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Project Diaspora

🗃️ Specifications

📰 Title: Project Diaspora 🕹️ / 🛠️ Type: Game
🗃️ Genre: Adventure & Action 🚦 Status: 04. Released (status)
🏷️ Category: Strategy ➤ Space Exploration & Warfare ➤ Escape Velocity, Star Control, Frontier Elite 🌍️ Browser version:
🔖 Tags: Space; Trading; Economy; Diplomacy; Sandbox; Warfare; Sci-fi; Character Customization; Online Multi; PvP 📦️ Package Name: pdiaspora-client
🐣️ Approx. start: 📦️ Arch package:
🐓️ Latest: 2011-03-23 📦️ RPM package:
📍️ Version: 1.4.7 📦️ Deb package: ✓
🏛️ License type: 🕊️ Libre 📦️ Flatpak package:
🏛️ License: zlib & libpng 📦️ AppImage package:
🏝️ Perspective: First person 📦️ Snap package:
👁️ Visual: 2D ⚙️ Generic binary: ✓
⏱️ Pacing: Real Time 📄️ Source: ✓
👫️ Played: MMO 📱️ PDA support:
🎖️ This record: 5 stars 🕳️ Not used:
🎀️ Game design: 👫️ Contrib.: goupildb & Louis
🎰️ ID: 12383 🐛️ Created: 2010-08-20
🐜️ Updated: 2021-11-07

🎥️ Videos

🎲️ Gameplay: (202xxx), (202xxx), [fr](202xxx),

🕸️ Links

🏡️ Website & videos
[Homepage] [Dev site] [Features/About] [Screenshots] [Videos t(202xxx) g(202xxx) g(202xxx) g(202xxx) g(202xxx)] [WIKI] [FAQ] [RSS] [Changelog 1 2]

💰 Commercial: (empty)

🍩️ Resources
(empty, license): [Homepage] [Dev site] 🎬️ g(202xxx)

🛠️ Technical informations
[Open Hub] [PCGamingWiki] [MobyGames]

🦣️ Social
Devs (Nighsoft (FreakNigh) [fr] [en]): [Site 1 2] [Chat] [mastodon] [PeerTube] [YouTube] [PressKit] [Interview 1(202xxx) 2(202xxx)]
The Project: [Blog] [Chat] [Forums] [mastodon] [Facebook] [PeerTube] [YouTube] [PressKit] [reddit] [Discord]

🐝️ Related
[Wikipedia (Diaspora) [fr] [en] [de]]
[The Linux Game Tome] [GetDeb]

📦️ Misc. repositories [Repology] [] [Generic binary] [Arch Linux / AUR] [openSUSE] [Debian/Ubuntu] [Flatpak] [AppImage(author's repo)] [Snap] [PortableLinuxGames]

🕵️ Reviews
[HowLongToBeat] [metacritic] [OpenCritic] [iGDB]

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📕 Description [en]


Project Diaspora is a 2D Space Trading MMORPG for Windows and Linux. Project Diaspora is a High quality, multi-player internet based game. Graphics are good, and game mechanics solid. Create your character or characters, buy a ship, outfit it with weapons, missiles, and equipment. Buy, transport and sell cargo at over a dozen planets in different zones of play.

Forge alliances, create guilds and wage wars with or against your fellow players. A definite must have for the online strategy game enthusiast.

The Story:

Civilization as we know it has ended. You are a clone. The central banks of the known universe have funded your creation and you have been credited with what you need to lift off. If you are an experiment, we do not know, all we do know is that this universe is not completely inhabited with your kind and you have been given what you need to start your exploration.
In this confusion we can tell you that many others like yourself have been created and have begun trying to accumulate full control over the universe. While many simply trade peacefully, and go about their daily lives, some seek to destroy and pirate for sheer enjoyment. Out there you will find many guilds to suit your needs. There is a balance of good and evil and neither have proved to rightfully keep full control.

Custom Ship Setups:

Your ship is your life, and out there the last thing keeping you from completing your mission is the equipment you choose to get you there. In Diaspora you can have multiple upgrades for your ship, and wide selections of weapons. Different weapons have different special attributes which work best in different situations, the right combination can be the difference from winning the war or being destroyed in midspace.

