[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resourceGames Press] PHILADELPHIA – October 17, 2023 – Award-winning indie developer Trese Brothers Games today released Cyber Knights: Flashpoint, a turn-based strategy RPG in a unique far-future cyberpunk setting. Players can purchase the game for $29.99 USD on Steam with a 10% discount on the week of Early Access launch!See the launch trailer here.Trese Brothers, best known for their sci-fi captain RPG, Star Traders: Frontiers, bring Cyber Knights: Flashpoint to life as a cyberpunk heist adventure with squad-based stealth and deep RPG mechanics. As a Cyber Knight—an underworld elite with a powerful cybernetic spinal implant—players choose and lead a crew of hackers, mercs, and malcontents. Surviving the dystopian criminal underground of 2231 requires building your reputation, squad and connections. In the tangled web of branching narratives of the New Boston Zone, each heist may be your last."Cyber Knights: Flashpoint pays homage to our roots in tabletop RPGs and shows how far we've come as an independent developer," said studio co-founder Andrew Trese. "Games like Shadowrun and XCOM have been big influences for us; we're thrilled to combine that RPG depth with turn-based tactics replayability, and our own unique heist strategy layer."Key Features:[The Heist Experience]: Choose your jobs to build your rep without taking on too much heat. Work your network of underworld contacts to trade favors, pay bribes, and gain advantages before taking on a heist. Plan your path through multi-stage missions, and commit your crew to legwork that could reveal new opportunities or threats.[Deep Character Builds]: Use powerful cyberware, stealth, hacking, and firepower to overcome enemies. Extensive talent trees, multiclassing, weapon modding, safehouse upgrades, evolving traits and more combine to give players endless ways to build a crew that can take on any heist.[Power-Player Strategy]: Choose wisely who to trust and who to use. Each squad members’ and contacts’ stories will become interwoven with the player’s own as they navigate competing factions and personal agendas.[Dynamic Stories, Endless Replays]: The custom-built ‘Casting Director’ story engine fits player-created squad members and NPCs into world events and storylines. Who will end up a betrayer, a friend in need, or the villain this time? Create new characters, discover new stories, and watch how your choices make it all fit together.[A New Kind of Cyberpunk]: Set in a post-eco-collapse world sheltering in domed megacities. Artificial consciousness has been created, killed, and outlawed at a global level. Megacorporations, nanotech and quantum computing have radically altered the world… and the player is one of the few equipped to handle it."Thank you to all of our fans who made this possible," said Cory Trese, studio co-founder. "We started on Kickstarter with the goal of creating our most ambitious game yet, building on everything we've learned and know that fans love about Trese Brothers games; the support has been incredible. To make a cyberpunk RPG with this level of depth and quality is a 10-year dream come true."For more information about Cyber Knights: Flashpoint, visit the game on Steam and connect with the studio on Discord and Twitter.
About Trese BrothersTrese Brothers Games makes deep, highly-replayable strategy games & RPGs. Led by two brothers, Andrew and Cory Trese, we’re an indie studio going 10+ years strong, known for titles like our award-winning sci-fi captain RPG, Star Traders: Frontiers. We punch above our weight through a commitment to craft and putting players first: regularly-updated, long-lifespan games; no exploitative monetization or dark patterns; personal involvement in player communities.