Alpha 9 Launch | Starborne

Alpha 9 Launch

Mon Apr 15 2019 (Updated: Tue Dec 15 2020) - 2 min read


The Wait is Finally Over

We’re excited to announce that Alpha 9 has launched!  Join your friends – and enemies – in an epic fight for control of the galaxy! Be sure to browse over the Dev Logs and Feature Spotlights for detailed information on some of the biggest changes. For those players that are new or re-joining us, here’s a quick overview of the changes:

  • New Conquest feature that allows players to capture stations
  • New Outpost – Forward Operating Base – that warps across the galaxy carrying fleets
  • Alliance Stations can be built anywhere
  • Alliances gain control of a Dyson Sphere by controlling 6 Grand Terrestrials within a sector
  • Alliances can control multiple Dyson Spheres
  • Completely new Policy system, replacing the previous Policy Tree
  • Policies are now linked to Factions, which give passive bonuses
  • Crafting cost of equippable cards can now be reduced via the new Blueprint System
  • Games now last 8 weeks instead of 12 weeks
  • Alliance Assaults allow alliance members to all attack in one combat sequence
  • No more defensive/offensive penalties for different types of ships
  • New Industry Outpost that allows automated streaming of resources
  • The Commerce Hub is now a unique outpost per empire
  • Supply Range Penalty has been removed from the game
  • Habitation Dome, Commerce Hub, Fortress and Navy Base have been reworked
  • All ships build much faster
  • Fleets start at maximum size; levels increase the effectiveness
  • Stations now claim more hexes (and gather from all claimed hexes)
  • Massive HUD overhaul

Alpha 9 is the culmination of thousands of development hours by our team- we continue to improve upon Starborne with each iteration. Again, we’d like to thank our community – players, super testers and moderators – as they are the inspiration for us to make Starborne a uniquely fun experience. Now, the time for reading is over. Your empire awaits!

Alpha 9 launches on Monday,April 15th, 2019 Right Now!

Fly Safe, Commanders!

-Starborne Dev Team