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Star-made, a game review

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Minecraft in SPACE? Are you KIDDING ME?

... ok, seriously, don't say this on the Star-made forums. They get really pissy about it. But let me tell you about this game. Star-made is a space exploration game where you're able to build and fly your own spacecraft. There seem to be no limits on what you can build if you can afford it. And you don't need to be able to buy all the parts, you can salvage from derelict space stations, or mine asteroids and planetoids. You can craft any part of your ship if you have the tools and knowledge. Your ships can be simple runabouts all the way up to galactic cruisers. Shaped like anything you want. Want a classic flying saucer? Build it! Want the Starship Enterprise? Build it! Too lazy to build it? Download the blueprints from the website and buy it prebuilt!

This game is still in alpha, that is to say there are many MANY bugs... but it's still very playable, it's FREE (so shut your whining, like I said, FREE) and you can play singleplayer or multiplayer. If you choose to buy the game, it's $6. That's right, $6 American... and like the Minecraft model, you own it and every update from then on for the low low price of $6.

In Star-made you play a captain of your own ship. You can start or join a faction, work with the trade federation (or against it) and fight pirates who want your juicy juicy cargo. So blow them outta the sky and take their cargo instead! Salvage their wrecked ship and build up your own ship's defences. Heck, build a whole FLEET of ships. Build a space station! Or take over a derelict one and build your own version of Jabba's Palace. Too small minded? Take over a whole planet as your very own. Heck, a whole STAR SYSTEM. Just be sure you can defend it... because... pirates.

Schema (the coder) is constantly updating and tweaking the program. It's fun to play as-is, but I'm looking forward to new updates.

How Star-Made is like Minecraft:

Everything is blocks. You salvage (mine) blocks from space ships, asteroids, space stations and planets. Or you craft blocks from component parts. You can build with the raw blocks and power your creations. Your builds can be stationary (on a planet/asteroid) or mobile (in space or even a ground vehicle). Mods are already being created for the game.

How Star-Made is not like Minecraft:

... SPACE SHIPS. Supernovas. Planets. Pirates. An economy. Factions built-in.

Overall? I say give it a try... what the heck, it's free! I've spent a lot of hours making pretty ships. Now I need to learn to outmaneuver those damned pirates. Happy flying!
Creditscreenshot from star-made.org
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Sethc177
12/13/2014 4:58 pm
Level 23 : Expert Engineer
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I'm going to get this, this is by far the most in-depth review I've read so far.  I already have full-scale models of my ships built in Minecraft PE, I'm just waiting for my dad to fix my computer before I can actually get it.
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mommaCarole
12/15/2014 7:12 am
Level 54 : Grandmaster Witch
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LOTS has changed since I wrote this review... the game has expanded a lot! If you do get it, I suggest you write a new review to update everyone!
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Sethc177
12/15/2014 8:20 pm
Level 23 : Expert Engineer
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I personally think "a lot" is an understatement.
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mommaCarole
12/16/2014 11:38 am
Level 54 : Grandmaster Witch
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ok, but I'm not ALLOWED to say "a sh*tload...."

;)
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JonNotJon
08/31/2014 7:39 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
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i want toget this but i already have starboundwhich is like terraria inspace so it kinda feels like im betraying starbound
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mommaCarole
09/01/2014 10:32 am
Level 54 : Grandmaster Witch
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I tell ya, I spend a LOT of time with games. Terraria, I've spent more than 500 hours playing it. Starbound, about as much. But there's always room for a new game or two. And if you spend some time playing something new, when you go back to your old favourites, they feel new again. Are you playing the nightly updates in Starbound, or just waiting for the big update roll-outs?
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OptimisticCookie
05/30/2014 8:46 pm
Level 17 : Journeyman Explorer
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Wouldn't it be a whole lot simpler to play Minecraft Factions in the End?
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mommaCarole
05/31/2014 1:53 pm
Level 54 : Grandmaster Witch
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unless you have lots of mods added, you can't build flying, working spacecraft in Minecraft...
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Ruan12
12/22/2013 9:51 am
Level 7 : Apprentice Explorer
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Wish they could add saves folder
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STEALTHy
09/12/2013 8:17 am
Level 67 : High Grandmaster Soldier
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I know right this game is AWESOME, I built this awesome ship with escape pods and missiles with huge damage. Plus it has detachable fighters and heavy frigates. Even this cool section to act like a drop area to drop people on a planet.
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