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16 comments by wsworin on Sep 18th, 2014

StarForge Release

We are proud to announce that we are releasing StarForge today! After many years of hard work, dreams and determination, we are releasing the 1.0 of StarForge. This would not have been possible without the help of the community, fans, and supporters of our game through its various phases over the years.

Two and a half years ago, Will and Steve were working out of a basement part time on the game, and then the game exploded online, giving us the opportunity of a lifetime to finally make the game we've always wanted to build. A year after that, we managed to increase to a team of 4 developers. And after the launch on Early Access, managed to build a small company which has been working to bring you the StarForge release today. This would not have been possible without the hard work and efforts of a tireless development team, and your continued support.

We understand that at times we bit off a bit more than we could chew, and certain areas took quite some time to build and test. It goes without saying that this has been a vast learning experience for us all. We really appreciate everyone's patience and support during the development stretch. We are glad to have participated as one of the first few games to launch the Early Access section on Steam, and to learn and develop with the community over the past year and a half. We plan to exit Early Access within the next few days. We also plan to no longer sell the Founders Club upon, or shortly after release, depending on how quickly Steam can remove it. We only want the Founders Club to contain exclusive rewards for early supporters.


We believe we have put in some super cool and innovative technology and gameplay, including an Infinite Procedural World, Voxel Digging, Real-Time Atmosphere, Procedural Asteroids, Tunnels, Caves, Mountains, Biomes, Physics Movement, Vehicles, Tons of Guns, Creatures, and Objects, and so much more! All of this works with both single player and multiplayer. It has been a labor of love, we are glad to have progressed this far, and we really enjoy playing the release version. We will continue to monitor the game, and plan to do another update in the future with bug fixes. Further updates will depend on future sales of the game.


Over the past few months, while in Beta, we have fixed the majority of the critical and major bugs, and this release contains hundreds more bug fixes and many new features.

- New Tile Sets: Monolithum, Detrite (Founders Only), Interior hull (Founders Only)

- New Vehicle : Space Copter

- Water/Lava Plane Generation

- Dedicated Server Performance

- Procedural Asteroids

- Atmosphere Shaders and Cloud Improvements

- New Doors : Monolithum, Titanium, Graphene

- New Creature: Sand Sloth

- Desert and Badlands Vegetation

- New Collectable Plants

- Swimming

- 19 Song Original Soundtrack Completed

- Dynamic Loading Screen

- Frame Rate Optimizations

- More realistic Terrain and Biome Generation

- Blocks Have Better Performance

- Badges (Founders Club, IndieGoGo)

- More Dedicated Server Console Commands and Config Options

- Community can now host their own dedicated servers of Creative or Survival. Please visit this link which has the info you need on hosting your own dedicated server:

- 200 + bug fixes


We've also finished and implemented our IndieGoGo and Founders club rewards. IndieGoGo backers must link their account in-game in order to receive their digital perks; Steam purchasers do not need to worry about this as all updates are channeled via Steam.. As for the Digital Rewards (wallpapers, art book, strategy guide, soundtrack), we will be providing a link to the download for these in the next month as we are still putting the finishing touches on them. We will release another blog post about that when they are done.

The hard assets (T-Shirts, Posters) for IndieGoGo backers are also being developed. We have already reached out to everyone involved regarding these rewards. If you are an IndieGoGo backer or Founder on Steam and have questions or concerns about your name being listed, please email us at sworin(at) We will periodically be adding in the new names as we receive them.


Thanks again for all your support. We hope you enjoy playing the release!- The Code}{atch Team

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Kodyack May 31 2012 says:

I just watched the First Playable Release Video on Youtube and I have to say your game looks great, you had a nice presentation and I am looking forward to playing it. However just some constructive criticism for the video is honestly the Narration felt a little flat. You didn't sound excited or really present any emotion other than boredom for the game you're making. Inflection and how you narrate a video is a big thing when you're marketing to your audience.

Looking forward to the finished product, Kodyack.

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wsworin May 31 2012 replied:

Thanks for your feedback. I'm not that good at public speaking so I tend to clam up on videos, but I tried my best. Steve I think is more natural at this sort of thing. We'll try and improve on narration in the future. Glad you like the game though.

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gty14 May 31 2012 says:

Will this game eventualy be on steam and still free to play?
With constant updates?

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PlaysGames11 May 31 2012 says:

OH MY GOOOOD you need to continue this game !

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Rossroxx May 31 2012 says:

Just heard about this on PC Gamer, watched the trailer and downloading now, whatever my impressions, best of luck on this, as it looks stunning!

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Oneofthe8devilz May 31 2012 says:

Just tried out the v0.1 release and I must say I am truly impressed. Combining so many current/next gen features it's clear to see the immense potential this project has. I particularly would be very interested in some development insides, like what methods and efforts were used to achieve many of the amazing things you already got going (like the character movement or the terraforming/building features for example). I am loving the unified realtime shading approach and if you guys really are able to carry all those things successfully over to adversarial AND cooperative multiplayer, (with a good netcode dealing smartly with difficult conditions such as high latency and packetloss) I see this having the potential of being more successful than Minecraft, Halo and Warcraft altogether. More power to you guys and thumbs up for sharing even the early release-builds with the community ;)

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LoudCore May 31 2012 says:


So glad to be doing music for this.

Keep it up guys. This attention is ridiculous!

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robomook May 31 2012 replied:

It's a shame the music in the trailler is plaguerised from Lost Eden...

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LoudCore May 31 2012 replied:

I see there is some jumbled up mess and confusion for the so called "sample" in the song for the midsection of the video. Sampling is quite common and popular with´╗┐ electronic style music, especially in the hip-hop department.
This is the song you guys are obviously referring to.

The song that was used was a sample from the game Lost Eden. You are correct on the song. The song was something I was working on for fun on the past few weeks. Permission granted via email. It is being used for non-commercial use and no plans to use it in game. In a legal sense, you have the right to make use of other works as long as it qualifies under parody, education, commentary, and other categories that fall under 'fair use'. In this case, this video was a "commentary".

Thanks for pointing that out though. Hopefully I made this a bit clear to anyone who was curious.

- Kevin

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SniperCharlie May 31 2012 says:

O.M.G!!! How I didn't see this game before?Is absolute a...I don't have words to it.And its free????Are you guys crazy?Charge 1$ at least.
Hope you guys add some good survival mode where is hard to work and get resources while in the middle of a Zerg rush.So many possibilities.
Just,awesome work,AWF%&*ESOME.Great future for you two in the game industry and million thanks for this new black hole of a game in our lives.:)

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h4z3 May 31 2012 says:

The game looks amazing, good luck with everything.

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