Cyber Knights: Flashpoint has started its Kickstarter run with a bang: Trese Brothers Games’ follow-up to the wildly successful, award-winning RPG Star Traders: Frontiers, Cyber Knights: Flashpoint has already raised more than $65,000 – exceeding its $50,000 Kickstarter goal in less than 12 hours. 🙂
Cyber Knights: Flashpoint is a turn-based squad tactics RPG inspired in part by fan favorite X-COM. The game will initially have a cross-platform launch on Steam in March 2021. Android and iOS ports have also been announced. Mobile gamers have much to look forward to based on the recent “PC-perfect” mobile ports of Star Traders: Frontiers and Templar Battleforce.
“When you want to know how things really work, study them when they’re coming apart.”
― William Gibson, Zero History
In Cyber Knights: Flashpoint, you’ll get to explore the dystopian cyberpunk future of 2231 as you command a company of shadow mercenaries working for the highest bidder. Expanding on the studio’s extensive world-building experience, the game wraps a world full of consequential story choices and significant character development around a core of both classic and brand-new strategy gameplay mechanics. Cyber Knights: Flashpoint combines tactical elements such as stealth, hacking and combat with base building, managing competing contacts, and squad customization.
The World of 2231
Man-made environmental disasters have ravaged our biosphere. Artificial consciousness has been created, subsequently murdered, and then strictly outlawed at a global level. Mega corporate colonies and research stations dot the solar system from Venus to Jupiter. Quantum computing has radically altered the digital landscape and the very meaning of privacy and digital security.
With Cyber Knights: Flashpoint, the team at Trese Brothers Games has woven together classic cyberpunk themes, a truly unique setting and memorable characters – creating some of the most cutting, gripping, and human stories the studio has ever told. Betrayal, trust, sacrifice, revenge, testing the bonds of friendship, living fast and dying young, trading your humanity for a competitive advantage: It’s all here under the New Boston dome.
Threaded stories originate from both outside and inside your team – joining strands from hired mercenaries, criminal connections, and ancient history that just won’t die. These stories will operate on three interconnected and at times overlapping levels: personal (your team), contact (your employers), and event (city-wide).
Be sure to visit the Cyber Knights: Flashpoint Kickstarter page for the full scoop – and join the Trese Brothers Games Discord server to stay in touch with the team!
Cyber Knights: Flashpoint will be available on Steam Early Access in March 2021 (Windows, Mac, and Linux). Beyond a full launch on Steam, the game will also be ported to mobile (Android, iOS) – and possibly game consoles as well. The Kickstarter campaign is set to end on Thursday, March 5 at 6 p.m. Pacific Time / 9 p.m. Eastern Time.