Superstar Streetz

Superstar Streetz

Digital ReleasePC
September 2011 – Online
January 04, 2022 – Steam
DelistingJanuary 01, 2023 – Launcher Disabled
January 31, 2023 – Server Shutdown
February 20, 2023 – Removed from Steam
DeveloperChat Republic (2011 – 2018)
Gunther-Gerben Boxhammer (2018 – 2023)
PublisherChat Republic (2011 – 2018)
Gunther-Gerben Boxhammer (2018 – 2023)
Available OnNone
LinksSuperstar Streetz homepage [Archive]
SteamDB page


Superstar Racing and Superstar Streetz were both made inaccessible for new players by January 1st, 2023 with the servers going offline for existing owners on January 31st. The games were removed from the Steam store in January and early February 2023 but after January 1st only the launchers could be downloaded, the client installer was already offline.

Previously in October of 2015 Chat Republic mentioned on Facebook that the future of the games and the company were uncertain but that a “new Admin [might] be taking over the game and perhaps bringing it to greater heights”. As early as 2018 the Chat Republic name on various homepages was replaced with a new copyright by Gunther-Gerben Boxhammer. It is uncertain if this is the “new Admin” mentioned in 2015 or another party. Both titles then came to Steam in 2021 (Racing) and 2022 (Streetz) with a seemingly brief period in 2021 where Superstar Racing was being flagged by malware scans as malicious with some users stating that it was installing crypto miners. Boxhammer refuted the claims stating they were false positives and they would investigate.

A post on the Superstar Streetz Discord server in late November of 2022 reportedly laid out plans to shut the game down on December 1st but the comment was quickly deleted and servers were said to “continue running as normal”. 

On January 3rd, 2023 Discord moderator Moh confirmed that “servers are down until further notice” and the followed up on January 25th adding that “at the end of this month the servers will be fully disconnected, Superstar Streetz is over”. The Superstar Racing Discord server has since been deleted but it is assumed that it followed the same trajectory toward being shut down.

Since the release of the games on Steam only a few dozen daily players were active in either title. Moh provided some annual player counts for Superstar Streets at the end of 2022 revealing that the game had seen 3,213 players through that year, the highest they’d been since 2017. The earliest stat they provided was from 2012 when they recorded over 350,000 players with an all-time peak the following year in 2013 with 490,871 players. In 2020 a Patreon was started to support new development of both games but has since been terminated.

It seems that after more than a decade in operation, and despite the increased number of players in 2022, the games were not able to generate enough in-game purchases or VIP subscriptions to justify maintaining them any longer.

About the Game

Superstar Streetz is a multiplayer action-packed racing game. Race to success in 2 minute races, and outcompete your opponents with a range of destructive and fancy weapons across different race tracks. Thinking that’s all we have to offer? Choose and customise your favourite car to your liking, by using a range of available parts! From paints to rear wings, your car can be customised in every aspect. With Gold Key, you can benefit even more, with the ability to create and expand your garage! So what are you waiting for? Join and play Superstar Streetz, and build your fame! Download the game for free now!

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