This, Say Paradox, This Is What Starvoid Is

By Jim Rossignol on August 24th, 2012 at 7:45 pm.


As if pre-empting my confusion, Paradox have just emailed me to say that the trailer below might answer my questions.

But does it? YOU DECIDE.

Our contact at Paradox suggests it’s “best experienced”. I call for a demo!

DEMO! DEMO! DEMO!

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31 Comments »

  1. S Jay says:

    Early access? But it will be launched next week.

  2. Demiath says:

    Paradox redefines “FPS-style action”. Literally.

    • SuperNashwanPower says:

      Yeah, I was expecting some first person action.
      What else can it mean?

      Farty Pump Slots.

      • Shuck says:

        Frames per second – I notice that the game involves moving images.
        Is it online? Fast Packet Switching?
        The action is measured in Feet per Second?
        Does it use Amazon’s Flexible Payment System as an inherent part of the gameplay?
        Perhaps the game involves playing as a Russian agent of the Federal Protective Service.
        More likely it involves a connection to the internet puppet show “Funday PawPet Show.”
        It’s some real Fancy Pants Software?

        I’ve run out of possibilities, but those all make more sense than “First Person Shooter.”

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  3. Hoaxfish says:

    Evil Molyneux’s Cube?

  4. KlaxXxon says:

    This looks so much like WorldShift, both visually and gameplay-wise. A game which IIRC flopped.

    • Siimon says:

      WorldShift flopped for a reason (it being a pretty sub-par game).. I’m not sure we have enough data from this odd video to tell us is Starvoid is going down the drain too :P

  5. Kaira- says:

    I may not be correct, but hear me out lads and ladies.

    I think, if my interpretation of the trailer is correct that Starvoid is, in fact…

    a game. A video game, to be precise, for the system known as ‘PC’.

  6. Siimon says:

    I still have no idea what this is.
    Will it have coop, or is it deathmatch only? “12-player servers” tells me about as much as the rest of the video: ie, “this is some kind of a game!” and nothing else.

  7. pakoito says:

    As far as I understood, it’s Dawn of War 2 multiplayer standalone with a scent of Dota genre. They are marketing it by doing live streams, but not many people watched them, me included, so I have to trust written information.

  8. cptgone says:

    i read the title as starve-oid, instead of star void :)
    so now i’m even more confused. is it about black holes perhaps? or about Madonna?

    • fallingmagpie says:

      Me too! Kill those starving people, or some such.

    • aliksy says:

      I just now realized it’s “star void” and not “starve-oid”…

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    Jubaal says:

    Sounds a bit like End of Nations but without the scale.

  10. DinoDin says:

    This game reminds me of Shattered Galaxy. Anyone remember that game?

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    JiminyJickers says:

    Looks a bit too busy for my taste.

    When it comes to strategy, I like to take it slow these days with plenty of times to plan my move.

    • Aatch says:

      Agreed, I prefer big strategy over micromanagement. I guess it’s why I prefer Civilisation to Starcraft. My economy is much bigger than yours, you will hand all your cities to me now, or these men, and many men like them, will take them by force…

  12. ThTa says:

    I’m still not entirely too sure how this’ll play out; and I’m a bit worried, since I personally really enjoy properly implemented resource and base-building systems (as in, IMO, Supreme Commander (not 2)).

    However, that music sort of sounded like Bastion’s, so I’m entirely too distracted to care.

  13. Atrak says:

    Jabberwocky!

  14. spindaden says:

    the music is very fireflyesque. That seems as far as the connection goes though