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Get ready for an epic space adventure in Star Control: Origins

Published on Thursday, September 20, 2018 By Island Dog In Press Releases (Star Control)

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.

Star Control: Origins Prelude 12 of 13: The Critters of Star Control

Published on Monday, September 17, 2018 By Frogboy In Star Control Journals

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.

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Ashes Dev Journal - What RTS can learn from Chess

Published on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 By GGTheMachine In Ashes Dev Journals


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, 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. 

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Add the Star Control: Origins Original Soundtrack to your library on September 20th!

Published on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 By Island Dog In Press Releases (Star Control)

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.

Stardock Extends Technology and Gaming Partnership with AMD

Published on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 By Island Dog In Press Releases (Star Control)

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.

Don't miss the new Star Control: Origins Gamescom trailer “By Any Means Necessary”

Published on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 By Island Dog In Press Releases (Star Control)

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.

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