Starmancer, a “Dwarf Fortress-inspired space station sim” being developed by Ominux Games has caught the attention of Chucklefish, publisher of the popular indie title Stardew Valley.

Starmancer‘s Kickstarter campaign has been a rather successful one, raising its $40,000 goal in a matter of days. At the time of writing, the campaign still has a few more days to go and has now raised a total of $99,721. This means that the $60,000 music/fx stretch goal (which includes a custom soundtrack, extensive sound effects, and ambient soundscapes) and the $90,000 team expansion stretch goal (which includes the hiring of an additional programmer for the game, faster development, and improved modding integration) have both been met.

What’s more is that the game is less than $300 away from its $10,000 creative mode stretch goal, which would allow players to edit the stats of their colonists, build “without limits”, seamlessly toggle between survival and creative mode, and “design a station to tell a story.”

Ominux made a blog post on their Kickstarter page to announce that they had partnered with Chucklefish for the game. Chucklefish made an announcement of their own on Twitter.

In addition to being the publishers of Stardew Valley, Chucklefish has their own experience with space station-theme games, having developed the 2016 game Starbound. The company is also currently developing a magic school-themed game, Spellbound.

Starmancer is currently in development for PC.


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A lifelong gamer who got his start playing Spyro the Dragon, Trap Gunner, and Medievil II on the original PlayStation (and has been impatiently awaiting Medievil III ever since), as well as Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Genesis. Now has a penchant for games with compelling stories, but still spends way more time playing Tony Hawk games than any one person should and could listen to their soundtracks all day long if need be. Has worked as an online writer since late 2016, giving his take on video games, movies, television shows, comic books, and the like. Currently waiting to be cast in a 21 Jump Street revival TV series.