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Starshatter

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Simulation
Publisher: Matrix Games
Developer: Destroyer Studios

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'Starshatter' Announced - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2004 @ 12:30 a.m. PST

Starshatter extends the gameplay concepts of the classic space sims by combining fighter and starship combat in a single game. You begin the game as either a fighter pilot or the commander of a small starship. As you progress through the game, you can earn promotions and awards until you are commanding a massive fleet carrier with three wings of fighters and a complete escort of warships.

Years in the making, Starshatter is the next generation of space combat simulation games. Starshatter extends the gameplay concepts of the classic space sims by combining fighter and starship combat in a single game. You begin the game as either a fighter pilot or the commander of a small starship. As you progress through the game, you can earn promotions and awards until you are commanding a massive fleet carrier with three wings of fighters and a complete escort of warships.

David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said, "When we spot a superior game, we do our best to bring the developers on board. We’re very glad to have a chance to work with Destroyer Studios. Starshatter is set to raise the bar in a number of areas and we look forward to helping it succeed.”

John DiCamillo of Destroyer Studios added, “We’re excited to work with a publisher that has proven experience in both the Strategy and Science Fiction genres. We believe Starshatter will give Matrix Games customers an innovative and intelligent take on space combat and strategy that will be a must for any space and strategy aficionado.”

Starshatter integrates elements of real-time-strategy games by allowing fleet commanders to direct the battle on a tactical level, launching fighters and directing destroyers to defend the fleet and annihilate enemy forces. You will arm fighters for patrol or strike missions. You will send orders to your escorting destroyers and frigates to engage enemy starships or defend the fleet from attack by enemy fighters. You are the admiral, and you decide how to employ all of your forces in battle. It is all up to you.

Game Features:

  • Exciting and original science fiction universe
  • Integrated fighter and starship combat
  • Seamless blend of space combat simulation and real time strategy
  • Dynamic campaign engine with four dynamic campaigns
  • Easy to learn, difficult to master. Detailed training missions included.
  • Highly replayable single player action, plus free multiplayer support*
  • Cooperative and head-to-head multiplayer mission scenarios
  • Extensive mod support – create your own ships, weapons, galaxies, and missions
  • Includes full featured built-in mission editor
  • Includes FREE 3D modeling program to create custom ship designs
  • Choose from three different flight models: newtonian, relaxed, and arcade
  • Choose from four different inputs: keyboard, mouse, gamepad, or joystick

* Multiplayer support includes free server browser. Local network access charges may apply.

For more information, visit the Starshatter website or the main Matrix Games website.

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