Danish developer Full Control announced that Jagged Alliance: Flashback has been launched on Steam’s Early Access program.
Jagged Alliance: Flashback is set to arrive on Steam’s Early Access, granting players the chance to influence development of the game at an early stage. The game also includes an editor that gives users the opportunity to build their own campaigns, as well as distributing mods through the Steam Workshop.
The game was originally funded via a successful Kickstarter campaign, raising up to $368.000 thousand out of the 350k goal, and has been in development since June 2013.
“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”.
At the time of writing, the Early Access version includes a small island to conquer and explore, turn-based combat and a series of quests and dialogues. The combat system uses cover mechanics, true line-of-sight calculations and various stances, all aiding the 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 organized military forces, the leader of the rebellion is arrested and the insurgents quickly dissolve. Arriving on San Hermanos, the player’s first mission is to help the rebel leader escape from prison, before things take a turn for the worse.