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


#422

I have good news!

After 4 years of groveling to Paul and Fred for a canon sequel to Star Control 2:
https://dogarandkazon.squarespace.com/

It’s going to be called Ghost of the Precursors!

This will be an independent effort by Paul and Fred but it WILL be using the Ur-Quan, Orz, and all the characters featured in Star Control 2 plus new ones!


#423

Holy shit

Are they gonna be using y’all’s engine and stuff or is it a completely separate project? Will you publish?


#424

Additionally, HOLY SHIT lol


#425

Thirded holy shit. Holy. Shit.


#426

Totally separate. My contribution to it thus far has come only in the form of nagging and groveling. ;)


#427

Fascinating!

I hope everything works out best for all parties! And at the end of the day, more Star Control for everyone :-D

Now when do we get to dig into Hyper Melee???


#428

Shortly. :)


#429

I am dead.


#430

After all these years, I have to apologize and confess to my mom that apparently it does do some good.


#431

The squeaky wheel gets the grease.


#432

Alright @Brad_Wardell, I am not necessarily a fan of a ship design module in SC, but your (and by proxy Stardock’s) amazing attitude towards this IP, which has now successfully dragged the creators back for a SC2 sequel, has made me drop for a founder’s pack. Good work, now don’t fuck this up! :D


#433

I’m fine/
Then I die/
Holy shit!


#434

I’m trying not to get too excited, and temper my expectations. But honestly, I can’t help the smile this news has put on my face all day.

Going back to Stardock’s reboot: I like that shot of the combat screen. It’s like a stylized version of Melee mode, with ships looking like they came from a painting.


#435

You know what I’d love to see? A Star Control expansion based on Stewart Cowley’s Terran Trade Authority. Man I loved those books when I was a kid, and they are chock full of ship designs and world-building info.


#436

I had Great Space Battles when I was a kid. Mediocre writing wrapped around some absolutely great art, particularly the Peter Elson stuff – that guy could paint spaceships.


#437

I’ve been meaning to buy those books at some point. Look gorgeous.


#438

I still have mine. Go back and look at them from time to time. I should have made more of a point to get my kids into them when they were little.


#439

If anyone is into Discord, we have a Star Control server setup.


#440

I AM SO HAPPY


#441

Yes but are you a * happy * * camper *???