Sad news for us Starflight fans, the official Starflight 3 crowdfund campaign has NOT reached it’s 800k goal! 30 years waiting for a sequel and its fails due to not enough media attention. So many thousands of SF fans out there (SF1 was apparently the first ever game to go platinum with 1mil sales back in the 80s) that never got to hear about this. Such a shame!
I really did everything I could in the last week of the campaign guys…
– I tweeted every single major gaming news site I could think of: RetroGamer Mag, Mashable, Gamespot, IGN, GamesRadar, Polygon, Forbes Gaming, Kotaku, and Rock Paper Shotgun. Any other big ones I’ve missed? (PC Gamer already covered SF3)
– I hit up some of the big super star trek FB groups. Some of these groups have up to 100,000 members although all posts generally require admin approval so I think I got stopped on a bunch grr.
– I spent hours posting in every forum I knew and have an account in that was either space game/tv related or gaming related that has a off topic area. I probably did like 40 forums including some really big gaming ones and the steam forums for a lot of similar games to SF (my SF similar games website list came in handy lol).
– In the final days I didn’t work or sleep as I bumped all my forum threads and I tweeted 40 of the most influential famous game devs in the world eg people like Notch, Chris Roberts, John Carmack, Tim Shafer, Brad Wardell, Sid Meier, Ron Gilbert, Tim Sweeny, hell I even did Bill friggin Gates lmao. But after this I really was out of ideas and it just wasn’t enough.. 😦
However there’s still hope as Greg & Anthony said in a recent podcast that they’ll look at improving the demo and may try a crowdfund again in the future or secure a publisher. If you’re a big Starflight fan and you come across this post long after it’s too late, come join the starflight facebook group and we’ll let you know the next time anything happens with SF3 (if there’s a next time *sigh* ). They’ve also created a new official SF3 Discord Channel for all fans to be kept up to date on ‘SF3 Plan B’ plus as previously mentioned there’s a rather impressive Starflight 1 remake from a ex-bethesda employee being made right now too so all is not lost for us old SF fans! 🙂