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Patch #3 for 0.7.5 Released!

July 4th, 2014

This patch addresses some issues that have come up. Below is a summary of some of the more visible fixes that have been put into this build. Unfortunately, users may experience some strangeness with older saved games with the new build and servers will have their content reset.

- Blocks should no longer vanish in a variety of circumstances
- Items will no longer disappear after walking far enough away from them
- Fixed an issue where players would spawn beneath the vat occasionally and not be able to move
- Ingots will now consistently stack properly
- Items will now be deducted from the inventory when placed under high latency situations
- Corpses will now roll away from the player less easily
- Logging out of the game from below ground will no longer result in falling through the world
- Weapons looted from the corpses of other players should now function correctly
- Sleeping players should no longer spawn beneath the terrain
- Logging out inside of the crashed ship should no longer cause you to be in a different location when you log back in
- Cut down trees should not roll away so easily
- Vehicles should no longer disappear when logging out and back in again

- Grenades properly hurt wooden blocks now
- Breach charges should be more useful now

- Heavy Minigun added as a new weapon!


- The Code}{atch Team

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Week @ Code}{atch

June 27th, 2014

Hey guys, so this week was pretty monumental for everyone here at Code}{atch and the community. We graduated from Alpha into Beta, with the release of 0.7.5 this week. And so far the responses have been absolutely fantastic! It's really good to see so many of you enjoying and playing Starforge! We've worked really hard on this update, and making sure it's running as smooth as we can.

This week was dominated largely by bug fixes, as evidenced with the release of a couple of hotfixes. We've introduced a new creature this week, the Daperdillo. An animal of prey that is considerably tougher than the lovable Wurmi, but filled to the brim with meat and interesting loot drops. They also feature a distinctive green glow, not as intense as the Wurmi's but bioluminescent all the same.

Moving onto something that the development team has been working on integrating has been increasing some base defences. We have a new turret that'll help enterprising colonists on Atlas have an edge over their peers, introducing the Mini-Gun turret:

The minigun turret features two six-barrelled guns running in parallel on a 360 degree swivel that will be ideal in anti-personnel roles in just about any deployment. Ideal for defense of mining operations when it becomes necessary to secure a node for an extended period of time.

And of course, another peice that is being worked on going into the game shortly is the Smelter. Our artists are hard at work making it come to life and we cannot wait to show it off to you!

The bug fixes we've worked on this week are myriad. They include:

- Fixing the garage doors from having different textures

- Fixing sleeper names from being incorrect

- Currently making breach charges damage blocks properly

Another notable and major bug fix that actually went out this week, was related to our dedicated servers. After we launched, we had discovered that the servers were creating hundreds of instances of Starforge and running them simultaneously. This warranted bringing the servers down, patching them and updating them to ensure this performance leak did not occur again. We've since been paying close attention to our servers and tending to them as the week has gone on.

We've also put in considerable effort into resolving any saving issues in regards to placeable items including blocks. We've also encountered some spawning issues post-release that we're taking care of right now as well. Also, we've fixed the creatures glitching out when they're killed, and are working on when to implement that fix.

Alright, moving along to more content, some of you have probably noticed the white barrier that appears when you reach the edge of the play area, and that is being generated by the World Spire. Right now, we're using the VAT as a placeholder for this:

The world spire is responsible for generating the prisoner field, and is located at the origin point. There are plans for game mechanics revolving around the World Spire that will be touched on as it is developed.

As you all may know, we have the Rusty Assault Rifle, and the Assault Rifle, a better, shinier and more accurate version of the same thing. But did you know we're also working on upgrades to the Mini-Gun and Chainsaw? Check them out here:

and a beautiful 3D shot here:

All six high-tech barrels of blow 'em away goodness!

Here's an upgrade to the chainsaw:

Rend and Tear Players with Impunity! ...and of course Trees. Because that's totally all I'd use it for <.<

As you can see, we've been quite hard at work on the Beta, making sure you all get the amazing content you deserve from the Art Team's efforts, and employing the Programming Team to smooth out and stabilize the online play experience as much as possible.

We've been very excited about this release, and cannot wait to introduce more content on bigger, smoother servers.

Hope you all have a great weekend of gaming, relaxation and enjoyment with the Starforge Beta.


-- Will

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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

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Beta-access – Be among the first to play StarForge, and help develop the game by providing valuable feedback.

Beta-access & Full Game – Play the StarForge Beta as soon as it is released, in addition to the Steam release of the completed game.

