Copenhagen, Denmark - May 15th, 2014 - Danish developer Full Control announced today that Jagged Alliance: Flashback has launched on Steam Early Access. Besides being able to influence the development of the game at an early stage, the game includes an editor that gives users the opportunity to build their own campaigns, as well as distributing mods through Steam Workshop. Originally funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign in May 2013, where it received over $350,000 from backers Jagged Alliance: Flashback has been in development since June 2013 and is due for full commercial launch in late 2014.
“The launch of Jagged Alliance: Flashback on Steam Early Access is a significant milestone in our vision to bring back the beloved turn-based franchise to its roots”, said Thomas Lund, CEO of Full Control. "We're excited to launch the game on Steam Early Access and can't wait to see what the Jagged Alliance community will build with the Editor”.
The Early Access version will include a small island to conquer and explore, turn-based combat and a few dialogues and quests. The combat system makes use of diverse cover, true line of sight calculations and different stances to provide a deep tactical experience for the player. Additional features will be added to the game throughout the Early Access phase.
A unique mix of deep turn-based tactics, role-playing and squad management, Jagged Alliance: Flashback is set on the fictional Caribbean Island of San Hermanos in the late 1980’s.
An elected president - “The Prince”, uses his military forces to halt a rebellious group attempting to overthrow his regime. Powerless against his organised military forces, the leader of the rebellion is arrested and the insurgents quickly dissolve. Arriving on San Hermanos, the players first mission is to help the rebel leader escape from prison, before things take a turn for the worse.
In order to get access to the Steam Early Access visit the store on Steam at: http://store.steampowered.com/app/256010
For more information on the game, please see: http://www.jaggedallianceflashback.com
History of the Jagged Alliance Franchise:
Jagged Alliance was first released in 1994 and is still counted as one the best turn-based strategy games of its time. After the release of the refined Jagged Alliance 2 in 1999 over time the series became a classic never forgotten by its fans. The franchise received a reboot in 2010 with Jagged Alliance – Back in Action, which received mixed reactions from the community and press after its departure from turn-based action gameplay. Full Control plan to reset the franchise with the launch of Jagged Alliance: Flashback through Kickstarter.
About Full Control
Full Control is a small independent studio based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Over the years they have specialized in the genre of turn-based strategy games and have several productions in their portfolio, including the upcoming project, “Jagged Alliance: Flashback” and the recently released, “Space Hulk”, a turn-based videogame adaptation of the hugely popular Warhammer 40k boardgame.