Explore the galaxy, investigate unique worlds, contact new civilizations, and battle hostile aliens in Star Control: Origins! Take command of Earth's first interstellar starship in this exciting open universe space-adventure RPG and save the Earth at all costs and by any means necessary. Learn more.
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In the previous Prelude, I mentioned that, early on, there was an expectation that a lot more time was going to be spent exploring planets than we ultimately chose to execute on.
Today, let's take a look at the menagerie of creatures we had considered back when we believed that the planets would be where players would spend most of their time.
Chess is one of oldest strategy games of all time, and the most successful having been passed down across generations for two millennia. Depending on how you define esports, Chess could now be considered one via platforms such as chess.com, with computerization and AI having increased accessibility and the scope of what's possible within Chess as a product. The long-term thriving and proliferation of Chess is a consequence of incredibly elegant game design both regarding depth but also simplicity. Today I'll be analyzing Chess through the lens of my RTS perspective, praising its design and drawing lessons that RTS games can learn from its success. I'm not a Chess expert, but I have a great appreciation for it, growing up with it and still enjoy playing it casually.
The soundtrack features over 40 compositions from renowned composers Mason Fisher (Age of Wonders, Eye of the Beholder III: Assault on Myth Drannor) and Riku Nuottajärvi (Star Control II: The Ur-Quan Masters) that encompass the spirit of Star Control: Origins perfectly. Learn more.
The best laid plans...
Let's talk about the environments of Star Control...
Experience a massive living universe in Star Control: Origins! Check out our trailer featuring all-new gameplay footage of diverse aliens, unique planets, and exciting quests here.
Plymouth, MI. August 28, 2018 – Today Stardock Entertainment announced the extension of their technology and gaming partnership with AMD (NASDAQ: AMD). As part of the ongoing partnership, Stardock will optimize the upcoming Star Control: Origins for AMD technologies including AMD Ryzen™ processors and Radeon FreeSync™ 2 technology, as well as update the game post-launch with support for the Vulkan™ Graphics API. Learn more here.
One of the most difficult challenges we've had in developing a new Star Control game has been the delicate balance between the need to start fresh and the desire to satisfy hard-core fans of the classic DOS games.
Today we will look at our solution to that conundrum.
The Gamescom trailer features all new in-game footage!
Saving Earth - not to mention the rest of the galaxy - from a race of murderous aliens is no easy task. Your orders from Star Control are to save humanity - with no requirements about the choices involved. Will you make friends, or will you make enemies? Will you save other alien species during your travels, or will you obliterate them? Will you hug the Tywom, or will you shun them? ...No one will blame you for that choice. Learn more and see the trailer.