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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 Star Control News

On September 20th, add the Star Control: Origins
Original Soundtrack to your library!

Featuring over 40 tracks from the popular open universe space adventure RPG,
these epic songs will leave you excited to explore the galaxy.

With 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), the soundtrack features several energetic and emotional songs that encompass the spirit of Star Control: Origins perfectly.

From the cheerful and upbeat theme of the slimy (but friendly) Tywom, all the way to the dark and dangerous undertones of the terrifying Scryve theme, you’ll experience an epic audio journey through the galaxy meeting aliens, exploring planets, fighting life or death battles, and much more.

The Star Control: Origins soundtrack will release on all major music services including iTunes, Amazon Music, and Google Play, as well as Steam for $9.99 on September 20, 2018. It will also be available to stream on Spotify, Pandora, YouTube Music, Slacker Radio, and more.

 

Check out our sneak peek (sneak listen?)
tracks on YouTube right now!

Cold as Ice | A Higher Power

 

 

Star Control: Origins - $29.99
(Includes a Star Control: Origins Steam key)

(Or, add it to your Steam wishlist!)

 

Explore the Universe in this brand new gameplay trailer for Star Control: Origins!

Published on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 By Island Dog In Star Control News

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 below:

Using your Star Control-issued lander, travel down to the surfaces of the many planets you come across and collect resources, complete objectives, and solve the mysteries of strange things you discover on the surface.

The game is a living universe. You’ll encounter pilots, stranded travelers, and maybe even something more sinister lurking in the darkness of space. Experience a riveting and exciting story as you fight to protect the Earth at all costs and by any means necessary.

Star Control: Origins releases on September 20, 2018!

Star Control: Origins - $29.99
(Includes a Star Control: Origins Steam key)

(Or, add it to your Steam wishlist!)

 

Stardock Extends Technology and Gaming Partnership with AMD

Published on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 By Island Dog In Star Control News

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.

This collaboration follows AMD’s previous work with Stardock to deliver the first ever game with DirectX® 12 benchmarking, Ashes of the Singularity.[1]

"Delivering the latest advanced technology to gamers by working with innovative partners has been and continues to be critical to AMD’s success,” said Ritche Corpus, Head of Worldwide Content at AMD. “Stardock has proven time and time again that pushing the gaming envelope is part of their DNA, and we’re thrilled to continue our relationship with Star Control: Origins, their biggest and best game yet.”

“Stardock has consistently led in game experiences designed to take advantage of multiple processing cores, and AMD has been key to those efforts across technology and marketing,” said Kevin Unangst, Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships for Stardock.  “AMD’s Ryzen and Radeon platforms deliver massive potential for the tech and gameplay experiences in our upcoming Star Control: Origins.”

Stardock and AMD are jointly marketing Star Control: Origins, including offering the upcoming sci-fi action adventure RPG in AMD’s Raise the Game GPU promotion: buyers of the AMD Radeon RX Vega, Radeon RX 580 or Radeon™ RX 570 graphics cards from qualifying retailers get Star Control: Origins - for free.

AMD is also debuting the first public showing of the full Star Control: Origins game in the AMD booth at PAX West in Seattle, WA in advance of the September 20 launch.

In Star Control: Origins, you explore the galaxy, investigate new worlds, contact new civilizations, and battle hostile aliens. You are the captain of Earth's brand new, state-of-the-art ship, The Vindicator. Your mission is to gather allies to fight an ancient alien menace that threatens to annihilate the human race.

Star Control: Origins releases September 20, 2018 and will be available for $29.99 through Stardock, GOG, and Steam. For more information, visit www.starcontrol.com.

 

Star Control: Origins Media Assets:

Gamescom 2018 “By Any Means Necessary” Trailer: https://youtu.be/9E09Cgk_qZs

Screenshots: Screenshot 1 | Screenshot 2 | Screenshot 3 | Screenshot 4 | Screenshot 5

 

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About Stardock: Stardock is a developer and publisher of PC games and desktop software located in Plymouth, Michigan.  Its PC games include Sins of a Solar Empire, Offworld Trading Company, Galactic Civilizations and Ashes of the Singularity. www.stardock.com.

