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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0 comments by Cruisin1500 on Dec 20th, 2013

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:

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

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Skirmish between player, pirates and U'Guul:

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

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Encounter with the evil U'Guul Race:

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An unknown encounter:

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

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Cruisin1500 Creator
Cruisin1500 Aug 19 2013 says:

Hi everyone, I want to thank you for your interest in Void of Darkness (VOD), for those that supported the campaign, I give you a special thanks. I've had many queries on the future of the game. I took a vacation which saw me leave behind everything besides a phone. I'll get around to answering all the emails and queries. VOD is to be released on Desura for alpha funding. The goal is still to get enough funds to complete the art work for the game.

The initial alpha will be about pure combat. All of the story and RPG elements will be disabled because I do not wish to spoil the game for early alpha players. If you have never heard of Desura, the way it works is once you buy it there, you've bought the game as is along with all subsequent updates free of charge.

I aim to complete the bare minimum artwork necessary to illustrate the story, such as some more diversity in the look of the universe and the alien portraits.

Once that has been achieved, the game will enter its 'beta' stage and an update which unlocks all the other features will be released. So the timeline is, the release of the Alpha on Desura very soon, then once the necessary artwork has been completed, the story mode and RPG elements will be unlocked in an update. From there it is just debugging or polishing based on feedback from Desura players.

Once the game is ready there will be a full release to some Digital sites who have emailed me offering to host the game for sale. During the initial alpha I want to hear your issues, bugs and feedback and work on it during this process.

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Cruisin1500 Jun 27 2013 says:

Forgot to mention, since people have been asking, you do not need an Indiegogo account to contribute. Once you navigate to the main page and you click contribute, you will be taken to paypal. Here you can either pay directly with your paypay account OR you can pay with a credit card / debit card and you do not even have to have a paypal account.

Paypal is just used to facilitate the payment securely to the campaign.

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Cruisin1500 Creator
Cruisin1500 Jun 27 2013 says:

Hey everyone, as we've launched our campaign on Indiegogo here:

I'm asking for your support if you can, or please spread the word via your social media, facebook, twitter, google, or any forums you are a member of.

Thanks :)


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Cruisin1500 Creator
Cruisin1500 Jun 9 2013 says:

We reached 50 followers here on IndieDB on Friday. Thanks for everyone's interest. I can say with certainty that the launch date for the Alpha on Desura will be July 30th, 2013. I have no predictions on how long that stage will last.

Hopefully the initial response to the game is encouraging enough, but from there it will continue development even long after it has been publicly released. What gets added first will largely depend on what people want in the game, or what they want enhanced.

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Cruisin1500 Creator
Cruisin1500 May 28 2013 says:

Brief Synopsis: Devastated by nameless aliens in an interstellar war, the Terran evacuation fleet fled for distant stars escorted only by the Guardian Frigate Void of Darkness. Their escape nearly ended in catastrophe, when Void of Darkness engaged the pursuing alien vessels with a prototype weapon. The resulting explosion created a bizarre anomaly which catapulted the evacuation fleet across the known universe.

A century after settling a new world with the aid of the enigmatic Eurians; Terrans have launched a small fleet to again explore the unknown. With the hope of one day reclaiming their lost home.

The player must manipulate events. Secure friendships with other species. Acquire advanced technology. Explore the sector. And ultimately, confront a new evil that has risen in the vacuum of deep space.

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EvilizedProductions May 28 2013 says:

I tweeted your project to my followers:)

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Cruisin1500 Creator
Cruisin1500 May 28 2013 replied:

Hey Evil, thanks a lot :)

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Cruisin1500 Creator
Cruisin1500 May 25 2013 says:

Hey guys, in order to get rid of the place holder ships, and hopefully make enough to have the rest of the artwork done, I will be launching an IndieGOGO on June 26th.

From now until then I will be working on elements of the campaign, in addition to continuing to code!

If there are particular perks you would like to see, please leave feedback! The amount being asked for will be minimal to fund the art. If you have not already, please spread the word of VOD to your friends via your social media, and let them know of VOD and our impending campaign date.

As I count down to the launch many more details will be available here, on the website, on the forums and on our facebook page. Which are all linked/easy to find from our website.

So far VOD has been covered in bluesnews and quite a few other online publications, all with minimal 'marketing'.

The future is promising and I am certain we will make the goal of funding. My regular pattern of updates may or may not slow down leading up to the launch of the campaign, but I'll still being working on the actual game.

But I prefer to be very open about development and every aspect of the game.

Thanks for reading!

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Cruisin1500 Creator
Cruisin1500 May 16 2013 says:

The Void of Darkness website is now live at:


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Cruisin1500 Creator
Cruisin1500 May 10 2013 says:

Hey guys after the week of videos, might get quiet a bit while I hunker down on the alpha. When I emerge fully it will release to Desura and hopefully a full website to go with it will be online!


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Cruisin1500 Creator
Cruisin1500 May 27 2013 replied:

can't release an alpha, without original art... hence the indieGoGo campaign.

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Void of Darkness
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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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