Starflight 3!


#75

Is cool, I played an hilariously-violent game and felt immediately better.


#76

Nice. So when is Greg going to be on your podcast? Those that listen want to know. :)


#77

Working on it.


#78

I must admit, I was expecting Brian to follow this guy’s example.

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#79

Oh, I totally did when I first found out.


#80

Very, very cool - I might actually have to back this and I never back anything. Starflight was one of those formative games for me, a new one done well would be incredible.


#81

FYI, they have added a new tier, but in lieu of this suggestion, they made a normal (not backstage exclusive) tier at 100 dollars that includes alpha access and a second digital copy.

I have enquired as to whether both copies receive all extras.

Announcer: it does not


#82

Most likely it will still be a key you register with steam for the physical copy right?


#83

Just checked in to see if this was live yet. Nope. Still coming soon.


#84

Why? To see what goal they set?


#85

That, and there’s an excitement, a deadline for the campaign, sometimes bonus goals, etc.

Plus I never played the originals, so I haven’t pledged yet, but this is looking pretty similar to Star Control 2, which I love, so I’ll probably end up pledging once the campaign goes live.


#86

Ok, just keep in mind you save 5 bucks on a pledge you make now.


#87

I did not know that! So the lowest tier will be $25 instead of $20? Hmmm. Maybe I should pledge now.


#88

No, it would cost 15 instead of 20. And take a look at the 45 dollar tier. That’s a backstage exclusive, would only run 40 after the $5 off and has some nice perks if you are inclined to spend that much (it has everything from the 80 dollar tier except the second in-game item).


#89

Fine, twist my arm. $45 done. Just hope it’s not too much like Star Control. :-p


#90

damn was hoping Hello Games would make one. No Mans Sky could be a perfect engine for a Starflight sequel… imo. Im sure this game will be ok.


#91

Well Starflight and Star Control have a lot in common. For the old games at least, I’d say the main difference is how ship-based combat was handled, it’s really simple in Starflight and that’s actually how I like it - I don’t come to games like this for the combat. If you do, Star Control May be more up your alley.


#92

I came from Starflight 2 on the Amiga, and was never a fan of Star Control. Honestly I don’t remember either game that well, but I have fond memories of the former and I believe I returned SC I disliked it so much. Never played the more actiony Genesis Starflight. Hence my reservations, but I am willing to give it some money to find out.


#93

Me too! I also prefer the mineral hunting from Starflight to that of Star Control. I think Starflight did exploration better than Star Control. I also preferred the fact that you had to create a crew. That made it more Star Trek-like, which is always a good idea in my opinion. ;-)

It’s good. As others have pointed out earlier, even better than the PC version. (The new version seems to take some inspiration from it, with its focus on the ship/space view.)


#94

I have thought the same thing.