I was not sure if this day would come but after 5 years of (re)development (started by Jon Harbour and finished by Steve Wirsz) I’m pleased to announce a brand new opensource version 2.0 release of Starflight The Lost Colony!!!
To date still the only finished Starflight fan game in existence. However a LOT of large changes have been made to the code (almost a rewrite) which has likely created a LOT of nasty bugs that need finding so we NEED alpha testers!
So please follow this link to Steve’s forums where you’ll find download links and more information. Those with a keen/curious eye will also noticed Steve’s old TLC forums are undergoing a massive expansion (with my help) to cater for all starflight official and fan project discussions & news, but more on that will be announced later.
Here’s a video I made last year of the OLD version of Starflight TLC:
As well as my big Master of Magic fan tribute website I also run the Master of Magic fans facebook group and one of my members has informed me of some interesting activity. Only ONE month ago Atari (back from the dead) put in application on the MoM trademark which can be seen here:
I thought Atari were out of the game publishing thing and were doing casino apps and their VCS console but I now see they are back in game publishing these days and were involved with the recent Blood re-release and appear to have their hands in the pots of a few other retro series. And it’s been pointed out to me that their current CEO Fred Chesnais was once running the show at Mircropose..
So what are they up to with the MoM trademark application then I wonder.. could Atari be planning to make a new MoM game in 2019?
I’ve tweeted the Atari CEO about the discovery. They will no doubt ignore it but feel free to comment & like it which should pester them even more haha
As a longtime diehard MoM fan the stories of failed MoM sequels and lost opportunities over the last 2 decades are so frustrating. Even in the fan community there’s nothing solid eg Civilization has FreeCiv, Colonization has FreeCol, Master of Orion has FreeOrion and they all have official sequels too of course. MoM has no official sequels and the only fan made remake to come even close was the open source Master of Magic HD Implodes Multiplayer Edition remake which sadly appears to be abandoned by the one guy left working on it. 😦