Starflight 3: Universe is doing well the Fig campaign for Windows, but what about Linux support? We reached out to developer HumaNature. Since there is an overwhelming fan support for Starflight 3: Universe. Since the Fig crowdfunding campaign flies past the $100K USD funding milestone. Making it the fastest video game in 2018 to reach and surpass that milestone.
Starflight 3: Universe is being developed by HumaNature. Also a studio founded by Greg Johnson, the original designer of the “Adventure Game of the Year”* Starflight. As well as “Role-Playing Game of the Year” Starflight 2: The Trade Routes of Cloud Nebula.
So we reached out for Linux confirmation or something close to it.
“The prototype is made in Unity.
We don’t have any plans at the moment for anything outside of Windows PC. But, based on the success of the campaign and the game, we will consider other platforms.
It is definitely on the “to do” list. HumaNature are such a small team and have to focus their resources on one platform.
Of course, if funding is successful or maybe a publisher steps in and pays for the game. Then Linux and probably Mac are the next platforms. “
So as apected, there is some hope to see Linux support. There is hopef for more emphasis put on cross platform support. And quite honestly given the history of the game. HumaNature can also take a note or two from inXile and even Obsidian in this area.
Since Unity 3D support is a given in gaming and a staple for Linux. Being one of the most popular game engines. So I hope they see the light, seriously.
Starflight 3 is currently on Fig, the long-awaited sequel to the Starflight franchise. Which is considered to be the godfather of Sci-Fi RPGs.
Starflight 3 – Fig Campaign Announcement (Windows, no Linux yet)
ABOUT STARFLIGHT 3
Starflight 3 is the next chapter in the Starflight universe. It is a sci-fi single-player, sandbox role-playing game that focuses on exploration, diplomacy, resource gathering, and combat. Players will have solar systems with tons of planets to discover and explore, mine for necessary resources, catalog new creatures, trade and use diplomacy with locals, all while saving the universe. Starflight 3 is a true free-form experience.
Starflight 3 will feature new and previous alien races, uncharted solar systems to discover, and never before seen planets to explore, all within the same genre-defining gameplay mechanics of the original games. Players will assemble and train their crew and be responsible for their health at all times. Upgrade and customize your starship to make sure you can traverse all of the new star systems. Visit planets and find trade centers, mine for minerals, harvest plants, capture animals, and discover mind-bending clues scattered across the solar systems. Interact with aliens by deciphering their life, culture, and their standing in the universe. And combat, there is no avoiding it. Upgrade your ship and improve your crew because in battle, you will need to decide whether it is best to engage or retreat.
The original Starflight, development is the product of a five-person team at Binary Systems. With publishing by Electronic Arts in 1986 for PC and in 1991 for Sega Genesis, a ground-breaking game. Starflight beingone of the first open-world space exploration games. Also one of the first instances of a sandbox game. And one of the first to use procedurally generated content.
So with this history StarFlight a master class in blending procedurally generated exploration. Along with the creation of storytelling and deep world building to create a free-form experience. Its legacy can been seen today in games such as Star Control, Mass Effect, and Dwarf Fortress.
Starflight sold more than 1M copies, and it spawned a sequel in Starflight 2: The Trade Routes of Cloud Nebula, which combined space exploration with role-playing and strategy. Release in 1989, players commanded a spaceship capable of traveling to over 150 solar systems. Starflight 2 received Computer Gaming World’s “Role-Playing Game of the Year” in 1990.
Also, Starflight 3 is aiming for a Q4 2020 launch. Supporters can pledge a reward or invest in Starflight Fig crowdfunding Game Shares that pay a return based on the sales of the game.