Stargate: Timekeepers, the first-ever strategy PC game based on the iconic television series Stargate SG-1, has been announced by MGM and interactive strategy game publisher Slitherine. The Stargate franchise has created three films, three live-action TV shows, an animated series, and a web series in its 25-year run.
Over the years, several Stargate graphic novels, toys, and other media have been released to feed the imaginations of sci-fi fans all over the world, and now one more title is on the way. The first Stargate game was a simple, name-only movie tie-in puzzle game for the Game Boy in 1994, and the most recent Stargate game was Stargate SG-1: Unleashed, an episodic adventure game for mobile devices released in 2013.
According to a press release, Stargate: Timekeepers follows an original story after the conclusion of season 7 of Stargate SG-1. The game will begin during the Battle of Antarctica, where Commander Eva McCain and her crew must support SG-1 against the Anubis fleet.
During the game, players will travel through time and space, taking up various tasks like saving civilians, rescuing allies from danger, and dealing with despotic system lords – everything one would expect from the Stargate franchise.
The studio developing Stargate: Timekeepers is Creative Forge, an independent studio in Warsaw, Poland. Creative Forge is the makers of the strategy game Ancient Space and turn-based games Phantom Doctrine and Hard West, both of which toy with strategy elements. Creative Forge’s website lists titles like Gladiators Manager, I Saw The Night, and more as also currently being in development, so its newfound Stargate title is but one of several it’s working on.
While the news should excite fans of the Stargate franchise, the project remains in the early stages of development and could be several years from completion. The reaction to the involvement of Slitherine studios will depend on how gamers rate the publisher’s vast catalog of titles. However, publisher Slitherine’s previous involvement with the well-received Battlestar Galactica Deadlock hopefully means Stargate: Timekeepers is in good hands.