Starship App Alpha Test

UPDATE – The Starship game is now in Beta test. And the name has changed to “Double Star”.  For the latest information, go here: Double Star  game.

I have been working on a space war Android app for about a year and half now. The game is called “Starship”. It is now ready for Alpha test and you are invited to participate.

Starship is a turn-based, single player, space war game. It is available for Android phones and tablets. Android API 10 and later are supported. The app can be downloaded via the Google Play store if you join the Starship Alpha Test community on Google+.


The game begins with you in training. You take on training missions that allow you to advance through the ranks of Weapons Officer, Navigator, Commander, and finally, Captain.  Upon promotion to Captain, you command a very powerful starship. Your mission is to find and destroy alien starships that have invaded the galaxy.

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A demo on Youtube is here:

Alpha Test Goals

The purpose for alpha test is to test basic game playability. All of the game features are in place, but you will note that game graphics are very basic. Improved graphics are on the way. Look for better graphics in the Beta test version, which should be available July – August 2014.

Leaderboards for this app are provided via Google+. You can track your advancement through the ranks and see where you stand against all players or against those in your circles. In-app purchases are not supported yet, although you can still upgrade your starship by spending imaginary “alpha dollars” to purchase game coins and crystals.

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Alpha test for this app is open to anyone with an Android device. To join, go to the community page for the Starship Alpha Test and request an invitation. Click “Ask to Join”. After joining, you have access to the test version of the app by clicking this link on your Android device:


Earlier Articles on Starship

Play Testing a Space War App

Tridroid Presentation on Play Testing

Examples of Store Items in Android


About Bill Lahti

Bill Lahti is a software engineer building mobile applications and knowledge management solutions. Two of his interests are writing for this blog and building Android apps, with strategy games being an area of particular interest.
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