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Starlight Drifter
Genre: Action, Adventure, RPG
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Jun 27, 2014 @ 2:30pm
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Greenlit Today
Release date: 2015
Starlight Drifter is a large scale epic space opera, visual novel and dating sim game all rolled into one neat package. You will take over as the new captain of an old derelict starship. Create your character, choose your background, hire a crew and seek your own fortune out in a large directed-sandbox universe.

Game Features

  • Character Customisation - Select to be male or female, customise what you look like and decide what your background will be. Then choose your own fate by making the important decisions out in space.

  • Mass Effect style relationships - Get to know the crew, complete missions for them and even build a romantic relationship, every crew character will have their own storyline, personality and upgrade tree with expertise to aid you in your travels.

  • Star Trek style Exploration - Explore a massive universe, help or hinder the aliens you meet, do as you wish with random events, sub missions and a larger plot to unravel.

  • Firefly Slice of Life - Build your own life in the strange, vast hostile universe, take your crew from job to job and mission to mission, explore, build, make friends, start wars, trade and live in a directed-sandbox game where you decide how your crew behaves and the type of ship you lead from mercenary to merchant.

  • Roguelike gameplay - Weighted Randomised missions will ensure each game will be a little different whilst ensuring the difficulty remains steady as you expand and upgrade your ship. The longer you play the harder the game and events will get.

  • Crew Jobs & Missions - In addition to random exploration you will be able to unlock specific missions on the galactic map, by taking jobs at space stations, getting to know your crew or making the right (or wrong) choices whilst in various missions & events.

  • Upgrading systems - As you play, you will find new equipment, upgrading existing systems to be more powerful, or even building new equipment for your ship. These will give you new options within the game, chances to explore new areas of the universe and access to better defences and powers.

  • Hire a crew - You will begin the game with an AI system who controls the ship for you, but as you explore you can hire, rescue or even kidnap new officers, who will bring with them their own experitse and abilities to aid you, as well as new missions, events and storylines to participate in.

  • Ship combat - Some events will require you to command your ship in combat, the viewscreen will show you the battle as it unfolds, with you making the critical decisions to determine the outcome of the battle.

In addition to random exploration and various side questions, sub-stories and campaigns, the game will feature a larger storyline that will evolve as you play, various missions will occur naturally as you play to gradually tell a larger story.

Initially the events will seem unrelated but as you progress further into the game the plot will unfold and sweep you along with it until there will be no turning back and for you to survive you will have to unravel the forces working against you.
Popular Discussions View All (3)
Sep 13, 2014 @ 7:27am
Mass Effect Music in new promo vid
Jun 30, 2014 @ 10:45pm
Will there be Clans/Groups?
Sep 1, 2014 @ 8:32am
There Will Be Good Character?
Kendall Jenner
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RedtheCrimson Aug 1, 2015 @ 8:16pm 
As a Question, how mature is this game going to be? I mean, is there going to be nudity, or revealing pictures, etc? Some people may need to know this, so that they can either get it or avoid it.
Chicken Hunter May 14, 2015 @ 4:58pm 
hey, the more you work on the game the happier we will be.
1stReaper May 14, 2015 @ 4:49pm 
its not to worry bud,
just means the waits going to be even more worth it :D
Dharker  [author] May 14, 2015 @ 4:48pm 
yeah sorry to disappoint, Q4 release now very likely.
1stReaper May 14, 2015 @ 4:45pm 
awww ouch XD

saw ""game is available check storepage""

i was like hell yeah, im going to play the hell out of this little beauty :p
Dharker  [author] May 14, 2015 @ 4:43pm 
Yeah we took store page offline as we have decided not to go into early access anymore... Because we are not going through early access we felt the current store page did not represent what the final content would be, sorry for the dissapointment. The store page will be back up in the coming weeks once we have adjusted the details, screenshots and trailers to more accurately represent what the final game will be like.
Chicken Hunter May 14, 2015 @ 3:06pm 
the store page is gone
RedtheCrimson May 13, 2015 @ 10:50am 
So, any update on a release? I don't see the game in the upcoming section on the store page, and it ain't out as I've attempted searching for it.
1stReaper May 4, 2015 @ 11:06am 
sweet :D i look forward to playing this
Dharker  [author] May 4, 2015 @ 7:13am 
theres a proper store page now in the coming soon section.