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StarDiver
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Deef Aug 29 @ 9:17pm 
Aww, I actually went away feeling I had been too nitpicky; no pleasing the fans, etc.

Looking forward to having more to comment on as it develops. I have 2 Best Games Of All Time: Christmas NiGHTS and Star Control II, hence my huge interest in this one. I loved what I saw of the star system navigation; combat among the planets, all orbiting for you to watch, and the colourful planet close-ups were really great. The backgrounds in the melee battles I've seen; also really fantastic. And I should say that the 3 music tracks I've heard among the melee and system navigation are all also spot on. Fun and cool for melee, mellow for navigation with a space-like vibe, and just good to listen to in general. This one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziD0VEf3E9c
... especially nice at the end.

Anyway, yes, looking forward to having more to check out.
friken  [author] Aug 21 @ 6:49am 
Deef, thanks for the feedback -- very detailed eye you have for layout. Our artist has taken it to heart and we will strive to do some varied ones as we make our remaining aliens.
Deef Jul 25 @ 3:19am 
The artwork does look fantastic though, I should have mentioned that.
Deef Jul 25 @ 3:17am 
Looks great, pretty much already sold for me.

One weird comment/nitpick is that the aliens in what I assume are dialog screens all have roughly the same size and positioning on the screen. There's not a lot variation in their .. presence. Consider in contrast how the Orz were backed off and operating their ship, the Spathi was in your face funny, the Ur-Quan filled most of the screen. The Utwig were solemn and solitary, while the Thraddash positioning gave a cramped, sweaty feel.
Many of the dialog screens for Star Diver seem to miss that element of the alien's character, simply displaying the alien rather than building their character further with how they're positioned. And just the low amount of variation in this respect jumped out at me.

Having said that, they're great as they are also. Not a deal breaker by any stretch of the imagination.
Toothbrush1811 May 4 @ 12:45am 
looks epic
妖孽的小号 Apr 23 @ 5:38pm 
很酷啊,不错,我很喜欢,继续努力
Archfall Apr 18 @ 5:18am 
Great to see a game of this genre again. Looks brilliant.


Good luck Developing!
V I L L A G E R Apr 16 @ 6:37pm 
COOL
Shades of Bath Apr 13 @ 2:47am 
This looks like a very fun game in the making. I'll be giving my up vote for this.
abatey Apr 12 @ 6:05pm 
Would love to see an old school space game again! Also been hanging out for something like this. Keep up the good work!
friken  [author] Apr 8 @ 9:16pm 
@nivanacat Thanks so much for the feedback. I am very proud of my son who made the music and audio for the project. You made his day :)
NirvanaCat Apr 8 @ 7:30pm 
The music and sound effects are awesome!
goldenwombat Apr 5 @ 4:47pm 
Finally a game i can really love to play, kind of reminds me of a top down version of freelancer
Looks great and i cant wait until you have it available for kickstarter/early access on steam
hm3duke Apr 4 @ 7:36am 
maybe even a little origins "Privater" space tradeing game and old wingcommander style
hm3duke Apr 4 @ 7:33am 
Good old days of STAR CONTROL! looks GREAT
Thornius Apr 4 @ 6:45am 
If it'll be like Star Control 2, yes, yes, I want this.
Timmeh Apr 4 @ 5:12am 
Very reminiscent of Star Control. looks amazing and i'm hoping to see more :D
Ultima Ratio Apr 3 @ 1:30pm 
It is good...but still need a lot of work!Don't stop working!
friken  [author] Apr 3 @ 8:08am 
@HaloElite and @gargoyledorian, I'm always thrilled to see comments from gamers who even know what starflight and other classic space games are. Most of those games being over two decades old, there aren't all that many gamers who are familiar with them. I have to admit, I fear it will be an uphill battle to get the concept of what this game is about to the newest generation of gamers. Our priority at the moment is to get all the base elements of the gameplay far enough along so we can make a promo video showing gamers who are unfamiliar. Our current thought is a 20-30sec story intro, piloting ship in solar view, alien coming to greet you, dialogue, anger the alien, combat, planet lander discover something cool down there.
HaloEliteLegend Apr 2 @ 10:06pm 
There's a kind of game you don't see too much of nowadays. Keep going! I think it'll turn out great :)
DevDorian Apr 1 @ 10:57pm 
I'm an old school gamer as well that has been waiting for the same kind of game :) . You have my support :) . Always thought by this point games like Star Flight would be remade, maybe even 3D with planetfall scenes and a universe even more alive. I'm working on another game but in the future I as well look to making my own (game like this) instead of waiting. Good luck to you guys :D .
SkullBasher1322 Mar 31 @ 5:15pm 
I really like the concept art
friken  [author] Mar 30 @ 9:23pm 
Thanks. Kind words always help add fuel to the development fire!
Mawhrin-Skel Mar 30 @ 1:14am 
That looks amazing :)
phajdu Mar 29 @ 1:19am 
looks really great.