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Starlight Inception is the rebellious stepchild of Wing Commander, X-Wing and Freespace 2, taking a fresh approach to a classic genre.
Starlight Inception is the rebellious stepchild of Wing Commander, X-Wing and Freespace 2, taking a fresh approach to a classic genre.
3,724 backers pledged $158,152 to help bring this project to life.

Starlight Inception Box Sets are shipping


Hello everyone!

We are excited to announce that the Special Promotion Box Set of Starlight Inception is being packed up and shipped out! (picture below)

As a reminder, the Special Promotion Box Set of Starlight Inception includes the following items: printed manual and physical media of game (only available for the PC). The physical media of the game is being sent to you on a Starlight Inception USB.

You should have already been contacted, by me, Melissa, if we have you on our list of recipients for the box set. If you have any questions, please contact me directly. 

Thank you again for your generous support of Starlight Inception!

Kindest regards, Melissa, Garry, and the Starlight Inception team

Starlight Inception is Cleared for Launch on PS3 (SCEA)


Escape Hatch Entertainment, LLC (EHE) is very happy to announce that Starlight Inception™ is now available on PS3 in the PlayStation store. Currently it is available in SCEA territories only. We are waiting to hear back from SCEE and estimate that it could take a few more weeks until Starlight Inception is available on PS3 in SCEE territories.

We have been notified by Sony that anyone that has redeemed their PSVita code for Starlight Inception should now be able to find the PS3 version on the store and download it for free since EHE chose to support cross buy for this product.

Please let us know if you have any questions. You can reach us via email at Please list "PS3 question" in the subject line.

Kindest regards,
Melissa, Garry and the Starlight Inception team

Starlight Tactics live on Steam tomorrow (04.07.2015)


Just a quick announcement that Starlight Tactics will be live on Steam tomorrow.

Starlight Tactics is a full 3D turn-based tactical space combat experience set in the Starlight 'verse.

Here is a link to the game page if you want to check it out:

In other news, we are putting the joystick patch for Starlight Inception through it's paces and fixing the last few bugs.  We've been testing it on the beta branch and hope to have it released later today or tomorrow.

It vastly improves joystick configuration in the game, allowing the player to use their joystick and set up bindings in the options menu once joystick is chosen.  I tested it with my really twitchy Microsoft Force Feedback2 joystick and with a Saitek x52 and the experience was awesome.

As soon as the Steam build is posted, we are going to generate the DRM-free PC build as well as the boxed set PC build and send those out to the backers who have been so patiently waiting for them.

Kindest Regards,
Garry and the Starlight Inception/Starlight Tactics Team

STARLIGHT TACTICS - Looking for Beta Testers on iOS and Android


Android and iOS Players - We are looking for beta testers for Starlight Tactics beta 0.11 for iOS and Android phone or tablet. If you want to try it out, please also register for our bug database at . First players to email at get to try out the beta version of the game. Thank you!

Starlight Tactics
Starlight Tactics



Welcome to the "Inside the Ready Room - Starlight Edition!" The Ready Room is the area on a carrier where pilots are given briefings and sent off onto missions; thus the name for this series of blogs. 

We wanted to give a status update of the many items we’ve been wrapping up for the Kickstarter and an exciting new announcement. 

And as always, because some of these dates are still reliant on factors out of our control, we ask that you understand that this information is subject to change… 

iOS, Android, PS4, XBOX One, PC, Mac, Linux 

We will be officially announcing our new game, Starlight Tactics, on Monday, January 5th. Please visit the Facebook page at \StarlightTactics for information about the newest game set in the Starlight universe. 


Escape Hatch Entertainment will be at PAX South, in San Antonio, Texas from 01/23 – 01/25/2015. 

Please feel free to stop by our booth and meet the developers, and to check out our newest demos. This is the first time that PAX has had a convention so close to home so we are really excited to be participating in this event. 

VITA SCEA/SCEE [Sony Computer Entertainment America/ Sony Computer Entertainment Europe] 

STATUS: Update 2 being readied 

Vita Full Game: We continue to work on refining Starlight Inception Vita, and are in preparation to release the new update, which greatly improves the file size, as well as adding greater CP rewards for Fly Patrol missions, and other fixes. Because the file size change (we have cut the game size roughly in half) entails a complete rerelease of the game through Sony, this is taking a little longer than expected, but we are plugging away. Expectation is early 2015 for this release. (And we are definitely looking into what it will take to get it on Playstation TV). 

EHE DRM-FREE / STEAM / BOX SET STATUS: Released through Steam / New update being readied for Steam / New DRM-free version being completed 

PC Full Game: We’ve been updating the PC version with refinements, enhancements and bug fixes from the Vita and PS3 version, and most importantly adding joystick support. Adam and his team have been creating a joystick configuration screen that will allow you to configure your joystick or controller with the game, and save the configuration. 

Once completed, the configurator will be integrated into the DRM-Free, Steam and Box Set versions of the game, and the box sets will be (finally) sent out to the backers patiently waiting for them. 

This issue has been a great source of frustration on this project, and this solution looks like it will be the keeper. We’re hoping for this before the end of January, and will keep you up to date on progress through Facebook at \StarlightIncept and Twitter at @eschatchent. 

PS3 SCEA / SCEE STATUS: Submitted to Sony, awaiting approval or resubmission 

PS3 Full Game: We have submitted this to the Sony Final QA department and are awaiting results. This was the fourth time we resubmitted, so we are hoping that the remaining issues are few or non-existent. We fixed a couple more bugs with multiplayer and splitscreen mode and resubmitted before the new year in SCEA territories, and will be resubmitting SCEE territories on 1/5/15. If all goes well, we will be announcing a release date soon on Facebook, Twitter and This is definitely a crossbuy release. 


PS4 Full Game: The PS4 version is now over much of its development hurdles and is really starting to come together. We’re hoping to have some early screenshots this month, and to show a working version at PAX South (January 23-25, 2015). Release is likely late Spring. We have already notified Sony that this will be a cross-buy release. 


Here is the status of the premium creation: 

3x Screen Backgrounds – this slipped under our radar. We’ll be producing and distributing these this month. 

Concept Art Book – the fifty page book has definitely turned into something much larger. In between game development, we have been making progress on this book. It promises to be really cool. We’re looking to have this completed by the early part of 2015. 

Box Set – as mentioned above, as soon as the joystick configuration has been added to the PC version, this will be sent out. All parts of the box set (the box, the manual, the USB drive, the pouch for the USB drive) are sitting here at Escape Hatch, ready to go. 

Soundtracks, T-shirts, hats, posters, mugs and hoodies, Lightnings, Vitas, etc. – all have been sent or downloaded. There are still a few of the physical items available on our newly updated shopping site at


If you are a backer, or have taken advantage of our prepurchase program on the, and want to join our forums, please feel free to sign up. 


We have again started our public relations push, so now is the time to once again start spreading the word about this game, coming to PS4, PS3, PC and PS Vita. We appreciate all you can do to let the world know about this game. 


Thank you again for participating in this process, and for backing this game. We have lots of exciting news to share in the months to come, so stay tuned. 

Kindest Regards,
Garry, Melissa and the Starlight Inception team