Starbase discusses the creation of new tools and new devices in latest updates

    
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Fun fact, you can say this to the same cadence as the old 'Sega' callout from the Genesis era startup screens.

We’re back with another peek into the ongoing development of Starbase, the building-focused space sandbox being crafted by Finnish studio Frozenbyte. First up, the past couple of weekly updates have the usual extremely specific development alerts like work on Ship Diagnostic Scanner and Salvage Collector tools, continued work on easy build mode, the end of empty weapon magazines clogging up inventories, and initial resource network support for gas materials that are due to arrive to the game at some time later.

On top of the weekly updates, Starbase has put out a recent development video that takes a deep dive into new devices such as the Reconstruction Machine (a buildable spawn point), the 3-D Printer, and a Transpoder that lets players determine whether their name or their station’s name is visible to others. As with all things Starbase, the video gets into some extremely fine detail, so sit back and enjoy the hyper-minutia after the break.

sources: official forums (1, 2), YouTube
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rk70534

This game seems to target gamers who like to tinker & have very much time in their hands! If I would be asked to name a coming MMO who is not ‘casual gamer friendly’, I would certainly name Starbase without hesitation…

But I do hope they find their niche.

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MilitiaMasterV

I just have to comment on the header image : space has no air, so a ‘plane’ in space would be futile. Planes nowadays have been crafted to function with aerodynamics, built to function with their environment. Once in space, a lot of that doesn’t matter anymore, and it reacts totally different. Even with the engine setup they created on that ship, you’d effectively only be able to rotate the engines through 180 degrees, maybe a smidge more, and that’s assuming the stress fractures they’d create at different angles of thrust didn’t just rip the engines off the trusses…so while it’s cute for a ‘meme’ image, it’s unrealistic for space.

/rant

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Baptiste Mahieux

Thanks Captain. We almost had fun there.

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MilitiaMasterV

If your idea of ‘fun’ is dying horribly when your ship’s structural integrity fails, then sure…

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rk70534

In this case the passangers are robots, who would be able to survive it, but point taken.

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Francis Baud

That’s a lot of stuff for a weekly update. Interesting to watch!