Wednesday, 4 June 2014

“Jagged Alliance: Flashback” Befriends the Penguins and Releases a Linux Version on Steam Early Access

Next Instalment of Classic Turn Based Strategy Franchise Out on Linux through Early Access and New Modding Guide Available Now

Copenhagen, Denmark -- June 04, 2014 -- Full Control announced today that the next installment in the classic turn-based strategy franchise, Jagged Alliance: Flashback, is now available for Linux users on Steam Early Access. Additionally, Full Control has added a Modding Guide to Jagged Alliance: Flashback on Early Access to help guide players through the editor to make mods and new sectors for the game. The game is fully integrated with Steam Workshop, allowing users to share and discuss their creations. The Guide, which will be expanded with both pictures and small video tutorials, can be accessed by visiting the following links:

JAF Modding: Level Editor Setup & Getting started - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_v1j7B1IVU
JAF Modding: Triggers (pt.1) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QuZQMIZw1A
JAF Modding: Triggers & Quests (pt.2) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plUhlb9RM-E
 


Jagged Alliance: Flashback is available for $44.99/€39.99 now through Steam Early Access: http://store.steampowered.com/app/256010

“We have strived to make Jagged Alliance: Flashback mod-friendly and even now in Early Access, players can design new missions with the editor running in the free version of Unity, which is the engine we use to power the game”, said Thomas Hentschel Lund, CEO of Full Control. “Linux users usually know a thing or two about programming, so we are excited to announce the game for Linux at the same time that we are working to really beef up the modding system. We can’t wait to see what our players will create”.

About Jagged Alliance: Flashback
Players can now download Jagged Alliance: Flashback on Steam Early Access and help influence the development of the game at an early stage. The Early Access version includes 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 and there’s already a plan for the road ahead and user can get started with modding thanks to the new Modding Guide that walks players through the game editor, giving  users the opportunity to build their own campaigns as well as distributing mods through Steam Workshop.

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.

Originally funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign in May 2013, where it received over $350,000 from backersJagged Alliance: Flashback has been in development since June 2013 and is due for full commercial launch in late 2014.

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 ofJagged 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 “Space Hulk”, a turn-based videogame adaptation of the hugely popular Warhammer 40k board game.


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