Early Access + APK
Description: Get ready for an interstellar adventure like no other with “Starheim” by Null Reference Games. In Starheim, players journey through the cosmos in their own spacecraft, engaging in high-octane battles against AI ships and, perhaps, other players. Salvaging loot from vanquished vessels allows you to upgrade to superior ships, offering a progression that includes dozens of distinctive ship models, from nimble fighters to imposing dreadnought-class cruisers.
The Cosmos Beckons
Starheim invites you to explore space regions inspired by the nine realms of Norse Mythology. Imagine Asgard and Midgard as real celestial territories, and the Norse “Gods” as an advanced spacefaring civilization, the stuff of ancestral legends. Your adventure unfolds in these imaginative and captivating realms, each brimming with unique challenges and surprises.
Accessible Yet Deep Gameplay
Starheim’s core concept is to make space gaming accessible to casual audiences while offering depth for advanced players. The primary approach to achieving this goal is by simplifying the spaceship piloting mechanics seen in larger space titles. Ships and projectiles are confined to a flat plane, eliminating the complexities of managing up and down movements. This enables players to control remarkably swift vessels, aim at enemies with ease, dodge incoming projectiles, and warp strategically, even when using touch controls. The result is a genuinely enjoyable experience, suitable for players of all ages and levels of expertise.
Online Multiplayer Adventure
Starheim is an always-online multiplayer game that demands a solid internet connection due to its fast-paced nature. The game features cross-platform play, allowing Android and PC (Steam) players to engage in epic battles together (once the Steam version is released).
Free-to-Play with Ethical Monetization
The game adopts a free-to-play model, granting access to all worlds without ads for everyone. To support its ongoing development, Starheim introduces the “Spark Shop,” where players can purchase “Sparks of Creation,” the in-app currency. The Spark Shop offers premium ship skins and upgrade materials, some of which are also obtainable as random drops.
Unleash Your Competitive Spirit
Prepare for intense PvP action in most areas, with safe zones around shops and upgrade facilities where players can engage in peaceful activities. Engaging in combat with another player temporarily marks the attacker’s name as yellow, while a player kill results in a 10-minute yellow name and adds 10 PK Points. Accumulate 30+ PK Points, and your name turns red. Players can freely attack yellow or red-named players without incurring PK penalties, and red-named players have a chance to drop equipped modules when defeated.
Starheim prides itself on skill-based weapons, eschewing “heat-seeking missile” style weapons. To hit your target, you must physically align your ship, putting your aiming skills to the test. While stats play a role, success ultimately depends on your skill.
Realistic Physics for Immersive Gameplay
Every element in Starheim adheres to realistic physics, ensuring a captivating and immersive experience. Colliding with NPC or player ships sends them spinning, although this effect is somewhat subdued compared to real-life physics. You can also interact with asteroids, launching them into space or using your tractor beam to gather them and extract valuable ores. Unleash your creativity by hurling asteroids at enemy ships or performing an awe-inspiring maneuver involving a tractor beam and a fully charged beam cannon, guaranteeing instant satisfaction and often a one-hit kill.
Prepare for an intergalactic adventure like no other with “Starheim” on Android. Explore the cosmos, engage in thrilling battles, and immerse yourself in a universe filled with wonder and challenge. Whether you’re a casual gamer or a seasoned space explorer, Starheim offers an experience that’s out of this world.