Frozenbyte have released a new trailer for their upcoming sci-fi sandbox game, Starbase.
Players design their own spaceships and space stations down to smaller details, a “destructible environment with voxel and fracture damage,” with “in-depth physics simulation enabled by hybrid voxel/vertex-based game mechanics”.
This means care must be taken your own ship does not tear itself apart as it flies, and that anything can be disassembled with the right tools. You can also work together, or against, other players online.
The new trailer shows off the early stages of the game, and what players can expect from their first newbie jobs. You can find the Getting Started trailer below.
You can find an abriged rundown of the game (via Steam) below:
Starbase is a massively multiplayer online game with gameplay focused on building and designing spaceships and stations, exploration, resource gathering, crafting, trading, and combat.
Set in a universe of vast scale and detail, the fully-destructible environment and hybrid voxel/vertex-based game mechanics enable simulations in the game at immense depth; minor collisions may break a few outer plates from your spaceship, while fast-speed crashes can rip the ship apart. Thruster propellant pipe leaks may cause spaceships to stall, but the corrosive, leaking propellant might also melt the superstructure of the ship and cause a catastrophic failure. Damaged ship controls in a spaceship do not necessarily mean the journey is over, as manual values for the flight can be applied directly to the generator and thrusters from the engine room.
The scale and depth of the simulation in all aspects of the game gives players the ultimate freedom to exploit their innovativeness and creativity – the building blocks of success in Starbase. From constructing single spaceships with durable outer plating to creating massive automated factories and designing electricity and data networks, the players are free to do it their own way
Starbase enters Steam Early Access in 2020 on Windows PC, via Steam.