We’re Getting A Stargate RTS Game

We’re Getting A Stargate RTS Game
Image: Slitherine Games

There’s no in-game footage yet, but given that publishers Slitherine have made a habit of overseeing classic sci-fi franchises into pretty decent strategy games, the sound of a Stargate SG-1 inspired RTS game is good news.

It’s called Stargate: Timekeepers, and it was one of four strategy games announced by British publishers Slitherine overnight at their Wargamers Live+ event. Slitherine are the same publisher who allowed an Aussie studio to turn Battlestar Galactica into what became one of the first good adaptations of BSG into a video game. They’re also the same studio that’s overseeing that Starship Troopers: Terran Command RTS which is landing later this year.

The official description, in a rare turn of events, actually has more information than the proper announcement trailer. For one, it actually confirms the game is an RTS.

Stargate: Timekeepers departs from the end of season 7 of the Stargate SG-1 main plot to create a wholly original story starting during the Battle of Antarctica, where Command Eva McCain and her team are tasked with supporting the SG-1 against Anubis’s fleet,” the description reads.

“The aftermath of the battle sees Commander McCain and her squad face an epic adventure that spans multiple original locations. In Stargate: Timekeepers, players will travel through time and space, save civilians from the threats of their system lords, rescue their friends and allies from danger, and much more.”

Something that would be fun is if Slitherine somehow got Christopher Judge along. Christopher Judge played Teal’c in the original SG-1, but his career has since ventured more successfully into voice acting work, with the actor famously bringing Kratos in the God of War reboot to life.

Stargate: Timekeepers doesn’t have a release date, but as with Slitherine’s other games, it’ll launch first on PC.

Comments

  • Stargate game, while also doing a Starship Troopers game… OUCH! That company is really trying to curse itself with popular franchises that never saw a good game release

    There was a few Stargate games that never got past early development. An FPS and an MMORPG are two I remember.

  • It’s been so long since I’ve seen anything Stargate related that this brought a tear of happiness to my eye.

  • I want to believe but I have been let down by two Stargate games than never saw the light of day. I wonder how closely it will stick to the subject matter, SG-1 concluded 15 years ago, and atlantis 12 years ago (though there is tuners of a revival series in the works). I am worried that today’s mainstream audiences may likely have no attachment to the subject matter, and the target audience is the limited pool of 30+ gamers like myself.

    • Would love a new series!

      I loved SG1, Atlantis, and Universe.
      The mini-episode series they made was terrible though, so hopefully we don’t see more rubbish like that.

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