Stardock owns Star Control and is planning an "XCOM-like" reboot


#1207

That’s true. If pressed, I guess I’ll have to say, I will distinguish between the owner and employees. Between the people and the leader. So for example, I’ll not go stay at a Trump Hotel, but I’ll buy US goods.


#1208

He’s a great VO actor. He was in Mass Effect and more recently, Injustice.

We probably don’t share the same politics but the opportunity to have one of the actors from Firefly in the new Star Control is pretty exciting. There’s a lot of great VO in the game.


The Third Doctrinal War -- Stardock, Reiche/Ford, and Star Control
#1209

I can’t disagree with a single thing :)
… I hope he doesn’t mind I’ll always think of him as Jayne, however, lol.


#1211

Thought you guys might get a kick out of this render of the ship you will be captain of:

It’s 315 meters long. Starting crew of 100 but expandable to 400.


#1212

That’s is very cool.


#1213

Heh, sorry, I should probably have sent this over to marketing before posting it here.


#1214

Gorgeous. I like the circular bit; makes me think of the theoretical warp drive stuff scientists came up with a few years back (requiring “exotic materials”).


#1215

haha :)

That looked great, cant wait to see it in movement.


#1216

Friday has arrived.

34 days until release.

This is part of the in game crafting tools designed to let players create their own buildings for placement on planets when they create their own stories.


#1217

That looks quite awesome. I have a weird question; will the game support little people wandering around, or is that going to be too much of a resource drag?


#1218

Yea that would be would be much more of a long term thing since we’d need to let players create aliens then ala Spore.


#1219

I’ve been indulging in star Traders:Frontiers, which has a story but is basically a space based sandbox, where you have a ship and do…whatever you like.

I’m doing alot of trading, enjoying myself, occasionally fighting people.

Is Star control anything like it?


#1220

I saw his tweet yesterday to you where he wrote, “Had a blast recording for this yesterday! Good writing is always fun!!!”.

Thanks for supporting him and adding his voice to the game. I’m watching Chuck, the TV series, that he was on and it’s a lot of fun too. It’s not as amazing as Firefly, but not bad summer viewing material.


#1221

This week’s dev journal takes a look at the UI design process for Star Control: Origins! :)

Check it out here:


#1222

Check out the new Gamescom trailer “By Any Means Necessary” featuring all new in-game footage!


#1223

Dare I say it? It looks pretty darn cool!


#1224

That’s a nice trailer. I love the music.


#1225

Some serious HAL 9000 shit going on at 00:23!


#1226

I like it. I see it gets released on my bday, maybe I should buy it as a present :-)


#1227

I’ll say Happy Birthday now, as launch day might be quite busy. :)