How To Play
The Controls in Starblast.io are fairly simple. The ship can either be controlled with the mouse or keyboard. Moving your mouse around along with pressing right-click or using the arrow keys will cause your ship to move while pressing left click on your mouse or the space bar on your keyboard will cause your ship to fire its weapons.
Starblast.io can also be played on mobile, if you’re a Google Play Store user or iTunes user, the controls are the chat pops up when you hit the center of your ship, the secondary shop is a mine with a "$" in it, the RCS button is on the left side of your screen, the thruster and fire button is on the same side, the joystick (how you move is where your finger is.
Upgrade Hotkeys (Upgrades):[edit | edit source]
|1||Shield Capacity||6||Weapon Speed|
|2||Shield Regeneration||7||Ship Speed|
|3||Energy Capacity||8||Ship Agility|
|4||Energy Regeneration||9||Upgrade Ship (Option 1)|
|5||Weapon Damage||0||Upgrade Ship (Option 2)|
Tip: if you get the damage upgrade it's recommended to get energy regeneration and capacity.
Other Gameplay Hotkeys:[edit | edit source]
|Z||Take a screenshot|
|C||Show/hide Chat Commands|
|F11||Toggle fullscreen Note: no longer works with Esc menu being added to the website|
|U||Open/close upgrade bar (when max crystals)|
|Scroll wheel||Toggle secondary weapons|
|W||Pull Up the Secondary Weapon shop (only in Survival)|
|Alt||Firing the secondary weapon|
|Shift||also changes what secondary is selected to use|
|Esc||Opens up a menu on the side of the screen shows the ship tree, you can get the game link there too, in the steam version you can also quit the app and the game you're in.|
|V||Hold to give gems to teammates in Team Mode(Picking these gems up will not give you score)|
|A||Allows you to strafe to the left. (This is a new mechanic that can be found when creating custom games.)|
|D||Allows you to strafe to the right. (This is a new mechanic that can be found when creating custom games.)|
Communication Hotkeys:[edit | edit source]
In addition to the basic movement/attack controls and gameplay controls, many other keys on the keyboard (e.g. the "K" and "M" keys) act as an in-game selection addition to chat with other players in real-time. Here is a list of those shortcuts (in Survival Mode).
List of shortcuts (in Team Mode):
List of shortcuts (in invasion):
|X||Thanks||S||Sorry||P||No Problem||G||Good Game|