Hazeron Starship is the singleplayer version of Shores of Hazeron, released on the Steam store on the 1st of December, 2023.
It is available for Linux & Windows.
SteamDB entry: https://steamdb.info/app/2239520/info/
Note: The Steam Workshop page currently isn't accessible unless you're logged into a Steam account which owns Starship. You may need to login to Steam through your browser.
Hazeron Starship does not currently support multiplayer.
Haxus initially mentioned that implementing multiplayer and "LAN play" to Starship should be possible, and not too difficult. On the day of release, Haxus clarified that "LAN play" meant player hosted network multiplayer. He then asked, both on the official myBB forums and the Steam forums, if players would prefer him to work on pirate empire improvements or multiplayer first - which eventually swung in favor of pirate empires.
On 2021-02-03, Haxus started sending out beta keys for Steam access to Hazeron Starship. This was fully playable, and included some UI changes to accommodate the singleplayer aspect, such as a "Save Game" button and revamped logo.
This release included none of the updated story Haxus was working on, and only the basic village was present at the start.
Version-wise, this was still 6e15 in the client.
Haxus has acknowledged the possibility of adding "limited multiplayer" functionality to Starship in the future - a commonly requested feature by players following the end of the MMO.
As of January 2022, Haxus announced plans to release Starship on Steam and resumed development on it.
Starship and the MMO both have a similar build process, to minimize development time on Haxus' end. This means bugfixes for Shores could easily be replicated in Starship.
At some point during development, a newer version of Hazeron Starship was uploaded to Steam as a separate game, requiring separate beta keys to access. The AppID of the old version is 1450480.
As of the update on the 7th February 2023, Starship has been integrated with the Steam Workshop.
This allows players to upload, view, download, comment on and rate both spacecraft and building designs, mostly through the respective in-game blueprint exchange UIs. Ratings on workshop items are shown in-game on the exchange listing, as a 1-5 star value. Tags are automatically applied to the items depending on what the design contains - so a spacecraft with Gravity Drives and a Vulcium Hull would have those two things tagged separately. Access level (full/restricted) is also tagged.
The about section of the Steam page says the following about Starship:
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