For those looking to get in on the wars of the syndicates... *ahem* I mean, the reign of the satellites, this Brisbane-made Kickstarter darling just hit Early Access on Steam.
Gizmodo recently featured Satellite Reign as Australia's most successful Kickstarter project. It was funded in Pounds, as the local version of Kickstarter wasn't up and running yet, but it still counts.
Based in Brisbane, the goal of Satellite Reign is to provide a spiritual sequel to the Syndicate series. Not like that the actual Syndicate sequel — a scenario that seems to be playing out more and more with IP properties these days. However, unlike some other Early Access games, it's looking like this one will go the distance and come out very prettily in the end. It might be too early, but I think we'll be chalking this one up as another win for the local indie scene, which has had its fair share of wins lately.
It's looking pretty good, as the below trailer will show, and if you're willing to experience the game with a few warts, you can get in on the action before release. I'm especially digging the weight of characters as they move, and the lighting.