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Stargate opens portal to new screens and art

SG-1 goes into action

Sunday afternoons just wouldn't be the same without Stargate SG-1, the successful TV spin-off from the 1994 sci-fi flick involving aliens, pyramids and an Ancient Egyptian bit of skirt.

Yep, we count ourselves amongst the show's millions of fans, which is why we have more than a passing interest in Stargate SG-1: The Alliance, JoWood's action-shooter that's a spin-off from the television series. We'll try not to say 'spin-off' again. We promise.

Stargate SG-1: The Alliance features a unique storyline that ties in with the TV series, the plot dealing with SG-1's confrontation with an ancient evil and Anubis searching the lengths and breadths of the galaxy for something "which can grant him immeasurable power", says the game's official website.

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The game is being built on the trusty old Unreal engine, with both single-player and multiplayer experiences being stuffed into the package. There's talk of "intensive team action" in single-player and "graphically stunning representations" of familiar and new locations.

It's hoped that building the game on Epic's technology will open up the way to mod mayhem, Johann Ertl, community manager for Stargate SG-1: The Alliance stating: "Fans are the lifeblood of our game and especially those interested and involved in creating Mods. Due to the very mod-friendly and greatly enhanced Unreal Engine 2.5, enthusiastic fans will be creating their own Stargate worlds very soon, increasing the lifetime and attraction of our game."

Enjoy the screens and artwork. Stargate SG-1: The Alliance is due at the end of the year.

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