Star Control: Origins

Star Control: Origins

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Draginol  [developer] Oct 19, 2017 @ 11:04am
Star Control: FAQ
Greetings! Welcome!

We get lots of questions. Here are some answers.

What is Star Control?

Star Control is a sci-fi action/adventure game set in the future where humans and aliens are trying their best to get by in this crazy old galaxy.

What is Star Control: Origins?

Star Control: Origins is the first game in the new Star Control series.

Is Star Control: Origins related to the classic DOS Star Control games?

Yes. While Star Control: Origins takes place in a different universe (allowing us to start fresh) the classic DOS games are still part of the Star Control franchise.

I loved the classic Star Control games! Will the new Star Control have humor, music and the light hearted fun mixed with dark interludes that we saw in Star Control 2?

That's the plan.

When will the new Star Control be out?

We are shooting for mid 2018 but the short answer is: When it's done.

Will the new Star Control have the aliens from the DOS Star Control games? [UPDATE]

Star Control: Origins takes place in 2088. While it isn't a prequel, as it takes place in a different universe, it does take place decades before the events that occurred in the DOS games.

That said, the Ur-Quan, VUX, Spathi, Orz, Syreen, etc. are all out there. They will arrive over time.



What is the universe of Star Control: Origins?

It starts out in the year 2086. Our part of the galaxy has been pretty busy for a long time without noticing us. However, our radio signals have been recently detected by the ancient Scryve Empire who see our rapid technological rise as a threat and are seeking us out to wipe us out. You are the Captain of Earth's first and only FTL ship and have been tasked with finding a way to save us before the Scryve learn Earth's exact location. No pressure.

What is the Star Control: Multiverse?

To ensure that we always have new adventures for players to go on, Star Control: Origins introduces players to multiuniverse gates known as "Origins". While the new Prime universe has its own lore and history and characters, the Origins will allow players to visit other universes as well. This allows us to license popular Sci-Fi universes and allow players to travel and visit them.

What would be the long-term dream of Star Control: Origins?

We want to bring back the open universe space adventure/exploration genre with this. That's why so much of our development has been focused on crafting tools to let players create and share their own adventures.

Star Control: Origins has its own lore, aliens and story explore. But we could imagine players being able to eventually get many other stories from any and every sci-fi universe that wants a story told in the Star Control style. Imagine a Babylon5 Star Control or a Firefly Star Control.
Last edited by Draginol; Mar 16, 2018 @ 7:14pm
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lantern48 🔋 Oct 19, 2017 @ 9:02pm 
Controller support, please. That's how you'll get my money.

Thank you.
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DanteYoda Oct 19, 2017 @ 9:19pm 
When do we get to play it if we buy it today?
Nuee Oct 19, 2017 @ 10:33pm 
Just want to say thank you for choosing to make this game. I look forward to it.
Yarlen  [developer] Oct 20, 2017 @ 6:58am 
@lantern48 - We will be supporting controllers. :)

@DanteYoda - Next month.
DanteYoda Oct 20, 2017 @ 7:00am 
Originally posted by Yarlen:
@lantern48 - We will be supporting controllers. :)

@DanteYoda - Next month.
Ok thanks very much.. Gives me time to purchase it.
GuruMatt Oct 20, 2017 @ 8:25am 
(Just to let you guys know, you have a formatting error, one of you headers aren't bolded correctly)
Psyra Oct 20, 2017 @ 10:06am 
Gonna miss my crazy scottish Yehat homies...
Vanzerfull Oct 20, 2017 @ 12:22pm 
Hell yeah! I was exited after saw teaser trailer last year... and finally i can grab a pre-order :)
Looking forward to play melee[beta]:gzakamoto:
Draginol  [developer] Oct 20, 2017 @ 12:29pm 
We are hoping to having Friday night battles starting the week of the beta.

Right now, the internal beta group is pounding on the internal beta to help us improve balance, performance and reliability.
Connatic Oct 20, 2017 @ 1:25pm 
https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/10/11/star-control-ii-devs-finally-making-sequel/

So a little confused where this fits in. The original creators are making their own Starcontrol further down the road, and this is something different?
Draginol  [developer] Oct 20, 2017 @ 2:59pm 
Originally posted by Connatic:
https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/10/11/star-control-ii-devs-finally-making-sequel/

So a little confused where this fits in. The original creators are making their own Starcontrol further down the road, and this is something different?

The developers of SC 1/2, who are friends of ours, are making a spiritual successor to the Ur-Quan Masters.

That was the result of some years of effort on our part to talk them into doing that so that we could reboot Star Control with a new universe with a fresh start for everyone.

Their game isn't a Star Control game but rather a, for lack of a better term, Ur-Quan Masters II. We do, however, plan to promote it so that we can direct people who want to know what happened, for instance, tot he androsynth can find out.
DanteYoda Oct 20, 2017 @ 9:28pm 
Originally posted by Draginol:
We are hoping to having Friday night battles starting the week of the beta.

Right now, the internal beta group is pounding on the internal beta to help us improve balance, performance and reliability.
Wait this is multiplayer only?
Rhonin the wizard Oct 20, 2017 @ 9:58pm 
Originally posted by DanteYoda:
Originally posted by Draginol:
We are hoping to having Friday night battles starting the week of the beta.

Right now, the internal beta group is pounding on the internal beta to help us improve balance, performance and reliability.
Wait this is multiplayer only?
The game will have an adventure mode, like SC2. Right now only Super Melee is available for beta testing.
DanteYoda Oct 20, 2017 @ 10:02pm 
Originally posted by Rhonin the wizard:
Originally posted by DanteYoda:
Wait this is multiplayer only?
The game will have an adventure mode, like SC2. Right now only Super Melee is available for beta testing.
Uhh i have no idea what you mean by all that? I've never played SC2 its horrible esport thing.
Last edited by DanteYoda; Oct 20, 2017 @ 10:02pm
Rhonin the wizard Oct 20, 2017 @ 10:22pm 
Originally posted by DanteYoda:
Originally posted by Rhonin the wizard:
The game will have an adventure mode, like SC2. Right now only Super Melee is available for beta testing.
Uhh i have no idea what you mean by all that? I've never played SC2 its horrible esport thing.
Super Melee was a mode in the old Star Control games where two players each controlled a ship and fought each other. Here is a video of what it was like.
Last edited by Rhonin the wizard; Oct 20, 2017 @ 10:23pm
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