Space Trading and Combat:

In Diaspora you will be stuck in a vast expansion of planets and enemies. There will always be room to choose to be the peaceful goods trader but at the same time others may choose to pirate the universe.

Planetary Control:

All planets in the universe have the ability to be taken over by guilds. A taken planet will product revenue for the guild in the form of taxes. Most reputable guilds will own satellites over the planets for control and defensive purposes. Be weary of guilds who own too many planets as their power can become unmanageable, and good will can easily be corrupted.

Player Developed Server Content:

Project Diaspora is revolutionary in that it is one of the few if not only massive publically played online role playing games that has been architecturally designed so that the players can create their own servers and content to be linked in with the rest of the available game. This is because of the Hub-server and Server architecture. All game servers link to the hub server which regulates and dictates player account security.

Other Technological Breakthroughs:

This game is linked in different ways to the website. There is an affiliate marketing script which allows you to automatically gain in-game credit bonuses for helping bring new players to the game. There is also a way to keep tabs on your guild's satellites. The other major advancement in the game is that it is completely integrated with a jabber instant messenger server so that you can talk to players in-game from the same instant messenger program you talk to the rest of your friends with. This allows you to be perpetually available in-game in case your friends may need to immediate help.

This game is a reincarnation of the game Diaspora.

🌍️ Wikipedia:

Diaspora was a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game created by Altitude Productions. Released from beta in June 2000. By the Christmas of 2000, the game boasted over 35,000 registered user accounts. By April the following year, it peaked at around 70,000 registrations. The game went offline in August 2001.

Altitude Productions Ltd

Altitude was a London-based web design and game production company. Their previous work included:

• QuizOasis - a "proprietary Multiplayer Quiz Engine" that featured on various websites, including,, and
• Various interactive television projects for companies such as NTL and Telewest.


Diaspora was a 2D point and click shooter, written in the Java programming language. Players were immersed in an ever-changing player-driven universe. Various guilds struggled to attain power, and control key planets. Other players preferred to take a more peaceful route and trade their way to financial supremacy.

Diaspora had nine ship classes split into eight types. To gain access to new classes, players had to travel to distant worlds to purchase additional plans. All players started with Zephyr plans, and 20,000 Diaspora Credits (DCs) to buy a ship. The other available classes were: Arachne, Nisus, Talos, Nereid, Endymion, Nisus II, Talos II, and Helios. The types of ship were: seeker, fighter, carrier, hunter, freighter, attacker, destroyer, and behemoth.

Each major planet outside of the "Gen Zone", the newbie protection zone, hosted a satellite. Satellites served mainly as a trophy for a guild. Guild members could land on satellites, repair them, and upgrade their systems. A fully upgraded satellite proved nearly impossible for a single person to destroy as one would need to repair one's ship so many times so as to render the attempt cost-ineffective.

Awards and accomplishments

In September 2000 Diaspora won game of the month on MPOGD.

📕 Description [fr]

Un MMORPG de commerce spatial et un clone du jeu Diaspora, par le studio Nighsoft (FreakNigh).

Project Diaspora est un MMORPG de commerce spatial en 2D et un clone du jeu Diaspora : achetez votre vaisseau, achetez vos modifications et partez à la conquête de l'univers avec votre guilde en tant que pirate, commerçant ou soldat de la fédération .
La spécificité du jeu tient entre-autres à ce que les joueurs peuvent créer leur propre serveur et contenu et se joindre aux serveurs existants.

La civilisation telle que nous la connaissons s'est éteinte. Vous êtes un clone. La banque centrale de l'univers connu a financée votre création et finance vos besoins.
Votre vaisseau spatial est vital, la réussite de votre mission dépendra de son niveau d'équipement : armes et attributs divers seront à adapter selon la situation.
Certains choisirons le commerce, d'autres la piraterie.
Les planètes peuvent êtres contrôlées par des guildes, leur fournissant des revenus par les taxes et augmentant leur puissance.
Méfiez-vous des guildes trop puissantes car elles peuvent devenir ingérables et corrompre les marchandises.

🚧️ Installation ➜ 🚀️ Launching [fr]

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