Star-Twine is an abstract real-time strategy game in which you control a point of light created by a dying star. Battles unfold on sprawling three-dimensional maps as you collect energy and build structures to attack your opponent. Chill out to the atmospheric visuals and soundtrack as you plan your next move.

Star-Twine includes a single player campaign, skirmish mode, and multiplayer (online or LAN).

Star-Twine is a game of positioning and timing. Energy Nodes are used to collect resources, Turrets fire at the enemy, Black Holes absorb nearby projectiles, Sentinels stake out territory and Missile Launchers deal massive damage to an area. Through building these simple structures, many different strategies emerge.

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The Campaign Update is a free expansion for Star-Twine that adds a brand new single player campaign, improved graphics, a reworked user interface, balance changes, and many other improvements.

To celebrate the release of the Campaign Update, Star-Twine is 50% off until December 31st. Ten percent of proceeds from the sale will go to Doctors Without Borders.

Already have the game? Download the Campaign Update.

Here are some screenshots from the update:


You can find the complete changelist here:

Beta Signup, Progress Update

Beta Signup, Progress Update

1 year ago News 1 comment

The new update is almost ready. I've finally finished creating all of the levels for the new single player campaign and implementing all of the changes...

Something in the Works

Something in the Works

1 year ago News 0 comments

A major update is coming which will include, among other things, a single player campaign! This will make it easier to get into the game and learn how...

Recession Bundle Launches!

Recession Bundle Launches!

3 years ago News 2 comments

The Recession Bundle has just launched and Star-Twine is a part of it! The bundle includes 6 freeware games and 2 paid bonus games for donators! A portion...

Star-Twine Added to the 5 for $5 Bundle!

Star-Twine Added to the 5 for $5 Bundle!

4 years ago News 9 comments

Star-Twine has been added as a sixth bonus game to the 5 Games for $5 bundle at! The Bundle is only available until July 3rd so get...

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Star-Twine Demo v1.1.0

Star-Twine Demo v1.1.0

11 months ago Demo 0 comments

The Star-Twine demo includes the first 6 levels of the single player campaign, allowing you to get a feel for the game. Star-Twine is an abstract real-time...

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AgentFire Jul 1 2013 says:

Hi. How about some pro-games? I'd like to play with all of you. Join me on skype agentfire_3.

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Gothii_Imperator Sep 5 2011 says:

It looks and sounds amazing. The only thing bad about it is that you cant buy a CD for it, meaning that if I have computer troubles and need to get a new computer then I have to buy it all over again since its illegal to copy any game you want to backup onto a CD.

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SparseGameDev Oct 15 2011 replied:

The Desura version can be redownloaded at any time. Also, I really don't mind if you back it up onto a CD.

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Talismann Jul 1 2011 says:

sadly as much as i want to play this i can't it keeps crashing on start up it opens for a second then closes

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SparseGameDev Creator
SparseGameDev Jul 4 2011 replied:

Hi, can you check if there is an Users\<you>\AppData\Star-Twine folder? (Or if you're on XP, it would be \Documents and Settings\<you>\Application Data\Star-Twine). If this folder exists, there should be a crash log inside; send me the contents and I'll look into it!

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xXMaNiAcXx May 11 2011 says:

I played the demo and this game is amazing! I just wish I had somehow to buy games through the internet, the game has lots of potential.

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باسل May 10 2011 says:


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zamaziko May 7 2011 says:

very very very awesome game the concept,the game play ,the music. this is quite literally awesome. i'am mind blowen by it. but unfortuanetlly i can't buy the full version :<

the payment method used by desura isn't accessible here in egypt :< .srry guys i really REALLY wanted to support you :<

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Runewake2 May 7 2011 says:

This is a great game. Stratagy is everywhere but in your face. It makes you think while being fun and enjoyable. The only problem is that I don't have $10.

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Magrathean Apr 30 2011 says:

This is the most unique game we have seen in a while, although for what game-play is available $9 is pretty high.

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