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Starflight 3

Postby Blake » Sep 15 2018, 15:26

You guys seen the new official Starflight 3 game in the making? Cool to see this 30yr old dead franchise coming back to life! Not sure if it'll get funded though as so many years have passed! Plus a lot of people have never heard of Fig.
https://www.fig.co/campaigns/starflight-3

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJy-fZ-BJvY
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Re: Starflight 3

Postby jeff » Sep 16 2018, 3:15

There was an earlier attempt at Starflight 3 several years ago that ended up making little progress; hopefully this one will fare better. Starflight 1 was the first RPG like game I played on an old Heathkit computer with its 8088 cpu and two 5 1/4 floppy disk drives. Getting old
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Postby Blake » Sep 16 2018, 11:06

There was an earlier attempt at Starflight 3 several years ago that ended up making little progress; hopefully this one will fare better. Starflight 1 was the first RPG like game I played on an old Heathkit computer with its 8088 cpu and two 5 1/4 floppy disk drives. Getting old
Hey Jeff! Yeah that was the fan made SF3 project which has died and restarted about 4 times now lol!!! Whereas this one is actually official and from the original SF1&2 designer Greg Johnson.

Speaking of the failed SF3 fan project I've been working lately on collecting the various different source files from the project and compiling them into playable demos I can release to the public soon.

If you're a old Starflight fan then feel free to come join the Starflight Fan page on fb as we're covering the official sequel, doing videos of old rarely seen SF fan games and if that's not enough we're supporting a rather talented ex-bethesda employee working on a fan remake of Starflight 1 too!! His work looks amazing!
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Re: Starflight 3

Postby Blake » Sep 26 2018, 15:49

Well it looks like it was all for nothing sadly. Just over a day to go and the Starflight 3 crowdfund is barely over halfway. 30 years waiting for a sequel and its fails due to not enough media attention. So many thousands of SF fans out there (SF1 was apparently the first ever game to go platinum with 1mil sales back in the 80s) that never got to hear about this. Such a shame!
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Re: Starflight 3

Postby Pol » Sep 26 2018, 18:37

3149 backers, over half of requested sum already promised. This looks like a lot but won't be enough. I never played StarFlight but it's a pitty.
This is It!

Well folks, we’re not gonna lie: it’s lookin’ grim. With only 2 days to go and the campaign at just over 50% of its goal we need a cosmic miracle. And those don’t come around too often. But what also doesn’t come around that often is the chance to engage with an amazing group of people who love Starflight as much as we do!

We’re almost done setting up our post-campaign channels for us all to stay in touch. Once that’s complete we’ll send out another update!

Thanks again so much for your support! And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@Starflightgame)!

Sincerely,

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They may however succeed at later point, now when they are a bit more known. Media attention needed, for sure!
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Re: Starflight 3

Postby jeff » Sep 27 2018, 9:27

Unfortunate, but not unexpected. The list of failed crowd funded games is long and keeps getting longer. I am in China currently and all/most of the media/social networks not China based are blocked; so I was unable to see any of the Facebook info.
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Postby Blake » Sep 28 2018, 9:36

3149 backers, over half of requested sum already promised. This looks like a lot but won't be enough. I never played StarFlight but it's a pitty.
They may however succeed at later point, now when they are a bit more known. Media attention needed, for sure!
Yeah there's still hope despite failing as Greg & Anthony said in a recent podcast that they'll look at improving the demo and may try a crowdfund again in the future or secure a publisher.
Unfortunate, but not unexpected. The list of failed crowd funded games is long and keeps getting longer. I am in China currently and all/most of the media/social networks not China based are blocked; so I was unable to see any of the Facebook info.
Ahh bummer, can you play non-chinese youtube vids there still? If so here's a video of the Starflight 1 remake instead. And here's a link to his SF1 Remake blog that's not on a major social media site so it might work.
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Re: Starflight 3

Postby Blake » Aug 3 2021, 14:13

Well here we are 3 years on and unfortunately there hasn't been another attempt at a Starflight 3 game crowdfund or a new demo. However recently the first ever Starflight Anthology book was released and to celebrate that occasion something really cool happened! I run the Starflight fan communities so as a 'thanks' I got invited to take part in a group video podcast interviewing non other than Starflight lead dev and creator Greg Johnson himself!

I was a nervous wreck as I don't normally do live stuff, and I think I was the only non-American on there so people were probably wondering what I was saying half the time lol, plus on top of that my giant 46" screen was glaring on my face making me look like a bloody ghost haha.. but in the end I had a blast as it was so cool to talk to one of the creators of a game I played so much as a kid, not to mention getting thanked by him for my Starflight community work! Greg was a super nice and humble guy and he told so many great stories about creating Starflight, and his very popular ToeJam & Earl console games, along with his consultation work on the Star Control games and Spore which many of us didn't know about! He even discussed the possibility of a Starflight and Star Control crossover game which would be pretty crazy! And sure enough he confirmed that the original Starflight games were heavily influenced by Star Trek heh.

He also confirmed that the dream of Starflight 3 is not dead and that just a week ago he was on the phone with someone trying to secure funding for it. He talked about his dreams of what the sequel could be and he showed openness to trying another crowdfund campaign. We did our best to assure him that the Starflight fan community is in a WAY better state then it was back in 2018 when they last tried the crowdfund as back then all the big old Starflight forums were gone and there was only around 100 people in my 'new' Starflight Fans Facebook group so there was just no one to friggin tell about it! That's up around 400ish members now, plus I've since created a Starflight Fans Reddit group which is closing on 100 now, and best of all there's the Official Starflight 3 Discord I help out on as a moderator which is now up to a massive 800ish members, so that's over a 1000 starflight fans that weren't around in 2018 so we're getting there! The games sold millions of copies back in the day so there's certainly still plenty of long lost Starflight fans out there though! If there's any Starflight old timers lurking around here I hope you come join the gang! :)

Anyway, here's the video podcast if anyone is interested. I posted a comment on youtube with timestamps of interesting topics should people wish to skip to stuff that interests them...

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There was more I wanted to say on there but yeah.. obviously the podcast wasn't about me haha.. but I got to say most of what I wanted. Really the only big thing I didn't get to say on the podcast was that I'm excited to read the new Starflight - Tales From The Starport Lounge anthology book (I've ordered it from Amazon but it hasn't arrived yet as it's probably on a slow ship heading for Australia lol!). I'm not a huge book person but I just had to get this as like I said earlier in the stream video it's amazing how playing a game and reading a book about an adventure set in that same game universe really enhances the experience. The game makes you love the book more and helps your imagination visualize the aliens and places they'll go to in the book. While vice versa the book makes you love the game more as it adds so much depth to the game universe and makes you crave going on your own adventures similar to the ones these new characters your reading about are going on. They both really buff and lift up each other to a whole new level forming this equilibrium of awesomeness haha! I had that experience with the Starflight manual short stories as a kid, and I had it in the years since with other games like Elder Scrolls Oblivion, Witcher, and the X Universe series space games that all have novels or short stories set in the same universe. So hopefully I'll like the new book and get to have that experience again with Starflight! Once thing's for sure, I already know I like the cover haha!

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