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In gaming this week we've had Star Trek: Resurgence, Star Wars Eclipse and Starfield.

What's missing? Stargate? Actually no, but they snuck in under the radar by not flaunting themselves at The Game Awards and instead just releasing a gameplay trailer and opening the Steam page for the upcoming Stargate: Timekeepers.

Stargate: Timekeepers is a tactical game in which you lead a team of specialists through a story-driven campaign featuring an original narrative set in the Stargate SG-1 universe. Sneak a newly formed team behind enemy lines, use your characters’ unique skills, craft the perfect plan to unravel a timeloop mystery, and defeat the Goa’uld threat.

This year's awards were criticised for including too much promotional material and since Timekeepers is a tactical stealth game, it's quite appropriate that they should have skipped that and quietly dropped this trailer the following week.

Silent trailer though? Overdoing the stealth angle.

Having been starved of any new Stargate since Atlantis - yes, Atlantis - this is bound to attract attention.

This is new story content.

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.

Gameplay footage shows a player controlling a team on an infiltration mission which requires strategic avoidance and / or quiet takedown of enemies.

While there's no ETA the Steam page decribes it as "coming soon".

We are keeping an eye on this one.

[ Main Image: Stargate Timekeepers. Credit: Slitherine via Steam. ]


Slitherine Ltd. Stargate: Timekeepers. Steam. (viewed December 15, 2021)

SlitherineGames (December 15, 2021). Stargate: Timekeepers - Mission 2 "The Resistance". YouTube.

SlitherineGames (May 12, 2021). Stargate: Timekeepers || Teaser trailer. YouTube.

Wikipedia. The Game Awards 2021. (viewed December 15, 2021)