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Former Star Wars 1313 and First Assault devs team up for retro 3D side-scroller

Star Wars 1313 Screenshot - Super Roman Conquest

With LucasArts now closed, the studio's former employees are now turning elsewhere to fill their game creation needs. Matt, a Star Wars 1313 designer who worked heavily on the impressive E3 2012 demo, and Tim, a systems designer on Star Wars: First Assault, have teamed up to develop a new retro side-scrolling strategy game that takes place in a multi-layered, 3D world set in Ancient Rome.

But first they need your help funding the game through Kickstarter.

Super Roman Conquest, currently in development for PC and Ouya, is said to "blend the nostalgia of our formative PC-gaming past with modern RTS design elements and a meta-game progression reminiscent of our favorite indie strategy games like FTL." 

"Working at LucasArts, pitching a non-Star Wars game was difficult," Matt explained. "While we love Star Wars and Star Wars games (I'd hope so after a combined 16 years working on them), we've always wanted to craft something original that encouraged the player to strategize, pause and think, manage their troops, and feel the panic of overwhelming odds."

The Kickstarter page has tons of information about the game, but a few notable features include the ability to completely control each unit of your legion individually; unique unit abilities; and hand-crafted maps for battling.

Super Roman Conquest is currently slated for summer 2014 with a closed beta expected around the holiday 2013 season; however, Matt and Tim first need help funding the game. To do so, head over to the game's Kickstarter page.

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