Digital Release:Online
December 06, 2005
Delisting:March 29, 2012
Developer:Worlds Apart
Publisher:Sony Online Entertainment
Available On:None
Links:Star Chamber homepage [Archive]

Delisting

Star Chamber: The Harbinger Saga was shut down on March 29th, 2012. The team announced the shutdown of this and several SOE titles one month earlier:

It’s Time to Bid a Fond Farewell

It is with a heavy heart that we announce today the imminent sunsetting of four of our long-standing game services on March 29, 2012, including Cosmic Rift®, Infantry®, Star Chamber: The Harbinger Saga and EverQuest® Online Adventures. Each of these games shares a special place in both ours and our players’ hearts. This is not an easy decision, but there comes a time when it’s best for our developers to move on to the next adventure, and that day has come.

As a reward to the players of EverQuest® Online Adventures, we will be giving you 3 months of Gold Membership in both EverQuest® and EverQuest® II. We greatly appreciate all of you and hope that you choose to join us in another version of the Norrath that we all love. These gold memberships will be available starting on Friday, March 16, 2012.

We would like to thank our players for their loyalty and for sharing the good times on these games. It’s been a blast. And we hope to keep gaming with all of you in our other great games here at SOE. Let’s keep pushing the boundaries of MMO gaming together!

Sincerely,
The SOE team


About the Game

Star Chamber was an online collectible card game (CCG) first released as just “Star Chamber” in 2003 by Nayantara Studios. It was free to download and play, with additional cards available for purchase. There was one base set and five expansion sets released for Star Chamber.

One of the game’s primary distinctions was that it combined traditional CCG elements (card collecting and trading, deck building, the use of cards in-game, etc.) with a board wargame-style map and unit production based on locations on that map, in some ways similar to the classic Master of Orion series. There were 43 unique maps, with random elements incorporated into some of those maps. The titular Star Chamber is a location at which voting session between players’ citizens took place every sixth turn. Players voted for the Power Play, Alien Support, and Peacekeepers (see Voting below).Wikipedia


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