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6 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.

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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.

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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: Starforge.gamepedia.com

- 200 + bug fixes

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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)codehatch.com. We will periodically be adding in the new names as we receive them.

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

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StarForge 3D Tileset Tech Demo

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Preview of our Minecraft-inspired construction system.

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wsworin
wsworin Jan 7 2013, 6:37pm says:

Codehatch.com - We are looking for a full-time C# programmer in the Edmonton area. Please email us if you are interested.

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Muteph
Muteph Feb 14 2013, 11:36pm replied:

C sharp??? omg, like, only VB and .Net are worse... Also means I wont be able to play it on Linux or Mac without a good pain.

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jdwohlever
jdwohlever Jan 3 2013, 2:31pm says:

It's rather disappointing that people were able to register and play a tech demo of sorts, and now the only way to even try a demo is to commit to purchasing the game. That is not how demo's are supposed to work.
If I can't try a demo, there is no way in heck I'm putting down money for something I can't try when it was available before but is now suddenly not so. Feels like a bait and switch to get a lot of users.

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deadering
deadering Jan 4 2013, 3:06am replied:

This is just not true.

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You can download the demo here...

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Muteph
Muteph Feb 14 2013, 11:39pm replied:

No you can not. Picpaste.com

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jdwohlever
jdwohlever Jan 4 2013, 10:11am replied:

No, you can not. If you click the download link you are taken to a buy here page. The download link does NOT take you to any download.
If USED to, but now they are asking for money before you play the DEMO.

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jdwohlever
jdwohlever Jan 4 2013, 10:17am replied:

When loggin-in and clicking download, you get the following:
"
In order to play StarForge during it's development you must purchase the game. We will be adding a demo in the future when the game is near release.
Click Here To Purchase StarForge
*The StarForge alpha is currently at version 0.1.5c"

All links that had the alpha have been REMOVED with a statement about the game no longer being a F2P model and that you MUST purchase before trying the alpha.

Show me a direct link to the alpha that everyone can try as they could before.

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Guest
Guest Dec 28 2012, 1:36am says:

Where is the download link?

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wsworin
wsworin Dec 14 2012, 8:54pm replied:

Yep.

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