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StarForge is a game about gathering resources, building bases, buying weapons, using strategy, and destroying your opponent’s bases to win the match has released the first playable version!

Posted by Greg on May 31st, 2012


Some the features shown in the video are not yet included in this build but they will be playable soon.

We are currently trying our best to work out the kinks and get our project polished and working like we had imagined it. The first build was extremely rushed and I was unsure about releasing it in the state it was but we needed to time it right with E3. We are aware of it's quirks and welcome feedback from people who try it out. Rest assured we are aware of what makes a quality game and such will come in time. The next couple days we are doing nothing but addressing people's complaints and making the game more accessible to everyone.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: When the game launches you will be immediately greeted with a blank screen. This is normal behavior, as the level is building during this phase. It may take a couple minutes on some computers. This is something we plan to fix in the near future.

--Steve, CodeHatch

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billyboob
billyboob May 31 2012, 1:45am says:

All over this.

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Zygo
Zygo May 31 2012, 1:50am says:

looks really good :)

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Garyn Dakari
Garyn Dakari May 31 2012, 3:01am says:

Whoo....How I have I never heard about this before? This looks awesome!

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Philg1992
Philg1992 May 31 2012, 3:11am says:

so downloaded and waiting for the game to freakin launch! takes forever bro...I mean its still at the black screen...

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CodeHatchling
CodeHatchling May 31 2012, 3:38am says:

Many, many, MANY thanks for posting FOR us, ripping the video from YouTube and uploading the executable FOR us. O: We are flattered. My hat's off to you.

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KlonkPro
KlonkPro May 31 2012, 8:02am says:

Looks to awesome to pass up. Tracking!

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Erelas
Erelas May 31 2012, 8:06am says:

This is looking great, keep up the good work!

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Germanfragger
Germanfragger May 31 2012, 9:06am says:

downloading now looks ******* nice!

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Hotshot823
Hotshot823 May 31 2012, 11:30am says:

this look to be a very good game i cant wait for futer release to see what you incoperate in later versions but i love the physics and the cobat system and your graphics are amazing.

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Katana_
Katana_ May 31 2012, 12:05pm says:

Interesting premise and design. Tracking.

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xandeck
xandeck May 31 2012, 12:32pm says:

Congrats on your game... looks well programmed...cheers

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BlueSunsleader
BlueSunsleader May 31 2012, 1:23pm says:

sounds cool

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Thenameless
Thenameless May 31 2012, 1:31pm says:

Well, it's not playable for me:) 3.0 Ghz dual-core CPU, 4 gigs of ram, Ati 4850 512mb vga, even on worst graphical settings, it's unplayable as soon as i spawn enemies and/or any defense tower.

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SeriousDoom
SeriousDoom May 31 2012, 2:45pm says:

Don't works for me, it crashes when i click it

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Kamikazi[Uk]
Kamikazi[Uk] May 31 2012, 2:47pm says:

The game is pretty unplayable for me. Also this version has hardly any of the features in that video :s. Still love the idea and video, can't wait to see new release.

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garrettcolas
garrettcolas May 31 2012, 3:46pm says:

I have to say, the fact you made such a game in unity is amazing. Do you guys think it would have ran better on a custom engine?

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CodeHatchling
CodeHatchling May 31 2012, 5:13pm replied:

We probably would be still making the engine if we did that. :)

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Zalak123
Zalak123 May 31 2012, 5:10pm says:

TRACKING!

I got this feeling is should log onto indiedb today...

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Zerran
Zerran May 31 2012, 6:12pm says:

Starforge.com doesnt work for me for some reason.
Its a really intresting game keep it up.

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arachnid56
arachnid56 May 31 2012, 6:21pm says:

lol im computer illiterate and would very much appreciate some help, i dont know how to play the game, i downloaded it, and for some reason extracted everything (if thats what im supposed to do, i dont know) i press play and nothing happens, it doesnt respond. thanks

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daneco
daneco May 31 2012, 6:53pm says:

I only have one word: ****!

ok, I have some more. xD
You are going to make every game company go bank-rupt! This is free! I was amazed with that 'alpha' of the blocks. The more gamy one also. But this? ****!
I'm just sad my PC will probably not run it, online even less.

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AUG_DUDE
AUG_DUDE May 31 2012, 7:36pm says:

The game doesn't even open at all, it freezes on startup and stays that way.

I really want to play this ****, but I can't.

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Zerran
Zerran May 31 2012, 7:45pm says:

Well it works for me tho the black screen is because its frozen when you start the game it will work in less then a minute (at least for me)
If it dont work try to do press ctrl+Alt+Delete then check the status on Starforge it will say frozen but it will change (hopefully did with me) ive been able to play a bit on it but after a few minutes i get a black screen and have to restart it. Hope this will help you who have the game frozen in the start.

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a4great
a4great Jun 1 2012, 10:12am says:

You should release a version for those of us who don't have supercomputers (yet). Personally, i wouldn't mind a loading screen or two in order to actually play this game instead of watching a slideshow of it.It looks great though! Excellent work on the physics and the tile system.

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SolarLune
SolarLune Jun 1 2012, 5:11pm says:

So far, it's pretty good. Here's some feedback.

Good:

* The building system's pretty great, honestly. It's easy to build in a certain direction, as well as simple to build on top of the 'floor' that you're on, or on different blocks.

* The animations are really well-done.

* The graphics are sweet.

* The audio's nice. It adds nice ambiance to the world.

Could be improved on:

* For there to be such a capability for vertical movement, the lack of air control when jumping makes it next to impossible to move where you want. Even jumping up a single block from directly next to it is overly difficult.

* There's not enough friction in the game; I think the character feels too 'floaty'. I think he should accelerate and decelerate much quicker.

* Putting the camera on the player's head gives a good feel of really being first-person, but it gets aggravating when you literally can't see where you're going or what you're doing because the player's head (and body) is moving around so much. It would probably be a good idea to place the camera out of the way of the player's head.

(P.S. It might be a good idea to restrict the player's 'flailing animation capabilities' if it's in first-person mode - I think it gets more distracting than necessary.)

Great start so far, and it's really an interesting concept.

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TrIcKsTerAxEl
TrIcKsTerAxEl Jun 3 2012, 3:57pm says:

I think... IS AWSOME, tough i would like normal deathmatch and teamdeathmatch added as an icing on the cake :)

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Extradaemon
Extradaemon Jun 5 2012, 6:25am says:

This Looks utterly fantastic!. Congratulations with the release, I have no doubt that this will be Indie of the year :P

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Zepper
Zepper Jun 5 2012, 5:56pm says:

You know what?! Guys... You Are Excellent!
Really, few aspects:
1) How... How have You made game with this graphics on... Unity? No, really, Your game is damn first I ever seen on unity with that graphics!
2) It's a really good idea to make rpg/strategy/action/shooter/survival game with real time making morph system (how You mind it?).
3) How You made non loading system? Do We need to buy new powerful PC for massive multiplayer matches?
4) And last I guess... I blame you for cutting falling on Earth scene T_T
Thanks for attention =)

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Psycoman27
Psycoman27 Jun 5 2012, 8:27pm says:

It won't run...
Suppose I can just wait for the next version though.

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wsworin
wsworin Jun 6 2012, 12:17am says:

Thanks for all your feedback guys, we read everything! The next version is coming along well and we are making a really robust settings screen that should allow the game to run on most rigs. We don't want just good rigs to run the game, so this is priority one right now. Thanks for your patience. :)

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SeenAConnor
SeenAConnor Jun 11 2012, 12:04pm says:

Wow this actually looks amazing great work guy, going to download it now

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