Fanworks Friday: Fly Guy


Hello, Starmen.netters! How's your freaky Friday so far? Let's try and make your day a little better by another Fanworks Friday!

Today's Fanart of the Week winner is, ahem, drum roll please... TurtleGirl with her awesome Frank Fly sketches!

Wow, Frank Fly seems to be quite the popular guy recently, huh? TurtleGirl has been around for about a year now and though she has become more so active in the Mother art gallery recently, you may recognize her art style from the Mother 4 game thread, where she has posted fanart on several occasions. Personally, I am such a fan of this style and I find myself looking forward to the next character she draws as well as the head-canons she provides with it.
Congratulations, TurtleGirl! Enjoy the new badge and I hope you'll continue to post your work on the forums!

Remember to submit your Mother-related fanart/music for the chance to see your work featured!

To see the Undertale Fanwork of the Week winner, check after the jump!

FANART | READ COMMENTS (0) 2017.01.20 @ 17:17 CST by CerealQueen

Soma Spirits: Rebalance

Fan Games / Apps

"Soma, a world once united under the banner of a great ruler, eventually torn apart by its own people by their hatred and distrust for one another. Two great beings appeared to decide the fate of the world. In a great cataclysm, Soma and everything within in it was divided into two, and two guardian spirits would watch over these new realms."

Back in August, I'm sure many of you saw or played long time member SgtMettool's game, Soma Spirits. It was quite popular among our community.
Anyway, SgtMettool is putting the next game in the Soma series, Soma Spirits: Rebalance, up on Steam Greenlight and seeing how many people were fans of the previous title, we thought it might be a nice idea to let you all know and see if you'd like to help out!

This info about the game is taken from the Steam page:
Soma Spirits is a choice-driven Role-Playing Game in which players will face heavy dilemmas with a colorful cast of characters. Unlike many games of choice, the decisions you will make in the world of Soma are not so black and white, and characters will undergo different changes depending on how you wish to proceed.

The world of Soma is a land divided into two similar, but distinct versions of one another. At certain locations, you will be able to switch back and forth between the World of Joy and the World of Sorrow and find different inhabitants, monsters, and clues on how to proceed. How you decide to help the people you meet along your journey will determine which of the game’s five outcomes Heart and Soul will find themselves in.


Soma Spirits: Rebalance builds upon the core Soma Spirits experience and includes various upgrades to the game’s story, visuals, and introduces new challenges and objectives for new and returning players! Including:

  • Expanded story elements with new scenes and character interactions to enjoy.
  • Rebalanced combat with multiple difficulty levels. New Easy mode will allow you to enjoy the story at your leisure, while Hero mode will test your mettle!
  • Numerous visual upgrades; remastered sprites, reworked maps, UI upgrades, and more.
  • A new postgame dungeon with unique challenges and new boss encounters to face.
  • A reworked and streamlined intro sequence.

  • One of the things we love at Starmen.Net is the things the members of our site create and we are happy to help to help out when we can. If you are a fan of good RPG's or simply want to help out a fellow member, check out the links below!

    Click here to find more info about Soma Spirits: Rebalance and help support the game on the Steam page!

    Check here to download and play the original Soma Spirits for absolutely FREE!
    FAN GAMES / APPS | READ COMMENTS (2) 2017.01.17 @ 15:27 CST by CerealQueen

    St. Valentine's Day Funfest is Here


    I know a lot of you have been wondering if there was going to be a Holiday Funfest this year and were probably disappointed when the holidays came and went. However, we decided to do something new this year and show our love for the Mother franchise with a Valentine's Day Funfest! Join us this winter and celebrate the love! The board will go live within the next few days, so keep an eye out! I'll also leave a link in this thread when it does!

    Also, this adorable banner was made by the talented Lucas_Claus!

    Who is ready to celebrate the new year with a brand new fest?

    STARMEN.NET | READ COMMENTS (17) 2017.01.15 @ 16:36 CST by CerealQueen

    Artist's Spotlight - The Broken Son


    Hello! Hello! Today marks the first Artist's Spotlight update of 2017! Let's not waste anytime and get right to it!

    This month's winner is funikistune!

    Ever since funikistune has become a member on Starmen, she has constantly posted piece after piece of Mother-related art, each with a portion of her heart and soul blended in. It's always such a pleasure to have members posting art regularly and this award goes out to those who keep gracing the forums with constant quality art.

    Congratulations, funikistune! Enjoy the badge! You are a talented artist and I hope you stick around the forums in the future!

    Artist's spotlight updates the 1st Saturday of every month! Hope you're looking forward to it!

    FANART | READ COMMENTS (4) 2017.01.08 @ 0:45 CST by CerealQueen

    Fanworks Friday: Going Nowhere, Going Nowhere~


    Why hello, my fellow Starmen! Seeing how it's the first Friday of the month, I think we're due for another Fanworks Friday!

    Today's Fanart of the Week winner is sh0rtpers0n with her beautiful water color painted of the Nowhere Islands!

    sh0rtpers0n has been a member of the site for about a year now and though she doesn't post on the forums as much as some, every time she does pop in, she graces the forum with her beautiful art. Personally, I always look forward to seeing what she'll post next. This particular piece is so well done and the colors blend wonderfully.
    I certainly hope to see more from this artist in the future. Congratulations, sh0rtpers0n! Enjoy the new badge and I hope you'll continue to post your work on the forums!

    Remember to submit your Mother-related fanart/music for the chance to see your work featured!

    To see the Undertale Fanwork of the Week winner, check after the jump!

    FANART | READ COMMENTS (1) 2017.01.06 @ 18:25 CST by CerealQueen

    PUC - Can You identify Mother 3's Sound Effects?

