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


#1756

Free Reinforcements DLC for Star Control: Origins! A new wave of diverse ships has arrived for Fleet Battles game mode.


#1757

Sweet! I have to admit I haven’t messed around much with Fleet Battles except toward the beginning, as I was getting used to the combat. This looks to add a reason to revisit.


#1758

First part of Earth Rising is available this week. :)


#1759

Lacking a better thread for this, I wanted to share that The Digital Antiquarian just covered Star Control II in its historical review of, like, all of computer games.

https://www.filfre.net/2018/12/star-control-ii


#1760

Good read.

SC2 remains my favorite gaming experience of all time.


#1761

Star Control Origins has been DMCAed off GOG and Steam.


#1762

Sorry. I posted in the wrong SC thread.


#1763

It’s relevant to this thread as well.


#1764

Indeed. Stardock will be setting up its own distribution channel.


#1765

Holy cats.

Ugh.


#1766

Widely created? Credited? GameStop will probably sell Impulse back for next-to-nothing.


#1767

That’s about the nicest way I could describe them this evening.


#1768

With the new year here I wanted to use this opportunity to say goodbye. I’ve enjoyed my 17 years here but during that time, my presence has often created controversy that I suspect wouldn’t exist if I wasn’t a regular here.

I’ve requested that Tom remove my account. I wish you all a happy new year and farewell.

Thanks for all the fish!


The Third Doctrinal War -- Stardock, Reiche/Ford, and Star Control
#1769

Good luck, Brad.


#1770

I am sorry to read that you are leaving us, Brad. I wish you the best of luck in your endeavors.


#1771

So, haters win.


#1772

I think this is a shame too. I have only limited knowledge of the Star Control bru-ha-ha but I hope 2019 sees the end of it and Stardock continue making interesting games. Good luck Brad.


#1773

I’ll miss you, Brad, but I understand the competing needs between running Stardock and finding a fun, online social venue. I hope you can find a way to do both in the future.


#1774

Doh…


#1775

You haven’t been to his Twitter account in the past 24hrs have you? :)