About AMD:  For more than 45 years AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics and visualization technologies ― the building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms and the datacenter. Hundreds of millions of consumers, leading Fortune 500 businesses and cutting-edge scientific research facilities around the world rely on AMD technology daily to improve how they live, work and play. AMD employees around the world are focused on building great products that push the boundaries of what is possible. For more information about how AMD is enabling today and inspiring tomorrow, visit the AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) website, blog, Facebook and Twitter pages.


 

[1] Source: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2015-ashes-of-the-singularity-dx12-benchmark-tested

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

Published on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 By Tatiora In Star Control News

"Captain, you must save humanity... by any means necessary."

Check out our trailer featuring all-new gameplay footage below!

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.

The path is yours to take. Good luck, captain.

 

Star Control: Origins releases on September 20, 2018!

Star Control: Origins - $29.99
(Includes a Star Control: Origins Steam key)

(Or, add it to your Steam wishlist!)

 

Star Control: Origins Prelude 8 of 13 - The User Interface of Star Control

Published on Monday, August 20, 2018 By Frogboy In Star Control Journals

Most fans of our previous games know that we make a lot of strategy games. Strategy games are all about having as much data on-screen at one time as possible.

But Star Control isn't a strategy game, it's an action RPG.  It took us a very...very long time to nail down the user interface we wanted for Star Control: Origins, mostly due to having to quit trying to make a strategy game UI for an RPG. 

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Adam Baldwin Joins Star Control: Origins Voice Cast

Published on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 By Island Dog In Star Control News

Today, Stardock Entertainment announced that international star Adam Baldwin is joining the voice cast of the highly anticipated science-fiction adventure game, Star Control: Origins.

In Star Control: Origins, you explore the galaxy, investigate new worlds, contact new civilizations, and battle hostile aliens.. You are the captain of Earth's brand new, state-of-the-art ship, The Vindicator. Your mission is to gather allies to fight an ancient alien menace that threatens to annihilate the human race.

Adam will be portraying a rogue mercenary commander of the Menkmack who pursues the player on behalf of a mysterious client.

Said Adam: “Great stories matter, and I’m looking forward to being part of the story the Stardock team is telling with Star Control: Origins.”

“Adam has played so many unforgettable characters and earned millions of fans worldwide.  We’re thrilled to have an artist of his caliber join the talented team at Stardock to deliver our biggest and best game yet,” said Brad Wardell, CEO of Stardock.

Star Control: Origins will release on September 20, 2018.  Users can pre-order the game now at a discounted price and receive instant access to the Fleet Battles beta.

Star Control: Origins is available for $29.99 through Stardock, GOG, and Steam. For more information, visit www.starcontrol.com.  

Star Control: Origins - E3 Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-EnCjcxsJE

Star Control: Origins - Beta Screenshots:
Screenshot 1 | Screenshot 2 | Screenshot 3 | Screenshot 4 | Screenshot 5

 

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Please contact press@stardock.com for all media inquiries.

 

About Stardock: Stardock is a developer and publisher of PC games and desktop software located in Plymouth, Michigan.  Its PC games include Sins of a Solar Empire, Offworld Trading Company, Galactic Civilizations and Ashes of the Singularity. www.stardock.com.





Star Control: Origins Prelude 7 of 13 - The Aliens of Star Control Part 2

Published on Monday, August 13, 2018 By Frogboy In Star Control Journals

In one of our other dev journals, we showed the pipeline of how aliens came to be in Star Control: Origins.  The process started with the artists and the writers working in parallel.  The artists would sketch up lots and lots of alien shapes, and the writers would design the history and lore and roles of the aliens. From there, the process would begin to merge to ensure that the final alien visual expression matched up with the lore for them.

Today we're going to begin walking you through how the Star Control aliens that appear in Star Control: Origins were developed.

Do you have enough Jeff in your life?

We first have to separate the difference between a character and a species.  In the classic Star Control series, there was Fwiffo, the character and Spathi, the species.  For the most part, Star Control: Origins focuses on species but there are also a few characters and one of our favorites is Jeff.

Ironically, as far as I know, Jeff's species is not revealed in Star Control: Origins.  I won't spoil Jeff's personality but you can get an idea of what he looks like and how he evolved.

First, you have the inkblots:

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