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What is Jagged Alliance: Flashback?
Jagged Alliance: Flashback is a role-playing game with turn-based combat, base management, and mercenaries to hire as you explore the island group of San Christobal during the Cold War. Your job is to assemble a mercenary team to restore the democratic government on San Christobal and drive out the U.S.S.R presence before fighting breaks out with the U.S. It’s a a thinking man’s game—a thinking man with lots of guns!
Why should you support Jagged Alliance: Flashback?
Full Control—the group that’s working on Jagged Alliance: Flashback—has been making turn-based games for the past 9 years. They’ve also worked on popular well-known titles such as Crysis, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Unreal Tournament, and more. Jagged Alliance: Flashback won’t be their first game, which increases the odds that it will be good.
They also have the engine already built, so they will be putting the Kickstarter money into the art, story, and other gameplay features you’ll be able to see.
The Jagged Alliance series has been around since 1994 on a variety of platforms, and Full Control wants to reset the series to bring it back to its roots with Jagged Alliance: Flashback. They’re taking the second game as their inspiration, and based on what I’ve read, that’s a great game that unfortunately hasn’t been available to Mac gamers. Jagged Alliance 2 looks to be a game that’s worth updating.
On a personal level, I really enjoy playing turn-based strategy games and want to see more of them. While twitch-based combat is popular, there’s something satisfying about thinking five moves ahead and leading your enemy to their doom.
Where can I find out more about Jagged Alliance: Flashback?
Full Control’s Kickstarter page has more videos, screenshots, and details of future plans for Jagged Alliance: Flashback.
They also have a website with a forum you can use to talk to other fans and the game’s developers. If you like what you see, you can donate as much as you want to make this game a reality. The campaign ends on May 23rd, and is currently $120,000 short of its $350,000 goal.