    Hello Starmen.Net! CerealQueen here to reach out to those who may be interested in helping out with Project Ultimate Chimera.
    PUC is a project devoted to filling in the missing info from the Mother and Smash Bros. sections on the front page of the site. There is plenty missing, so we need all the help we can get!

    Today, I want to bring attention to one of the tasks that needs the most done: Mother 3 Sound Effects.
    Yes, Mother 3 is a game with a huge amount more of sound effects than its prequels. Currently, there are a little under 500 sound effects that still need to be identified and unfortunately, there isn't a whole lot of progress being made on this particular task.

    But that's where you come in! If you're rather familiar with Mother 3 and can identify even one sound effect, it would be one step closer to being finished. To find more info about M3's sound effects, check the Sound Effects sections spoiler in the opening post! Remember, for just identifying one effect, you can earn yourself a new badge!

    Remember, in helping out with Project Ultimate Chimera, you can earn badges, a rank, an even an avatar! Be sure to check out the project board here and check out the topic's open posts for a list of what's available to work on at this time!

    Also, I want to take this time to congratulate the first recipient of the final award Project ultimate Chimera has to offer! StarstorMew has gone above and beyond for this project and has consistently taken on tasks and has always provided detailed and thorough information about each one he took!
    Thank you, StarstorMew, for all your efforts! We all really appreciate your hard work and enjoy your new badge!
    STARMEN.NET | READ COMMENTS (0) 2017.01.05 @ 20:02 CST by CerealQueen

    Monthly Prompt Post: Memories of Your Love


    How are you guys? Today, Let's take a look at this month's submissions to Monthly Prompt Post! Each month, so many great pieces come in and if you don't frequent the Writing Board, these are something you should check out!

    The idea of Monthly Prompt Post is simple. I give you a prompt, and you give me a story. The story can be about the Mother series or something completely original, as well as everything in between!
    Get your story done on time and you will receive this wonderful badge:

    In addition, there are upgrade badges for participating 5 times: and 10 times: as well!

    But there's more! While these entries can be about whatever you like, any Mother-related entries submitted automatically qualify for Fanfiction of the Month! In addition, you are free to review other stories from the thread if you want to snag yourself the Review Badge (but be helpful to the author of course!)

    This is a great way to keep practice and motivate yourself to write!

    Without further ado, let's look at all of December's wonderful submissions! The prompt was: Memories

    Wow! What a great turnout! So many fantastic submissions, once again! They're always a pleasure to read! If you submit your prompt late, this post will be edited to feature your work as well, so no worries!

    Next month's prompt is New Beginnings! Monthly Prompt Post always ends on the last day of the month, so get submissions in by the end of January 31st!

    For see the full set of rules, see the full list of entries, or submit to the prompt, check the thread!

    Hope to see you all participate this month!
    FANFICTION | READ COMMENTS (1) 2017.01.01 @ 18:31 CST by CerealQueen

    VGMotM - Gotta Catch 'em All!

    Fan Music

    Happy New Years! Let's have another edition of

    The Video Game Music Contest!

    The submissions last month? So fantastic! I was extremely happy with the turn out! If you guys have any game recommendations, feel free to PM me!

    What is this?

    As the name suggests, contestants are challenged each month to make music inspired by a particular video game. Each month, there will be a different game chosen as the theme. Submissions may be reorchestrations, remixes, or instrumental/vocal performances of official music from that game, or even completely original compositions written about or inspired by the game. You can even make it on Mario Paint if you want!

    The theme for January is:

    Chrono Trigger

    Don't forget about the prizes!
    Each month, a winner will be selected and will receive this fabulous note block badge:
    Winning five times will earn you this upgrade:
    All accepted entries will earn this badge for participating:

    But wait! That's not all!

    There are also upgrades for the participation badge! If you come back and participate five times, your Game Boy gets upgraded to the smooth purple Game Boy badge:
    And if you participate ten whole times, the music in your soul burns through and turns it red-hot:
    If you decide to go above and beyond and participate fifteen times, you will upgrade to the golden Game Boy:

    To see the rules and to participate, be sure to check out the thread! You can also check your participation progress there!

    To see the December's winner, check after the jump!

    FAN MUSIC | READ COMMENTS (0) 2017.01.01 @ 18:00 CST by CerealQueen

    Forum Games - Super Smash. Bros. Mafia Sign-ups Are Live!

    Hello, Starmen! Let's start off the new year with something fun? It should be a smaassh!

    Are you a fan of online mafia games, from websites like epicmafia? If so, consider signing up for the forum's latest mafia game, Super Smash Bros. Mafia! It's a fun way to engage with the community and sign-ups are live now!

    You can check the thread for additional details, rules, and to sign-up! Sign-ups close at 11:59 PM on Jan 3! It'll be a brawl! (or a melee, or a Wii U, whichever works!) Sign-up today!

    STARMEN.NET | READ COMMENTS (0) 2017.01.01 @ 12:29 CST by CerealQueen

    Take a Theory, Simple as Can Be


    Hi, friends! The end of the year is quickly approaching! Let's end the year on a good note with a theories update!

    The last theory was: Why are the Eight Melodies scattered in the places they are at?

    As you can see, there were some awesome phenomenal responses, but the Theory of the Week Winner is... are you ready for this...?... StarstorMew!

    Remember, participate 10 times and get this Giygas badge!

    You can now check your progress in the thread!

    Check after the jump to read StarstorMew's awesome theory! (and also see what the next prompt is~)

    ARTICLES | READ COMMENTS (0) 2016.12.30 @ 23:12 CST by CerealQueen

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