Digital Deluxe Edition

The Digital Deluxe Edition includes Beta and Full Game access, as well as the following:

  • Digital Soundtrack* – Enjoy the fully original StarForge soundtrack in high quality digital format.
  • Digital Survival Guide* – Find tips on how to survive the new planet with a comprehensive guide.
  • Digital Concept Art Book* – Enjoy all the concept art that goes into the making of StarForge in high resolution.
  • Exclusive Digital Wallpaper Pack* - Get a bundle of exclusive StarForge high res desktop wallpapers.
* These items will only be available in English and will be distributed digitally upon full release of StarForge.

Join the Founders Club

Get Two Copies of the Game. Get Beta, and Full Game access for both your copy and a gift copy you can give to a friend. Each copy has full Founders Club Perks.
  • Founders Club Online Badge*
  • Get all the Digital Deluxe Edition perks* - Digital Soundtrack, Digital Survival Guide, Digital Concept Art Book, Exclusive Digital Wallpaper Pack.
  • Exclusive In-Game Founders Perks* - Enjoy a Unique In-Game Space Helmet, and receive an alternate version of the Chainsaw, Ground Pounder, Pistol, and Monolithium Drill with unique Founders Skins.
  • Get a Unique Space Station 3D Tileset* - Perfect for building your orbital empire.
  • Instantly get 2 exclusive 3D Tilesets to play with In your game today - "Tree Fort" & "Autumn Leaves" and hide your fort in a shrub - like a true woodsman.
  • Know you helped support StarForge in a major way.
  • Choose to have your name listed in the Founders Club section of the in-game credits**
* These items will only be available in English and will be distributed digitally throughout the development of StarForge and upon full release.
** Name listing will be an automated system introduced before the full release of the StarForge. You will be able to opt into it in-game.

About the 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 the StarForge Alpha:

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 RPG like World - Enjoy dynamic weather patterns, a 24 day and night cycle, and a real time atmosphere. Creatures will also have different behaviors at different times of the day.

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.

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.

System Requirements

    • 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
    • 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
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Okay, there have been a lot of negative reviews for this game and a LOT of negative feedback that I personally find unhelpful. So, I'll try to post a few things that you should know about this game. When you take these things into consideration, I believe you will understand why I still support this game, and why I justify recommending it.

UPDATE: now that beta has been released I will focus a lot more on how the game is in its current state, as opposed to how it could be. Potential is something that I think is valid in a review, but a lot of you have asked for more current thoughts and I'm willing to oblige.

[IMPORTANT] If you just want my honest advice in a few short sentences, please scroll to the bottom of the review. It will be summarized very nicely there, as well as bold, italicized, and underlined, much like this portion.

So I'll start with the negatives, as I'd like to end on a positive note. After all, redemption and restoration is what we should be striving for and looking forward to instead of the depression and negative thoughts. So, bad things about the game. As hard as it is, I'll try to be brief.

-Progress is slow. Not as slow as it used to be, but slow. If you're looking for weekly updates, look somewhere else. As it stands, they have roughly monthly updates.
-The content is still a little bit lacking. The developers had a goal from the beginning with their IGG campaign. I won't go into the details, but if you Google image search "StarForge stretch goals" you can see some of what their ideas were for the game. And they haven't quite made it there yet.
-Public relations are... sketchy at best. It is hard to defend this game, especially against volatile people who feel as if they have been cheated. The developers don't do much talking, though Will has made a lot more posts as of late. RightClick, while very vocal, just is not as official as hearing from an official developer. Especially with all the controversy surrounding his entry as Community Manager (which, while I think is ridiculous, should at least be mentioned).
-The game, while it has a lot of content, is simply not gripping at the moment. As we came into the beta, I've found that the world is just a little bit more fun to explore, and has a lot more in terms of content. In my previous review, I said that the game could be explored in under an hour. This is no longer true, but I shifted this point so that I can say that I'm no longer motivated to play for an hour.
-The game is buggy and pretty slow. Yeah, I won't waste many words on this. However, since they now have 64bit support, I'm excited to see how much this improves. And yeah, with every update optimization improves a little bit. It's just not huge enough to make me care. ;)

One thing that I would like to mention, and it probably warrants going in the negative section is this: this game is not guaranteed to reach a completed state, and as I understand things you are not guaranteed your money back. Well, perhaps if you bought it through Steam, but if you supported it on IGG as I did, then it counted only as a pledge, not so much an investment as a donation. A lot of people feel that they were cheated out of their money, and while on Steam that might be true, the IGG backers have no reason to claim that. Unfortunate, yes. Cheated, no. I just thought I should clarify that.


