I get the impression you haven't been following with what happened to Servo, the game initially published by Stardock and developed by BonusXP?
In brief, then (and apologies if you already know about this): BonusXP disappeared from the scene a while after releasing the game on Steam Early Access. We asked Brad what was going on here on QT3 and a little later Stardock pulled out. BonusXP said that they were thinking about what to do, but assured us that development would be ongoing, before asking people on Steam if they had any ideas on what to do next. A few months and a few broken promises later, BonusXP casually announced that they were stopping development of Servo entirely, which wasn't exactly a classy thing to do. Steam refuses to issue refunds for the game, although it is thankfully no longer offered for sale (but it was until the announcement that they would be dropping the game, about maybe a year (?) after development had basically stopped).
Brad at one point said he would look into the possibility of giving Servo customers access to the Star Control beta, but we haven't heard anything about that anymore.