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Features free-roaming gameplay that spans hundreds of star systems and numerous alien races. A compelling storyline pits the player against a vast enemy endangering all life in the galaxy. Hundreds of unique planetary systems filled with planets and asteroids that can be landed on and explored in real time. Players will interact with lifeforms (some hostile!) and mine minerals in order to raise capital for ship upgrades and fuel.

Choose from among three professions (Military, Science, Freelance). Upgrade your ship with new technology. Hire and train a crew. Encounter alien races–and when diplomacy fails, engage in real-time capital ship combat. The combat simulation takes place in real time, with some realism and arcade-style fun combined for a balanced gameplay. Powerups and debris from destroyed alien ships can be picked up by the player.

A series of training missions first introduces the player to the story that unfolds as the player completes missions and interacts with alien cultures. A complex quest system then takes the player into the home system to explore planets, and then out into deep space to explore other star systems and meet and interact with other alien races. As the plot develops multiple progressive galaxy wide shifts take place changing the dialogue and interactions with alien races on a fundamental level.

After several years, the game is now being updated for release on STEAM. Since the game is already 100% finished, this is an update, not a rewrite. Some aspects of the plot will be simplified, the Steam API added (obviously), and it will support multiple resolutions. If interested in helping with this new development update, please send me a message.

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Hello my name is Blake, I'm helping out John a bit on his awesome Starflight Heroes of Arth project similar to how I help out Marvin on his Starflight Remaking of a Legend project. I'm a big fan of the original Starflight games (in particular the SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive version) and am passionate about the many fan projects out there. So much so that I recently made a video series trying out every single Starflight fan game out there digging up private demos and content the world has never seen before! One of my absolute favourite fan projects is Starflight The Lost Colony which at this point in time is still the only finished SF fan game in existence. For many years I've dreamed of modding SF-TLC to have Genesis graphics but lacked the time, talent and patience lol! Thankfully John has those qualities so when I found out about his project I knew I just had to help him!

The first thing I wanted to help John tackle was the title screen. To start with I have a modified version of the original Genesis title screen where I got rid of most of that infamous weird gibberish graphical error at the bottom so feel free to take a copy for yourselves! :)

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The big 3D spinning planet on the Starflight The Lost Colony title screen below is cool but it creates a couple of issues..
1 - Its on the opposite side of the screen to where Arth was on Genesis.
2 - Its at a much high resolution than the genesis title screen.

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So I mirror flipped the Genesis screen and removed the Genesis Arth planet. Presumably the planet in SF-TLC is dead as it has no atmosphere however Arth does have one so I needed to create some atmosphere. I hopped into Paint Shop Pro and played around until I got what I wanted.. almost looks like a sun lol.

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I pixelated the atmosphere haze and then put back in the 2D SF-TLC planet (that sits under the 3D one), applied some 'Arth like' red colour filters and gave it a pixelated surface to match the Genesis stuff too. I also touched up the left edges of the nebula as the original asset seemed chopped off a bit. Here's the result:


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Now for the 3D planet. I pixelated the texture file for the planet to better match the genesis stuff and used the same colour filters I used on the 2D version:

title planet texture3

Then John took it and improved it some more before modded it into Starflight The Lost Colony.

Firstly he lowered the resolution of the 3D texture even more. Then he flipped the nebula & moon back around to better match the original Genesis game again. To finish off he converted the TLC start menu (not an easy task as it was broken up into many small image files) to a cool Genesis style and even added the good old Genesis music we all know and love too!

Here's the finished result. Hope you guys like! :)

Game Port to Steam Underway

Game Port to Steam Underway

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This game is being updated for release on Steam. After a round of revisions, it will be put up on Steam Greenlight.

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StarflightTLC Final Release (Ver 1.03 2012)

StarflightTLC Final Release (Ver 1.03 2012)

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This is a copy of the original final release (Ver 1.03 2012) of Starflight - The Lost Colony

Starflight - The Lost Colony Manual

Starflight - The Lost Colony Manual

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This is a copy of the official manual for Starflight - The Lost Colony

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Guest
Guest

Uh Steam doesn't have it.

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Blake00
Blake00

Unfortunately due to real life commitments, lack of support and help Jon didn't go through with the steam release.

He did still work on a simplified overhauled version of the original Starflight - The Lost Colony 2012 Final release (freely available here & on the TLC homepage) however this updated version has not been released at this time although judging by my recent discussions with him he may release this unfinished enhanced version to github in 2019.

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Guest
Guest

Starflt.com appears to be down. Was it taken down for a reason?

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Blake00
Blake00

Not sure what was wrong with it but the site is fine these days in 2019. I've been in recent contact with Steve who controls the site we've been expanding its fan game contenr and downloads on both the site and its forum at Forum.starflt.com

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childofthetao
childofthetao

I will pay for this easily! It's Starflight :)

Any news lately on the Steam release?

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Blake00
Blake00

Unfortunately due to real life commitments, lack of support and help Jon didn't go through with the steam release.

He did still work on a simplified overhauled version of the original Starflight - The Lost Colony 2012 Final release (freely available here & on the TLC homepage) however this updated version has not been released at this time although judging by my recent discussions with him he may release this unfinished enhanced version to github in 2019.

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Guest
Guest

I would buy it for sure. Any news??

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Blake00
Blake00

Unfortunately due to real life commitments, lack of support and help Jon didn't go through with the steam release.

He did still work on a simplified overhauled version of the original Starflight - The Lost Colony 2012 Final release (freely available here & on the TLC homepage) however this updated version has not been released at this time although judging by my recent discussions with him he may release this unfinished enhanced version to github in 2019.

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solarairhead
solarairhead

I hope you release it on steam soon. The original starflight was the first space game I ever played and I loved it.

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Blake00
Blake00

Unfortunately due to real life commitments, lack of support and help Jon didn't go through with the steam release.

He did still work on a simplified overhauled version of the original Starflight - The Lost Colony 2012 Final release (freely available here & on the TLC homepage) however this updated version has not been released at this time although judging by my recent discussions with him he may release this unfinished enhanced version to github in 2019.

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