If you were to ask a crowd of gamers what their favorite game would be, chances are you’re going to get a wide array of answers. It sort of makes you wonder what a game would be like if you smooshed a bunch of really awesome games together into one. From the looks of things, StarForge is going to be that game.
It was inspired from Halo, Warcraft 3, Borderlands, Minecraft, and Terraria, and if you take a look at the gameplay footage, it shows. This game is about gathering resources, crafting, and building a base to defend. There will be two modes, one in which you try to destroy an opposing teams fort, and the other is just survival mode, in which you will have to try to leave your mark on the planet.
The story behind this game is that the sun is on its way to dying out, which is bad news bears for Earth. So, they have sent some teams out to find and to start building a second home world. This is where you come in. You’re on a mission to build the new Earth, but you’ve got some alien contenders who don’t want you there. Fight them off, or fail the human race. Your choice.
While it is definitely trying to be over the top, I’d say it’s doing quite well for itself. You can build down under the Earth, or up into space. It is a free-to-play game, and it just became available to the public to play earlier this month. If you want to try out other characters and get assets in the game, you can buy “Hatch Points”. Thus far the game is a bit buggy, but it is the first release, so things will smooth out over time.