The core of the Diaspora team was originally a large part of the team behind the total conversion mod, Beyond The Red Line. Differences in their creativity resulted in the majority of the active team leaving and starting this game. After several years of development, many of the team were recruited after the split, and were never involved with that mod.
The first release of the game was on 4th September 2012, entitled Diaspora: Shattered Armistice. The team have promised further releases.