A downloadable game for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux

Hidden Star (working title) is a 64x64px space exploration/trading/combat game inspired in part by the Elite, Privateer and Star Control franchises, created in collaboration with Nemoder.

We're still heavily under development, but are happy to share snapshot builds of the game and our planet generator tests.

Dev blog posts with concept art and WIP images can be found here:

More information

Published238 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, Mac OS X, Linux
AuthorsCheeseness, Nemoder
GenreAction
TagsExploration, lowrezjam, Pixel Art, Space, Trading
Player countSingleplayer

Install instructions

Dev Snapshot & End-of-Jam Builds

  • Linux users: Extract the archive and run hidden_star.sh
  • Mac users: Extract the archive and double click on hidden_star.command
  • Windows users: Extract the archive and run hiddenstar.exe

Use the mouse or cursor keys and enter to navigate the starmap and communicate do combat with alien races.

A list of notable changes is included in the readme.md file.

Additional controls:

  • F12: Save screenshot

Planet Generator

  • Linux users: Extract the archive and run planet_gen.sh
  • Mac users: Extract the archive and double click on planet_gen.command
  • Windows users: Extract the archive and run planet_gen.exe

Click or press Enter to generate a new randomised planet.

Manual controls:

  • Q: Cycle surface layer.
  • W: Cycle continent layer.
  • E: Cycle polar cap layer.
  • R: Cycle cloud layer.
  • T: Cycle light position.
  • Z: Print current planet parameters.
  • F2: Decrease window size.
  • F3: Increase window size.
  • Space: Cycle planet size.
  • 1 through 4: Display default planet configuration.
  • Escape: Quit

Source Code

Source code for Hidden Star can be found at https://github.com/Cheeseness/hidden-star

The game can be built using cmake. There are no guarantees that it'll be working/functional at any time :D

Download

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Hidden Star Linux (2016-05-14 dev snapshot) (1 MB)
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Hidden Star Mac (2016-05-14 dev snapshot) (2 MB)
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Hidden Star Windows (2016-05-14 dev snapshot) (1 MB)
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planet_gen_linux.tar.gz (1 MB)
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planet_gen_mac.zip (2 MB)
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planet_gen_windows.zip (1 MB)
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Hidden Star Linux (end of jam build) (1 MB)
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Hidden Star Mac (end of jam build) (2 MB)
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Hidden Star Windows (end of jam build) (1 MB)