Based in the late-1980’s on the fictional Caribbean Island of San Hermanos, the elected president, “ The Prince”, uses his powerful military force to halt a rebellious group attempting to overthrow his regime. The revolutionaries quickly find, they are powerless against “The Princes” powerful military force. Jagged Alliance: Flashback begins when the insurgent army quickly dissolves after the rebel leader is arrested and imprisoned. Players arrive on San Hermanos to get the rebel leader out of prison as events take a turn for the worse. During the course of the rebellion, three charismatic individuals arise from the turmoil to form the legendary mercenary organisation A.I.M.
In Jagged Alliance: Flashback, the player assembles and coordinates squads of unique and powerful mercenaries to conquer the island sector by sector and turn by turn. The backbone of a deep and complex turn-based combat system is the economy system allowing the player to manage their resources to improve their mercenaries, buy or repair equipment and hire new members. Like the original classic Jagged Alliance series, Flashback tasks players to create their own tactics, whether that be rushing in with heavily armed troops to flank “The Princes” forces or from sniping enemies from a distance.
Jagged Alliance: Flashback comes fully moddable and completely integrated into Steam's workshop system. The player is free to create his own stories, levels or adjust the game to his personal preference and share that with the entire Steam community.
The first major public update is out on Steam Early Access. The change list is long and includes
- destructible environment
- gun and ammo classes - SMG, rifles, handguns
- more mercenary combinations
- day/night cycle as well as weather system influencing game
- tons more
Jagged Alliance: Flashback Steam Early Access Trailer 24.98MB - 39 downloads - 17 May, 2014
Jagged Alliance Flashback brings back the true spirit of this legendary series: Turn-based tactics meets crazy mercenary personalities and intense battles. Manage your squad of unique mercenaries, secure your income and take back the island - sector by sector, turn by turn.
Set in the mid-1980’s on the Caribbean Island of San Christobal, Jagged Alliance: Flashback transports players back in time to the cold war era. They are to experience the events surrounding the foundation of A.I.M. the international mercenary organization. A destabilizing coup d’état establishes a powerful socialist regime. A hard-line fanatic U.S.S.R. General seizes the opportunity to establish a military base right under the nose of the U.S. Under the secret orders of the CIA, players must re-stabilize the balance of power in the region, restore the democratic government of San Christobal and drive out the U.S.S.R. presence by any means necessary.
Gameplay features will emphasize the core pillars that made the original games great: deep strategy, thrilling action and character RPG elements. The Kickstarter campaign gives the fans the opportunity to determine the scope and scale of Jagged Alliance: Flashback, directly influence the shape of the game and participate during its development. Pledges beyond the funding goal of $350,000 will kick off new stretch goals to expand the core game by adding content and gameplay features.