Starfarer Alpha Released!

If you’ve pre-ordered, you can download the game using one of the links below. To run the Linux version, unzip, cd starfarer, and then run ./starfarer.sh. 

Thank you for your support! If you have any trouble with the game, don’t hesitate to send me an email (the contact into is on the right sidebar). Read on after the break for some notes about the alpha.

Download the alpha for your OS from a link on this page.

Starfarer Manual

The alpha is coming, soon.  In preparation for this, ahem, momentous event, allow me to present the first official version of Starfarer’s manual.  Don’t worry, you don’t have to read the whole thing just to be able to start playing – the tutorial is supposed to take care of that.

There are a lot of mechanics in play though, and several missions are hard (and indeed, they’re supposed to be). So, if after playing for a while you keep losing horribly and tear out your hair screaming “WHY?!?” (or have some questions), the manual is a good place to find answers. It also features a handy 1-page summary of all the controls and shortcuts.

You can find it here.

Let me know what you guys think!

New Screenshots

Uploaded a few screenshots from the latest build.  You can see some new ships, improved UI elements, and a poor Apogee-class cruiser get completely hammered by bombs.

Head over to the media section and check ‘em out!

Alright then, back to coding. All those TODO items aren’t going to implement themselves. I wish they would, though.

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