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Game Giveaway of the day — Starman in space

Driver will be on his red car as long as possible to remain unharmed. He'll need to Dodge asteroids to survive!
$2.99 EXPIRED
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Starman in space was available as a giveaway on February 19, 2020!

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"Starman in space" - this game is based on real events that took place in early 2018. A rocket was launched into space and an electric car was taken instead of Luggage in the form of concrete blocks. After they arrived in outer space, they threw the car into space with a driver named "Starman". Now the driver will be on his red car as long as possible to remain unharmed. He'll need to Dodge asteroids to survive! The game will have 18 levels to pass. In the first 10 levels, the asteroids will move slowly. The game will test your sleight of hand!Features: - Based on real events of 2018 - 18 levels of difficulty - 24 achievements - Nice soundtrack

System Requirements:

Windows XP and newer

Publisher:

Laush Dmitriy Sergeevich

Homepage:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/804440/Starman_in_space/

File Size:

12.2 MB

Price:

$2.99

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Starman in Space
In Brief
A 2D side scrolling indie action game in space; basically avoid all the asteroids.
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Developers Introduction
This game is based on real events that took place in early 2018. A rocket was launched into space and an electric car was taken instead of Luggage in the form of concrete blocks. After they arrived in outer space, they threw the car into space with a driver named "Starman". Now the driver will be on his red car as long as possible to remain unharmed. He'll need to Dodge asteroids to survive!
Reference accessed HERE 19th Feb 2020


The Game

You are traveling through an asteroid ridden area of space in a roadster. Using the WASD or the Up,Down Left & Right arrow keys you have to avoid crashing your car into any asteroids. There are 18 levels to navigate through; as you progress, levels become longer (time wise) and faster. Survive the requisite number of seconds to move to the next level. From level 11 onward the asteroid field moves faster. If you crash into an asteroid, your car explodes and you have to start from the beginning of the level again.
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Conclusion
I cannot believe this is being sold for £2.09/$2.99/€ 2.39 on Steam. We get a free standing version of the game from Falcoware, not the Steam version. The game includes 18 levels of a car traveling through an asteroid field (every asteroid is the same asset used over and over), with no difference between each level apart from the asteroids speeding up later in the game and the time to survive increasing each level. The background space dust/clouds repeat endlessly in a 10 second cycle. I was profoundly bored within six levels (that took less than 10 minutes) and deleted the game immediately. The game was released Feb 2018 and has nine reviews posted all of which are positive apart from one genuine negative review, You can see them HERE. You can also see a video of game play via the Steam store page HERE. This appears to be a cut down version of the Elon Musk's Starman game, or at least inspired by it. The same unity asset vehicle is used in both games and part of the title is the same; there the similarity ends. The game could have been improved if you were able to shoot and destroy the asteroids, but all you do is maneuver your vehicle to avoid crashing. There is little effort or originality put into this so called unity based game; at the most I'd give it a 1 out of 10. I wouldn't even pay the lowest price's you see on Steam (i.e. £0.39) for this junk.
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Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
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Microsoft Security Essentials blocks installation of this game :(

Reply   |   Comment by D J  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

D J, Hi DJ the adware packaged with the Falcoware installer is not malicious. It enables an advert for an online game while the game is booting up and opens your browser to Falco's site. This earns cash part of which is given to the developer of the game for allowing the game to be given for free. Everything is self contained within the Falcoware installer and is not installed into your system.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Whiterabbit-uk, I find it funny that the developers nor GAOTD did not mention this detail within the installation text file.
Windows sees this as a hostile take over of an application automatically causing an action not taken by the user.
my point is, a per-warning would ease the minds of folks if it was stated upfront in the text.

Reply   |   Comment by Flash River  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Flash River,

I agree with you. Unfortunately I have no say in anything to do with the site as I'm just a volunteer moderator and reviewer.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Whiterabbit-uk, I am aware of what the Falcoware installer does and that it is typically harmless. I usually need to suspend Avast during the install and then delete the Falco shortcuts installed on my desktop. This time, however, Microsoft MSE objected (this is the first time it has done so with any Game Giveaway of the Day offering) and reported that a Trojan:Win32/Fuery.Clcl and was given a Severe Alert Level with the following detail:

Category: Trojan

Description: This program is dangerous and executes commands from an attacker.

Recommended action: Remove this software immediately.

I'm also aware that the install packages are scanned beforehand for malware. However, MSE was adamant in its actions.

BTW, "THANK YOU" for all that you do here!!!

Reply   |   Comment by D J  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

D J,

Hi DJ I also use MSE and it did not flag anything when I ran the Falcoware installer???

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
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I doubt he could save 15% on car insurance. Not so easy a Starman can do it.

Reply   |   Comment by Burni  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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"In real life" they put a toy car and concrete blocks into space? I don't think so.,

Reply   |   Comment by frank  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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