Doomstar, the hidden unit board game of strategy and cunning, is a new exclusive release from Large Visible Machine and legendary designer Lew Pulsipher (Britannia, Dragon Rage, Sea Kings). Play the AI or against friends or online opponents with fully asynchronous online multiplayer.
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Release Date: Sep 16, 2016

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September 23, 2016

1.1.0 - Steam Notifications, Linux build, AI tweaks

Doomstar 1.1.0 has just been released, please restart your Steam clients to grab the latest version. New features in this version include:

  • Steam Notifications - you now get a message in the Steam client whenever your opponent has submitted a new move!
  • Linux build - the game is now available for Linux. We've done some basic testing but let us know if you encounter any compatibility issues.
  • AI tweaks: the AI should now be a little bit more aggressive and also protect her command ship better. Plus no more suicide missions into minefields ;)
  • Black hole helpers: the map now shows where can you slingshot when making your move
  • Achievement fixes
  • Reveal enemy fleet on game over
  • Replay last move on finished games
  • UI tweaks and typos

Please let us know if you spot anything or if you got any feature requests and we'll keep the updates coming. Also, if you enjoy the game consider leaving a review as it really helps with visibility and sales (if you don't like it then not so much).

Your Friends in Space

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September 16, 2016

Doomstar has been released!

Just a quick announcement that our Doomstar now is live and available for purchase!

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In Doomstar, your fleet is comprised of hidden units – units which remain unidentified until they enter battle - so you'll need bluff, bravado and super cool strategy to weed out and destroy the enemy's Command Ship. Only when two opposing pieces sit on the same square are the units revealed and the weakest defeated. Each of the units in your fleet has a set of different capabilities, and it's up to you to deploy them with cunning and blast your enemy to oblivion.

In appearance Doomstar recalls Stratego, but it's much more fluid to play - as well as featuring Daniel, the space duck. Beta let's play available here:

Das Tactic - Let's Peek at Doomstar

Please check it out and help spread the word! We're super excited about this one and should be right up your alley if you're even remotely in to turn-based strategy or board games!

Thanks for everyone who's helped out and supported us so far!

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“Fans of Stratego will enjoy Doomstar”
Out of Eight

“I really really like it”
Das Tactic

“Doomstar is a fantastic title that will require cunning, wit and a little bit of luck to master the board against your enemy.”
Smash Look!

About This Game

Take your starship fleet into battle and manoeuvre your way to victory in this unique hidden unit board game of strategy and cunning designed by industry veteran Lew Pulsipher.

Doomstar is a board game for two players where you have to devise a plan and use your cunning to locate your opponent's Command Ship and destroy it to win the game. The identity of a player's ship is visible to him but not to his opponent and different pieces have different capabilities and movement rules which creates a tense and deeply tactical affair.

  • Learn the game by battlling four different opponents in the single-player campaign
  • Play against friends or online opponents with fully asynchronous online multiplayer
  • Multiple ship types with unique abilities and tactics
  • Customise your fleet and board for even greater gameplay variety
  • Exclusive five-song soundtrack from space composer Simon Heath
  • Steam Achievements and Trading Cards
  • The world's greatest space duck.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10, 32bit
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 270 / GeForce GTX 660
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 2.0) capabilities, 1024x768 resolution
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 / Steam OS
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 270 / GeForce GTX 660
    • Storage: 250 MB available space

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