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 (5,612 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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"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
133 of 162 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
Pre-Release Review
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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81 of 89 people (91%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
I saw a video for starforge.
OMG, WALLRUNNING?!
CRAZY PHYSICS!?!
BUILD TO SPACE!?!?!?!
INSANE WEAPON CUSTOMIZATION!?!?!?
Some time later:
Oh, they removed the wall running.
Oh, and the crazy physics,
and the space....
the weapon customization...

herpes/10, would never again.
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61 of 63 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
104.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Pretty much every feature that made the game unique and interesting has been stripped out, leaving a generic husk behind. Anyone who does not sing the game's praises is banned and all forum posts to that end are deleted, once the devs actually get round to the bi-yearly forum look. The devs themselves go dark between updates, surfacing every now and again to put the game on sale and coincidentally release a patch to give the illusion of progress. Content that was removed years ago is spruced up and readded to gather additional sales.

To top it all off, once people started realising that the game was being rushed to release and started questioning the developers they were removed from all means of communication. Around 15,000 posts were deleted. The entire moderation team was banned for "trolling". As, amongst other things, we refused to remove negative posts and went as far as to say that the game was being rushed out. They've laid off over half of their staff, including senior developers and the community managers (both of them) going from 30 to 12.
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46 of 47 people (98%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
Just light your money on fire and save the bandwidth.
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34 of 35 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
Pre-Release Review
this is what happens when u try to call out the devs on their BS

http://i.imgur.com/EKYOKEd.png
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31 of 32 people (97%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
Pre-Release Review
It's a trap!
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180 of 283 people (64%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
Pre-Release Review
I'm giving this game a good rating because it taught me to be more careful buying into early access games. 20 dollars is cheap as lessons go.
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26 of 27 people (96%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
When my people which I hate often ask me which game I would recommend them, I say Starforge. This game is so 'amazing' that I have bought it for my Ex's birthday. The graphics resemble walks with my dog, you know what I mean, the smelly things. And that 'wonderful' sound effects remind me my mother-in-law singin' in a shower. Watching funeral provides more entertainment than this game. Gameplay is so wooden that sometimes have feeling that I play lumberjack simulator.

to summarize: .... .. . is it a joke?
*Waiting for next update*
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21 of 21 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
Pre-Release Review
DO NOT BUY IT IS A SCAM!!

The devs lied and abandoned the game and conned people out of their money.

Valve WILL NOT refund you and neither will the devs.

If you see any future games from these devs on youtube or anywhere esle, do the world a favour and warn them about these corrupt devs ;)
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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
41.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
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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99 of 159 people (62%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 4
Everyday I start Steam, I see this game. Then I cry.

Crying Sim

10/10
Would cry again.
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
Pre-Release Review
Some days I notice this game in my library and it just feels me with regret, I just wish I could make this mistake in my life disappear, I mean I uninstalled it, BUT ITS NOT ENOUGH. IT TORMENTS DAY AFTER DAY MONTH AFTER MONTH IT JUST SITS IN MY LIBRARY LAUGHING AT ME FOR MY FOOLISH MISTAKES WHY OH WHY DID I BUY THIS TERRIBLE GAME.

Lord give me power I can no longer handle this redicule...

*loads gun*
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
Pre-Release Review
As an owner of 800+ titles on Steam, many of them Early Access and an early supporter and investor of StarForge, having bought multiple Founder's Packs during its Alpha stage, this is no doubt single-handedly the biggest betrayal of any Early Access game I've ever financially supported. The concept had potential, but their results, effort, and frankly passion were complete garbage, right up until their so called "final" release (more like the final straw). Clearly they were here to run with our money from the get go. From here on, we will be tracking down the Devs and their future projects to ensure they stay blacklisted by the community. No one backstabs their supporters like these scum have done. Cheers everyone.
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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
Another Early Access game that was shoved out of development way too early. Disappointing.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
Pre-Release Review
Do not buy this game.

Lying devs who ban people talking negatively against this game, even when it's constructive criticism.

I can't believe it's not Early Access anymore, so many things were promised but this game turned out awful. Not worth a penny in my opinion. It's boring, has high requirements for such awful graphics and there's simply no joy in the gameplay.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
18.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
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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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
Pre-Release Review
Why change hacks in middle of a screw?

Reign of Kings now in Steam Early Access for Scam #2!
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61 of 108 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
♥♥♥♥ this ♥♥♥♥
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
Pre-Release Review
Buy Space Engineers instead.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
Perhaps I am on the wrong track but it seems to me, that someone played MineCraft Multiplayer PvP and thought, "let's do it with nice graphics and better".

And then he tried and failed.

There is no need, even no sense to go deep mining from the beginning, because you can mine for hours without finding ore, but if you just run around you will on the surface little hills which are pure oil, coal, titanium or whatever.

In survival you need to eat. Nice. You hunt, you kill some animals. These animals shall give me meat. Sometimes they do.
But these are really interesting animals, very often they do not consist of meat, but they carry guns, blueprints and ore. Sure. Very funny. I am in need for something to eat, I kill 10 animals and get 4 pieces of food which is not enough to create the thingy you will really eat? Very funny.

The whole game seems to be about: join with some guys, gather blueprints and ore from the surface, create weapons and vehicles, kill.

This game is NOT about mining and construction. These are things which are possible, which are even fun, but they are not supported in a meaningful way.

So, if you are looking for a MineCraft clone, nope. Wrong game.
If you are looking for a shooter, nope, wrong game too, because it just not really a good shooter.

It is just the try to create a MineCraft PVP clone which failed.

It is a shame.
Many parts of the game are really fun. But it is as if there was no project lead which just steps back, looks at the whole picture and tells the guys where they have to change/add/remove something, so that the whole picture makes sense.

Sorry, but I say: do not buy
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