Now those were some of the most prominent negatives, though I'm sure many of my friends can (and will) expand on my points in wonderful detail. I'm all for increasing discussion, but if you enter here please stay respectful. I will now go onto the positives, many of which expand off the negatives. And that's where I find the redemptive aspect of this game: I look at the negatives, and I see where they CAN improve, and I see where they HAVE improved. I see progress in this game where not many people do. So, here's what I found to be positive about the game, as well as redemptive of the negatives:

-The concept is amazing. Like, very amazing. This is my dream game as well as that of many other fellow nerds. If they can succeed, this game will have been worth every penny.
-The current level of content proves that they are working on the game, and can produce a finished product. I'm not sure what that finished product will look like, but they can definitely make one. Also, from the looks of it, as the team gains more experience working on the game, updates are coming out a lot faster, as well as having much more content in them.
-The PR that I mentioned earlier, while still sketchy at best, is definitely improving. At least from what I've seen (although I'm sure many others have had varying experience) Right Click is doing a good job at increasing communication to us, the players. I've talked personally with him and I am assured that he does have the best interests of the community in his heart.
-Progress is very steady. With the exception of the update that led us into beta (which took two months instead of one), the devs have released a large monthly update without fail since around the time that RightClick stepped into position. Every month. And the updates are actually very nicely sized for their timing. It's not an overwhelming amount of content (like when Terraria updates, lol) but it's also not miniscule. I think it's just right.

This paragraph was originally about 64bit support. Now that it's here.... yay! I'm quite glad, and though it remains to be seen, I believe that the game will be moving along faster, enjoy greater amounts of content with each update, and generally improve greatly. Especially for optimization, as computers can now allocate much more RAM than when it was in 32bits.

IMPORTANT BIT HERE I have one last thing to say about this review. Quite a few people have offered concern that this review is about a dream for the game, and not the game itself. While I've changed the body of the review to accommodate that more, I believe that in Early Access especially we can't do much except hope for the game. And I don't believe that hope is unfounded, or uneducated. So while your concerns are entirely valid, I'm not sure you got the point of the review. All the same, I thank you for reading and I hope that you offer your advice/opinions regardless.

So here's my honest advice about this game, if you're on the line about buying it or not: Wait. Watch. Listen. Do your own research, and wait a few months to see if they can prove that they can do what they claim they can. And in the meantime, feel free to join our little community. It gets lonely up there sometimes, and we're always happy to have you.

http://www.forgeforums.com/ Those are the online forums, which I have found to be much more helpful and friendly than the Steam forums. Visit us there. You don't even need to own the game, and it's a great way to monitor the status of the game while getting to know some really great people. My name and avatar are the same on there as they are on here, so tell me that you read this and gimme a "hey". Don't be shy. And that is my review of the game, such as it is. Please leave your comments below, and leave them civilly if you will.
Posted: April 18th, 2014
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Waste of money, no updates for 6 month, or something like that, absolutly not the same things as we see in the Trailer. It's a super flat dirty map, and there is no way to get in space.

EDIT: Well, there is some updates. Good to see some new things
Posted: January 12th, 2014
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This game legitamitely makes me angry it even exists. The game itself is an atrocity, the devs and community is what puts the cherry on the top of this terrible cake.

What is wrong? Everything. Unfinished, unoptimised, clunky, lack of any sort of focus on anything. It cannot decide if it wants the Gmod ADHD crowd, the 12 year old minecraft crowd, or the teenage NEET crowd. Anyway you look at it, whether its the actual gameplay, or the music and sounds, it is terrible and cliché to no end.

The game runs worse than skyrim with max everything mods, with enb's, running on my easy bake oven that I had when I was six years old. I understand it is unfinished, and an indie title. But there is such thing as ambition, and being too ambitious and going for a game that would be super intensive for even the best developers, is not how to start. Starting small can be good sometimes, something that seems to have flown over the devs heads.

The game is not fun in any way, except for maybe sheer stupidity. Anyone telling you any different is lying to your face, and must find paint drying to be a masterpiece of the action-thriller genre. Or they must have a serious case of buyers-regret-placebo-effect going on psychologically, causing them to percieve fun (or try to do stuff that could on some remote planet be called fun).

Then there is the the people who surround the game. If it was not for them, I would not go so far as to make this review. The developers themselves are slower than frozen maple syrup at producing updates. As in, claiming now that you have a bigger team and can push out updates faster, then not producing updates faster, is counter productive and downright lying. As a former forum moderator for this monstrosity, I cannot even begin to tell the stories of how I had to help them lie to keep them from getting in hot water.

