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KickStarter Starflight 3 - upcoming sequel from original developer

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by TZ3K, Jul 17, 2018.

  1. TZ3K Arcane

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    The crowdsourcing campaign just turned up as a preview on Fig: https://www.fig.co/campaigns/starflight-3



     
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  2. MRY Prestigious Gentleman Wormwood Studios Developer

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    I love Starflight! I hope that "creative direction" means something hands-on and not honorary.

    On a less serious note, my thoughts:
     
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  3. Sordid MCA/Prosper Hybryd Arcane Patron

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    Starflight and its sequel were some of the greatest RPGs. And, perhaps, the two greatest Sci-Fi RPGs ever. Not sure how I feel about this figstarter. TBH this trailer does not feel like Starflight. Also, the subtitle 'Universe' is kinda worrisome. I have a feeling that it is going to be MMO and game as a service.
     
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  4. Grauken Arcane Patron

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    This can only end in disappointment, although I would like to be proven wrong
     
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  5. ColCol Arcane

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    Not really excited, how would this differ from any space themed rpg, like for example...Star Trader Frontiers.
     
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  6. MRY Prestigious Gentleman Wormwood Studios Developer

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    oasis789 To be honest, that kind of weird nosedive path is pretty common for the early generation of designers.

    ColCol Starflight had a more narrative and exploratory focus rather than being based on Taipan!-style trading loops.

    I just remembered that they did a February 2015 Kickstarter for a Toejam and Earl game. November 2015 projected release date. Last update from today, announcing an extended beta and Starflight 3! "Fall 2018" release date. Since that's much less behind schedule than Fallen Gods, I will certainly not pooh pooh, but it does seem like, if it takes you an extra three years to make Toejam and Earl, it may take an extra while to make Starflight.
     
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  7. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    lol, I guess they don't mind people seeing the link then?
     
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  8. Nano Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Ugh. Sick of these nostalgia fundraisers.
     
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  9. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Fig campaign is officially live now.

     
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  10. MRY Prestigious Gentleman Wormwood Studios Developer

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    I like the videos and I loved Starflight, but I would not have called it "a game about stories" or a "novel" -- what is this, Where the Water Tastes Like Spemin?
     
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  11. Morkar illiterate

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    or is it?

    Now on kickstarter fiq!

     
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  12. LordofSyn Learned

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    Hell yeah! Please let this be real.

    Sent from my LGLS996 using Tapatalk
     
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  13. Roqua Prospernaut Dumbfuck In My Safe Space

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    Thanks for the post. I somehow missed Starflight 1 and 2, and I don't remember ever hearing about them until I saw news about this fig the other day.

    Anyone that has played them recommend them for play today? I understand the difference between being a good game for its time and still being a good game.

    Also, I will invest in this fig. We were just whining in another thread about how rare sci-fi rpgs are. I can't whine about the lack of something and then not fund that something when I get the chance.
     
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  14. Morkar illiterate

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    Absolutely recommended. Play the amiga versions. But don't expect character leveling. It's not there. You just buy better skill levels with money. But exploration and how the story unfolds is simple great!
     
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  15. Irata Educated

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    Wow. This pretty much completes the games I was hoping to see from the Kickstarter nostalgia craze. Too bad most of them were disappointing, but hey...

    I haven't backed a game in a long time, but I've told myself this is one of the few games I'd still pay for.

    "If Starflight didn't exist, Gearbox wouldn't exist, that means Borderlands wouldn't exist.
    Randy Pitchford, President and CEO of Gearbox Software"

    As much I enjoyed Starflight, that is a trade I'd make for the good of mankind.
     
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  16. Tiospo Novice

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    What's really interesting is that it appears to involve original SF1&2 lead designer Greg Johnson!!
     
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    https://www.fig.co/campaigns/starflight-3/updates/786

     
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    https://www.fig.co/campaigns/starflight-3/updates/789

     
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    Not much of an interview: https://www.pcgamer.com/starflight-3-aims-for-classic-sci-fi-storytelling-in-a-new-part-of-space/

     
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  21. Roscoe Scaggs Novice

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    I for one will play the fuck out of this, I don't care how much soyboy sex-predator semen is on it.
     
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    https://www.fig.co/campaigns/starflight-3/updates/791

     
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    Still little over 230k of $800k with only 18 days to go.
    This won't be funded.
     
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  24. Irata Educated

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    Too bad. The original games are probably too old to appeal to most of the people who make up the nostalgic audience.
    I don't get why they think fans of (the hackneyed crook) Pitchford would support a game that is nothing like the games he makes though. I guess it gets headlines, but it doesn't look like he has that much influence with his audience.
     
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    They don't really have a lot to say about this game.

    https://www.fig.co/campaigns/starflight-3/updates/793

    https://www.fig.co/campaigns/starflight-3/updates/798

     
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