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.
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Release Date: Sep 22, 2014

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November 26, 2014

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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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
240 of 260 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
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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123 of 153 people (80%) found this review helpful
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
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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106 of 134 people (79%) 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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55 of 62 people (89%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
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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42 of 46 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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37 of 41 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2014
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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157 of 238 people (66%) found this review helpful
10 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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31 of 33 people (94%) found this review helpful
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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25 of 26 people (96%) found this review helpful
5 people 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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18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people 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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22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
73.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
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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19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
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78 of 125 people (62%) found this review helpful
13 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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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
Pre-Release Review
It's a trap!
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2014
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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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
14 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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14 of 16 people (88%) 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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16 of 20 people (80%) 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
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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29 of 45 people (64%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
Pre-Release Review
Hello, yes, I'll take "Things you should never buy" for 400 please
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