Starbase previews ships in new video and discusses its monetization plans

    
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We’ve known about Starbase for just a week, and already Finnish developer Frozenbyte is amping up the hype with a third video, this one focusing on the game’s rather important spaceships. Perhaps alleviating some of our concerns about the difficulty of creating ships from scratch without a degree, the studio says players will be able to piece together their own ships with precisely the right features, but we can also just buy a premade ship and run with that.

In other Starbase news, the MMORPG Reddit is in the midst of a heated discussion over the game’s planned business model; apparently a developer told Discord participants that the studio is planning “to fully live forever with the one-time payments” but is “prepared to sell some cheap, one-time, cosmetic only in-apps [in-app purchases aka IAP aka cash shop microtransactions] as well,” though it does say the “best” cosmetics will be accessible only through playing.

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mysecretid

Laugh at me if you must, but the idea of having a robot for an in-game avatar is a deal-breaker for me with this game.

I’m not even entirely sure why it’s a deal-breaker for me — it just is.

The game looks interesting otherwise, though, and I wish it well.

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Emmanuel Carabott

what if you think of it as a robot being controlled remotely by you? and guess what you’re not even lying to yourself cause its true!

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Anthony Clark

Almost minecraft for spaceship building?

Do I get to shoot anything?

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MurderHobo

My big question is, do I have to shoot other players and defend my stuff?

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Gene Elder

looks like a competitor for Space Engineers.

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Loopy

This game is definitely not for me as i have 0 patience for this kind of intricate gameplay, but i find the concept really neat and hope the final game ends up with a healthy population.