StarForge is a sci fi survival sandbox. Hunt to eat, dig for resources, craft many items, build a fort, and fight enemies in order to survive! Do this alone, or with other players, in a fully infinite procedural world.
User reviews: Mostly Negative (4,323 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 22, 2014

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"This game has a couple of issues, but offers a level of high speed 3D action not seen in other crafting games."
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November 26

StarForge Post Release Patch #4 - V.1.0.4

We've released another patch for the game today. In this patch we focused on bug fixing and design changes. Please keep in mind, due to our changes to our saving system, we had to wipe servers.

- We believe we have fixed the bases dissapearing/saving bugs.

- We've added dampening to dead creatures so they are easier to loot without them sliding away down a hill.

- All drills now can mine all resources

- You now start with many more blueprints

- If you check the "Infinite Terrain" checkbox, resources will now spawn beyond the initial starting area

- The resources needed to craft different blueprints has changed across the board. We have geared the game to progress quicker, but for things like turrets, vehicles, and final weapons to be harder to obtain.

We hope you enjoy playing,

Will

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November 7

Post Release Patch #2

We have released our second post release patch. Once again this patch focuses on Optimization. This patch does not require us to wipe saves.



- Terrain is much more stable and optimized.

- Paging system should react faster and more efficiently.

- "Generating Terrain" should now occur less frequently.



We have also released the Digital Deluxe Content and IndieGoGo content for download from the game. Your account will have to be linked in order to see the appropriate "Digital Content" button on the main title screen. These rewards were created for the Digital Deluxe, Founders Club, and IndieGoGo Soldier Tier+ backers.

The Digital Deluxe content is as follows:

- Art Book

- Guide Book

- 2 Exclusive Wallpapers

- Full Original Soundtrack

- And more...

The IndieGoGo backers of Soldier and higher also receive their exclusive wallpaper through the same manner.

We have also just recieved our T-Shirts and Posters for the IndieGoGo backers. We will be packaging them now, and getting them ready to ship over the next 1-2 weeks. You will receive an email when they have been shipped.

Thanks to everyone for your support.

- The Code}{atch Team.

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Reviews

"I’ve already played around with its insanely ambitious world-building and baddy-blasting, and I had seen that it was full of promise." -Rock Paper Shotgun
"I've played the game for a bit, and I must say: I am very excited for the future of StarForge." -Destructoid
"It’s remarkably ambitious, but the terrain manipulation already looks fantastic and outer space is gorgeous. This thing has “potential” scrawled all over it." -PC Gamer

About This Game

StarForge is a sci fi survival sandbox. Hunt to eat, dig for resources, craft many items, build a fort, and fight enemies in order to survive! Do this alone, or with other players, in a fully infinite procedural world.

Key Features in StarForge:


Procedural Infinite Voxel Terrain - There are no set boundaries in StarForge; the planet will procedurally generate each time you start a new game. The terrain supports plains, mountains, deserts, mountains, caves, overhangs, rocks, and much more. The world is infinite, meaning you will be able to run in a single direction for as long as your computer can support it.

Underground/Surface/Space Gameplay - Build a tower that ascends into the clouds, through the atmosphere, then into space, and do this in real-time with no loading screens.

Dynamic World - Enjoy dynamic weather patterns, a 24 day and night cycle, and a real time atmosphere. Creatures drop loot and attack the player and sometimes other creatures. Players can also swim and find water or lava in the game.

Loot and Survive - Before the humans landed countless weapons and armor were sent to Atlas. You will find loot chests littered throughout the land, you will need their contents to survive.

Vehicle Gameplay - Hop on board a 4 wheeled all terrain vehicle with a friend and traverse the world. Or jump into a hovercraft for speedy terrain movement. You may also take flight in the space helicopter.

Procedural 3D Tileset - Build anything you want with our unique 3D Tilesets. You can create towns, villages, bridges, forts, and much more. It is also fully destructible! Ramps and stairs are also included.

Physics Sandbox - We are designing the world to be fully dynamic. This currently includes chopping down trees, turrets, and enemies.

Physics Movement - Our movement model is designed closely around the real bio mechanics of biped locomotion; The result is a more human look and feel, and a character that is equipped to intelligently react to dangers far beyond what conventional movement code was designed to handle. It also features a full body IK system.

Resources and Economy - There will be many different resources in StarForge. However, the player can only hold so much at a time. When the player can no longer hold what he mined, he will have to build containers to store them into. This makes resources tangible and gives you the ability to steal other players resources.

Multiplayer & SinglePlayer - We have both modes playable in the game.

Survival - In this mode you are tasked with surviving on the planet. You will encounter enemies, find new blueprints, gather weapons, build a base, and so much more.

Creative - In this mode you have unlimited resources and can build at great speeds. You may also place creatures anywhere you want.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows Vista,7,8 (64 bit only)
    • Processor:Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz or 2.7 GHz AMD Athlon 64X2
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT or AMD Radeon HD 3830 or Intel HD Graphics 4000 with 512 MB VRAM
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:900 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX®-compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7,8 (64 bit only)
    • Processor:Quad core CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 565, Intel Core i5-750
    • Memory:6 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 or AMD Radeon HD 7750 with 1 GB VRAM or better
    • DirectX®:11
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX®-compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
82 of 88 people (93%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
StarForge is yet another procedurally generated open world sandbox game. While I think the soundtrack is nice and the terrain can look interesting, the game itself does not bring anything new to the genre, or at least anything that hasn't already been done before. I also want to add that this game has been in Early Access for roughly two years, and in that time span, not much has changed between the first time I played, and what I played today.

