking and combat across multi-stage missions. Gain pre-mission advantages from Contacts
  • Endless of Builds: Experiment with endless combos of Jobs, cyberware, weapons and gadgets to build the perfect team
  • Evolving Characters: Your team evolves as the story, your choices and battle leave lasting wounds, add Traits and threaten to strip their humanity
  • Safehouse Base Building: Construct a custom safehouse and upgrade rooms such as weapon shop, hund kennel and medical bay.

See the Kickstarter here. The Steam store page also recently went live, so you can wishlist and follow there.

I've no doubt this will be a success, given how quickly it's pulling in funding.

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6 comments

Luke_Nukem 3 February 2020 at 7:36 pm UTC
Oh wow. I seem to remember they did Cyber Knights as a mobile game first, maybe a decade ago? Is was a while ago for sure. Good game too.
Tchey 3 February 2020 at 8:11 pm UTC
Backer #8, yeah !
Purple Library Guy 3 February 2020 at 11:03 pm UTC
Hmmm . . . Seems like snazzier Shadowrun, but without magic.
TheSHEEEP 4 February 2020 at 6:25 am UTC
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Huh. So I always pronounced their name wrong.
The more you know.

Also, funded in under a day.
But they deserve it, while I didn't personally like their last game too much, they are just very reliable devs and still release patches for their older games.


Last edited by TheSHEEEP on 4 February 2020 at 6:27 am UTC
barab4 4 February 2020 at 9:40 am UTC
I backed it because I like Star Traders very much (I have more hours only in WoW, CS and Mount & Blade) and also their communication with community on Discord is great.
ajgp 4 February 2020 at 10:33 am UTC
Well I backed; it looks quite cool and right up my street. Very Shadowrunesque if you ask me.
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