StarFire is an ambitious (so far) one-man project, initiated on 19th August 2012 by b5cully. It was created with the intention to provide a tool to explore the depths of the universe and its secrets in a playful, educational, and thought-provoking manner. In order to do so, the player must design his spacecraft in such way it fits his individual needs and play style, and most importantly, withstands the dangers that linger in the dark. As such, StarFire implements models based on science, and may also cross the border between reality and the paranormal.


This game is inspired by Freelancer, Galactic Civilizations II, Fallout 3 and Minecraft. It's development is currently halted, but will be resumed some point in the future.



The StarFire Source Code by b5cully is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License with additional conditions and permissions.


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Been a while since I last posted something here. I have a little surprise for you, too: a playable StarFire demo! Get it here: Mediafire.com
Or via indiedb

StarFire v0.18 Demo

Please check the readme + controls.txt inside of the archive first for instructions. Install by extracting to a folder of your choice (ideally where you have full permissions), then clicking on StarFire.jar to run. Beware of buggy-ness & unfinished-ness! If you encounter problems or weird display, please report back!

Graphical&Internal Overhaul

This is still very rough work. I've been working towards creating something playable this iteration and I indeed succeeded to create a very basic simulation. Creating the framework enabling me to spawn items in space (hint: press the left mouse button in the demo) took up most of my time. This eventually is going to enable me to let loot drop on death of an entity (asteroids, enemies...)

Editor

The lack of time efficiency and easy-to-create data for the game has me forced to create this editor which postpones the development of multiplayer a little. The upside is that you, the player, too will be able to create your own content, and that includes ships, weapons, engines, resources, and even celestial bodies.

After my exams are over, I will occupy myself with multiplayer implementation, a basic AI and lots and lots with improving existing features. There's going to be many interesting things that I plan to add, such as overlays to display conditions (i.e. heat, injury, damage), better particles effects for weapons and engines, better sound and much much more.

Thank you tons for tracking StarFire! Peace out :)

Spacecraft Mounts, Weapons and Status report

Spacecraft Mounts, Weapons and Status report

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(+Video) Am talking about how hulls and the editor will be handled in the game, the recent progress on space craft mounts, weapons and camera controls...

Happy Birthday to me!

Happy Birthday to me!

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Happy birthday StarFire! Read more on how the idea for StarFire came into being and where it's going!

Polls - Shape the future of Starfire

Polls - Shape the future of Starfire

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Please take the time to answer the polls! - New planet stuffs - Texture overlays for spacecraft.

1st May Status Report

1st May Status Report

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Long time no see on IndieDB! In this report notable changes to the game are discussed, such as effects, materials and galaxy generation. This report includes...

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StarFire v0.18 Demo

StarFire v0.18 Demo

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explore the depths of the universe and its secrets in a playful, educational, and thought-provoking manner. In order to do so, the player must design...

StarFire ShipEditor v0.0.037b

StarFire ShipEditor v0.0.037b

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"Patched" version of the Editor. I recommend using 0.0.037b over version 0.0.037, as 0.0.037 models will not be compatible using this version due to a...

StarFire ShipEditor v0.0.037

StarFire ShipEditor v0.0.037

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Are you ready to try out the newest StarFire Demo? Download, unzip and play! Please read the manual and changelog for more information. Before doing any...

StarFire ShipEditor v0.0.036 Demo

StarFire ShipEditor v0.0.036 Demo

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The newest version of this ship editor features a new interface, copy/paste and undo/redo functions. Download, extract and run StarFire_ShipEditor0.0.036.jar...

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AJSorvillo
AJSorvillo

I've been tracking your game for a short while now. I am impressed with how far you have come along. Keep up the awesome work!

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b5cully Creator
b5cully

Thanks a lot for your support :) Trying to do my best here as one-man dev team :D

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ZeroBits
ZeroBits

Won't be a one man team for long, I'm going to try to keep up with my promises, and work on something when I have time, right now i'm still settling in after moving, and I can't seem to stop playing freespace 2. (classic space combat games are too good!)

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b5cully Creator
b5cully

haha thanks, glad you remembered ;)

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Guest
Guest

This game looks very interesting and looks like it has a lot of potential. I am really excited to see how this game turns out :)

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b5cully Creator
b5cully

thanks a lot :D I hope it's going to turn out well, but that surely will take some time...

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ZeroBits
ZeroBits

I would like to help with the development of the game, I can provide models, and code, i'm halfway-decent at 3d modeling, and decent at coding in: python, and lua.

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b5cully Creator
b5cully

Oh I just saw you commented here as well. I have replied to your message, and look forward working together with you!

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Endimmion
Endimmion

Can we say that Starfire is a sandbox game?

I would like to talk about him on my blog, but I'm not really sure that it could fit in...

Sandbox-games.net

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b5cully Creator
b5cully

I think you can call it a sandbox game, yes, that's what the end product is going to be anyway.

Followed your blog, seems like interesting stuff!

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iEuropa
iEuropa

Tracking, good luck ! Hope this game will be awesome (I love this type of game ! Keep developing it :D )

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b5cully Creator
b5cully

Thank you a lot! I'm very positive that it will :>

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