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StarDrive is a space-themed 4X Action Strategy game with deep ship design, colonization, diplomacy, research, and beautiful 3D graphics
647 backers pledged $17,676 to help bring this project to life.

Here we go!

Posted by Daniel DiCicco (Creator)

OK Folks, we are up and running!  I am going to be mass-mailing Steam keys to you. Please stay tuned and watch your inbox. I have to figure out how to do this in excel...


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    1. Peter Yule on

      All I get for an option is the Alpha when I input my address into Desura, also I haven't received any emails with the release client details.

    2. Feng Juan on

      Hmm... no luck. Checked everywhere. Last email I got was this update from Kickstarter.

    3. William

      feng: the news is the beta keys I think were sent out on March 9th (unless he missed some). Here's some email details to help you search your email and spam. Basically, search for stardrive

      subject: StarDrive Beta Key
      some body text: Greetings! Your StarDrive Steam Key is noted above.

    4. Feng Juan on

      Haven't gotten mine yet, any news?

    5. Joshua Harris on

      Yep same here, now to do horrible things tot he universe.

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      Andy Fogg on

      Just got mine - Thanks Daniel!

    7. Joshua Harris on

      Daniel, you get the 100/250 tiers out yet? Just curious as nothings showing still on my end.

    8. Daniel DiCicco 2-time creator on

      I definitely blasted these out to everyone at $45, so check your spam folder. If not email me, I still have the spreadsheet with your email / key combo

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      Greg Lary on

      I also did not receive a key yet, however I'm at the $45 tier.

    10. Daniel DiCicco 2-time creator on

      Sorry, looks like I missed the 100/250 tiers. I'm squashing a bug right now but I'll get those keys out asap!

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      Daniel Buchser on

      Hi Daniel

      Don't know what is going wrong, but I never got any news or key or anything. Can you please check it out?

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      Andy Fogg on

      Looking forward to seeing the changes since the earlier Alpha releases :)

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      Benjamin Ahronheim on

      This was my first Kickstarter, too! I haven't messed with the alpha in some time, so I can't wait to see how far its come! Huge congratulations for sticking with it and getting so far along!

    14. Joshua Harris on

      Wonder if I should be concerned that nothings shown up yet?

    15. William

      Eh, twice is a mistake, not spam. I'll forgive you because the key came through :)

    16. Daniel DiCicco 2-time creator on

      Shit. Sorry if I've spammed you guys. Looks like the script is working! Twice!

    17. Daniel DiCicco 2-time creator on

      Hello folks. I have just emailed out the first batch of keys. I figured out how to write a script to do it in Google Docs. However, there is a small snag in that apparently I can only invoke an automatic send mail function a limited amount of times per day. I have hit everyone on $25 List, and I sent out keys on the $10 list as well but that is when the limit reared its head.

      It is impossible for me to determine where the script failed, so some of you will get a second email with the same information in it. I'm going to go write a php script and finish off the list by sending out mail from

    18. William

      If it takes more than a day to automate it, it would be faster to do it by hand with copy/paste, since the data set is large but not huge, about 650 backers.
      If it took 30 secs to copy/paste each email and send a key, it could be done in 5 hours or so.

      It annoys me a little though that its selling on steam to the public (albeit the beta in a pre-order) before many KS get it.

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      João Martins on

      You should be able to export it to a sane format (like comma separated values), then read it up to an array in a php script that iterates it and sends out e-mails :)

    20. Brotacon on

      Can't wait! This was the first project I backed. And I think it'll be the second to deliver (the first being FTL, so you can certainly see a theme in the types of games I back).

      It looks far beyond anything I imagined you'd do. Really hope the game does well!

    21. Causeican on

      What i see on the steam page is FAR beyond anything i expected. Well done! Looking forewards to the steam key!

    22. Vanessa Chalub on

      Yes!! Cant wait to get the game key!!

    23. Douglas Spooner on

      Great work cant wait to see what is in store! Yours was the first kick starter I ever backed!

    24. William

      There's a direct link to the game's page on steam where one can pre-order and get access to the beta. There may be some region differences, but try that link.

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      James M on

      I can't wait! I kept checking my spam folder for the key. Thanks for all of the hard work Daniel, I'm glad your dream of creating a good game has been realized. I wouldn't lose any sleep over not getting the keys out today, even though I was super excited.

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      jaxxa on

      Sounds like you are trying to do a mail merge.
      Seen some basic instructions.

      Sorry if that is too basic and you are having more complex problems.

    27. Andrew Mills on

      Can't seem to locate it on the Australia STEAM store.

    28. Allan Rodda on

      Take your time and don't stress about it. After all, its only a game.

    29. Daniel DiCicco 2-time creator on

      Urgh. I am useless at Excel. I am going to have to dedicate my Saturday to this. Unless someone knows an easy solution that i'm missing. I have a spreadsheet with all of your emails and a key for each of you. How do I autogenerate the emails? There is a solution but I can't get it working right this second and I have to eat food today.

    30. William

      Its up on steam for immediate beta access for $25.49 as of this post
      Where's the keys? :)

    31. Ben "Aecium" Phipps

      Sweet I know what I'm doing this weekend!!

    32. Christopher

      Can't wait!!!

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