So you may not have hard of Starforge. Well with the first release out it’s pretty likely most gamer’s will have heard of it pretty soon. See Starforge is a highly ambitious title in development by just two developers part time. Considering that it’s the love labor of only two people, what they have achieved is almost unbelievable.
Starforge is essentially a survival game, where you will be using the sort of features found games like Minecraft to survive. I can hear you asking, so what makes this special? Isn’t it just another Minecraft clone? Well no, this is something completely unique! And here’s why!
The game is actually inspired by many games across a multitude of genres. Inspirations include Halo, Warcraft 3, Borderlands, Terraria, and Minecraft. So essentially you could describe Starforge as an a hybrid that borrows elements from the RTS, FPS, RPG, Voxel Builder, Tower Defense, and Physics Sandbox genres. But it doesn’t stop there. The game features singleplayer and multiplayer gameplay and allows players to play their own unique story on a procedurally generated planet.
Surprisingly, even with all the features above included, the developers were asked what makes their game unique. Their answer of course did not fall short of the expectations set by the game itself, even highlighting another gameplay aspect that will make some gamer’s instantly sold on the game:
“It has what we think is the world’s first Procedural 3D Tileset system. As well, we’ve got voxel terrain, travel from ground to space in a realtime atmosphere, and a fully physics driven character movement system. Our gameplay modes will be Survival and Fort Wars and we’re currently hard at work on the infinite procedural voxel terrain. Also will be a looting system with procedural weapons.”
NOTE: The site and servers have been overloaded with traffic, but you can still download this early alpha version right here.
Well I can bet by now that your are all aching to know more, and you probably want to give the game a go. Well go right ahead. Starforge’s first playable version has just been released and at no cost! Just make an account with the website and it’s all yours to go try! If you can’t for any reason but want to see more, the video below is here to compensate.