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EarthBound Funktastic Gameplay Summer 2024

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Hello everyone! It is with GREAT ENTHUSIASM that we would like to announce the:

EarthBound Funktastic Gameplay Summer 2024 logo

But first… what IS a Funktastic Gameplay Summer?

Us Starmen.Netters are bringing back a long-beloved sitewide tradition! The Earthbound Funktastic Gameplay Summer is an event that dates back to 2001, wherein the community collectively plays through EarthBound over the course of several “Gameplay Points” (GPPs). Everyone is encouraged to play along, and our team of stream hosts will be broadcasting their own gameplay on the StarmanClub Twitch channel. In addition, we will be celebrating MOTHER’s 35th and Earthbound’s 30th anniversary!

Maybe it’s been a minute since you’ve returned to the game. Maybe you’ve never played before! The idea is to get fans, new and old, engaging with Earthbound. With introduction out of the way, let’s move on to the deets:

EVENTS | READ COMMENTS (8) 2024.07.15 @ 16:53 CDT by vid

Mother 3 18th Anniversary!

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Happy Mother 3 18th anniversary everyone! We all knew it was coming up, but are you also surprised that it’s been 18 years since the game was released in Japan on April 20th, 2006? After all these years, Starmen.net is proud to say there’s still a small place on the internet where people celebrate how this game inspired us, changed lives, and left a huge impact on gaming culture.

Come join us in celebrating the game, the community, and everything that followed in its wake with two great events.

Our first event is a brand new release from Fangamer’s own Jack Murphy, a recreation of the 3D New Pork City map! The map was first created for the Ultimate Chimera Hunt gamemode in Garry’s Mod back a whole 14 years ago in 2010, and is now ported to VRChat for you to explore!

You can also check out the release trailer!

If you feel like exploring this world, or even just experiencing a taste of what it was like to be a MOTHER fan with gmod in 2010, join this world at this link if you already have VRChat downloaded from Steam (it’s free!). If the above link doesn’t work, you can also search for Jack’s profile by searching for Jack-O from inside VRChat’s interface, and find the New Pork City map through his uploaded Worlds.

And that's not all! We have something special planned if you can join us on Sunday, April 21st, 2024 at 9:00 p.m. ET (6:00 p.m. PT) for a 15-minute Q&A session with Jack himself! Come ask your burning questions about his experience with modelling 3D worlds over the past 10+ years!

As an added bonus, if you join this world at any point this weekend, take a screenshot of the secret credits room to earn yourself a special reward on the forums! Post your screenshot of the credits room as a reply in the comments below to earn yourself a shiny new prize.

Our second event is a wonderful art collab hosted by our beloved overlord, Master P! We've been given a memo that reads as follows:

"Our bountiful leader and super cool dude Master P. has ordered the forces to come up with designs for the Fascinating Chimera Project. It is to my understanding that you have all been already briefed on what a chimera is, but for the stragglers amongst the troops, I’ll give you a quick reminder! A chimera is a boring, lame animal, but made cool! Your commanders and colonels have given each of you a document handwritten personally by King P. himself. You should consider that an honour!"

You have until May 19, 2024 to add your chimera to our glorious ranks, so get cracking and create something worthy of Master P's greatness!!

Whether it's exploring a familiar world made new or creating something completely original, Mother 3's anniversary promises to be as heartfelt as the game itself. Come participate in one or both events. We hope to see you there!
STARMEN.NET | READ COMMENTS (23) 2024.04.20 @ 12:17 CDT by LadyTe

No Foolin'

Starmen.Net New MOTHER news?? In 2024? It’s more likely than you think! Hold on to your butts everyone because there have been some MAJOR developments in the world of MOTHER treasure hunting. Just this morning, we heard from a mysterious new user “nessfan92” about an UNRELEASED MOTHER 3 DEMO. Please check it out, because this threatens to COMPLETELY REINVENT our preconceptions about what happened between the end of Earthbound, and the start of development for MOTHER 3. Check out some of these screenshots!!
And if that weren't enough. We also got some new footage of previously unseen Earthbound 64 content. Thank you to user catgirltoast for bringing this to our attention.
We are forever in your debt.
And finally, to cap it off, we also got a TRANSLATION of EARTHBOUND III by longtime PK Hack wizard and question-answerer extraordinaire, Polinym. It's clear a lot of time and effort went into translating this hack, and we *HIGHLY RECOMMEND* you check it out for yourself and show some appreciated to them in the comments! That's all for now folks, it's been an incredible day, and we are thrilled to be able to bring you so much new, real, and totally legitimate MOTHER news! See you next time!
STARMEN.NET | READ COMMENTS (1) 2024.04.01 @ 13:16 CDT by LadyTe

WinterSummer Funfest

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I’m chilled to announce that the winners have been chosen for the Very Hot Winter Funfest! Please check out the results here to see the talented members who earned themselves some shiny new all-season badges and fanvatars!



