Okay, any game where I have more than one or two options as to which catagory to put it in worries me; but one that claims to be a hybrid of Minecraft and Terraria…and Warcraft 3, Borderlands and Halo with a PvP ‘tower defence’ element? Now that really worries me!
No game can do it all, right? Well watch the video and be amazed or not, but either way it is worth a watch.
To me, StarForge looks like a YouTuber’s dream: Minecraft’s creativity coupled with with an FPS which includes PvP. I’d give you my actual impressions of some gameplay, but seeing as Notch tweeted the world and then RPS did an article on it too, the website and servers are currently smashed. No ERROR 37 though.
It’s Free To Play though, so I expect Sty and Kiri will take a look at it at some point, assuming they can get over their aversion to Minecraft(!)
Want to take a look yourselves? Here’s the relevent stuff that the devs put in their press pack:
www.starforge.com – Official StarForge Page
www.hatchstore.net – Register your Online account and buy and spend Hatch Points to unlock amazing content in the game. Huge very early alpha sale on now, get 4x the points! We will be
releasing the paid content soon starting with the leaf 3d tilesets. We will release future content at regular intervals.
www.codehatch.com – Company Website
www.forgeforums.com – Official StarForge Forums
and a little on what they have to say about the game itself:
Welcome to our game StarForge. We are just two guys making this part time so if you like it, please join our community and tell your friends about it. This is our first ever release of the game. StarForge is Free To Play and will be indev for a few years.
What is StarForge?
StarForge is a game about gathering resources, building bases, crafting anything you want, and surviving on an alien planet. Earth’s star is dying and humanity transferred as much technology and resources as possible and left on a one way mission to populate another planet.
StarForge was inspired by Halo, Warcraft 3, Borderlands, Terraria, and Minecraft. It borrows elements from the RTS, FPS, RPG, Voxel Builder, Tower Defense, and Physics Sandbox genres. We are building a dark and serious universe and want the player to live out their own unique story on the procedural planet.
What’s unique? 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 were currently hard at work on the infinite procedural voxel terrain. Also will be a looting system with procedural weapons.
If you’ve managed to get on the servers, get typing in the comments below and let us know what you think.