This game has been Greenlit by the Community!

The community has shown their interest in this game. Valve has reached out to this developer to start moving things toward release on Steam.

Blockade Runner (new engine being debugged!)
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[ZanMgt]Aaron  [author] Jul 25 @ 7:06am 
@(UMB) We're still working on the new SharpDX engine, so there's no new public demo available yet. You can check out the old XNA demo from 2012 if you like from the game's download page, but it's kind of a pain to get to work and is definitely out of date!
(UMB) Creeper Demolition Jul 24 @ 7:03pm 
Is there a demo, or is it out yet?
Lelouch Jul 20 @ 11:56am 
i see alot going in the game i like it i have only seen vodeos though it looks like it has alot of stuff coming good job to the creators
ФлЭкСо Jul 16 @ 12:33pm 
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МИШГАН May 17 @ 4:04am 
норм
[ZanMgt]Aaron  [author] May 15 @ 3:59pm 
@talondrake02 While we appreciate your plug, we have to advise folks to take a "wait and see" approach considering the game is still being prototyped! Do your research first and download the available 2011 / 2012 XNA Prototypes or watch some of the old let's plays before financially supporting Blockade Runner's development.

Until the new engine is ready to go we'll just graciously accept y'alls patient observation. ^^
TheWalrusOverlord May 13 @ 10:04pm 
i recomend all to support this game although it may take a while to release. Ive played the game and it is incredbly addictive and fun
[ZanMgt]Aaron  [author] Apr 17 @ 1:08pm 
@Chris23399 We're all pursuing our own visions for the genre. =]

We're just a little bit behind considering we're still building our engine from scratch, whereas both Star-Made and Space Engineers were using their previously developed engines.

Personally I believe there's room for everyone in the end as long as everyone's attempting to innovate. ^^
chris23399 Apr 13 @ 8:03am 
starmade is way better. but i go for space engineers
[96th]Blade Mar 16 @ 7:04pm 
+1 Supported this game
dracorotor Mar 2 @ 7:39pm 
Zothen's just trolling.

This game had promise in w28, and those of us on board this whole time have seen that as a proof of concept of the game to come, with full knowledge that those early builds were just a taste of a future game.

ZanMgt have done nothing to make us think our money was ill-spent. When they release, I'm confident that BR will be great, and a huge time sink for a lot of us.
Niwantaw Mar 1 @ 6:34pm 
@Zothen I'd argue that I'd much rather see someone willing to go back and redo something that isn't perfect than opt for a "eh that'll do"

There's a reason they aren't planning on putting it up for sale on steam for a little while. Probably something to do with the "ALPHA GODDAMNIT" sticker.
[ZanMgt]Aaron  [author] Mar 1 @ 6:10pm 
@Zothen We don't want to misrepresent what we're putting together here, so with the benefit of hindsight into our amateurish beginnings, do you have any suggestions on how we could better represent our work going forward?
[ZanMgt]Aaron  [author] Mar 1 @ 5:57pm 
@Zothen Schema of Star-Made also had over 4 years to build his engine before going live with it in 2012. =P

The truth is we did jump the gun back when we launched Blockade Runner in 2011, and after W28 without having any real clue that it takes *years* to build an engine from scratch (This EA dev basically nails it: here[www.altdevblogaday.com]) we decided to try and go beyond normal voxels with our own engine.

Nearly 2 1/2 years later and a year spent re-factoring the game for SharpDX and we're still committed to seeing this thing properly through. Everyone who had purchased before January 1st 2014 are included into a Founder's Club where they currently have access to our regular builds and can provide feedback and direction on the re-build of the engine,

We will not be selling this on Steam until the Founder's deem its ready, and non-supporter demo is available for free.
Zothen Mar 1 @ 5:18am 
DONT BUY!
I can only recommend to stay away from this Junk-Project! Unfortuntly the team lacks the skills to pull this off and is incapable to get a proper project planning done. This is merely a hobby project thats financed by people who are deceived to put trust in this.

This project is way over their head! Just follow their updates and see how often they have to redo their stuff because of lack of skill and bad planning.

In relation Starmade was coded by just a single person. Make your own opinion.
dracorotor Feb 26 @ 6:49pm 
In your own time Aaron, and congrats on the greenlight.
[ZanMgt]Aaron  [author] Feb 25 @ 2:15pm 
@Walmart Mhm, for folks who bought the game in the past we'll be providing you a Steam key for free. We're working Steam integration into our schedule, and as soon as we can provide testing we'll probably have Beta (to the Early Access? O.o) available for Founders.

Ain't going up completely though till we all agree it's lookin' sharp. ;D
WallMart Feb 25 @ 1:50pm 
congratulations on getting greenlight! hoping to see it some time (the earlier the better :P) on steam.

any chance by the way to get a key if you already bought the game before?
[ZanMgt]Aaron  [author] Feb 21 @ 2:30pm 
@zw98
Thanks for the feedback! Since we're going to be put such an effort towards quality assurance and modability in the next few months, we want to keep the game features (ship systens, oxygen, etc) a little less of a headline until they're directly on the way.

