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Star Nomad
Platforms: PC, Mac
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Sep 23, 2014 @ 8:50pm
Jan 26, 2016 @ 7:48pm

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Release date: Available for PC/MAC @ Desura
Star Nomad is a top-down 2D tribute to classic spacesims such as Elite, Wing Commander: Privateer, Escape Velocity, Freelancer & Space Rangers. If you are a fan of these games, then you're in for a nostalgic ride!

In Star Nomad, you roam free in the Wildlands Sector, immersed in a sci-fi noir setting rich in depth and humor.


* Be a neural data transporter or cargo runner.
* Be a Mercenary taking on random missions (patrol, bounty hunting, defend & escort).
* Be a Asteroid miner seeking rare ores.
* Be a Merchant trading in goods with many profitable routes to find!
* Be a Smuggler dealing in lucrative drugs & evading the law!
* Be a Pirate attacking merchant ships, become infamous, join the pirate factions & fight for anarchy!
* Join huge multi-faction fleet battles!
* Dynamic faction standing system, where your actions will determine friend-or-foe.
* Multiple ship classes to fly, including drone carriers & the mighty Yamato Battleship!
* All ships are up-gradable with modules.
* Unleash the mighty C-Beam over the shoulder of Orion!

Star Nomad is a sandbox at heart, but it's also story driven with a personal plot inspired by WW2 & classic sci-fi/cyberpunk such as Blade Runner, Johnny Mnemonic & Gundam that puts you right in the pilot seat to unravel the true nature of an escalating civil war.

With support for mouse/keyboard & touch control, you can play Star Nomad optimally anywhere, on your desktop, notebook or PC tablet whilst sitting on the couch!

"There is usually some sort of contact going on, be it patrol ships checking in on you, other pilots warning of space pirates that have been spotted, and the countless ships zipping by and going on about their business. It feels like a populated world and in someways borderline MMO."

"Star Nomad is one of those games where, if I am not careful, I will find myself sitting in front of my computer at four in the morning. It’s addictive and can have a steep learning curve, but it is simple enough that nearly anyone could approach it and not feel intimidated." -Indie Game Mag

It is available for PC/MAC on Desura:


Why Star Nomad?
Inspired from all the nostalgic memories (especially the sense of freedom & atmosphere that is "alive") of playing some of the best spacesims during the 90s, I wanted to make a tribute as my first project on my journey as a solo gamedev. The name itself, "Nomad", is due to your player character being lost and wanders among the Stars on a quest to regain his memories.

What's next?
With no prior knowledge or experience with coding or art, it's been a great learning process to develop Star Nomad. Features which were impossible or daunting seems clearer now. With that in mind, I've started work on Star Nomad 2, it will be a more complex game with a focus on resource management & production as well as fleet controls (mixture of XCOM, X3, Eve). As I learn new ways to implement features or improve on art, I'll re-visit Star Nomad and update it to make it better, while completed story-wise, it's still a WORK IN PROGRESS!
Popular Discussions View All (1)
Oct 5, 2014 @ 12:33am
I like the game
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syky_finisher Dec 22, 2014 @ 7:17pm 
Wow - the game in already greenlit - Congratulations! :candycane:
danalyze Dec 17, 2014 @ 4:05pm 
Congratulations and bought it through IndieRoyale's The Debut 22 Bundle.Best
markzero Dec 11, 2014 @ 10:07am 
:balloon: Congratulations on greenlight! :spazwinky:
AKissToBuildADreamOn Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:46pm 
╲⎝⧹ DangDut ⧸⎠╱ Dec 2, 2014 @ 3:05am 
Halfgeek  [author] Dec 1, 2014 @ 8:16pm 
Thank you for all the supporters, today, Star Nomad was Greenlit! I will look into releasing it on Steam (lots of paperwork!) ASAP. Rest assured, all owners will receive a Steam Key via Desura when the game is released on Steam.
Halfgeek  [author] Nov 28, 2014 @ 6:30pm 
Thanks for the yes vote! I've put Star Nomad on sale for the next few days, use the link on here to go to the Desura site. :)
EGYPTIAN MAD MIKE Nov 28, 2014 @ 3:06pm 
REALLY EPIC GAME BRO :D...Voted from Egypt XD keep it going :)

i really want to buy it but here in Egypt Its expensive for our EGP (Egyptian Pound) :(...well i really wish y the best luck bro ;)
╲⎝⧹ DangDut ⧸⎠╱ Nov 24, 2014 @ 8:33am 
Like it.
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Cool game! vote please for mine too. Thanks in advance!