Digital ReleasePC
September 14, 2020 – Steam, Oculus
DelistingFeb 11, 2023 – Steam
Feb 19 – Mar 09, 2023 – Oculus
April 2023 – Server Shutdown (tentative)
DeveloperStarcade Arcade
PublisherStarcade Arcade
Available OnNone
LinksSteamDB page


Developer Starcade Arcade announced on February 9th, 2023 that Starblazer would soon be delisted from Steam but that it’s servers would remain online until “at least April 2023”. The game was ultimately removed from Steam just a few days later on February 11th and from the Oculus store no later than March 9th.

The cause was due to a petition for cancellation filed by Voyager Entertainment, the company who has maintained the rights to the Star Blazers brand since the 90’s for the North American release of the anime series Space Battleship Yamato. Apparently Starcade Arcade was unable to rename the game and redesign the logo in order to keep Starblazer online. At the same time that the game was removed from the Oculus store its name was also changed from ‘Starblazer’ to ‘Failed RTS’, possibly in reaction to the comments asking why they couldn’t just change the name.

Unfortunately, the trademark for the title and logo of this game is going to be canceled, so we need to drop support. We will no longer be selling this game and will likely need to change the branding and logo of the store page. We will continue to leave the multiplayer servers up until at least April 2023.

Trademark Cancellation
Here is a link to the trademark cancelation filed against us: Cancellation Petition

The original creation of this game’s name and logo were designed by Alexander Clark himself, the creator of the game. I still remember the day that I drew the design while on a flight to Korea.

However, as much as we were attached to the original name and logo of this game, we honestly do not have the funds to support the legal process of defending the trademark. The only way for our studio to continue making games and doing what we love is to abandon the project and remove any existing references to the old logo and title.

Thank You

Indie life is difficult. We knew that when starting this venture, but it has been 100% worth it. The journey would not be the same without the likes of this community supporting and cheering us on. While this game may be dead, the characters and legacy of the Starcade Arcade universe lives on. We will continue building content in the spirit of this game and hope that you continue to follow us on the adventure! Thank you for all of the support through the years!

Starcade Arcade Announcement – February 9th, 2023

The team also shared an unlisted video in the post to commemorate and memorialize the game.

About the Game

Experience the thrill, fast pace, and funk of Starblazer®. Clash with friends and join the many curious-minded commanders that have found a VR strategy game that everyone can play.

EXPANSIVE UNIVERSE. The glitz and sheen of Saffron Stadium. The tranquil creeks of Blossom. The fiery sun of Icarus. The neon vibes of Incomplex. The lavish lights of Melody. The many varieties of maps and arenas keep gameplay unique and interesting.

UNIQUE SHIPS, BUILD COUNTLESS FLEETS. Craft the perfect fleet, choose your favorite ships, and design unique combinations. With 8 different types of ships, no fleet is ever the same. Simple “rock-paper-scissors” gameplay makes this an easy strategy game for everyone to pick up and play, while leaving lots of options for players looking for a challenge.

DEFEAT ENEMY FLEETS, FIGHT FOR VICTORY. Directly control the path of any ship on the battlefield or give commands to the entire fleet through the Cosmic Controller. Playing a game takes only seconds to learn, and advanced players can spend hours creating the perfect strategy.

DUEL PLAYERS ON ANY PLATFORM. Cross platform gameplay supports all major headsets – Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index, and Windows Mixed Reality. Play your friends in online multiplayer, no matter which VR headset they own.

EXPLORE THE BUSAN NEBULA. Discover the hidden locations of the main starship, like the glitzy StarRaver Lounge.

GREAT AT PARTIES. A built-in Arcade Mode makes it simple for operators or party hosts to create an easy experience for players to jump right in.

Thanks to Serrated-banner09 for submitting this game to the site