@Codus Plex
Break all the things. =P
zw98 Feb 21 @ 1:27pm 
I like the new description. It helps convey this isn't Starmade or just another voxel game. I feel when more features are put out (ships systems, multiplayer... etc.) it will really show it's own identity.

btw, I am already in the founder's club. Can't remember if I am listed as zw98 hapyzach29 (either one is fine).
Codus Plex Feb 21 @ 1:26pm 
@[ZanMgt]Aaron Description looks good! Glad to be part of the Founders Club! Going to be moving at the end of the week but shouldn't be disconnected from the interwebs for to long. Let's break (so we can subsequently fix) us a game!
[ZanMgt]Aaron  [author] Feb 21 @ 9:34am 
Updated the game's description since the old stuff was pretty out of date. Lemme know whatcha think and I'll make adjustments! ;P
[ZanMgt]Aaron  [author] Feb 21 @ 8:20am 
@Sypher Added to the Founder's club, begin the debuggering! ;D
Codus Plex Feb 20 @ 8:53pm 
@[ZanMgt]Aaron PM sent, ready to debug! :P
[ZanMgt]Aaron  [author] Feb 20 @ 7:19pm 
@zw98 @Sypher Thanks guys! If either of you were supporters before January 1st 2014 you're welcome to join the Founder's Club on the Blockade Runner forums to help us debug the new build! Right now we're on to the main menu after debugging the 2D pipeline, 3D pipeline and basic UI. Up soon here is the test of the new voxel pipeline and on to multiplayer! ^^
zw98 Feb 20 @ 2:43pm 
hapyzach29 here, good to see this here! Congrats!
Codus Plex Feb 20 @ 10:38am 
WOOOOOOOO! I've owned the game for a while now, still waiting on that rebuild.....:P but seriously I know you guys are working hard with a new engine and I'm totally stoked to see this come to fruition. Also really happy to see you guys got the Green Light! Keep up the awesome work! I'll be waiting...... ^.^
[ZanMgt]Aaron  [author] Feb 20 @ 8:24am 
Hah, bizzare that the greenlit bit happened now while we're still in the middle of the re-build! Thank you everyone for your votes though, it's gonna really help to have the Steam portion worked out now instead of later. ^^
Codus Plex Feb 14 @ 12:30am 
Yes, yes and hell yes! Glad to see you guys trying to get on Steam! Already bought the game on your site but I hope you can make it to this awesome distribution platform and reach the masses!
fabeladavid13 Feb 8 @ 12:20am 
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raiders5000 Feb 7 @ 1:42pm 
I'm sick of "block" games!
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The Total Package Feb 3 @ 3:26pm 
Looks really time consuming.
Commander Vex Feb 1 @ 6:35am 
hm, starmade or this?
dr.juta92 Jan 29 @ 7:26am 
Pretty awesome :)
billymario Jan 24 @ 8:40am 
Looks very intense and awesome should be on steam! it also looks a bit like starmade!
manonanisland Jan 22 @ 11:33pm 
Looks great, all the ships modeled after starwars reminded me of Star Wars: Battlefront 2 and it's space battles. Friggin awsome! Like it or Miss Out on an amazing game.
kobra Jan 22 @ 5:58am 
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Blue Jan 21 @ 11:46am 
Looks awesome would buy
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Kill-Cam Celebrity Jan 5 @ 8:43pm 
@[ZanMgt]Aaron: Wow, I can't believe I didn't notice that giant [author] tag until just now...
Kill-Cam Celebrity Jan 5 @ 8:42pm 
@[ZanMgt]Aaron: Even if people did just give the keys to their friends, it's still just one key, with Steam's DRM system. Really, I think steam keys would be okay. I've wanted to try this game but it didn't run on my old computer, now maybe the demo will give me a little more luck, and if I like it, I'm hoping for a $7.50 4-pack during a holiday sale. That's right; Steam's store is a strategy game of itself, and the trading cards are just a learning curve, though it's a fairly non-functional tool.

So, yeah, maybe ask the dev team, but I think you should be fine with getting your steam key. When it greenlights (because I'm not a doubter), I hope it will be worth the weight. (Sorry, I am right now honoring valve for their stupidly generous giveaway of l4d2, which mod support makes 3 times better. You heard me, Blockade Runner team-- will you consider giving modders a reasonably fair ground in adding to the game? Perhaps even steam workshop?)
TheBlueTurret Dec 24, 2013 @ 4:18pm 
Nerd reviewed it, I liked it, I downloaded the demo, I loved it, I bought the real game from the website.
Thorundir Dec 24, 2013 @ 8:49am 
It is Awesome. Good Work.:)
[ZanMgt]Aaron  [author] Dec 22, 2013 @ 11:38am 
@TIKAL_CHM Yeah, we're actually puzzled why some companies *wouldn't*. There's the risk of "Oh, but then they could just give that key to a friend", but in reality most everyone's gonna be getting their Steam key for themselves.
TIKAL_CHM Dec 21, 2013 @ 10:22pm 
If we prebuy the game from your website, are you gonna give us a steam key when avalaible on steam? videos looks cool on youtube ;)
Ateam120 Dec 20, 2013 @ 2:23pm 
this looks awesome
[EaB]PhaE Dec 19, 2013 @ 11:28pm 
Already got it through the website, really fun! Can't wait for it to come to Steam.