StarDrive is a 4X Action-Strategy game where the goal is to build a space empire. Starting with a single planet and a small number of space-worthy vessels, you forge out into the galaxy, exploring new worlds, building new colonies, and discovering the StarDrive universe. The heart of StarDrive is its ship design and combat engine. StarDrive takes a module-based approach to ship design, allowing the player to create custom ship designs where the composition and placement of ship modules really matters to the performance of a ship in combat. In combat, if your portside armor is taking a beating, then rotate around and show them the starboard side! Hide behind a friendly capital ship's shields, warp into and out of the fray, launch fighters, lay mines, and so much more.

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2 comments by zer0sumgames on Jun 4th, 2012

StarDrive development is going strong and we are on target to meet all of our timing goals. I've seen a few postings here in the comments that there have been no updates for 3 months. And, looking at the news section here, that's true!

However, this is because we shifted everything over to our new website and forums. For the main updates on game progress, please register at and become a member of our forum!

Every time there is news or a discussion of features, it will be there on the forum. It is also the best place to request features and to highlight any bugs you find in the alpha tests.

A new patch will be posted to Desura today, so stay tuned for those patch notes.

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jayboy00 May 23 2013, 6:27pm says:

Gona Track the game... mayby a demo will come out soon, im not going to buy it if theres not a demo want to try it first

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lonewolfgk May 26 2013, 8:24pm replied:

I bought this game from Desura on the 22nd of May and what did i get??? I get a version 1.07b game and on the Stardrive website they already on version 1.12. Tried Desura support - no response, no update for game. I messaged Zero on Stardrive website, guess what, no reply, no update etc. So now i sit here with a broken game because of bugs and none are interested to provide me with the update. This is the first and last game i will buy from Desura since there is just no support. Its Monday morning and i bought the game on Wednesday and still no update for game after i was told by Stardrive support (Daniel - which i think is Zero) that he will upload an update for the Desura site on Thursday. Did not happen. Desura support also not assisting me. I will not buy any games again from Desura or any games made by same people who made Stardrive. So Steam users on v1,12 and i am stuck on v1.07b on Desura site. Do not buy this game since full of bugs and no support for a game you paid for. If you really still want it go buy it from Steam since they on version 1.12. No wonder why people download pirated games from torrents because you do not need Steam or Desura and since there is no support then it will not matter will it. Cheers

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jedimastereraol Nov 2 2013, 10:41am replied:

Actually get up and update it, its a very good game ;)
yeah it ain't the most stable but it is FUN. and more or less made solo. Ther creator has acknowledged it ain't that stable but tbh, that's not his fault.

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Action83 Jun 3 2013, 10:53am replied:

That's odd. I contacted Desura support and got my Steam key in 24 hours.

It was then displayed here:

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Gamemaster_Fox Jun 24 2013, 4:18am replied:

Haven't gotten my key yet either. [rage]

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syralak May 21 2013, 8:45pm says:

any way to clear ships i designed from game . the ones i made for the opteris in fist play threw ... well they have bomber freighters and just go bombarding eveyone on start of new game and they just get worse from there.

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lonewolfgk May 27 2013, 4:46am replied:

Yeah if i am not mistaken you can delete your ship designs. It should be in a folder where you save games are. Go to Users/$USERNAME$/AppData/Roaming/StarDrive. Inside you will see a folder "Saved Designs". All your ship designs are in there that you have created. I hope this helps. :)

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syralak May 28 2013, 12:13am replied:

thanks found it .

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syralak May 21 2013, 11:39pm replied:

oops ment wolfs

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clockworkservant May 17 2013, 5:17am says:

I think this game looks interesting, but I really can't imagine buying it without having first tried a demo. Any possibility of a demo coming?

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Theta.Sigma May 17 2013, 6:10pm replied:

Hmm, sadly not I believe. I'd say, wait a month or two, and then buy it - when A) a lot of bugs will be fixed and new features added, and B) the price might even have dropped.

It's really spectacular re: the ship designing, combat, and scope for mods; but it's currently in need of quite a bit of polish. Just had to be released because of publisher deadlines.

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letseatmushrooms May 17 2013, 12:58am says:

i dont mean to beat a dead horse or anything, but...

is there a time period i can expect to receive my steam key in?

i have kind of been waiting for that to get into the game..

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Zebulan May 22 2013, 9:27am replied:

Definitely contact Desura support. I too had not received a key and had been concerned. So many mixed messages of "You won't get keys" to "You will get keys" it was hard to tell what was right anymore!

I reached out to Desura support and they attached the Steam key to my account a bit later.

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lonewolfgk May 27 2013, 4:27am replied:

What Steam key are you speaking about Zebulan, i received no cd key and they say there is no cd key to get. I am glad you mentioned it here. So do i need cd key for Stardrive?

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Theta.Sigma May 17 2013, 6:09pm replied:

You haven't received it yet?!?

1. Ask the Desura support where it is

2. Get over to the forums and PM Zero himself or post in the steam keys thread. Zero provided Desura with a full set of Steam keys that they should have distributed to you weeks ago.

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Highest Rated (22 agree) 10/10

Based on the alpha it has alot of potential!

Jan 22 2012, 10:34am by Isimiel

Lowest Rated (6 agree) 1/10

As kickstarter backer I am very disatisfied to see it released here while kickstarters don't have access to the game.

Due to this I rate this game a 1 due to lack of support of the developer for early supporters. Due to this I don't expect the developer to support this game long-term.

Feb 10 2012, 7:33am by iozay

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