I have always thought Firaxis’ XCOM reboot would have made a good template for a Stargate game. I even once interviewed Ananda Gupta about it during his tenure as lead designer on XCOM’s Enemy Within expansion. Along with Star Wars, Stargate is one of my earliest and formative sci-fi loves, but it’s a franchise that’s had a poor games record. Today’s announcement of a Stargate strategy game might change that.
Stargate: Timekeepers is an upcoming real-time tactics game being published by Slitherine and developed by CreativeForge Studios, known for Cold War XCOM-like Phantom Doctrine and Hard West. Details are a bit thin, but it’s been confirmed the game will be set in the aftermath of the season seven finale of the main SG-1 TV series, where the forces of Earth fight system lord Anubis above Antarctica.
It will involve an original story that spans time and space, where players will need to “save civilians from the threats of their system lords, rescue their friends and allies from danger, and much more.” One of the protagonists has been named as Commander Eva McCain.