Custom Game Creator
The Custom Game Creator is an ECP-exclusive feature that allows players to generate their own private Starblast.io server with custom settings which can be shared with friends or other players. Maps generated cannot be joined by other players as they are unlisted unless if they have the link, which can be shared by the person who generated the map among friends or among the Starblast.io community, primarily through the Starblast.io Discord server.
The following settings are available to be tweaked in the Custom Game Generator:
- Server Location (America, Asia, Brazil, and Europe)
- Map name (if left blank, a random map name is generated)
- Map size (Micro, Tiny, Small, Average, Big, Bigger, Even Bigger, Really Big, Biggest, Huge)
- Map pattern (any number from 1 to 9999, each number has a unique procedurally generated map)
- Game mode
- Survival Mode
- Survival Trigger Time (10-600 minutes)
- Survival Trigger Level (2-Infinite)
- Number of teams (None-5)
- Team Mode
- Space Station size (Small, Average, Big, Huge)
- Station crystal capacity (x0.1 to x10)
- Station repair threshold (0% to 100%)
- Station regeneration (x0 to x2)
- Number of teams (2-5)
- Survival Mode
- Max players (2-120)
- Crystal value (x0 to x5)
- Asteroid strength (x0 to x5)
- Number of lives (0-5)
- Starting ship
- Whether start with fully upgraded or not. Note only effects players without a ECP or that has hit the Facebook or Twitter icons on the bottom of the menu.
- Max ship level (1-7)
- Number of lives on the maxed ship level.
- Ship speed (x0.1 to x2)
- Friction ratio (x0 to x2)
- RCS (Reaction Control Systems) Toggle
- Ship Shield Regeneration and Energy Regeneration (x0 to x2)
- Strafe (No strafe to x1, strafe at top ship speed)
- Mines expire(Self-Destruct) or not
- Note that in Invasion, there are no settings that can be changed except server name, server region, and the season it is. (currently one)
One of the best usages of the Custom Game Creator is for dueling between players. Sporadic events arranged by the community or the developers also often happen in custom servers. Custom servers are posted frequently in the discord server.
One of the unique features of custom servers is the Survival Teams Mode, which allows the removal of all ship-to-ship damage between friendlies. Hence, a setting of 1 will disable all ship-to-ship damage, allowing for unique events. Players in this mode are arranged to teams alternatively when joining.
With the mod editor, player-created ships can be used in custom games. With enough ships, the entire tree can be replaced. Players are now also able to create their own maps. The best thing is that players can even create their own game modes (for example, barracuda demolition derby) through the mod editor. These features are still experimental and cause the game to sometimes crash.