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Star Supremacy – A New Free Sci-Fi MMORTS goes Open Beta soon

By on November 4th, 2011 10:05 am

Star Supremacy is a free to play, browser-based space MMO real-time strategy game being developed by Barbily Tech. It features space exploration, colony building, research, ship design, resource exploitation among other aspects.

Star Supremacy is currently in closed-beta (till 7th November). It should then open to the public officially (go open beta) 15th November 2011.

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10 Comments


  1. Kyle "Lordxorn" Rees says:

    This looks COOL! lol. I will definitely check this one out, thanks for the heads up.

  2. Ermdog says:

    Hmm, looks like another free to play browser mmo that limits what you do unless you pay to buy premium tokens or items. I’ll keep my hopes up, but don’t expect much

    • Adam Solo says:

      Yes, looks that way, although I couldn’t grasp by the closed-beta what are the benefits and bonuses of those tokens, but I’m pretty sure it’s gonna be that way. I found Star Supremacy interesting because it seems to have certain things other Sci-Fi MMORTS don’t have like ship customization and possibly a richer eXploration experience.

      But yes, overall it’s just one more MMO. Looks like the majority of people don’t fancy them too much. I played Ogame for a while but found it lacking. I found other games to be very interesting like Cosmic Supremacy, Empire Universe II, Lacuna Expanse, Orion’s Belt and Astro Empires, but for some reason I’m not playing them. Perhaps it’s just lack of time…

  3. Kyle "Lordxorn" Rees says:

    Yeah my biggest problem with these are that I feel like if I don’t play all the time I am going to lose, therefore I kind of become a prisoner to these browser MMORTS.

    It is a nice presentation, I will see if it is any different than others.

    • Adam Solo says:

      Yea, don’t like that either.

    • Ermdog says:

      Yeah I totally agree with that. If you don’t play you get behind and then someone else has raided you and now u lost everything and its a pain to start over.

      It’s funny that “free to play” browser games sound so great, but all in all they are not. The limitations they put on you are horrible unless you pony up some cash. Now I don’t mind paying for a game, or paying for a premium account, but its when you have to keep paying for tokens in order to get premium access. That will take away your money fast.

      One game that is Free to Play that I like, is the RTS MMO Age of Empires Online. Its a typical free to play where you can play for free but they limit you what you can do. The good thing about this game, is that you can actually buy a premium account (race), and have access to all the game has to offer(for that race). So if I wanted to play the Greeks, I pay a 1 time premium charge and get all access to everything that race has to offer. Same goes for the other 2 races. So if you wanted to play all the races, you need to pay for each one…still a better idea then the other free to play games. Id rather pay a 1 time chage and get access to everything than to have to pay to get tokens or items.

      • Adam Solo says:

        Sounds good what you say about Age of Empires Online. Yes, browser-based game devs should improve their business models. They can still go with micro-transactions but they must make them meaningful and not so much go with the token-to-boost-something strategy. That is beaten to death if not dead and buried already. Maybe the premium account is preferable.

        Unlocking stuff, as you mention in your AoE online example could be the way to go. Tell me, do you have much advantage over non-premium folks when you unlock your race full potential? Is it gameplay functions you get unlocked or just some added features like statistics, better maps, etc?

      • Ermdog says:

        In Age of Empires Online the premium account allows you access to all the units in your race, all the items, and allows you to pvp. I think there are some other things as well, like more bank space, but those are the major things. In free mode you are only allowed certain units, green items only (green being good, blue better, and purple epic), and you can’t pvp anyone.

        The game is really neat. Its a mix between, farmville, original age of empires rts game, and world of warcraft. The farmville aspect comes from building your City. You actually get to manage your own city where you can build shops, warehouses, workships, decor and much more. If you build a workshop, it produces goods every 15 minutes I believe, and you can use those goods to build other buildings, or make items.

        If you played the regular Age of Empires game, then the gameplay is the same. Harvest gold, wood, and stone, build up your base, and attack the enemy.

        The World of Warcraft aspect of it is that it offers many quests for you to complete. Once u get a quest, you will go to gameplay mode and you have to fulfill that quest and you will be rewarded with gold or items. The other part is it offers the green,blue,purple type items that you can use with your buildings and units. I think that is very cool. For example I can have an item that will upgrade my structure hitpoints by 10, or allow my healing units to heal by 5% more. There are many types of items and obviously scale up from green to purple.

        • Adam Solo says:

          Thanks for your feedback on this. Looks good.
          I get it. You can only PVP if you’re premium so everybody will be at the same level. I also had a look at the AoE Online official site. Sounds like it is a great MMORTS indeed.

  4. philip says:

    it is a good game, not needed to purchase to get ahead in game, but does help to speed up process. they do have a lot of server problems, ie not being able to sign in or stay logged on


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