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StarDiver - Scifi Space Opera [PC,MAC,Linux,Consoles]

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I started this project over 2 years ago but due to life and other work I'm just now getting back to it. It is a family affair... wife on art, son on music and learning to code  w/ me.
 
StarDiver - The goal is to revive my personal favorite game type, the space opera! By mixing favorite aspects of classics like StarFlight, Star Control, SunDog, Universe, and Tradewars, I hope to bring what I loved as a kid to the current generation. Quirky aliens, arcade space battles, planetary mining, and adventure around the galaxy -- should keep us busy developing for a while.
 
Lofty goal so here we go.... Every sci-fi game has to start with motivational alien character art:
alien1d-feature.jpg
 
 
I've started with early prototyping three of the modes. 
 
Combat:
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Planetary Mining:
Planetss1.jpg
 
Planetss2.jpg
 
System Navigation:
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Live VERY EARLY combat demo:
 
Controls: Arrowkeys or WASD for forward/back/strafe and ship follows mouse cursor. right-click fire
Ship: SunDagger, dive through the star to recharge. Dive through center to pull plasma to launch at the enemy with right mouse button.
 
Webplayer REZ 1600x900:
 
More info (outdated, but will update soon):
 
All input welcome!
 

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A couple people commented that the screenshots do not do a good job conveying much, so I recorded some video here:
 
Melee-newss-800-vid.jpg
 
I tried an animated gif, but with just about every pixel changing every frame of the game it was pretty huge even for a couple seconds. Is there a youtube tag?

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We have been working on the sun surface and plasma trail. It has been difficult to get the sun/trails looking great independent of the background (stars/nebulas/different colors). This is one of those cases where a lot of work goes in but I'm not sure if many people will notice the differences.
 
StarDiver-BlueNeb1.jpg
 
Video:
StarDiver-BlueNeb1-vid.jpg

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Lots of work happening on the StarDiver project. Our new Krex ship is now in-game w/ broadside flak cannons working (video/imges shortly). Santa showed up with a 3D printer so all 'work' has come to a halt while we print space ships smile.png
 
Ship.GIF
 
3DPrint2.JPG
 
Video of the print about 50% done.... does the fact the printer sounds like R2D2 while printing make it 10x more awesome or is it just me?
 

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