Today the worlds of Stargate and desktop strategy games come one big step closer, as developer CreativeForge Games and publisher Slitherine revealed the first in-game footage from Stargate: Timekeepers.
Timekeepers is a real-time tactics game set in the Stargate universe, where players will command a squad through a story-driven campaign with new characters and an original narrative. The game is anticipated to launch for PC in the summer of 2022, following beta testing in the spring.
Slitherine showed off footage from the game at a livestream media event on Twitch today. (Watch the replay starting at 03:18:22.) This includes environments from the first two levels of the game — the ice of Antarctica on Earth, and the forested rebel Jaffa world of Hak’tyl:
The Steam page for Stargate: Timekeepers has also launched today, with a collection of images and a description of the game’s setting and storyline:
Stargate: Timekeepers departs from the end of season 7 of the Stargate SG-1 main plot to create an original story, unfolding over 14 narrative-rich missions. Your adventure starts during the Battle of Antarctica, where Commander Eva McCain and her team are supporting the SG-1 against Anubis’s fleet.
Sometime later, Eva and her team of specialists are tasked with a new mission in the Stargate universe: help the Jaffa Resistance, prevent brutal rituals, strike against Moloc’s army, and seek an alliance with the Unas.
During the fight against a new power hungry Goa’uld system lord, Dolus, the team gets stuck in a timeloop! How to break the loop and turn the tables in their favour is up to you. In Stargate: Timekeepers choices matter — the adventure has multiple potential outcomes: using other worldly tech, travel back in time and replay the missions to shape your heroes’ destiny.
Characters on your Stargate Command team include specialists with unique abilities. Commander Eva McCain is strong in hand-to-hand combat, stealth, and the use of automatic rifles, while Max Bolton is a sniper with the ability to climb difficult surfaces and reach those perfect loft positions. Sam Watson is an expert in alien technology. And Derreck Harper pilots a series of very helpful drones (which can perform tasks such as healing allies).
This core team from Earth will recruit allies along the way, including the Jaffa rebel and thief A’ta, and the Unas Xugga.
Senior Producer Neil McKenna said that the game’s 14 levels are quite large, taking more than an hour on average for an experienced player to play through them. The first level drops players onto the ice in the immediate aftermath of the Battle of Antarctica — the climax of the seventh season finale, “Lost City.”
The original teaser trailer is below.
Stick with GateWorld for the latest on Stargate: Timekeepers as we move toward the game’s launch! Read more about the game now (including its technical requirements) and wishlist it over on Steam.