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Special Starr Mazer art leaks today on Starr Mazer TV

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// DSP ARRIVES ON STEAM EARLY ACCESS // PAX WEST //

// THE G’ELL HAVE INVADED STEAM //

Starr Mazer: DSP, a prequel to Starr Mazer, is launching on Steam’s Early Access platform today! Get a taste of the SHMUP experience to come in Starr Mazer: DSP (full version launching this fall), and its bigger brother Starr Mazer (releasing in 2017).

Starr Mazer: DSP – Now available on Steam!

 

Battle through the first set of levels defending Thearsa-CPIX from the G’ell invasion. Give us feedback in the Steam Forums and join us as the game evolves based on your input. We’ll be working constantly implementing new art, animations, sounds and levels as we take Starr Mazer: DSP from Early Access to Full Release.

Help us spread the word on Twitter! This makes a huge difference!

Starr Mazer: DSP on Steam available right now for PC, Mac and Linux!

 

// 50% OFF STARR MAZER: DSP //

We’re celebrating the Early Access launch by giving Starr Mazer Kickstarter backers 50% off the Steam (PC, Mac, Linux) version of Starr Mazer: DSP!

To redeem your 50% off coupon please go to starrmazer.com/redeem-dsp-coupon and follow the instructions! 

If you have any problems redeeming your code please email us at social@starrmazer.com

// STARR MAZER: DSP IS COMING TO PAX //

The Starr Mazer team is coming to PAX West next to the Playism booth! We’ll be there all weekend with our publisher! Be sure to stop by, check out the game and hang out with the team! Come by early for a free Starr Mazer: DSP pin!
We’ll see you there!

Come check out Starr Mazer: DSP at PAX West!

 Stay tuned and we’ll see you next time Mazers!

Kazuo Mayeda
Starr Mazer Communications Officer

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// DSP EARLY ACCESS // TRANSYLVANIA & STARR MAZER TV // STARR CITIZEN NPCs //

// STARR MAZER: DSP STEAM EARLY ACCESS UPDATE //

Starr Mazer: DSP is the brand new Roguelike SHMUP prequel to Starr Mazer! You’ll be taking the fight to the G’ell as hundreds of DSP MkI pilots with tons of ship and weapon combinations for maximum destruction. The team has been hard at work crafting the game and we have an important announcement about the Early Access launch.

Get ready for INTENSE SHMUP action in DSP!

Starr Mazer: DSP’s Early Access launch date on Steam (PC, MAC, Linux) has been moved to August 26th, 2016. Together with our publisher Playism, we have chosen this new date to ensure maximum quality and polish for DSP’s weapons, enemies, stages and animations. 

The full release of Starr Mazer: DSP is scheduled for October, 2016. Follow Starr Mazer: DSP on Facebook for the latest updates!

// TRANSYLVANIA & STARR MAZER TV //

The Starr Mazer team is heading all over the world this month! Don Thacker is heading to Dracula’s home in Transylvania to record dialog for Gibbous: A Cthulhu Adventure as Don R. Ketype!

Don plays Don, a Film Noir style detective

Be sure to keep an eye on Don’s Twitter (@Skinnytie) for live Periscopes and photos from Romania!

Auston is in Sweden for Stugan for a Game Developer retreat and even made the local papers!

Auston and Diana busy at work building Cat Date!

In the meantime Starr Mazer TV will be hosted by Starr Mazer’s lead writer Vanessa Williams! Starting August 12th, you can catch her on #SMTV at 1pm PDT Tuesdays and Fridays on Hyper RPG! 

Saturday streams will be on temporary hiatus until the team returns to Seattle!

Vanessa Williams, Starr Mazer Lead Writer

// STARR CITIZEN NPCs //

Calling all backers,  STARR CITIZEN tier and up! We’re taking in your NPC designs! Please refer to the previous Kickstarter Update for instructions on how to submit. Don’t miss an opportunity to work with the Starr Mazer team designing your NPC. 

All NPCs must be submitted by September 1st 2016! 

Kickstarter link only works for Starr Citizen tier backers and up. Having issues? Email us at social@starrmazer.com for support.

Talk to your NPCs in Jaruga’s Bar and beyond!

 

Kazuo Mayeda
Starr Mazer Communications Officer

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// NOW ASSEMBLING USER CRAFTED NPCs // (Starr Citizen Tier and Up)

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// MAZER MAKER UPDATE // DSP EARLY ACCESS // XYDONIA CROSSOVER //

// MAZER MAKER UPDATE //

Hello #Mazers! The Starr Mazer team has been busy building early drafts of episodes for the game using Auston’s brand new Unity 3D tool, Mazer Maker! This simple to use tool allows every member of the team, even those with zero programming experience, to begin crafting complex dialog sequences, SHMUP patterns, triggers and implementing new art assets!

Hand crafted SHMUP patterns

Mazer Maker helps users create custom enemy SHMUP patterns like Auston’s example above. Using the Sequence Editor below the preview window allows the creator to set custom pattern triggers, sequence enemy waves or even adjust the AI “Director” that will procedurally send enemies at the player according to various parameters.

Easy to implement custom art

Mazer Maker also allows users to import custom art assets to help speed up development. This lets the episode creator sketch art assets and implement them to quickly gather an idea of the scene. These temporary art assets can also be assigned triggers and other Starr Mazer systems to become fully functional. When the episode is completed the art team can then craft and replace the stand in assets without breaking functionality!

// STARR MAZER: DSP AUGUST EARLY ACCESS //

Starr Mazer: DSP, a roguelike SHMUP being developed by Pixeljam, will be launching on Steam’s Early Access platform this August packed with tons of pilots, ships, weapons and the first set of levels for your DSP squad to blast away the G’ell in!

Good luck pilot! You’ll need it!

Can’t wait till August to play Starr Mazer: DSP or still playing the original Indiebox demo version? Download the latest build of the DSP demo and you can start flying today! Here’s how to redeem you copy of Starr Mazer: DSP Forward Squadron!

Go to http://starrmazer.com/dsp
Click the Indiebox Demo link

Enter you email address and use the code MAZERS4LYFE 
Download the PC or Mac version and enjoy! (Linux support coming in Early Access version)

The demo supports XBox360 controllers natively. 

Take the game for a spin and send your feedback to

@StarrMazer on Twitter
Starr Mazer on Facebook
Email us at social@starrmazer.com

// XYDONIA CROSSOVER //

 

You read it right! Starr Mazer’s Brick Stonewood is heading out to aid fellow space pilots in battle! All the way from Italy, XYDONIA is “a love letter to the Japanese arcade classics of the ’90s”! Get ready to take Brick and his Starr Wolf out for a wild ride blasting baddies left and right! If he does a good enough job perhaps some XYDONIA pilots can help with the G’ell invasion…

XYDONIA is in its final week on Kickstarter! So check out the demo and don’t miss your chance for some sweet backer rewards!
 

 What are you waiting for!? Head over to XDONIA’s Kickstarter page and check it out!

Show ’em how it’s done Brick!

 
Until next time #Mazers!

Kazuo Mayeda
Starr Mazer Communications Officer

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//STARR MAZER: DSP DEMO UPDATE//

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