What in-app or in-game purchases are offered?

Players can purchase "Sparks", an in-game currency that can be used in the "Spark shop", the game's cash shop. The main thing on offer in the spark shop are ship skins that are cosmetic only and have the same stats and upgrade requirements as a standard ship. In addition to ship skins there are also Nanobots and +1 Stones to upgrade the quality of ships and modules to increase their stats.

Can your product be used without making any in-app purchases?

The entire world is accessible to all for free. Everything except the premuim ship skins can be obtained through normal gameplay.

Are in-app purchases refundable?

No, in-app purchases are not refundable.

What payment platform is used to facilitate these purchases?

Sparks can be purchased through PayPal on the Starheim website, and in-app purchases may use Epic Game's payment system at some point.

What is included in Early Access?

The game's core is done and about 15-30 hours of content is added, but there are 9 worlds (regions of space) planned and as of now there are only 4.
There are several different classes of ship: Fighter, Destroyer, Frigate, Artillery Ship, Dreadnought.
Ships can currently be leveled up to around level 35-40 out of 50, with different ship models around every 10 levels.
All player interaction mechanics like chat, trading, parties and player factions are included.
The multiplayer nature of the game allows people to continue playing around with other players even if they do run into the content wall after defeating the first 4 bosses.

What is the current state of the game?

The game is developed by one person, so it will probably always have a very indie feel.
I feel like enough is done that people could get enjoyment out of the game in its current state while I continue to create the rest of the planned maps, adding more stuff for people to stumble across in space, bosses, and a basic story based on the gods from norse mythology. The added benefit of feedback from players should be helpful.

How long will the game be in Early Access?

It will be out of early access when all the worlds and bosses are finished.
This could take 6-12 months depending on how much funding is available from in-app purchases and how much I have to work at another job to pay my bills.
It is the type of game that could keep having content added as long as funding allowed, so I would like to continue updating the game and adding new content even after early access.

How often will you be updating the game?

Updates should be released around every 2 weeks - 1 month.

Will my progress be saved during updates?

Yes. All progress will be kept between updates.

Will the price change when the game leaves Early Access?

No, the game is free and it will always be free.

Can I provide feedback and bug reports?

Yes. There is a #bug-reports channel on the Discord server.
This is so I can easily ask for more info or have other players on this discord chime in with more info to track an issue.
You can get an invite to the Discord server on the game's website: https://nullreferencegames.com/starheim