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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Thepurpose Dec 16 2013 says:

Hey Cruisin, I am not real sure what happened.. I have noticed the last two times Desura has stated the game was updated I did not get the updates.. When i'm finished playing a game on Desura I always shut the client down. So when I boot the client back up again if there is a update for a game it of course lets me know this.. But these last few patches have not done that for VoD.. Based on the launcher of VoD it says Ver. 0.8 i'm not sure if that's the launcher Ver. or the game itself.

So what I was thinking was maybe there was a issue with the fact that I purchased VoD when it was in the first beta while the price was 5$, if maybe that is why i'm not getting the newest patches for the game. I was excited today knowing I might have a chance to play the full version of the game today. But it doesn't look like my luck is on my side. I did notice that you released the game on Gamersgate today. "congrats on that" But to be honest I have already purchased the game on Desura and didn't really want to end up buying the game twice. I know that it's just a simple issue and that it will be fixed or maybe it's even on my side and i'm doing something wrong.

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Cruisin1500 Creator
Cruisin1500 Dec 16 2013 replied:

Hi it is live now, were you able to patch no problem? I am downloading to check it myself.

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Thepurpose Dec 16 2013 replied:

Hey, Well it looks like you are correct the patch has been uploaded now. I am very pleased to know i'll be able to play the most recent patch. Thanks for all the help and this amazing space game, I really appreciate it a lot!

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Cruisin1500 Dec 16 2013 replied:

Hi Purpose, you are not doing anything wrong. I just checked again, the update has not been released. The 'update' you were informed about occured when I changed the description of the game to include the minimum system requirements. But it was not the actual update gone live.

It is still pending Desura authorization. I got an email saying the 'patch team' would be on it. That's all I can report, but again you aren't doing anything wrong.

I am looking to host the patches elsewhere for folks who do not wish to wait on Desura. And I wouldn't expect you to get it on Gamersgate :) That is for people who don't know of or use Desura. Thanks.

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jax42 Dec 15 2013 says:

Hello everyone,

Chris(FastJack) here:
I have been following this game since day one and have seen it grow into something that is sure to entertain any space game enthusiast. If you are old enough to remember the glory days of Starflight then you are in for a treat because it was a big inspiration for the Developer among other classics. Thats not all, the game has its own strong points that make it stand out in its own such as the combat. You start off with a decent ship that you can name and a crew that you can hire to assign to key areas of your ship such as engineering, navigation, tactical, logistics and operations. You start in a safe zone close to your home station where you can feel safe to harvest resourses from planets and asteroidss that you will need to upgrade you ship systems and weapons. The trading interaction is done by haggling for a good price and it works quite well and can be fun watching it unfold:). All in all the game has much to offer and will provide many hours of entertainment so please be sure to try it out it is well worth the price...


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Thepurpose Dec 14 2013 says:

Hey Cruisin, I was just wondering if the release date was still tomm. Dec 15th?

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Cruisin1500 Dec 14 2013 replied:

It is actually the 16th. Gamersgate.

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Lost-Cipher Dec 14 2013 replied:

Is that when the most recent patch will hit Desura as well?

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Cruisin1500 Creator
Cruisin1500 Dec 14 2013 replied:

I wish I could answer that one. I've sent them emails. Guess they don't work on weekends. Desura really shoots themselves in the foot on this issue. If a patch doesn't work, the developer would fix it....not sure why they feel they have to test them.

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Lost-Cipher Dec 15 2013 replied:

Nevertheless, tomorrow or Monday, I look forward to the interface changes and bug fixes.

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Cruisin1500 Creator
Cruisin1500 Dec 13 2013 says:

Hi everyone, I mailed Desura in an effort to push the patch, I really want you to experience the game as it is now. Currently I have another patch waiting in the wings, but it doesn't make sense until this one has been made live.

I will try to see about hosting the patches elsewhere, which you can apply to the game folder Desura created, there shouldn't be any problems with this.

Right now I am at 1.04, I have listed the patch notes here: for your viewing.

That's is actually 9 pages of MSWORD patch notes.

I have also created and uploaded anew combat footage trailer here for you to see what is in store for you in 1.04 with the polish done to combat to make it faster paced.

You can view the video here on Desura,

...or on Youtube here:

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Taintedsouls Dec 15 2013 replied:

you could host all your patches on it very well known site by many....

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Cruisin1500 Creator
Cruisin1500 Dec 15 2013 replied:

Hi tained, I will look into this now thanks.

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Taintedsouls Dec 16 2013 replied:

No problem they just updated design of there site but they been around for 20 yrs.

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Tokisha Dec 13 2013 replied:

Looking forward to the patches, you designed one heck of an awsome game.I always wished there were more games like starflight and star control so glad I found this game.

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Cruisin1500 Creator
Cruisin1500 Dec 14 2013 replied:

Hi thanks Tokisha. I know due to compatibility issues some persons might encounter some issues still which I will fix pronto. However, if you are keen to like it as it is, I can't wait for people to see version 1.0x(and beyond) since I have fixed so many things since then, plus the new launcher and support for lower resolutions and the polish to the universe life system. Regardless this polish will be on going post -release based on feedback, as well as additions to user experience based on feedback.

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Cruisin1500 Dec 13 2013 replied:

you can also view the patch notes here on desura:

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Void of Darkness
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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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