I’d also like to place a particular spotlight on one entry, as everyone was blown away by Polinym’s “Make-an-RPG-in-28-days” commitment to the bit, (and especially because they wildly misunderstood what the theme was, lol) and we highly recommend you also check it out for download at their GitHub here!



A few other highlights from the event included a successful Secret Starmen gift exchange, as well as a mysterious ghost-thread that no one seems to be able to explain?? If you consider what else has been happening on the forum lately, perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised.

And finally, shoutouts to all the participants, streamers, judges, and A Very Memorable Username in particular for kicking off this funfest and making all the assets! Another special thank you to LadyTe for bringing it all home at the awards ceremony. If you’re still in the mood for starmen.net shenanigans, don’t forget that there’s still time to solve the mystery of the farewell message for yourself, and maybe even unlock more goodies for your efforts!

See you all next time, and have a great end of season!

EVENTS | READ COMMENTS (1) 2024.03.21 @ 3:26 CDT by vid

Don't Chill Yet; Let's Heat Things Up!

Starmen.Net It's Summer Down Under!

Do you love summer? Do you love reminiscing about your favorite childhood games? Do you love belated holiday celebrations? Well, we have got the event for you! We have A Very Hot Winter Funfest going on right now! There'll be a couple more streams in the coming days, contests with prizes, and the conclusion of the Secret Starmen, all concluding on March 8th! Come check out the board and be sure to check the info topic for more details!
STARMEN.NET | READ COMMENTS (0) 2024.02.28 @ 21:45 CST by LadyTe

WHAMAGEDDON 2023

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L A S T C H R I S T M A S I G A V E Y O U M Y H E A R T.



It's that time again. He's about to escape, and I hope we're all prepared. It's the fourth annual Starmen.Net WHAMAGEDDON!

If this is your first time, please take a moment to review the rules. If this is your second, third, or fourth time, please review the rules anyway, you don't want to be the person who eliminates themselves on a weird technicality.
STARMEN.NET | READ COMMENTS (133) 2023.11.28 @ 0:41 CST by vid

Momo

Fanart Good day and hello to my fellow Starmen! We are half way through the week and it may tough, but perhaps a surprise fanart update will bring you a semblance of joy. Take your loved ones, snuggle them close, and sit back, relax, and enjoy today's selection.
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To submit fanart, do so here or submit on the forums.
FANART | READ COMMENTS (0) 2023.08.16 @ 16:54 CDT by CerealQueen

MOTHER, She Wrote: An EarthBound Podcast

Starmen.Net Wow! A new EarthBound podcast has hit the internet-waves, and let me tell you, it's one of the best things you can jam into your ears!

Cat and Jess have brought stunning production values to a bi-weekly podcast about our favorite trilogy. Each episode focuses on a new section of the game as one of our hosts experiences it for the first time, and features a wonderful combination of discussion, audio drama, and... well, Cat and Jess can describe it better than I can!

Set out on a mind-bending, tear-jerking journey where psychic children brave alien invasion, magical lands, corrupt politicians, and homesickness. "MOTHER," She Wrote brings to life the beloved cult video game series, EarthBound (called MOTHER in Japan) in a genre-bending blend of audio drama and pop culture podcast. Whether you're unfamiliar with this trilogy of games or are a longtime fan - travel beyond the controller and into the story - as it’s lived by the characters. Then, unpack the surreal adventures, thought-provoking themes, media inspirations, and more with your insightful, pizza-loving hosts, Cat Blackard and Jessica Mudd, in this literal love letter to Shigesato Itoi's iconic Nintendo games.



There are already four episodes available for listening, so get on over to the MOTHER, She Wrote website or look it up on your favorite podcast app!
STARMEN.NET | READ COMMENTS (2) 2023.06.20 @ 22:31 CDT by vid

Memories of Life

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It's been a long and winding road, but the Mother 3 17th Anniversary Funfest is reaching the grand conclusion!

The final assault on New Pork City and its mysterious creator begins tonight at 9:30pm Eastern/6:30pm Pacific!

The final GPP thread awaits. Follow your heart, you'll know what to do.

EVENTS | READ COMMENTS (0) 2023.04.27 @ 14:55 CDT by vid

Samba de Combo

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Multiple time Puyo Puyo Tetris champion heavenchai is here, and it's time to put those puzzle skills to the test, as a part of the Mother 3 17th Anniversary Funfest!

As an award winning eAthlete, heaven has proven themselves worthy of a GamerBlood sponsorship, and to be ready to climb the Empire Porky Building! Commence the climb, tonight at 9:00pm Eastern/6:00pm Pacific!

Maybe you'll have a chance to try your luck at taking down heaven in their eSport of choice one day... maybe you'll even write about the experience in the GPP 18 thread!

New to New Pork City? Be sure to catch up on AquaMagicist's grand tour of the city!
EVENTS | READ COMMENTS (0) 2023.04.25 @ 14:37 CDT by vid

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