Stardale: Open World/Open Space 2D Procedural Gen. Game!
Stardale: Open World/Open Space 2D Procedural Gen. Game!
Forge your name into the history of a procedural generated universe where planets and star systems are shaped by players actions.
Forge your name into the history of a procedural generated universe where planets and star systems are shaped by players actions. Read more
About this project
We're not going to give up on Stardale just because of a Kickstarter. People are supporting us directly through our website where you can still take advantage of our backer rewards up until we release Alpha! Come join us at the official Stardale community!
We've received several people requesting PayPal since Kickstarter only accepts credit card payment. For those who are unable to user Kickstarter we ask you please check out our Stardale.net purchase page by clicking the banner above. You will receive the same rewards as on Kickstarter but with the option of paying with PayPal to make sure everyone can participate.
Welcome to the Stardale Universe:
Stardale is a large scale two dimensional open space universe combining adventure, action, role playing, and strategy into one exciting living, breathing large scale single or multiplayer game for PC, Mac, Linux, and PS4. Whether players wish to fly through the stars or build on planets, both planetside and in space are large open procedural generated sandboxes awaiting for you to explore them.
Using space vessels to explore the cosmos, players will be able to build classes of ships ranging from battleship juggernauts commanding fear and respect to research vessels in pursuit of discovery and advancement. Challenges and rewards await as players venture out into the stars and discover new and exciting worlds. Whether you want to battle in space or land on and explore new planets and worlds - there's lots to do in Stardale! Players can dig and carve up planets for crafting, research, development, building, and creating items, equipment, space vessels, space ports, player owned stations, and much more. Stardale sets itself by allowing players to fly and play in a fully controllable open space environment while also being able to build, tech, forge, and battle mobs, bosses, and other players on creative planets.
Stardale Key Features at a Glance:
- Fly in space with with player controlled spacecraft!
- Fully playable open universe allowing players to battle, discover, and explore new star systems and galaxies all created with procedural generation. Remember, you can fly in space with your ships and vessels!
- Open procedural generated sandbox planets to build, craft, mine, and explore on.
- Customizable space vessels that allow players to mount weapons, gear, research equipment, warfare components, and science modules.
- Claim planets and protect them from invaders.
- Claim Space regions by protecting them with defence grids.
- Player owned stations for research, industry, mining, manufacturing, warfare, or defence.
- Manufacturing plants to manufacture items, ships, and gear.
- Research labs to discover new technology.
- Industrializers to process ores and convert raw resources to complex resources for manufacturing.
- Intergalactic trade hubs for players to buy/trade/sell items, ships, and gear with in-game currency. Also to serve as meeting places for players.
- Large and small scale mobs and bosses both in-space and deep underworld.
Tech tree’s and research progression to advance from early technology to space age technology and beyond.
- Player activated events including bosses, plagues, and disasters.
- Creative and survival mode.
- Single or multiplayer.
- Amazing pixel artwork by an artist with tons of experience working on other games including “Batman” and “Thor” for Nintendo DS.
- Client addons and API fully supported.
Player hosted servers:
- Players can run their own private or public servers.
- Customize servers to your own flavor.
- Support up to 1000 players on a server (no hard limit set).
- Tools to help you customize and host your server.
- Option for addons.
- Client and Server API
Achievements and Steam Features:
- Achievements and stat tracking for PC, Mac, Linux, and PS4.
- Social media achievement and stat sharing.
- Exciting Steam achievements for PC
In-Depth look at some of the features:
Space Flight: Stardale has nearly countless planets, systems, and galaxies. Even better, you can fly and control customizable ships as you fly through space. Ships have mounts and slots for weapons and tech modules allowing players to create an array of different customizations from destroyers and dreadnaughts to research vessels and transport ships. Your ship is fully controllable and customizable by you. Furthermore you can build your very own player owned station in space (or as many stations as you want!) to use as a hub for research labs, industrial processing, defence post protecting a region of space, and more!
Forge: In addition to sculpting your planet you can also craft and forge your own tools, weapons, gear, vehicles, ships, and more by discovering different recipes and blueprints. By combining different resources, materials, and research together you will be able to create new items with unique stats, modifiers, and bonuses. Even better, you can buy/trade/sell all items to other players within the Galactic Stardale Economy at Space Ports and Trading Posts. You will be able to utilize industrializers, research stations, and manufacturing plants to create fun and unique gear with stats, modifiers, and bonuses.
Mobs and Bosses: The planets of Stardale will be filled with epic mobs and bosses. Conquering them could give you amazing loot. What is more, some may also give you prestigious achievements and even more rare gear. Bosses will vary from strong to epic, some so big and strong that it will take a very well made plan of attack to conquer them. Even more, you cannot always rely on yourself to kill them and if you're alone, sometimes using other tools such as auto turrets and drones may benefit you.
Tech Tree's: Players begin as early settlers and through research and development advance from a medieval period to the space age and beyond. Items will have unique stats and modifier bonuses with many item classes following their own progression tree. Tech trees are organized to allow players to decide on what they would like to focus on first.
Achievements: Stardale’s built in achievement and stat system will allow players to see and share their most proud accomplishments. Stats and achievements can be shared through a community web interface so that no kill goes unrecognized. In addition, Steam achievements will be fully integrated into the client through the Steam API. You can expect to track dozens of different stats from number of blocks mined or total energy produced in your power plants, to the number of bosses and mobs killed or light years travelled in space.
Backer Forum Reward Badges for Stardale.net and in-game!
About the Devs:
Chris is our software developer with years of experience programming in C#, Java, PHP, MySQL, among other programming and web scripting languages. He has built apps for Android, Windows, Windows Mobile, and now puts his effort into working on Stardale full time. Prior to Stardale Chris has served in the Canadian military at age 16, completed college and university with two degrees, worked for various private software contracts and is a dedicated and hard working developer with a high standard of success and achievement.
Kane is our online community manager. He has a decade of experience in the gaming industry running servers, building online communities, and working with developers. Kane was the founder of TerrariaOnline.com and a community manager working for the Curse gaming network.
Jose is our artist for the project. He has worked on numerous titles and has years of experience under his belt. Familiar titles that he's worked on creatively include Thor and Batman both for Nintendo DS. Jose has also worked on Skullgirls for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC among dozens of other games for both PC, console, and mobile platforms.
Promise: Our promise to you is that we will continue to make Stardale the best possible game we can; beyond launch we promise to produce and create as many updates, content, and releases as possible. The Stardale universe is large, complex, and offers a lot to explore and we would like to keep it that way. With that in mind we will do our best to ensure there is always an abundance of new content, mobs, npcs, quests, and stories to keep the game fresh. Stardale is a passion for us to build and create and we hope you will be just as passionate about playing Stardale. We invite you to join us, give feedback, and support us to help shape the future of Stardale.
Risks and challenges
We love sharing our progress, problems faced, and how we plan to overcome them. We're confident most problems that may occur can be overcome by long hours of working hard and being persistent. Any challenges and problems that do occur you will be able to find in the latest news on our website. Community involvement is really important to us and we want to share as much as we can with you and have your input.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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