StarBreak is a co-operative action combat platformer MMO with perma-death and procedurally generated content.
I keep getting a "Connection Error" when trying to play StarBreak, help?
This problem is likely a function of your anti-virus program or firewall blocking the socket connection that used by StarBreak. The web version of the game requires access to port 443 and the Steam version requires access to port 2048.
I lost all my gear and character progress when I died. What gives?
Yes. All character progress and gear is lost when the character dies. However, progress is also much faster than in a traditional MMO and a skilled player will be able to recover from a death much more quickly. And, as with any skill-based game, the more you play, the better you'll get. You'll be surprised how much more successful you will be after a few deaths and the understanding that comes with those deaths.
Can I sell or trade equipment?
No. This is a design decision to keep the focus on the action and reduce the spamming and scamming that accompanies trading.
Why should I register?
While registration is never required to play StarBreak, as an unregistered user (called a "New Spark") you are not able to use in-game chat features, emotes, mark friends, join a faction, log in from different computers or choose a username. Also, if an unregistered player clears their browser local storage, they will permanently lose access to their account! Registration is quick and painless, so if you like the game, we highly recommend that you register!
If I register after playing, will I lose my unregistered account progress?
No! Your unregistered character will seamlessly transition to a registered character gaining all of the advantages of registration and protecting you from accidentally loosing your account. There really are no downsides, so if you like the game, register!
If I used a fake email address or no longer have access to the email account used when registering, can you change it for me?
No! Access to the email address determines ownership of the account. We have no way to prove ownership if you can't use the underlying email account.
Can I remap keys?
Yes. Key remapping can be accessed from the options menu.
Can I use a gamepad?
Yes! Native gamepad support is in the game. We have tested it with PlayStation and Xbox controllers. For controllers that don't work, mapping a controller's buttons to keyboard keys using third-party software works well.
Can I use the touch screen on my mobile device?
No. This game is designed to be played using a keyboard or gamepad.
What commands are there in chat?
Use the command "/help" for a list of all chat commands.
Can I play with specific people?
Yes, we recommend you mark them as friends using the "/friend" command so they are easy to find and communicate with.
Can I create or post videos or other media about StarBreak?
Does StarBreak cost money?
No! The game is completely free.
My character died in a really unfair way (e.g. lag, hacked, etc.), can you resurrect it?
No. We never resurrect characters under ANY circumstances. If we opened that door it would be impossible to fairly adjudicate who is deserving of a resurrection and who isn't. Similarly we will never recreate lost gear, etc.
What is the status of StarBreak?
Active development of StarBreak is done and no further major content or features are planned. Minor features and fixes will be released occasionally.