FAQFrequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS QUASAR?
Quasar is a top-down 3D shooter created in 2013 as a Flash game.
WHAT IS A BULLET-HELL SHOOTER?
A bullet-hell shooter is also referred to as a “shoot’em up” (or shmup or STG) which is a subgenre of the shooter genre in video games. Quasar is a revival of top-down shooters that was made popular by games like Spacewar! Created by Steve Russell.
WHAT GAME ENGINE DOES QUASAR USE?
Quasar uses Unreal Engine 4 by Epic Games.
HOW MUCH WILL THE GAME COST?
We’re currently targeting a $15-20 price range.
WILL THE GAME HAVE MICRO-TRANSACTIONS?
If it does, it will only include cosmetic changes. We refuse to make QUASAR a pay-to-win nightmare.
WILL THE GAME HAVE OFFLINE PLAY?
Still to be determined. We’re currently focusing on online play, including servers with AI (Artificial Intelligence). Moving to offline from there should not be that difficult.
WILL THE GAME HAVE LOCAL MULTIPLAYER?
Still to be determined. It’s a dream feature currently.
WHO HOSTS THE SERVERS?
OSnap! Games will host all servers in a cloud environment. We wanted to keep the game competitive and ranked so there will be no player hosted servers at this time.
WILL THE GAME INCLUDE STEAM ACHIEVEMENTS
WILL THE GAME INCLUDE STEAM TRADING CARDS?
CAN I PLAY WITH MY NON-STEAM FRIENDS?
The game will be available on other platforms as well as standalone. Completely cross-platform play is something we’re striving for.
HOW WILL GAMES BE BALANCED? WILL A NEW PLAYER FACE OFF AGAINST A VETERAN PLAYER?
On launch we will be implementing a match-making system that will attempt to pit players against other players of similar rank.
CAN I SELL ITEMS I DON’T WANT BACK TO THE STORE?
Yes, but you will not receive the full amount back. Galactic service fees for restocking and for damage repair are deducted.
CAN I TRADE ITEMS WITH OTHER PLAYERS?
Not at this time, but who knows?
HOW MANY SHIPS ARE THERE?
There are currently three ships in the game, but there are plans to have 20 different designs when Quasar launches.
HOW MANY WEAPONS ARE IN THE GAME?
There are currently four different types of weapons: Lasers, Rails, Rockets, Beam-Lasers. Like the ships, there are plans to have much more when the game launches.
WHAT GAME-MODES ARE IN QUASAR?
There are currently two game modes in QUASAR: Free-for-All (FFA) and Team Deathmatch (TDM). We plan to include Capture the Satellite (CTS), Assault the Carrier, (ATC) and other game modes.
CAN I USE A CONTROLLER WITH QUASAR?
Yes, we have included 360/XBox One controller support combined with traditional Keyboard & Mouse controls.