Version 1.0.3 is at least playable, compared to the older ones, and has an average survival mode. However, the survival mechanics are pretty weak, you simply need to gather meat, which is then processed into an MRI syringe, which you then consume. That's it. Meat is obtained extremely easily, and you can be set for in game weeks after a collection session that lasts no more than 10 or 15 minutes. So far, I feel there is little reason to explore, since the starting area seems to have more than enough for you to survive and thrive.

Movement and combat are also incredibly awkward. Getting hit by an enemy can result in you flying about 200 feet backwards while spiraling out of control mid-air. Weapons consist of your average firearms, utilities, or tools such as a chainsaw. Enemies are also pretty stale, have really weak A.I, and in my 5 hours of playing, I only saw three different species.

Graphically, it is not the most stellar. Lighting is really strange and flickering textures are commonplace. Everything looks sort of paper mache-ish as well, even on the higher settings.

This game is also very buggy. I understand it's in Early Access but it has been in this state for two years. I frequently find myself clipping in and outside of walls, rocketing up steep cliffs, and getting caught inside enemies.

Overall, StarForge is yet another entry into the ever so popular procedurally generated open world genre. The survival mechanics are weak, the combat is stale, the graphics aren't impressive, the game is buggy, and there is a lack of goals or anything to do. However, the soundtrack is nice, and there is something strangely serene about being a lone half-naked man standing atop a high mountain, wielding a manual drill with a calming synth song playing in the background.
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105 of 137 people (77%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
To those of you that bought this game:

-open your Steam library
-right-click on Starforge, select "set categories"
-Click "Hide this game in my library"
-Press "ok"

You've just saved yourself the pain of seeing that game in your library everyday, reminding you that you've paid for it. This thing is worst than ebola.

Starforge: The only game that I have purposely hidden from my library
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61 of 75 people (81%) found this review helpful
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
Please do not buy this game whatever you do, they have done nothing but ♥♥♥♥ on all of their customers and they deserve no more money. This game is not even worth 10 bucks. Please do not buy.
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57 of 72 people (79%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 28
This game ridicules Steam Early Access program. Releasing this crap as final version 1.0 is total utter ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.

Remove from Steam please.
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25 of 28 people (89%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
WELL, this game had potential. Fantastic ♥♥♥♥ing potential. But what do they say about potential? It is merely wasted energy.

That is what this game is. Wasted energy. Feels completely un finished, completely empty.
Sad thing is, you walk around the generated world and it has some atmosphere to it , some nice feel. But its empty. Nothing going on, nothing to do. Everything feels clunky and wonky like youre coming up on ketamine.

It will never be finished. Only purchase for a few ££ just to have a nice look at what could have been, a great game.
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20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
Washout. Don't waste your money on this one. Half implemented unfinished and abandoned.
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20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
Looked amazing when I first bought it last year, but I had a hard time running it. It had great promises. After ages, the developments stopped and left the game in a standstill. Currently, I cannot even see the terrain. I am litterally walking around in an invisible abyss, while enemies and buildings can still be seen. Noone has any idea how badly I just want all my money back for this waste.
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 12
Worst Game on Steam Hands Down, read the Reviews, i regret Buying it, it doesn't even work after their last patch, just crashes...

Game Stats / Player Base

http://steamcharts.com/app/227680
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21 of 30 people (70%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
"If you kick it, they will come." - Talentless scammers abusing kickstarter, 2012
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
73.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
I really want to like this game. It has a great idea and good game play. However it is still at an alpha stage of development not a finished product that should have been released. I have never played such an incomplete game ever. Do not waste your money.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 29
Another Early Access game that was shoved out of development way too early. Disappointing.
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15 of 21 people (71%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
Lots of hype. Trash.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
Absolutely would NOT recommend. This had so much potential, but it went approximately nowhere. Gameplay is boring and incomplete, it looks like a badly made PS2 game, it barely runs on a high-end machine...just no. Don't buy it - this is the only item I have bought on Steam that I REGRET SPENDING THE MONEY ON. And I got it ON SALE.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
18.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 2
The game has promise but sadly right now it's not playing like a finished game. Terrain is glitchy. Tree's are glitchy. Rendering is very glitchy. Overall it's glitchy. The game is no where near finished. So don't buy this expecting a finished game.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
this is so stupid, i try to join a game or create a game and it crashes. i have more than enough specs for this and i want my god damn money back or what was promised
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
Boring and they did not develop what they promised.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
♥♥♥♥ it.

This was the first Early Access game I gave my money to and it makes me want to stop supporting any Early Access games.

A lot of promises, but in the end we got nothing. What the hell. ♥♥♥♥ these people, if I ever catch them making another game I'll make sure to troll it to oblivion just out of spite.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
23.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
they have plenty of good ideas, but sadly good games are not made of good ideas alone
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
41.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 18
The developers of starforge released a game far inferior to their plans. Sf lacks any real goals that can't be achieved within a couple of hours of gameplay-all goals are short term and then... The "fun factor" is simply not there.

The situation with starforge and it's tremendous lies/failure is unfortunate.

A much greater tragedy is the wave of discontent their shame has radiated. Games with serious potential (like Empyrion Galactic Survival) are getting a lot of unwarranted skepticism, or in some cases being denied crowd funding, due to starforge's stain on this genre of game. Starforge's reputation is hurting the crowfunding concept in general and it is sad to say the least.

So not only is it tarnished with shortcomings, but it is also infecting our beloved supporter backed crowd funding revolution of enthusiasts who are making amazing ambitious games possible that would otherwise, perhaps, have less of a chance than big companies with lots of money.

To the Reader, please do not let the reputation of starforge inhibit your decisions to help other developers further great games and ambitious projects.

Noone can promise all developers/games are going to make it, but none of them will make it big without YOU.

Thank You.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 16
look away, this game doesnt concern you
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