The creator of Syndicate Wars has taken to Kickstarter to fund what looks like a spiritual successor to that game.

Syndicate Wars creator and lead programmer Mike Diskett is part of indie developer 5 Lives Studios, which is seeking £350,000 (AU$576,730) for Satellite Reign, a real-time, class-based strategy game set in an open world cyberpunk city.

Syndicate and Syndicate Wars composer Russell Shaw is on board as composer/sound designer.

The project was teased back in May with a brief trailer.

If funded, the game would have players control a team of four agents who battle for control of a fully simulated, living cyberpunk city, said 5 Lives Studios.

The Syndicate IP is owned by EA, and it was last used for 2012's Syndicate – a first-person shooter developed by Starbreeze.

"A lot of Syndicate fans, including myself, got our hopes up when we heard a new Syndicate game was in development," said Diskett.

"But in the end it turned out to be nothing like the original games. So I've decided to take it upon myself to deliver what the fans really wanted."

At the time of writing, Satellite Reign has raised £134,542 – more than a third of its target – and has 27 days of its campaign remaining.

Should it be funded, Satellite Reign will be released on Windows, Mac, and Linux in December 2014.