Inspired by Starflight: 100 years ago Terrans were driven from their homeworld by an unknown alien race. The Guardian Starship 'Void of Darkness' was the evacuation fleet's only escort. Upon deploying a prototype weapon against their pursuers, the ship vanished without a trace and the evacuation fleet was catapulted across the universe. Now with the aid of an enigmatic alien race known as the 'Eurians', The Terran refugees have rebuilt their society and launched a new fleet of Starships. Take command of your ship and crew. Trade, explore, survive and engage. You must discover what happened to the starship 'Void of Darkness' before a new threat seals Terran fates forever, Featuring: Explore, trade, upgrade your ship and survive the war. For full Features list see the Void of Darkness Homepage Minimum: OS: Microsoft Windows XP, 7, 8 | LINUX Processor: Intel Dual core or equivalent Memory: 2 GB RAM On-board Graphics Card (With latest OPENGL drivers)

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Hi everyone, the game has been updated to version with due out tomorrow with some enhancements to user experience. All reported crashes have been fixed and I have had no reports of crashes since 1.06

As I had said before, post release updates would be released based on user feedback and other general enhancements to user experience. The majority of changes in the patches now reflect that.

Here are some screens from the release version:

Engaging a pirate vanguard at a pirate base:

Void of Darkness Screen shots

Engaging U'Guul warships with the assitance of Eurian and G'Lani military patrols:

Void of Darkness Screen shots

Skirmish between player, pirates and U'Guul:

Void of Darkness Screen shots

Encounter with Pirates: (Demanding Fuel, to let you go)

Void of Darkness Screen shots

Encounter with the evil U'Guul Race:

Void of Darkness Screen shots

An unknown encounter:

Void of Darkness Screen shots


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Void of Darkness - New Combat Footage

Void of Darkness - New Combat Footage

1 year ago News 0 comments

Hi everyone, this is footage from the improvements and fixes done to bring the game to version 1.04, currently Desura is still at 0.8.

Beta Trailer

Beta Trailer

2 years ago News 2 comments

A trailer showing gameplay footage from the beta, which has been uploaded to Desura but not yet made available for download

Development Update

Development Update

2 years ago News 0 comments

A summary of things done since the last update, and some screenshots.

Patch news

Patch news

2 years ago News 0 comments

news on patches and some alien concept art, and other tidbits.

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VOD Patch

VOD Patch

1 year ago Patch 0 comments

Patch windows version 1.0.7.x to It is an exe installer.

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TitaniumFireball Dec 16 2014 says:

Hi Justin,

I'm a senior CG professional in the games industry. I grew up with Starflight and it's been a dream of mine to someday remake the game and improve/expand on it. If by any chance you're interested to collaborate, or talk about other options, please contact me at: Hope to hear from you :)

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Cruisin1500 Creator
Cruisin1500 Jan 23 2014 says:

Work log updated here:

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Cruisin1500 Creator
Cruisin1500 Jan 14 2014 says:

Latest version available for download here:

Patch notes here:

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vince0018 Jan 9 2014 says:

I've just purchased the game and played it for not more than 20 minutes tops. (v1.0.75)
And I've already had several crashes and a few bugs. (Missing character/ship portraits, etc)

One way I've found to repeat a crash is to scan the planet you start beside, then delete some
of it's text that pops up, then scan it again.. crash.
(You shouldn't be able to delete in-game text like that)

Despite these issues I can see a gem here, and I can't wait to play it further when I'm
much more in the mood for it than I have been tonight.

P.S Already re-downloaded several times and repeated the same crashes,
so it shouldn't be a corrupt installation or something.

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Cruisin1500 Creator
Cruisin1500 Jan 10 2014 replied:

Hi Vince, you listed the steps to reproduce the crash with the planet, what about the other crashes?

Which character /ship portraits?

Also you should download from indieDB, just so were are using the same version. was scheduled for 15th January but it should be ready sooner this weekend.

Thanks for the feedback.

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vince0018 Jan 10 2014 replied:

The other crash I had seem to be a one-off.
After recruiting my crew I hit the crew management button and the game crashed.
I haven't seen it happen again.

The character portrait thing I have recorded on twitch
If you go here:
and skip to the 11:00 minute mark, you'll see Drew's portrait is missing.
I think it fixes itself after awhile though.

I always like to have the newest patches in games, I didn't realize there was a
until last night when I was browsing, i can't remember what, your site or something.
But I couldnt' seem to find a download for it, I'll look again though.

And sorry if this feedback seems harsh.. It's just the game seems to good and
these bugs are kinda getting in the way of my enjoyment of it.

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vince0018 Jan 10 2014 replied:

Oh one other thing I forgot to mention is about the ship portraits thing.

Not sure if it's the portraits or what, but when scrolling through ships to buy
the scrolling just feels off.

I'm not sure if i'm scrolling through multiples of the same ship, or if it fails to scroll
or what, but it feels like sometimes when I click the arrow it scrolls properly and
sometimes nothing happens.
(leading me to think some ships had the same portraits originally)

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Cruisin1500 Creator
Cruisin1500 Jan 11 2014 replied:

Hi Vince the destroyer type was removed from the game. It caused you to have to click twice at reaching its old slot. I fixed that in .7.6. Going to try reproducing your other issues before I finalize which should be out tomorrow. The link to the patch

I don't think providing feedback is harsh, your feedback is very useful! Only way I can fix certain things, because working on such a game by myself is extremely difficult in the testing department.

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Cruisin1500 Creator
Cruisin1500 Dec 28 2013 says:

Don't forget to download the latest patch here:

It is an installer, point it to the void of darkness install folder.

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Cruisin1500 Creator
Cruisin1500 Dec 28 2013 says:

The Daily Royale Deal is live now

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Void of Darkness
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Tropical Games
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Released Sep 11, 2013
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Highest Rated (2 agree) 8/10

Someone rated this a ONE?! You HAVE to be kidding. I think that Desura needs to have a requirement for writing an actual review if someone rates a game so low; we are required to write them when we award a TEN.

Anyhow, I give this very good game an "8" because this isn't the full game. It does crash a bit, but, the potential is there for something very special. The developer has been patching and working on content additions.

Keep up the good work!

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