StarDrive Announced

Indie developer Zer0sum Games announces StarDrive, a 4X action/strategy game for Windows PC where the player starts with a single planet and a small number of space-worthy vessels with the goal of building a space empire. Word is: "The heart of StarDrive is its ship design and combat engine. StarDrive takes a module-based approach to ship design, allowing the player to create custom ship designs where the composition and placement of ship modules really matters to the performance of a ship in combat. In combat, if your portside armor is taking a beating, then rotate around and show them the starboard side! Hide behind a friendly capital ship's shields, warp into and out of the fray, launch fighters, lay mines, and so much more." The game is being supported by this Kickstarter campaign. Here's a feature list:

  • Customize your Race by selecting from a large list of physical traits, socioeconomic traits, and traits relating to your history and tradition
  • Deep, module-based ship design as described above
  • Lead your forces into battle with your own flagship that you control like an arcade shooter; command your fleets like you would in a real time strategy game with simple mouse commands
  • Tactical ground combat to take over enemy planets
  • A deep research tree with many dozens of technologies
  • Alien Artifacts to find and collect, which give bonuses to your empire
  • Rich diplomacy options, allowing you to make and break treaties with alien races; trade technologies and artifacts, sell ships, declare wars, and design joint operations with your allies.
  • Finally, MULTIPLAYER. Do this all with your friends online
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Dec 3, 2011, 09:14
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Re: StarDrive Announced Dec 3, 2011, 09:14
Dec 3, 2011, 09:14
 Rigs
 
Oh, and zer0sum, I wish you the best of luck with your game! Please continue to drop by and give us the heads up on your progress and know that some of us here would be very willing to be beta testers should the need arise. Most of us here are always willing to get a game out on the right foot (and a lot of us have massive amounts of experience with beta testing and/or game development) and you've done more than 90% of the rest of the industry by actually coming here and speaking. It's an excellent way to garner attention and approval of your game so don't hesitate to come around more often...


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