Important announcement for all Starflight fans!

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Important announcement for all Starflight fans!

Post by Blake00 » Thu May 23, 2019 11:19 pm

Hello everyone,

Today we’d like to announce a fun collaboration between Steve Wirsz (creator & owner of starflt.com, the largest and possibly last remaining Starflight resource website) and Blake (creator & owner of Blake’s Sanctum, the largest Starflight fan game tribute website) to create a new oldschool home for SF fans while also keeping them up to date with the latest news and developments in the Starflight universe.

Until recently Starflight was considered another dead franchise due to no official announcements, no new fan games, and many of the old websites & forums being long gone or inactive. However that all changed in 2018 and 2019 when Marvin went public with his amazing 3D Unity Opensource Starflight 1 Remake, Gregg B released his Starflight VR fan game called Exoplanet on steam, and Sebastian continued work on his awesome Starflight 1&2 Reverse Engineering from Forth to C project (including extracting the coveted elusive forth planet generator code & seed).

Jon H & Steve W continued their work on Starflight – The Lost Colony and have released a new enhanced version and are seeking alpha testers. John W announced his Starflight SEGA Genesis Total Conversion Mod for SF-TLC, and none other than Greg Johnson himself (lead dev on SF 1 & 2) announced a new NEW OFFICIAL STARFLIGHT 3 SEQUEL in the making! Yes really!!!

However due to a complete lack of mainstream media attention and the death of all the old Starflight communities the crowdfund for the official Starflight 3 failed to reach its funding goals. :( Greg declared that they would try again in the future (after they've finished up with the ToeJam&Earl remake) with a better strategy and a more complete & ‘retro’ demo, so it’s important that the SF community is ready for when that day comes again. Thankfully all is well with Marvin’s awesome SF1 remake and the other fan projects though with new playable builds are still being released all the time!

Sadly the old Interstel forums have been inactive for over 10yrs and its replacement Starflight 3 forum has been taken offline likely for good. Because of this Steve’s good old SF The Lost Colony forum has now been expanded to a large new general ALL purpose Starflight forum that covers all official games and many of the fan games in the hopes of creating a new forum home for SF fans. This is the last of the Babylon stations and our best hope for peace… oh wait… wrong franchise! :P

Steve has updated his forum to the latest phpBB software version and added more anti-spam security, new colour themes and posting features. Blake has populated the new forums with lots of multimedia, important information and links to help old SF fans get up to speed. Blake also recently started a youtube video series documenting and touring all the big Starflight fan projects after successfully recovering multiple long lost demos & private builds of the SF3 (fan project) and other rarely seen SF fan games. Blake hopes to continue the video series and document new SF fan projects & more long lost demos in the future with help from the SF community.

If you feel you’re a bit passed the good old days of chatting in forums Blake also runs a Starflight 3 Fan community facebook group where many fans from the old forums now reside. Greg Johnson has also created an official Starflight Discord channel for SF fans too. Any new developments related to Starflight will be posted in the forums and in these social media groups so we hope you can drop by and say hi!

Hopefully this will ensure that when the next official Starflight 3 crowdfund happens we can alert as many fans as possible and truly bring this great franchise and its community back to life again!


Regards

Steve & Blake
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