Star Control: Origins

Star Control: Origins

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Draginol  [developer] Jun 1 @ 6:56pm
Star Control: BETA sign up!
We have begun the private beta of the main part of Star Control: Origins which is, of course, the RPG game.

For those of you who have pre-ordered and have an interest in participating in the beta (mind you, there will be spoilers since you are playing the game before it is completed) please sign up here.

Information we would be looking for:

1. Did you play Star Control 1,2,3?

2. have you participated in a Stardock beta before? (which one?)

3. What is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?

Note, I can only choose from people who have pre-ordered (I can’t give out keys).

UPDATE 6/11/2018
We have begun contacting people. We are doing this very slowly so that we can make sure we can keep getting new first impressions.

Stay tuned!

UPDATE 6/17/2018
Be sure you are checking your Steam private messages (the little envelop at the top of your screen) for the beta invite! :)

UPDATE 6/7/2018
Thank you everyone for posting. Those just joining, keep posting.

The response is much higher than we had anticipated which is obviously good but will require us to automate a bit of this.

We will be sending you PMs here on Steam with a link that will have you sign a digital NDA and an email address to send you the code.

This beta is "chapter 1" which is the opening part of the game. You will be free to discuss your findings in the Codex area openly (i.e. you are free to discuss/critique the game as much as you'd like. Better to have the fans give suggestions that we can address before release than wait until post-release amarite?).

The only thing the NDA will focus on are screenshots and videos because the artists are getting their stuff in every day and if programmer art showed up online...they'd take my hands! I repeat: They. Would. Take. My. Hands. And it wouldn't be with some sort of fancy surgical cutter either, it would be something, you know, fairly dull and painful. And I'm a bleeder. Make no mistake about that part. Anyway, you get the idea.

So hang on, we'll be contacting you bit by bit as we want to bring you guys in waves.

Last edited by Draginol; Jun 17 @ 7:27am
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(1) I have never played a Star Control game before.

(2)I have never participated in a Stardock beta before. But I pre-ordered Sins back in the day and loved that game. Also played a little bit of Demigod in high school.

(3)The air speed velocity of an unladen swallow depends on a lot of factors. If all conditions are earth normal with 1atm pressure and no wind it would be around 30 mph. (Although if used as a time scale they turn city simulation games into rapid monsters.)
Last edited by Colinisok; Jun 1 @ 7:30pm
I would love to beta test this!

(1) I played Star Control 1 and 2. 2 was my favorite.

(2) I am not sure if I have, I have participated in a lot of betas. I have played most of the games you guys have made, so it's possible!

(3) An African swallow or a European swallow?
(1) I played star control 1 and 2
(2) Have not participated in a star dock beta before
(3) I think it would be more interesting to know what speed a swallow could go carrying a pair of coconut shells.
Gnosis Jun 1 @ 7:57pm 
(1) I played SC1 way back in 1990 when it first came out, and then SC2 a few years later. I also played SC3, but much less.
(2) No
(3) African or European?
1: Yes I have. Al three. Many hours spent with the Megadrive/Genesis version of Star Control 2 in particular during my youth.
2: No, but I've participated in plenty of technical tests, alphas and betas before.
3: African or European?
Last edited by [DDZS]Hexenritter; Jun 1 @ 7:57pm
1) I have not played Star Control but have played Sins and some GalCiv.

2) I have not participated in a Stardock beta to my knowledge or memory.

3) What do you mean? An African or European Swallow?
wdarkk Jun 1 @ 8:02pm 
1) I've played 2 and 3, never seen the first one.
2) No, but I've participated in a few elsewhere.
3. African or European?
Hokkien Jun 1 @ 8:02pm 
1. Are you nuts? Everyone does. even my dog plays it. tats not a question.

2. Depends. Yes, if it gets me into this Beta. Which one? Any, all, one.

3. Not fast enuff. My cat just ate one...maybe two or three. dun tell Monty.
Belunar Jun 1 @ 8:03pm 
1) Played Star Control 1 and 2 back in the day on my Amiga.
2) None for Stardock yet, though have been in some betas for other companies
3) African or European?
1. SC2 first, then sc1, then sc3. These days UQM.
2. Have not participated before to my knowledge.
3. African or European?
1. Never played this franchise.

2. I've been part of Beta's Testing before, but only on Playstation Systems.

3. African or European?
1. Yes, Star Control 1 on the Amiga 500, Star Control 2 on 3DO, Star Control 3 on PC.

2. No, I have not particpated in a Beta for Stardock but have with many MMO's.

3. What do you mean? African or European swallow?
1) I played star control 1 for years, 2 through college, and 3 many times over.

2)I've never done a Stardock beta, but I've done betas for tribes 2&3 and am a mtg arena beta tester.

3) African or European?
1) I have played Star Control 2 and 3
2) None unless the Star Control Origins melee beta counts
3) I don't know ::Flies into the air::
Last edited by Fluoxetine; Jun 1 @ 8:30pm
1) Played all three SC games when they first came out. Yes, I even somehow enjoyed the puppets. Maybe "appreciated" is a better term.

2) I can't remember when the last time I did a beta, but I'm sure Brad W. can vouch for me. (Hey, Brad! It's Chris, your old Video Game Stumpers, Trivia Master. You know that I'm good for this. I'll award trivia points for this.)

3) Do the swallows smell of elderberries?
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