Preview – Starforge (Alpha)

StarForge Preview

The sun is finally dying, and in a desperate try to survive, man shot off into space on a one way mission. This is the current basis of the story in Starforge. Humanity sent ahead ships with equipment and materials in order to rebuild our civilization. It may seem like a story we’ve heard many times before, but the fact that the developers are making this into a crafting, creating, do whatever you want style game with the graphics like no other creation game is quite an undertaking!

Starforge Night

Incredible looking backdrop

CodeHatch’s site for Starforge sums it up well with: “StarForge was inspired by Halo, Warcraft 3, Borderlands, Terraria, and Minecraft. It borrows elements from the RTS, FPS, RPG, Voxel Builder, Tower Defense, and Physics Sandbox genres. We are building a dark and serious universe and want the player to live out their own unique story on the procedural planet.”

Starforge Death

Ooops, explosions hurt.

Now we have to keep in mind that this is in Alpha, but even so I was quite impressed with it. The ability to build is nothing new and it uses a block style system much like Minecraft, but the graphics are at a much higher level. Once the sun went down I couldn’t help but look up at the stars. After finally peeling myself away from that(what can I say I love space!) I began to build! And then inner kid in me then took over, meaning I took great pleasure in blasting away my buildings with my newly built machine gun. Note to self, do not blow up the vehicle while standing too close. Time to respawn!

They have incredibly ambitious plans, which you can view on their site HERE. Some of which include leveling up, an economy, npc like characters, creatures that act like real creatures by going home at times and scavenging at other times and many more things. Did we mention yet that Multiplayer already works? There are also already 2 modes. One is creative mode where you can build and just explore, and the other is a defense type mode where you protect your base from creatures trying to destroy it.

Starforge is coming along nicely and we look forward to seeing what the future holds for this project!


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