Another nail in the coffin of this game was the community manager situation. In 2013, the game had a great community manager, who was uncerimoniously canned. Why? It is not for me to say. Either way, they were replaced with some hick who spouts cheesy lines of dialogue whenever he soever pleases, and who cannot say the right thing to a situation to save his life. This only makes it even more terrible, not only was the games only real community manager fired, but replaced by a ignoramous monkey.

Surrounding this is the actual community of people. The devs for this game have done one thing in a decent time, polarising these people into two categories: We hate the game and community, and the super-uber-mega-fanboys. You can tell where their pool of moderator's will come from, which is bad, because they only add fuel to the hater's flamethrowers. Why bring this up? Because another hate thread has been locked on the forums by one of the fanboy moderators. Whether it deserved the lock or not is not my job anymore, but failing to have an open discussion and grasping at your power to appease your dev overlords is not how it is supposed to be done.

Last but not least, the game is pretty much dying and dead. The forums are barren, most of the old regulars have moved on, and the player base is a ghost town. Only time play numbers raise by anything is when there is an update, but by now, nobody seems to care anymore about the game, so even then the numbers only raise slightly. (Source)

I feel sorry for the people who paid money for this game, especially the game's legend perk owners. Let's just forget this game happened, and move on to better things.
Posted: April 13th, 2014
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***This review is outdated and there have been many updates. i doubt i will ever play the game again though since it left such a bad impression. what you read below may or may not be accurate anymore***

The trailers for starforge are incredibly misleading and make the game seem about zillion times better than the experience it gives in its current state. I bought it and it is the only early access game i regret buying. given the time they have had and the results given it is very very concerning to say the least. Thats not to say they cant accomplish something here cause they could for sure with all the potential this game has. as of right now i would tell everyone not to buy starforge untill there are some MAJOR updates that show vast improvements.

when/if there are changes i will update my review but as of January 2014 its a clear and loud NO
Posted: January 15th, 2014
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This game has GREAT potential and I am very excited to see it progress BUT... instead of this being an alpha it feels more like an experimental game closely resembling a game you may very well know as DayZ Standalone. The updates coming from the developers at Code}{atch are quite like the updates from DayZ which have been adding things to the game that the game currently does not need. Such things include a rifle that colors structures and items or a new shiny tile that you can build buildings with. These "updates" don't help the game's progress, what the game really needs is optimization so it can at least be playable. They have been recently focusing primarly on multiplayer with a game that you can barely play as is which in my opinion is not the way you should develop a game that isnt finished to begin with. In short the game SHOULD NOT be bought at its current stage. All negativity aside, the game *if Code}{atch does what they promised* WILL be very fun and may even be the "new" Minecraft.

Pros: The game is graphically beautiful
Has amazingly great potential
Very VERY deep digging
Alot of upcoming features
Interesting creatures
Perfect and amazing geography

Cons: Slow and meager updates most of which don't help the game
Highly unplayable beyond expectation

My thoughts: Needs alot of work and main focus needs to be redirected to the real problem of unplayability. Do not buy if you expect alot of content or hours of entertainment.

*Update 0.5.7*
THIS is the kind of updates they SHOULD have been doing in the first place! So far I am very pleased
with the additons, they even optimized a good bit enough to be playable. I put a few more hours into
the survival mode and I like what I see... BUT will this change my view as well as the other players' view? To be honest... maybe but still not enough to give this game a thumbs up. If Code}{atch keeps pumping on the updates with LOTS of content and a bit faster than they have been, then the future of StarForge will be profitable and might be worth buying into "Early Access".

Lets look at the pros and cons of the recent update...

Pros: Better optimization, its actually playable for once
Looting of Leeches and other creatures
More lights
Working doors
Many many bugfixes
Memory dumping fixed

Cons: Physics of Leeches are very poor due to them chasing me by flopping everywhere (they should have fixed that before they released the update and they were not like that before the update)

My thoughts: Love the update but I have a feeling that the update train is going to be "delayed" due to Code}{atch's void of updates. Is it worth buying yet? No, but it might be if they provide loaded future updates like this one. I dare Code}{atch to prove me wrong. Still not enough playability to call it an "Alpha", I have seen alphas that had more playability. One of which is Stonehearth ( http://stonehearth.net/ ) and best of all, they actually tell you what they are working on currently very very VERY often and you can even watch them work on it. So if you want to see a company that actually has their stuff together, check them out and you will know why I am not happy with StarForge's lack progress.
Posted: March 8th, 2014
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